Any of you regular Twitchy readers know that The Free Beacon’s Stephen Gutowski is one of the few reporters (along with Emily Miller and our own Cam Edwards over at Bearing Arms) who actually knows what he’s talking about when he writes about guns — he’s living proof that yes, you can be a gun-rights enthusiast and work in journalism, and not be some clown TV station showing clips of full-auto rifles when reporting on AR-15s.

So it’s great news that Gutowski has been honored by Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms as its Gun Rights Defender of the Year.

It really can’t be overstated how important it is to have people in journalism who actually know guns, and don’t just run out and try to buy AR-15s after a mass shooting to show how “easy” it is to get one (if you don’t have a criminal record and can pass a background check).