These media sources are slight to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals to emotion or stereotypes) to favor conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate the American Firearms Institute Right-Center biased based on their political stance on guns and High for factual reporting based on proper sources.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The American Firearms Institute is a web resource “established to provide accurate, balanced information, resources on guns and the second amendment. Gun history, advice to the beginner, safety, statistics, manufacturers, gun laws, legislation, Gun Dealer and Gun Manufacturer Directory.” Their tagline reads: “To promote the right to keep and bear arms.”
Funded by / Ownership
The American Firearms Institute does not list who owns the website; however, they describe funding “American Firearms is reader-supported. We may earn a small part of the sale from links to any products or services on this site. You do not pay anything extra, and your purchase helps support our work.”
Analysis / Bias
In review, the American Firearms Institute does not report the news. The website’s purpose is to be a resource for information regarding guns and statistics. There is occasional use of loaded words when describing how people are to blame for gun deaths and not guns, such as “Its the criminal stupid.” Most information is reasonably sourced to FBI statistics and the ATF.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the American Firearms Institute Right-Center biased based on their political stance on guns and High for factual reporting based on proper sources. (D. Van Zandt 10/9/2017) Updated (10/27/2023)
Last Updated on October 27, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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