According to GunTV’s promo video, the cable TV service’s goal is to “spread a social responsibility message.” It’s all about promoting firearms-related education, information and safety. Yes, well, GunTV is QVC for firearms. “Our unique platform allows industry manufacturers to showcase products through our talented and experienced on-air hosts,” their presser [posted below] proclaims. “Viewers will receive in-depth, entertaining product demonstrations, and see the products in action, an important component of the purchasing decision.” Click here to live stream GunTV tomorrow, when it launches . . .
Social Responsibility Network’s GunTV to air across the USA on April 1, 2016
Hockessin, Del. (March 31, 2016) – Social Responsibility Network LLC and GTV Live Shopping LLC, are launching GunTV, a television shopping network for firearms and related consumer goods, on April 1, 2016. The network will air across the country on a variety of cable networks and television stations. The new GunTV website, www.guntv.tv, will be launched simultaneously.
“We are very excited to bring our new concept of shopping for firearms and accessories to live television. Our unique platform allows industry manufacturers to showcase products through our talented and experienced on-air hosts. Viewers will receive in-depth, entertaining product demonstrations, and see the products in action, an important component of the purchasing decision.” said Valerie Castle, Managing Partner of GunTV.
GunTV will initially air 7-days a week from 1AM to 7AM EST and plans to scale the network to a 24/7 broadcast schedule. Leading manufacturers will be featured with product demonstrations punctuated with three minutes of firearms safety public service announcements every hour. The network will also provide a superior level of service through highly trained and knowledgeable customer experience representatives recruited from the veteran and former law enforcement community who will assist GunTV customers with making purchases over the phone and online.
“We understand that the more informed we are as consumers, the better purchasing decisions we make. At GunTV, safety is our number one priority. GunTV offers education, information and safety regarding firearms, and we follow all local State and Federal Regulations. GunTV does not ship firearms directly to consumers. All firearm orders are fulfilled by a Federal Firearms Licensed Dealer, and all firearm purchases through GunTV are subject to background checks.” said Ms. Castle.
GunTV’s hosts, culled from the shooting sports and former law enforcement and military communities, are entertaining and experienced with all types of firearms.
Carly Twissleman, an actress and professional rodeo competitor, comes from a firearms enthusiast ranching family.
Eric Anderson, former USMC field artillery platoon Sergeant, NRA certified firearms instructor, hunter safety instructor in the state of Florida, CMSA men’s level 6 cowboy mounted shooter board member and Top Shot Season 2 contender, also trains individuals in extreme horsemanship, marksmanship and firearms safety.
Denny Chapman, former law enforcement officer, is a professional cowboy mounted shooting competitor and NRA firearms instructor with his own line of signature products for the sport of mounted shooting and equestrian enthusiasts.
Amy Robbins, TV producer and host, model, certified NRA firearms instructor and all-American Texan, brings her passion for her family, faith, fashion and firearms to GunTV.
Anette Wachter, aka 30CalGal, is a member of the US Long Range Rifle Team and the 2015 World
Palma Team, professional precision rifle and 3 gun competitor and a writer and blogger with her own line of gun jewelry.
Bree Warner, a veteran actress and auxiliary police officer with a large metropolitan police department, is also the founder of TactigalNYC gun blog, founded to empower women.
KC Kahne has been an avid shooter since his boyhood and with his certification as an NRA firearms instructor, KC has sought out and trained with some of the most respected and elite trainers in the firearms world.
Rydell Danzi, a military veteran with a passion for helping vets and non-vets, has directed and performed in films and is an avid outdoorsman.
Billy Birdzell, an officer in the USMC and a founding member of the Marine Corps Special Operations Command (MARSOC) served two tours in Iraq before coming home to earn an MBA and join the NRA Office of Advancement, while still finding time to enjoy the great outdoors and become a competitive shooter.
Alrighty then-I’ll wait and see.
Bet more than a few think GTV is an April fools joke on the antis.
Boy will they be surprised!
Well, good luck, guys…
My advice to the folks in that photo, though, is to keep your resume circulating. This doesn’t seem like a real long-term business model to me.
Agree, I just don’t see a viable business model, 9 employees to start?
I doubt I’ll be buying ammo from them, seeing as there are ammo-seeking search engines and the like.
Gun folks don’t tend to be couch potatoes staring at a TV screen for hours waiting for the next ‘deal’. Things like work and family eat up a lot their time.
I just don’t see it.
Well, maybe one person will be a couch potato sending out Tweets if a screaming deal pops up…
Hells bell’s, who will freaking bother with that bullsh!t?
Has to be an April fools…
Airing from 1A to 7A? Who did the demo on that? I mean, the selected air talent checks all the boxes – cowboy, ex-mil, few eye candies, token black guy, vaguely Hispanic guy. Follows the formula. But still.
Has to be an elaborate April Fools. Or someone really stupid with a whole lotta money.
Hockessin, Del. huh? That isn’t far from where Joe Biden ‘lives’. Probably just incorporated there for tax and legal purposes.
That’s the only reason any business has a Delaware address – tax and legal purposes. It’s almost always a PO box, almost no one actually has an office there.
If you’re in a $10MM-$1B-ish environment, likely DE is advantageous. Once you pass the $1B threshold, the off-shore tricks used by the big boys begin to make sense. But you really need dedicated people for those strategies.
It starts April 1?
Thanks for reminding me to keep an eye out for TTAGs ‘April Fools’ post…
Especially since the video says it is launching in 20″15″.
Edit: Beat by Geoff by less than one second!
Does the fact that tomorrow is April Fools Day have any bearing on the legitimacy of this story?
This will be a helluva litmus test for 1st amendment support on the left.
What channel will it be? I want to watch. 🙂 Or is this another April fools joke?
Best joke ev…ver! Slow clap in. 5…4…3
Since it’s not the first yet, I clicked the link.
Do these people really know anything about guns?
Or maybe I’m just unschooled. I stared at the loaded round on the screen shot…
Anybody else see something wrong?
Well, it says: “GunTV going Live April 1 at 1am Eastern and 10pm Pacific”
I’ll stay up another hour and a half and see what’s up…
Click the “here” link above. It takes you to their web site tv screen.
Look at the loaded cartridge image on the right of the screen. (Don’t get distracted by the silhouette of the gal with the pistol) ?
OK, I’m lookin’ at it.
It’s a little odd, like its in 3 segments, strange-ish vertical reflection…
What am I supposed to be seeing?
Exactly that. It’s like a loaded round, seated into another casing. Like plopping a .223 round inside a 10mm case. It’s stupid.
More stupid than the AR pictured with an optic mounted atop the non floating hand guard with the carry handle…
If this is real, it’s going to be more marketing hype than anything.
If it’s going to be like QVC, expect flower chamber flags, pink fuzzy gun cases and other drivel. Oh well, wait and see…
And the gal has her finger on the trigger.
Yeah, who mounts an optic on the hand guard?
That and the weird cartridge, it looks like no one who was a gun person looked at that graphic.
At least 3 glaring errors…
“Spreading social responsibility”….that like spreading a socially transmitted disease?
When it comes to an STD, sharing *isn’t* caring…
“The QVC of firearms.” That’s one strike against.
It’s now streaming on their website, looks like Home Shopping Network, they’re selling a Taurus 709 for $249.99.
That Taurus price is the same as Bud’s price.
It does seems to be a real channel…
So is this a real cable network channel One which I can watch on Brighthouse? Or is this A podcast that you have to watch on a computer? Can anyone assist me with this?
Click this: https://www.guntv.tv/
At the top of the page, click WATCH-NOW
Thank you brother. It’s very much like watching Home Shopping Network is the only bad thing that I can see so far.
Well that is good publicity for firearms, however I dont like the idea of giving out information to people about firearms or related products over the phone or net. They may want to know the exsact location of the boat that my x girlfiend stole and sank with all my firearms on board, even tho she denys it.
Their HQ is near me, I wonder if they are hiring.
Limited choices of weaponry. Just checked out their website. Not much in handguns or rifles. Perhaps, overtime, they’ll have choices to drool over. Not at this time, though.
Watching it now. My wife is going to hate this.
Doomed to fail. I don’t think they realize who there market is if one of their lead-off sales pitches is fro a Desert Eagle 44. Seriously?