“American Guns” has been canceled by Discovery, according to Deadline.com. The network has also shelved all repeats as well.
The reality series followed the Wyatt family and the staff of Gunsmoke Guns, a Colorado gun store specializing in gun manufacturing.
In a press release from April 2012 following the second season premiere, Discovery touted the ratings were 50 percent higher than Season 1.
The cancellation of “American Guns” comes in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut shooting that left 26 people, including 20 children dead. Following the tragic events, Syfy pulled an episode of “Haven” that featured violence in a school, Fox rescheduled episodes of “Family Guy” and “American Dad,” and TLC pushed its new reality special “Best Funeral Ever” to early 2013.
“Sons Of Guns,” another Discovery Channel series about guns, does not appear to be listed on Discovery’s upcoming schedule either. The reality series, which just wrapped its third season in October 2012, follows the staff of Red Jacket Firearms LLC, a Louisiana business that makes and sells custom weapons. It’s another family-run business with Will Hayden at the helm and his daughter Stephanie serving as office manager.
Request for comment about “American Guns'” cancellation and the fate of “Sons of Guns” was not immediately returned.
I think all this is totally appropriate. I hope as a nation we can all find a way to handle guns in a better way. Without getting political, I can at least say it’s time for a change.