Don Kates, rest in peace
I've received the following. For those who can remember the beginnings of the 2A movement, Don was the person who took it mainstream, with his article in the Michigan Law Review. He thereafter served an invaluable function in reaching out to academia.
"It saddens me to bear bad news, but as some of you may already know, Don Kates passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. While Don had a long struggle with his health issues, he bore it all with great dignity. He was given the highest quality care and was comforted throughout by his wife and close friends. A more formal announcement and tribute may be planned for later, but the family wanted to inform his friends in the Second Amendment and Academic Communities now. There will be a small service attended by family and friends in Washington state on Saturday, November 5, 2016. We regret the short notice at this point but plans were in flux and just finalized late yesterday. The details his wife gave me are as follows:
Northwood Park Cemetery
Address: 16407 NE 15th Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642
It's set to be kind of an open house on Saturday, November 5, from noon to 3, so people can come and go as they please."