Mikee, that’s possible. I think a more likely possibility is that everyone posting comments and content with a gun control angle just have less to do with their day. Firearms and ammo isn’t all that cheap, the rest of us have to work.
There’s a flaw in the logic here: assuming that the use of a single phrase (“gun control”) is indicative of a reduction in the media traffic on a subject.
The journalists are still pushing the meme, but they’re using different terms. I would be very interested to see the numbers for “assault weapons”, “automatic guns”, “assault rifles”, “high capacity magazines”, and “high capacity clips”. While we’re looking in one area, the press is playing in a different field (and pulling the rest of the country with them).