Please note that the price of Class III weapons has skyrocketed in the last few years. This is the result of the Clinton administration (thank you, anyone who voted democrat) and the assult weapons bill. This legislation stopped the manufacture or importation of new guns.
As much as I dislike Clinton and Co., they had next to nothing to do regarding restricting Class 3 weapons and causing the prices to skyrocket. The Firearms Owner's Protection Act of 1986 made any machine guns registered after 05/19/86 illegal to be transferred to regular civilians.
And prior to that, the Gun Control Act of 1968 said that any NFA weapon imported into the US cannot be transferred to an individual.
Clinton's no friend of the gunowner, but the damage to the machinegun community had been done long before he took office.