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 appealing 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 Firearms News Right-Center biased based on low-biased news reporting, combined with strongly right-biased editorial positions. We also rate them Mostly Factual for reporting due to a lack of transparency and the use of poor sources on op-eds.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Magazine
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1946, Firearms News is a print magazine and website that reports on firearms and the industry. Until 2015, Firearms News was named Shotgun News. The website does not list an editor or an about page that described its mission.
Funded by / Ownership
Firearms News is owned by Outdoor Sportsman Group, which owns and publishes 19 hunting, fishing, and shooting publications. Outdoor Sportsman Group is a subsidiary of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment. Firearms News is primarily funded through gun and gun-related advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Firearms News mostly reports on different types of guns and their capabilities, such as this: Ruger Announces 3 Guns in .350 Legend. They also break down news into two other categories, Industry and the 2nd Amendment.
Under the Industry tag, they report news about manufacturers like this: Speer Introduces New Look, Logo and Online Sales.
Under the 2nd Amendment tag, you find political news that leans right and uses moderately loaded wording like this: How the Gun-Grabbers Grabbed Nevada. This article is appropriately labeled an opinion piece; however, the author utilizes questionable sources such as The Blaze and FrontPage Magazine to support his claims. In another opinion piece, there is again use of strongly loaded emotional language that denigrates the left, DEMOCRAT’S ANTI-GUN / ANTI-CIVIL LIBERTIES INFRINGEMENT CAMPAIGN UNDERWAY AGAIN. Although this article is highly right biased, the author does source information properly. In general, when reporting straight news about firearms, this is a low-biased source; however, editorially, this is a strongly right-biased source that routinely reports negatively on Democrats and the left in general.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Firearms News Right-Center biased based on low-biased news reporting, combined with strongly right-biased editorial positions. We also rate them Mostly Factual for reporting due to a lack of transparency and the use of poor sources on op-eds. (D. Van Zandt 5/2/2019) Updated (10/03/2022)
Last Updated on May 24, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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