I wouldn't joke about the shotguns. My son and I went to two major gun stores in Connecticut on Saturday, neither one had a new Mossberg 500 or a Remington 870 12 gauge for sale. Aren't those something like the most produced pump shotguns in the history of the universe?? I was shocked, I didn't think this gun buying frenzy would cross to pump shotguns!
Just because it is a dumb, easily resolved issue, doesn't mean you should stop doing it.