BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation has honored constitutional attorney Mark Smith, host of the “Four Boxes Diner” podcast and New York Times bestselling author, as the recipient of this year’s “Ray Carter Blogger of the Year” award in recognition of his energetic work explaining and defending the right to keep and bear arms.

Smith, who spoke during the recent Gun Rights Policy Conference, is a frequent guest on Fox News and provides expert analysis of second amendment court cases and rulings. His books include “Official Handbook of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy,” “First They Came for the Gun Owners,” and “Duped: How the Anti-gun Lobby Exploits the Parkland School Shooting.” His rapid-fire delivery during his podcasts, along with his personal appearances, has made Smith one of the most popular gun rights experts in the country.

The award is named in memory of the late Ray Carter, a SAF staffer who organized bloggers’ conferences for the foundation and was a driving force in the use of social media to expand the gun rights movement.

“Mark Smith is a high-energy expert on Second Amendment rights, who entertains as well as educates his audiences about the history of firearms ownership and current events,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “He grabs your attention and holds it from his opening comments to his final remarks, and he has legions of followers who are simply captivated by his presentations, regardless of the subject matter.”

“I am truly honored by this award from the Second Amendment Foundation,” Smith said. “It’s my goal through the Four Boxes Diner YouTube channel to educate the 2A movement about what just happened in the courts or news, while also flagging what they are likely to see down the road concerning the right to bear arms.”