‘Muzzleloading’ forum thread closes after two weeks of controversy
Posted On August 7, 2021
The muzzleloading website was closed on Monday, the site’s owner announced.
The blog, which has been open since August, is one of several websites that offer gun owners information on how to operate their weapons legally.
It has a long history of controversy.
In October, the NRA, the American Rifleman and other gun rights groups sued the site to block the site from advertising to firearms retailers.
In June, the blog was featured on a segment of the “Gun Show Live” podcast.
It also received attention after the shooting of a Virginia man by a man with a hunting rifle in July.
On Friday, the gun owner who ran the blog and the website posted the following on their Facebook page: “We are extremely disappointed that the website, after more than two years of development, has been shut down.
We are saddened by this sad outcome and sincerely regret that the owner, Adam Winkler, felt that the site was not suitable for the public.
We thank all who have supported us over the years and we hope that the owners of the site will find their way back to their rightful place in history.”
The website’s owner declined to elaborate on why the blog had been shuttered, saying that he would not comment on individual stories.