BELLEVUE, WA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Cam Edwards, the editor at Bearing Arms, has been named the recipient of the “Ray Carter Blogger of the Year” award, the Second Amendment Foundation said today.
Edwards, who was honored in 2020 as the Journalist of the Year award winner, lives in rural Virginia. The 47-year-old Edwards took over at Bearing Arms in July 2019 after 15 years at NRA News, where he also hosted the Cam & Company program and wrote for America’s First Freedom. His career began as a videographer at KTOK in Oklahoma City, and from there he became an investigative reporter, assistant news director and in 1997 transitioned to radio and became the station’s morning drive host.
From Oklahoma, he traveled east to work for NRA News and stayed there from 2004 to mid-2019 when he moved over to Bearing Arms, which is part of Townhall Media, and owned by the Salem Media Network.
The “Blogger of the Year” award honors the memory of Ray Carter, a lifelong gun rights activist in Washington State whose final years were spent working for SAF in its Bellevue, Washington national headquarters.
Carter is remembered as “an activist’s activist” by SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb, and one of the founders of “Blogorado,” an annual gathering of pro-gun bloggers in Colorado. Ray passed in May 2016 following a long battle with cancer, but he never gave up fighting in defense of the Second Amendment.
“Ray would have been delighted to see this award go to Cam Edwards,”[and his work at Bering Arms] Gottlieb observed. “Cam’s background and breadth of knowledge about Second Amendment issues makes him a superb writer and blogger. He knows the subject and he knows his audience, and he’s never backed away from the gun rights battle.”
“I am incredibly honored to receive the Ray Carter Blogger of the Year award,” Edwards said. “As someone who started out as a broadcaster to be recognized for my blogging and writing is really an honor. It really means a lot to me. I know I am in really good company with my colleagues.
The Second Amendment Foundation (www.saf.org) is the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 700,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.