It used to be said that the pen is mightier than the sword. And that is an adage I’ve always taken to heart.

But in this modern world of digital imagery, that saying might be replaced with the phrase, “the camera is more powerful than the gun.”

The first time I heard cameras being compared metaphorically to guns was last year when Judge Andrew Napolitano said it on his show and later in a speech.

Now Gizmodo of iPhone prototype fame has published an article headlined, “Are cameras the new gun?”

The article explores the increasing incidents of felony wiretapping laws that are used against people who film cops and how at least three states have made it illegal to record on-duty cops.

It also linked to Photography is Not a Crime, introducing thousands of new readers to the blog.

So if you’re a new reader, welcome aboard!