(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Townhall announced longtime second amendment writer and activist, Bob Owens, has been named editor of their newest web property, BearingArms.com, which launched in August. BearingArms.com will cover Second Amendment issues, self-defense, the firearms industry, crime and home security.

“We’re excited to bring Bob aboard to head one of the fastest growing online second amendment communities,” Townhall Vice President and General Manager, Jonathan Garthwaite said. “In just the first month, Bearing Arms has received one million unique readers. Bob Owens brings tremendous knowledge and credibility to the brand.”

A long-time shooting enthusiast and occasional hunter, Bob Owens began blogging as a North Carolina native in New York at the politics-focused Confederate Yankee in 2004.

In 2007 Bob began writing about firearms, gun rights, and crime at Pajamas Media. He added gun and gear reviews for Shooting Illustrated in 2010.

Owens has published a short Kindle e-book for people interested in purchasing their first firearm, entitled “So You Want to Own a Gun.”

He is a volunteer in the Appleseed Project, where he shares stories of our shared American heritage and teaches traditional rifle marksmanship.

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Bearing Arms editor Bob Owens, with a Templar Custom Multi-Caliber Weapons System (MCWS).