I started The Truth About Guns five years ago to explore the ethics, morality, business, politics, culture, technology, practice, strategy, dangers and fun of guns. I started with zero page views and zero unique readers. As of this writing we have 2.5 million unique readers per month, and we just passed 200 million page views. While I remain proud of and thankful for TTAG’s writers’ passion, perseverance, expertise and talent, I’d like to celebrate this milestone by highlighting our comments section . . .
In addition to the readership stats above, we’re also fast approaching 1 million comments. But it’s not the quantity that counts. It’s the quality of our Armed Intelligentsia’s commentary that sets TTAG apart from any and all other firearms-based websites.
I’m constant astounded by the depth and breadth of the expertise our readers post on our pages. Whether the topic is firearms function, marketing, finance, Constitutional law, armed self-defense, law enforcement, politics, warfare or religion, TTAG’s readers bring a world of knowledge to our community.
Not only do TTAG’s commentators keep us honest (correcting our mistakes) they add perspective. And humor. And inspiration. Indeed, I doubt I could run this endless marathon without the joy that comes from reading the feedback underneath our posts. It has made me a better writer, thinker and person.
Less than one percent of our readers ever comment on the site. I invite the “lurkers” amongst you to enter into this online conversation, safe in the knowledge that this website’s “no flaming” policy will keep you safe from malicious attack. I also invite you to give a shout-out to those commentators whose insight and attitude you appreciate.
I won’t say we couldn’t do this without our commentators. But I will say that it wouldn’t be anywhere nearly as rewarding. Or fun. From Dan, Nick, Jeremy S., Tyler, Mike, Johannes P., Ralph John Wayne Taylor, Dean Weingarten, ShootingTheBull410 and the rest of the TTAG team, thank you.