I hate to flog a dead horse, but here it goes...
Was a decision ever made as a result of the poll and conversations in this post? http://forum.everyda...irearm-content/
That topic is now locked, otherwise I would have just responded there. I'm also new to this site and wasn't around when this poll happened.
In my highly un-scientific review, I found 3 submissions that included a firearm and were selected as 'Staff Picks' in the last 450 Staff Picks on the home page. There were a few other posts by the EDC staff (not user submissions) that included firearms or firearm related accessories but I didn't include those. This means that user submitted Staff Picks include firearms 0.7% of the time. In reviewing all user submissions, I found that 11% of all submissions included a firearm.
Some of the comments in the linked post above stated that Everyday Carry is a global website and many countries don't have the option to EDC a firearm. But there is clearly a disconnect with the selection of the staff picks including a firearm compared to the average user of this site (global or otherwise). Of the 3 Staff Picks that I found, one of them was posted by a 'Special Agent' and another by a 'US Army Officer'. The 3rd was a 'Business Owner'. So even when Staff Picks include firearms, they tend to be safe options (in my opinion) where the person carrying is either military or police which could be construed as more socially acceptable for them to be carrying a firearm in the first place. This could just be coincidence but was worth calling it out.
Lastly, the main reason I noticed this in the first place is that I've submitted 4 daily carries myself. Two of them included a firearm and two of them didn't. Of the two that didn't, they were selected as Staff Picks but the other two weren't. Again, could be coincidence.
Long story short, did the Admins ever decide on a direction to take as it relates to firearms? I'm probably fine either way and simply want to know. I personally would like to see more content as it relates to the daily carry of firearms (not firearms in general) from users and the staff. Most firearm websites devolve into politics, bickering, and arguing. There isn't really an avenue or desire for that on this site and that's one of the reasons I like it so much. The focus is on the the gear we carry and not why we choose to carry what we do.
Keep up the good work.