Google is undisputedly the number one search engine in the world. No other search platform can match it. It has an estimated 1,100,000,000 unique monthly visitors.
So what happens when the words “gun control” is typed into their “Google Trends?”
For starters, what is Google Trends? “Google Trends is a public web facility of Google Inc., based on Google Search, that shows how often a particular search-term is entered relative to the total search-volume across various regions of the world, and in various languages.”
Now, back to gun control.
The Truth About Guns posted a Google Trend search that shows besides a huge spike in interest immediately following the Sandy Hook shooting in December of 2012 and early 2013, not that many people are interested in stricter gun laws.
Steve Sacco, a reader of The Truth About Guns and the man who did the Google Trends search put it perfectly.
"If I were a politician, I’d run away at flank speed on this topic, which seems to be of interest to few."