I’ve just been informed that long-term friend, blogging buddy and Blogorado comrade-in-arms, Ray Carter, has died.
Ray had been suffering from a recurrence of cancer that he hoped he’d beaten a couple of years ago. Sadly, this time, the cancer won.
Ray was an activist for gun rights. He worked for the Second Amendment Foundation as its Director of Development, and was also active in the gay community, encouraging its members to defend themselves (lawfully, of course) against attack by those who stigmatized them in any way. He was also a heck of a good guy in his own way, with an absolutely wicked sense of humor (which he would doubtless have preferred me to call “absolutely fabulous!”).
So long, Ray. It was good to know you. Rest in peace, buddy, until (please God) we meet again. Thanks for the memories.