Don't assume Rebublicans will hold ground on this issue. I wouldn't be shocked in the least if Boehner uses the gun issue as leverage on the fiscal issues. Meaning, they might be willing to accept mag restrictions if Obama agrees to X spending cuts. This won't end the insane prices either, it will just prolong them. Ammo and gun manufacturers are still out of stock, and as long as any legislation is sitting out there, people will keep buying as fast as companies can get them out the door. IMO, current pricing levels will remain until after the 2014 midterm. Right now it's a supply issue, which will probably linger for a year. If no ban is passed by that time, prices will stay high because of the midterm, and the possibility Republicans could lose control of the House. It sucks, but that's the way I see it playing out.