26 December 2007

Gun Rights Veteran John Hosford Passes

John Hosford never missed a Gun Rights Policy Conference. Closer to home for myself and others, he brought his grassroots outreach/organizing skills to Columbus back in the late 1980s when Peoples Rights Organization was forming. He was the Columbus group's first connection to a national organization on the firearms rights scene.

While the National Rifle Association has always been the big dog when it comes to firearms rights, the Citizens Committee For The Right To Keep and Bear Arms was the best partner for statewide grassroots rights organizations. And right up until his retirement, for grassroots activists there was no better friend than John Hosford.

He passed away in in sleep on Christmas Eve while visiting family in Washington state. PRO has included John's obituary on its pages this evening.

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