The gun is a weapon to shoot another thing, and to kill the target.
In Goltheris , there has been a rise in gun violence due to them becoming more commonplace, but in the factory-cities under the Cold Swamp Conglomerate of Families - placeholder 's rule, they are hard to fine, and only utilized by those who guard the Families.
A Forged Smith has the education and training to forge up the pieces and enchant them without delay.
[Factory-cities] will pour metal into the molds for the assembly line, but the process is less than reliable, tending to result in misalignment or the weapon malfunctioning in a catastrophic manner.
Or so the story goes. Since then, it has spread across Soplas, though some in Theydim and The Kingdom of Tormyra will turn their noses up at the technology.