Most Viewed Articles in Second Quarter, First Half 2020

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1 Jul 2020

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TheGunBlog.ca — Following are the most-viewed articles and pages at TheGunBlog.ca for the periods indicated.


Why It Matters

  • Shows what matters to the leaders and influencers of gun rights in Canada.
  • Shows what matters to Canada’s firearm community in general.
  • Serves as a benchmark for news trends on Canadian gun rights and gun politics.

Second-Quarter Highlights

New Monthly Record

Pageviews in May rose to a monthly record after a relatively slow April. The prime minister ordered sweeping gun confiscations on May 1 in a massive crackdown against honest citizens.

Two Distinct Phases: (1) Covid-19, (2) Crackdown

April to June 2020 was marked by two distinct phases, separated by April 29 when CBC News reported the confiscation order was imminent.

  1. April 01-28 was dominated by interest in personal protection in case of social unrest over the government’s Covid-19 failures.
  2. April 29 to June 30 was dominated by interest in the illegitimate May 01 crackdown by the prime minister and federal police.

High Interest in Personal Protection

Combining the following two articles would rank in the second-quarter top-10, and in the top-15 of all time:

Low Interest in Lawsuits

Not one of our five reports on the court challenges against confiscation made it into the second-quarter top-20.

Readers pushed a single one into the top-25:


Most Viewed Articles and Pages

Second Quarter: April – June 2020 (453,481 Pageviews)

  1. RCMP Publishes Expanded List of Guns Ordered for Confiscation (2020 Jun 16)
  2. Police on Twitter Start to Protest Liberal Confiscation Order (2020 May 05)
  3. RCMP Deletes ‘Grandfathering’ Option From Web Page on Gun Bans (2020 May 09)
  4. Trudeau Orders Immediate Rifle Bans, Promises ‘Grandfathering’ (2020 May 01)
  5. RCMP New Report Undermines Trudeau’s Planned Gun Confiscations (23 Jan 2020)
  6. Liberal Gun Bans Page
  7. Canada Gun Facts & Stats Page
  8. Legal Precedent Gives Us the Right to Have Guns: Valarie Findlay (2020 May 10)
  9. RCMP Says Over 100,000 Gun Owners May Be Target of Confiscation (2020 May 21)
  10. Liberals May Order Gun Prohibitions This Week, CBC Reports (2020 April 29)

All Time: January 2015 – June 2020

  1. RCMP New Report Undermines Trudeau’s Planned Gun Confiscations (23 Jan 2020)
  2. Bill C-71 Passes Final Vote in Senate as New Law to Ban Guns (28 May 2019)
  3. Canada Gun Facts & Stats Page
  4. Bill C-71 Page
  5. Trudeau Promises Mass Gun Bans, Confiscations in Election 2019 (20 Sep 2019)
  6. RCMP Publishes Expanded List of Guns Ordered for Confiscation (2020 Jun 16)
  7. Police on Twitter Start to Protest Liberal Confiscation Order (2020 May 05)
  8. How to Buy a Handgun in Canada: Regulatory and Procedural Steps (25 Jul 2018)
  9. RCMP Deletes ‘Grandfathering’ Option From Web Page on Gun Bans (2020 May 09)
  10. Bill C-71 Is Now Law After Receiving Royal Assent, Will Ban Guns (21 Jun 2019)

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