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.
- 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 High for factual reporting due to mostly proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
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 list an editor or an about page that described their 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 breakdown news into two other categories, Industry and 2nd Amendment. Under the Industry tag they report news about manufacturers such as 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 such as 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 a strongly right biased source that routinely reports negative on Democrats and the left in general.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
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 High for factual reporting due to mostly proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 5/2/2019)