BELLEVUE, WA – Dave Workman, veteran journalist and editor-in-chief of The Gun Mag.com—the Second Amendment Foundation’s official firearms news publication—has been named to SAF’s Joseph P. Tartaro Hall of Fame. The award was given during the recent Gun Rights Policy Conference.
Tartaro was the longtime executive editor of GUN WEEK and then TheGunMag.com as the publication transitioned entirely to a digital format, and he also served for decades as SAF president. He passed away a few years ago, having left an indelible mark in firearms news reporting, editing and publishing.
“It has been an honor to have the opportunity to work with Dave,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb. “I know of no one who can research and write an article as accurately, and as quickly, as he can. The impact he has had on gun rights over the years is astronomical.”
With a degree in journalism, Workman has more than 50 years of experience as a reporter, editor, and award-winning editorial columnist and outdoor writer. His career included writing and editing a weekly newspaper, spending 21 years at Outdoor Empire Publishing where he was the Washington and Alaska editor of Fishing & Hunting News, and then senior editor of that publication prior to taking over duties as managing editor of the company’s publications division. He joined the staff at SAF as senior editor of GUN WEEK, and also as communications director for the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. He has also written Op-Ed pieces for several major newspapers.
In addition, Workman has co-authored several books with Gottlieb. He also individually authored a book on Washington State firearms laws.
Workman has also written freelance for such notable firearms and outdoor publications as American Handgunner, GUNS Magazine, Gun Digest, Northwest Sportsman, American Shooting Journal, and Gun World. During his career, he has won writing awards from the Washington State Newspaper Publishers Association and Northwest Outdoor Writer’s Association and was twice recognized by SAF as “Journalist of the Year.”