I would have to say that you are defiantly on to something. I am in no way knew to shooting. I may be young but I have been shooting for as long as I can remember.
That being said many of the people that use to come to the range with me every weekend are now avoiding the range. They are disgusted by the lack of ammo, and have stopped shooting instead of searching for ammo.
I mean not many people can afford to go to the range anymore and shoot a couple hundred rounds. It was hard enough to find money for the range before the shortage, but now it is nearly impossible.