Welcome to the Gun Writer


If you cut me, I bleed Hoppe’s #9.

Not many folks in the newsroom get that.

It’s one of the reasons I lobbied hard for this gun blog, that coupled with the fact it will be a great time.

Guns have always been my passion. My first shooting lessons were delivered with love and patience by my father.  The lessons that followed were delivered by the toe of a drill sergeant’s boot, and later by instructors at a police department and a bevy of civilian trainers.

If you’re as into guns as I am, you’ll probably like this site.

I’m an avid tactical shooter. It’s what I know best, but we’ve got folks lined up to help cover the other areas of the firearms world – the ones where the guns have wood on them.

As this blog grows, you’ll be hearing from gunsmiths, firearms lawyers, retailers, trainers and the National Rifle Association, the nation’s oldest civil rights organization.

Given all the posturing lately by those who believe guns are somehow evil, in my opinion it’s time to revisit Col. Jeff Cooper’s thoughts on the subject. They’re more valid today than the day they were written.

“The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles.”  ― Col. Jeff Cooper, The Art of the Rifle

Man, I wish I could write like that.  Col. Cooper was a trailblazer, both with his pistol and with his prose.

At play

Before he came along, gun writers seldom wrote much about defensive tactics, and cops were shooting one-handed from a crouch.

I hope you enjoy this site. We’ll be working hard to provide fresh content and you can help. If you have an upcoming gun-related event, please get in touch. Likewise if you’re aware of a gun-related story, or if you want to help write for this blog

My cell is always on: (941) 284-8553, or you can email me.

Thanks for visiting the site.



About Author

Lee Williams can’t remember a time in his life when he wasn’t shooting. Before becoming a journalist, Lee served in the Army and worked as a police officer. He’s earned more than a dozen journalism awards as a reporter, and three medals of valor as a cop. He is an NRA-certified law enforcement firearms instructor, an avid tactical shooter and a training junkie. When he’s not busy as a senior investigative reporter, he is usually shooting his AKs, XDs and CZs. If you don’t run into him at a local gun range, you can reach him at 941.284.8553, by email, or by regular mail to 1777 Main St., Sarasota, FL 34236. You can follow him on Twitter: @HT_GunWriter and on Facebook @The Gun Writer.

1 Comment

  1. its coming to this all over the US. Too many peploe allow gang activity to prevail out of fear so arm yourself as a precaution. Arm with cameras as well as firepower, the punks that have the access to the weapons like the guy was holding in the video are not giving up so citizens need to have a little better in order to defend what is ours.

Leave A Reply