‘Facebook for guns’ app aims to take America’s gun culture online

Gun SocietyPress

While an estimated one in three Americans owns a gun, there are very few Internet services gun owners can claim for themselves, and none of them would qualify as a “social network.”

That’s all about to change.

Web developer Jonathan Rockett has spent the last two years getting ready for April. His idea started small, as a forum for firearm collectors, before erupting into something much more ambitious. It all began with a conversation between the 39-year-old and his father, a hunter and resident of Houston, Texas. As a major U.S. demographic, the pair wondered, why are recreational shooters always behind the times? That’s how a phone app, which Rockett describes as the “Facebook for guns,” was born.