The $500 hammers and $12,000 toilets were Carter era rhetoric. The products didn't actually cost that much. It was the cost of beuracratic process to buy the items that made the cost of purchasing items astronomical.
No way, the overcharges were simply a way to pay for the top secret Stealth Bomber and other military weapons that none of us needed to know about at the time.
which brings us back to the rising cost of ammo and the rising cost of loading your own, I suppose you could use a handgun to throw at someone or hit them over the head with a shotgun . No ammo=worthless gun
the best way to do away with guns is to make them irrelevant
Gun control takes many forms, but it seems to me that the simple law of supply and demand is the main reason for the price increase. While the anti-gun crowd may not be directly responsible, you can bet the farm that they are on the sidelines cheering their little hearts out.
It's a mechanical device, designed by humans, built by humans and operated by humans. What could possibly go wrong?