Maybe that is how the gov is going to control guns.
"The sky is falling! The sky is falling! Run for cover!"
Just kidding, of course. The government has nothing to do with this situation other than to say they're (the White House) going to outlaw "assault" rifles. The panic re 22 rimfire is the nuttiest thing I've ever seen.
It will get back to normal. Just be patient.
BTW, they're not going to outlaw anything. Millions of their constituents are arming themselves and DC is definitely listening.