Wednesday, May 10, 2017

A Moment's Reflection

It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of Bob Owens, a true patriot and a man who took many hard hits for the team. He and I corresponded in those early heady days of blogging and making connections; IIRC he even posted here a few times. His blog Bearing Arms was a champion for 2nd amendment gun rights. Although I didn't know him well, and haven't spoken with him in years, my heart is heavy. Bob was a rock, and an all-around good man. He'll be missed.

I don't know what demons drove him to end his young life. We all have our battles. Bob, we'll do our best to carry on the fight, but your shoes will be hard to fill. Rest in peace, dear man. We've got this. 

Heartfelt condolences to Bob's family and many friends. 


  1. It is true, you never know what demons someone has. Even if you did does not necessarily mean you know how to rid someone of those demons.

    I wish I did.

  2. Thanks for this post lr. I was not aware of him and don't recall any of his posts. However, from everything I've read since his death points to an upstanding, logical, moral man. May he rest in peace and may his beliefs be embedded in all he engaged.

  3. I didn't know your friend, lady red, but I send my condolences to his family and other loved ones. Very, very sad.

  4. lady red, you know, I do think i remember seeing the name in the comments.

    I am so sorry for his loved ones, and for him.

  5. Everyone has demons to fight. No matter how strong a person is, sometimes the demons win.

    I am sorry they did, and will send my prayers for Bob, his family and all who will miss him.