There’s apparently a rule written somewhere mandating that the week between Christmas and the start of the new year must feature reflections on the year that’s ending. Far be it from us to flout a long-held publishing convention like that.
The most popular content here at TTAG has long been our brutally honest, no-holds-barred gun reviews. Yet if you look back at what caught our readers’ unblinking eyes the most this year, only one gun review made the top ten list. Instead, the most-read posts in 2018 featured a broad selection of stories about gun control, defensive gun uses, gear and one negligent discharge that was caught on video.
So without further ado, here are our ten (well, eleven since we had a tie) most-read posts of 2018 . . .
A decorated vet had illegally owned a fully automatic M14 for the last 3+ decades and the ATF got wind of it. You can probably guess the rest.
Gosh, it’s almost as Americans refuse to comply with strict gun control laws that limit their right to own some of the most popular firearms. Even in places like the People’s Republic of Boulder.
Our only top 10 gun review of 2018 was Jeremy’s take on Ruger’s fun, affordably-priced pistol caliber carbine.
7. A 2-way tie between… Maryland Man Shot and Killed by Police While Serving a Gun Violence Restraining Order
When the first gun violence restraining order law was enacted in California, everyone knew that this would be the likely result as these due process-free laws have spread from state to state.
When it comes to the right to keep and bear arms in the Empire State, there’s no requirement too restrictive or hurdle too high as far as Governor Soprano is concerned.
Who could have predicted that an old-fashioned caliber war post would have provoked so much commentary?
A Seattle good guy with a gun holds a murderer who was covered in his wife’s blood until police arrived.
Some Reynolds Wrap-wearing readers thought this video was faked. It wasn’t. TTAG talked directly with the people in the video and this really did happen, just as you see it.
The ATF prosecuted an Ohio man using bogus evidence that was refuted by an expert witness in court. And the ATF lost.
A lot more fun than a barrel full of monkeys.
And finally, the most-read post of 2018 was . . .
The Democrats who are about to take back control of the US House of Representatives make no bones about their intent to push a strongly anti-gun agenda. Buckle up.