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“I read every word you publish.”

—Sales manager for a major independent Canadian firearm retailer

“… influential …”

—Tim Harper, Toronto Star

“… prominent … ”

iPolitics, CTV News

“Congratulations on an excellent website!”

—Director of parliamentary affairs for a Canadian senator

 

TheGunBlog.ca:

  • Is a personal website of Nicolas Johnson (me), wearing the orange jacket in the photo below next to my father. I am based in Toronto, Canada.
  • Is independent and unaffiliated. See below for disclosures on ethics, interests and payments.
  • Is Canada’s leading media covering: gun culture, gun politics, gun policy, “gun rights” and the firearm industry.
  • Is trusted by leaders and influencers in government, politics, policy, industry, law enforcement, media and academia, and tens of thousands of PAL holders.
  • Our main media platforms:
    • TheGunBlog.ca website
    • TheGunBlog.ca e-newsletter
  • Books (Amazon Bestsellers), as co-author:
    • 2019: Canadian Gun Owners Guide to Election 2019
    • 2018: The Bill C-71 Book
  • See below for some of the mass media that have quoted TheGunBlog.ca.
  • More About Us
  • Reader Comments


Social Media

  • TheGunBlog.ca leads one of the biggest and most-engaged communities of Canadian firearm users on Twitter. View our polls here and older ones here.
  • TheGunBlog.ca is present but not active on YouTube, Instagram @TheGunBlog.ca and Facebook.
  • TheGunBlog.ca is shared by readers on Canadian Gun Nutz, Gun Owners of Canada, Reddit, etc.

Metrics Past 12 Months (Updated Oct. 2019)

  • Monthly Website Users: 45,000+
  • Monthly Website Pageviews: 100,000+
  • Monthly Twitter Impressions: 400,000+
  • Monthly E-Newsletter Views: Tens of thousands
  • Social Sharing: Tens of thousands (We estimate that reader sharing roughly doubles the reach of the website. Including memes/graphics would be much higher.)

Team Canada shooters value our coverage.

 

Allan Harding Testimonial 15 Nov 2018

Allan Harding, three-time Canadian national pistol champion


Lynda Kiejko Testimonial 08 Mar 2018

Lynda Kiejko, 2016 Olympic pistol shooter


The shooting community and firearm industry value our coverage.

 

Canada Gun Club Testimonial - About


GunTruth.ca Testimonial - About


Wolverine Supplies The Bill C-71 Book


TheGunBlog.ca in the Media

Quotes, Mentions and Links

CTV News Danforth Heather Wright 1024x596 - About

General Media (Alphabetical)

City TV News Gun Advocate Challenges Tory

Firearm Media

 

Omni TV August 2019 1024x576 - About

 

Lady Gaga Fan Sites (Seriously!)


Important Disclosures

Ethics, Interests and Payments

This Update: 05 November 2019

 

Alignment of Interests, Independence

  • I do my utmost to provide good (accurate and beneficial) ideas and information.
  • Nothing on this website constitutes legal advice, tactical advice or any other advice.
  • I am a past, present or future customer or member of many of the businesses, associations and political parties that I write about, e.g. gun stores, manufacturers, clubs, trainers, ranges, CSSA, CCFR, NFA, NRA, SFC, Conservative Party of Canada, Ontario Progressive Conservative Party, …

Ethics

  • I am committed to independence, accuracy, credibility, fairness, transparency and other values of journalism ethics.

Payments

  • I choose what to publish. Nobody pays me to publish anything.
  • I seek payments through subscriptions, memberships, donations and sales.
  • I receive payments and donations from individuals, businesses, associations, etc. that I write about. In most cases, I don’t know or verify the identity or the affiliations of payers.
  • I earn a commission from the Store if you use my links to buy products from Amazon.ca or Cabela’s Canada.
  • Update 22 October 2018: I have a complimentary membership from a target range.
  • Update 09 June 2019: I have a complimentary subscription to a newspaper.

Benefits as Media

  • I benefit from advantages generally accorded to media, such as invitations and permissions to attend private events. These include trade shows, factory tours and range events that may offer the use of guns and ammo without charge or for a small fee, and may include meals.
  • I don’t have any financial interest in any company, organization or topic that I cover, beyond wanting a strong and profitable firearm industry.
  • I have accepted standard trade-show swag of nominal value, such as pens, pins, keychains, baseball caps, coffee mugs, coasters, a book and a paper target.

Privacy & Security

  • I value personal privacy and data security.
  • If you e-mail me, I consider it private and confidential. I expect the same consideration from you.
  • I will never sell, rent, reveal or abuse your personal information. I can’t think of any time I have ever asked for it.
  • I use subscriber information such as e-mail addresses to share information relevant and related to TheGunBlog.ca, such as managing subscriptions and memberships.
  • Risks always exist from the use of many software applications and services, e.g. Amazon, Gmail, GiveWP, MailChimp, PayPal, Stripe, WordPress, several WordPress plugins.
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