The section will include everything from the latest news about armed citizens defending themselves and their property, to coverage of Second Amendment policies and politics, to reviews of the latest guns and gear.
“The millions of Americans who own and are interested in guns are currently without the sort of daily news coverage that is allotted to most other American interests,” said Neil Patel, publisher and CEO of The Daily Caller. “Most of the media would never consider publishing a guns and gear section because they are hopelessly out of touch with American values and interests. This is a sad statement about the media. It’s great news for The Daily Caller,” Patel continued. “As the booming audience for our political coverage has proven, millions of Americans are hungry for new sources of news. We are confident that our Guns and Gear section will receive a similar welcome.”
The section will be comprised of eight subsections; Ammo & Gear Reviews, Black Rifles & Tactical Guns, Concealed Carry & Home Defense, Gun Laws & Legislation, Gun Links, Handguns, Military, and Sporting Arms. Mike Piccione will serve as the editor for the Guns & Gear section.
“There are 80 million gun owners in the United States, concealed carry is commonplace and legal in one form or other in 49 States and it is our intent to provide a knowledge bank and be a resource for gun owners,” said Piccione.
Asked for comment on the Daily Caller’s latest hire, TheDC editor-in-chief Tucker Carlson said “Mike Piccione knows more about firearms and self-defense than anyone in journalism. We’re grateful to have him editing this new section.”
Founded by Tucker Carlson, a 20-year veteran journalist, and Neil Patel, former chief policy advisor to Vice President Cheney, The Daily Caller is a 24-hour news publication providing its audience with original reporting, thought-provoking commentary, and breaking news. Since its launch on January 11th, 2010, The Daily Caller has grown to over 3.5 million unique visitors per month and more than 12 million monthly pageviews. For more information, or to schedule an interview with The Daily Caller staff, please contact Patrick McMahon at [email protected].