Granted that spiking ammunition prices would be the 'smarter' route for him, but when has he let a dumb idea get in the way of trampling on the constitution? My money is on a manufactured crisis, spun and echoed in the media until it gets traction from the more sheep-like among us. He has the media propaganda corps (which he would pronounce 'corpse') to do the heavy lifting. Once a few more people are convinced of how evil firearms are (and I'm guessing at least 40% of the country is there now anyway), the restrictions will start. Maybe 'just' registration at first, then snowballing that into more extreme actions over time, so it doesn't seem so extreme all at once. Read Matt Bracken's book 'Enemies Foreign and Domestic.