Saturday, April 5, 2014

One of our best, gone

Last night I learned of the passing of Otis McDonald.

Mr. McDonald's name is very familiar to most folks involved in the fight to keep our Second Amendment rights. Otis, joined by David & Colleen Lawson and Adam Orlov went to the courts in order to strike down Chicago's ban on handguns. McDonald v. Chicago determined that the Second Amendment applies to the states and forced Chicago to recognize those rights.

But Otis was more than that of course. He was a much loved family man and friend to many, I believe he was really one of those men that never met a stranger.

I was fortunate enough to be introduced to Otis in 2011 by a mutual friend (thanks JD) and was able to visit with him again in 2012. Sadly, I won't get that opportunity again.

Otis McDonald, loved and respected by many, now gone from this life April 4, 2014.

Fair winds and following seas, sir.