These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal 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.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Notes: The American Firearms Institute is a web resource that was “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.” The American Firearms Institute does not list who owns the website or how they are funded. In review, the American Firearms Institute does not report news. The website’s purpose is to be 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. Overall, we rate the American Firearms Institute Right-Center biased based on their political stance on guns and High for factual reporting based on use of proper sources. (D. Van Zandt 10/9/2017)