Lee Williams is The Gun Writer and can’t remember a time in his life when he wasn’t shooting. He began penning The Gun Writer blog in 2013. In 2016, the blog evolved into this full site dedicated to news and information about firearms and all related topics, from personality profiles to new products to continuing training to legislation impacting Second Amendment issues.
He works as a senior investigative reporter for the Herald-Tribune in Sarasota, FL. He also worked as an investigative reporter at newspapers in South Dakota, Delaware and St. Thomas, USVI. Before becoming a journalist, Lee served in the Army and worked as a police officer. He’s earned more than a dozen national journalism awards as a reporter – including numerous recognitions for The Gun Writer – as well as 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 at the newspaper or on this site, he is usually shooting his AKs.