"Guns & Ammo" editor resigns amid gun-control column uproar

Editor Jim Bequette wanted to “generate a healthy exchange of ideas on gun rights” when he published a commentary by Dick Metcalf, who wrote that he supported regulations on firearms.

Instead, the column in the December issue “aroused unprecedented controversy” among readers who began “questioning ‘Guns & Ammo’s commitment to the Second Amendment,” Bequette wrote in his apology.

Bequette also fired Metcalf, a gun writer who had written the Firearms Law column for the magazine’s sister publication, Shooting Times.

Metcalf couldn’t be immediately reached for comment.