BREAKING: David Codrea Leaves Examiner for The Truth About Guns

David Cordrea (courtesy

When we heard that Gun Rights Examiner writer David Codrea had parted company with his home site we jumped at the chance to bring him to TTAG. After a bit of negotiation we’ve done just that. Mr. Codrea – the fearless investigative journalist who helped break the ATF Fast & Furious scandal – will now be writing for The Truth About Guns. We are honored. As TTAG’s publisher, I want to add this: this website will never shy away from its inherent promise to tell the truth about guns. Mr. Codrea is a perfect fit for our remit. I look forward to publishing his work, and extend an open invitation to anyone who wants to contribute here. Email [email protected].com. Or simply continue to bless us with your attention, which pays the bills, supporting the fight to defend and extend Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms.


  1. avatar Tyler Kee says:

    Exposes the ATF
    Has a sweet beard
    Great trigger discipline


    1. avatar doesky2 says:

      …however I would suggest a background update that looks more current than my Grandma’s parlor.

      …but jokes aside, welcome from the NC BBQ eating, PC hating, Prager-loving section of TTAG.

      1. avatar Grindstone says:

        No joke, my 93 year old grandma has those same curtains. Not the AK, though.

        1. avatar Unclezip says:

          Time to get Grandma a present, with lots of ammo.

        2. avatar Grindstone says:

          Grandma isn’t a shooter and can barely walk from the living room to the kitchen. I’m also afraid I’d inherit it by the end of the year 🙁

  2. avatar ValleyForge77 says:

    Wow that’s cool. I’ve always enjoyed reading his work at Examiner. The man knows how to tell it like it is. Hell of an acquisition there.

  3. avatar Roscoe says:


  4. avatar JSIII says:

    Welcome Aboard!

  5. avatar Coffee Addict says:

    YES!!!!! I’ve been hoping he’d land here.

  6. avatar Sean in Tampa says:

    I look forward to reading your articles!

  7. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    Awesome. Welcome to TTAG Mr. Codrea.
    Looking forward to your articles.

  8. avatar Mk10108 says:


  9. avatar JWM says:

    Bearded men are the best. (says the guy with the beard.) 🙂

    1. And the best writers wear V-neck sweaters!

    2. avatar Grindstone says:

      I see nothing wrong with this logic.

  10. avatar Dr. Michael S. Brown says:

    A very nice addition to the team!

  11. avatar Rusty Chains says:

    Welcome Mr. Codrea! Look forward to your submissions here!

  12. avatar Dustin says:

    I was never able to understand why he spent his time hanging around at that cesspool… It was only a matter of time before they got rid of him. Oh no Brer Bear, not the Briar Patch…

  13. avatar Removed_californian says:

    Don’t exactly know who you are, but I can’t wait to see what you have to write/say. Welcome.

  14. avatar Pantera Vazquez says:

    David Codrea at TTAG? Hell Yeah!!!

    Now, if I could just find copious amounts of ludicrously cheap priced .22, I will have part of my bucket list covered before I croak sometime in the faaaaaaaar future.

    1. avatar Noishkel says:

      That’s… quite the name you have there. 😛

  15. avatar Mike Crognale says:

    Great news. Welcome aboard David.

  16. avatar Edward Jaffe says:

    Hoping to get to know you — you are a very important person in “the movement” — and we appreciate it.

  17. avatar Ovidio G says:

    Happy to hear!
    Welcome on board!
    Concerning writing for TTAG, would you be interested in a SPAS 12 (military version, with foldable steel stock and extended magazine) review?
    I’d love to contribute.
    Might take a while, since I just moved to a new region and still have to get “stable”, but maybe in autumn……..

    1. Yes! Please send it to [email protected] with SUBMISSION in the subject line.

  18. avatar Accur81 says:

    Godspeed, sir.

  19. avatar Taylor TX says:

    Awesome! Curious to see how the collaboration will go.

  20. avatar ThomasR says:

    One big HUZZAH!

    Also, anyone that can appreciate an AK-47/MAK-90? enough to be seen in a stock photo holding one is definitely alright by me.

  21. avatar BDub says:

    BOOM! good get, TTAG.

  22. avatar RickA says:

    Fantastic! “Truth” was the first loss as the forth estate declined into a gov’t driven propaganda machine. David is a true journalist …. I am happy for any and all oportunity to learn the truth. Good work, Robert.

  23. avatar Anonymous says:

    Norinco MAK-90. Definitely.

  24. avatar Jeff the Griz says:


  25. avatar Rick the Bear says:

    Nice catch, RF

  26. avatar Chris says:

    Wow! Welcome!

  27. avatar Anonymous says:

    Nice. Looking forward to some of Mr. Codrea’s articles.

  28. avatar Randall says:

    Awesome! I rarely read his work because the adware at the examiner was so atrocious.

  29. avatar Lee Williams says:

    Congrats! Mr. C is a major acquisition.

  30. avatar Trone Abeetin says:

    Awesome, welcome David!

  31. avatar Jack Clancy says:


  32. avatar dMo says:

    TTAG…Winning!!!! Welcome aboard Mr. Codrea!!!

    1. avatar Bob says:

      +1, because he said it better than I could.

      I think TTAG will become better, because you are on staff now.

  33. avatar tsbhoA.P.jr says:

    hungarian feg sa-85. looks familiar.

  34. avatar Redleg says:

    That’s OUTSTANDING news!!!

  35. avatar the ruester says:

    “When the bearded star shines over the city of minstrels, great fear, and trembling in the northeast…”


  36. avatar Frank says:

    When I grow up I want to be David Codrea.

    I had built up a WoG addiction over the years so this comes as a relief.

  37. avatar Fuque says:

    Cool! When does the hazing start?..;-)

  38. Lucky for TTAG and all of us readers. David Codrea has done the hard work and covered firearms issues for years. He is the real deal. We can look forward to some great, no-nonsense, truth-based writing from this freedom-loving journalist.

    1. avatar John Brantuk says:

      Missing the good old days of ATF Night in Culver City with Tim Wheeler, David Codrea, and many other patriots.

  39. avatar Buck Cassidy says:

    TTAG has hit the jackpot! This should be a good fit for both. So happy our prayers were answered, and that you landed on your feet David!

  40. avatar Former Water Walker says:

    Negotiation? Does that mean you’re paying him? LOL

  41. avatar Phil says:

    Looks like I will be spending a lot more time here then.

  42. avatar JackieO says:

    I view most of what passes for contemporary reporting with a jaundiced eye, but regarding the term investigative journalist, there is this man at the top and a distinct decline thereafter. ” Let the shoosting begin.”

  43. avatar Kelly says:

    This is excellent. I was reading David’s work on his blog, the War on Guns. I stopped looking for him at the old site after he tweeted a few months ago that the Examiner was refusing to publish another article of his. David often writes more than 300 words, which seems to be the maximum article length on TTAG. When he has the results of a juicy investigation to report, such as the NRA’s backroom deal in Congress earlier this year, his article length is often significantly longer than what is typical at TTAG. I hope Robert and the editors will give David all the space he needs to deliver original reports and not apply strict format rules.

  44. avatar Woody W Woodward says:

    I’m happy to know that David Codrea is now part of your team. Mr. Codrea has been a front line trooper in the battle for the rights of not only firearm owners and aficionados but also all rights for all Americans. I’ve referred to Davis and Mike Vanderboegh as the Thomas Paines of our generations. Both are true American Patriots and I’m privileged to have been able to trade e-mails with the both of them over the years.

    One request: Please keep it simple for all of us to make our comments. Examiner just has too many hoops to jump through.

  45. avatar Steve R. says:


  46. avatar Grampsguns says:

    Well at least there is some good news today.
    Welcome home sir.

  47. avatar truth is treason says:

    Outstanding! The man who broke the fast and furious story with his partner vanderboegh is here! Instead of only visiting once a month, I will check his section every day and bookmark it!

  48. avatar Transsylvania Phoenix says:

    Great news!
    Now I can read David’s articles without closing one pop-up ad every 5 seconds. Examiner’s web advertising policies are extremely annoying.

  49. avatar Geoff PR says:


  50. avatar Bondmen says:

    Great news for sure. Can’t wait to read some rock turning investigative reporting by one of the best! Carry on David

  51. avatar PeterK says:

    Nice! That is exciting.

  52. avatar Chris Muir says:

    Alright! Congrats on getting’ Dave!

  53. avatar Ralph says:

    IMO, this is the coup of a lifetime for TTAG.

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