A post is a simple, single concept often containing a trivial anecdote to share with others. Limited information but maximum enjoyment. Sometimes it’s news, sometimes it makes you laugh, other times you wished you never clicked on it at all — but you did! Any way you look at it, we hope you got something out of it.
For those unfamiliar with our process, we share stories that we think apply to or at least affect those interested in the topic of guns. As we go into our fifth year as a publication, we’re always surprised to learn just how far the topic brings us. And we hope you are too.
As 2014 winds down, we thank you for reading, commenting on and sharing our work. Here are the top 10 most popular posts on Guns.com in 2014.
1. Find the sniper quiz – With close to half a million views, this post was by far the most popular. It contained 10 pictures of snipers performing one of their most valued skills — concealment! Total views: 422,933
2. This is what happens when you shoot a bunch of silly string – A “what if” in real life. Unpractical knowledge for the cautiously curious. Total views: 168,296
3. House bill would grant universal concealed-carry reciprocity in all 50 states – A popular idea spun my many that ultimately garners little movement. The bill hasn’t budged since it was introduced. Total views: 117,845
4. Photo of the day: This is what happens when you shoot 300 BLK in a 5.56 rifle – A “don’t” because you obviously shouldn’t but someone did. Total views: 101,560
5. Reenactment of brutal killing of cop looks like a video game–and that’s the point – An art project exploring an untapped region of GoPro cinema. Total views: 90,599
6. ‘Sons of Guns’ star now claims father raped her – Disturbing allegations against the patriarch of the popular television show broaden. Total views: 86,374
7. First day of Georgia’s new gun law, man draws on fellow open carrier – Bizarre story due to a misunderstanding of the newly enacted gun law in The Peach State. Total views: 83,624
8. Concealed carrier publicly outed by concerned parent – One fussy neighbor finds out that pushing the boundaries of social niceties for political advocacy swings just as far on the way back. Total views: 82,624
9. Father of five with a .45 fatally shoots intruder armed with 9mm – Catchy language adds up to something odd. Total views: 66,550
10. Store clerk kills would-be robber in Houston convenience store – Direct and to the point. Total views: 64,104