But, the thing is that we are on a journey with the so called “non-toxic” bullets. Copper may not be the final destination as we are still quite early in that journey and it isn’t until things are forced that real innovation starts to kick in, as they say necessity is the mother of invention.
That's the way it is. If bullets end up at three times current prices thanks to metals shortage, nobody is going to allow any reversion to lead. Remember too, that lead-core bullet prices depend heavily on world copper prices, so expect some eye-watering increases well above inflation there too. (Likewise, cases and primers.)
On the wider front, if electric car prices don't drop with higher volumes thanks to materials prices, then people will simply be told to walk, cycle, or use public transport. Same with being unable to heat your house. Sorry (not really, or even at all!), but that's the way things are, the politicians will tell us and with all main parties committed to zero net emissions who does the disaffected voter turn to?
There are already predictions that public anger will be immense once a lot of this kicks in, and as well as riots in the streets we'll likely see a mould-breaking Nigel Farage type politico emerge alongside an anti-ecology party.