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Bearing Arms Bias and Reliability Overview

Bearing Arms is a blog website dedicated to defense of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees people the right to bear arms. Content focuses on gun rights, self-defense, gear and training. Bearing Arms is operated by Townhall Media, a Salem Media company. The website records approximately 1.6 million visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates Bearing Arms in the hyper-partisan right category of bias and as mixed reliability in terms of reliability.

Overall Score

A team of analysts at Ad Fontes Media regularly reviews articles and news programs to rate them in terms of bias and reliability. A weighted average of these ratings results in the overall score for the media source.

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to neutral to most extreme right. The reliability rating, demonstrated on the chart’s vertical axis, rates sources on a scale from original fact reporting to analysis, opinion, propaganda and inaccurate/fabricated information.

The following are Bearing Arms’ overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 26.82

Bias: 19.46

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 24 are generally acceptable; scores above 32 are generally good.

Bias scores for articles and shows are on a scale of -42 to + 42, with higher negative scores being more left, higher positive scores being more right, and scores closer to zero being the most neutral and/or balanced.

Individual Article Scores

The following articles were reviewed by Ad Fontes Media analysts on the basis of reliability and bias. Each article was reviewed by at least three analysts: one conservative, one liberal and one moderate.

The team considers a variety of factors when rating a news article. To determine its reliability score, we consider the article’s veracity, expression, and its headline and graphics. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall reliability score.

To determine an article’s bias score, we consider its language, its political position and how it compares to other stories from other sources on the same topic. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall bias score.

Article URLBiasReliability
Deadline Approaching For Abbott To Sign Constitutional Carry12.532
Addressing Violence Without Trampling On Gun Rights16.3326
New York’s Anti-Gun AG Touts Success In Brooklyn “Buyback”11.6734.33
This Is How Media Tries To Shape Gun Narrative1525
San Francisco Buyback An Absolute Joke14.6726
How The Left Blatantly Misrepresents Rittenhouse Support1926
NYC Woman Facing Felony Charge Over Fake, Inoperable Guns11.536
Hundreds Rally Seeking “Justice For Casey Goodson”1.6741.33
No, Jon Ossoff, Standing Together Isn’t Corruption20.1727.33
TN Dems Demand ‘Compromise’ On Gun Control Measures8.538.5
Undersheriff Indicted In CA Concealed Carry Bribery Scandal5.1740.83
2A Sanctuary Movement Sees Success In Pacific NW2234.67
Houston Chief Has Insights On Dem's Failure To Flip TX16.6731
A Bad Election For Anti-Gun Activists14.6731.67
DA Won’t Prosecute Those Who Injure Cops30.3316.67
BLM Ejected From Chicago Neighborhood1827.33
Kamala Harris Doesn’t Think You Have The Right To Own A Gun2518.67
With Violence And Unrest Soaring, Support For Gun Control Plummets2124.4
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