*Breaking* – Jerry Tsai Steps Down From RECOIL Magazine

From their Facebook Page:


It is with deep sorrow that I announce I am stepping down as editor of Recoil, effective immediately.

It is very difficult for me to walk away from something I helped create, something that I loved doing, and something I firmly believed would appeal to a fresh new generation of gun enthusiasts, but I accept that the comments in my story in the current issue have made my position as editor of Recoil untenable.

With that said, Recoil is bigger than any one person, and if my departure will allow Recoil to continue to grow and engage gun enthusiasts, then stepping down as editor is clearly the right thing for me to do.

I accept I made mistakes, and I apologize unreservedly for calling Recoil’s support for Second Amendment rights into question.

While I understand the passions aroused over this incident, the deeply hurtful words from some of my fellow gun enthusiasts have been painful to endure. I hope now we can all move on.

Finally, I would like to thank all those who have supported me over the past few days. These are the people who know me to be at heart a passionate gun enthusiast whose dream was to make something bold and new in firearms media.

Jerry Tsai


  1. You were fired. Don’t make this something of this that it is not. Your bosses pressed the ejection button with prejudice – with rightful reason. Want to do something to leave a positive imprint on RECOIL? Admit that RECOIL is right for gun enthusiasts but you are not.

  2. I find it odd that your “apaology” is not for what you said, but for the impact it had on the magazine. I would have been in favor of your sticking around and making the magazine grow if you had said that you realized your mistake. That what you allowed to be printed was not right. Since you fall short of this, I guess you really did mean what you wrote and you should find another place for your point of view to be espoused. I hope you never finds that your freedoms are taken away by those who just want to give it up in slivers. It is a slippery slope and you gave Recoil its first push. Lets hope someone can stop the slide. And they should forcefully and vociferously alienate themselves from your comments.

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