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 Guns.com Right-Center biased and High for factual reporting.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
According to their about page: “Guns.com is a niche news web site that publishes original reporting on the wide range of topics within the gun world. We publish Monday through Saturday. Our approach is to explore the topic of guns through the widest lens possible, to deliver these findings as fairly and accurately as possible and to host the opinions and perspectives of our writers and readers as selflessly as possible.”
Funded by / Ownership
Guns.com does not disclose its funding, but it is apparent gun advertising is a major contributor based on advertising on the website.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Guns.com does exactly as stated on their about page. They report about guns, the industry and the politics of gun ownership/control. Guns.com uses minimal loaded words and they source all information appropriately. A factual search reveals they have not failed any fact checks. Politically, Guns.com favor the right through reporting that favors the GOP and pro-gun positions, but again this is well sourced and fairly balanced.
Overall, we rate Guns.com Right-Center biased and High for factual reporting. (D. Van Zandt 3/7/2018) Updated (4/12/2019)