Ben Garrett



  • The publisher and editor of the award-winning Independent Herald–Oneida, Tennessee
  • A member of the National Rifle Association (NRA)
  • A lifelong hunter and firearm enthusiast


Ben Garrett is a former writer for ThoughtCo who wrote a variety of articles about firearms and gun control issues. Ben is a lifelong hunter, and advocate of the sport. He is a competition shooter on both the firing range and at skeet shoots. His experience includes handling reviewing the capacity of many types of firearms including rifle and handguns. Ben is a member of the National Rifle Association (NRA). 

Ben is the publisher and editor of the Independent Herald of Oneida Tennessee, a position he has held for more than 15 years. He writes about various outdoor topics on the newspaper's website, his website blog,  and


Ben Garrett attended the Tennessee Technological University.

Awards and Publications

Missing the Spirit of September 11 (, 2018)
It's Time to Get Serious About Securing Our Schools (IHOneida, 2018)
Armed or Unarmed, Murderers Will Be Murderers (, 2013

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

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