"Price gouger's should be hung by their fingernails"
Hate to be the one to point out the obvious, but that is the free market at work. When demand spikes and supple lags behind, prices rise.
I have a buddy with an 07 FFL who builds AKs. He took a few to a recent gun show, and hadn't raised his prices. He sold all his rifles in the first 5 minutes, to another dealer who walked them over to his table and marked them up a few hundred bucks, and sold them that weekend.