The feds claim the chicken industry is trying to exploit the consumer. Yet several decades ago, chicken was more expensive than beef, but thanks to industry efforts, chicken is exceptionally affordable now.
In contrast to the classical cost (labor) theory of value, the so-called marginal revolution ushered in the modern, subjective theory, whereby market price is determined by the marginal utility of a good.
The foundational assumption behind the gun control narrative is that only government law enforcement agencies should have guns and that we should trust police to keep us "safe." That narrative is failing.