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Former Ruger CEO William B. Ruger Jr. Passes Away

Sturm, Ruger & Co. is mourning the passing of William B. Ruger Jr., former chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Ruger.

POF-USA Founder Frank DeSomma Passes Away

Frank DeSomma, founder of Patriot Ordnance Factory, passed away on June 18, 2020 from injuries sustained in a car accident.

In Memoriam: Noted Firearms Author R.L. Wilson

Robert L. “Larry” Wilson, noted firearms author, researcher, scholar, historian and literary powerhouse passed away unexpectedly in his San Francisco apartment located on historic Telegraph Hill on Dec. 10, 2016.

A Tribute to Florida Legislator Greg Evers

NRA Past President Marion P. Hammer offers a heartfelt tribute to the late Florida Senator Greg Evers, a tireless Second Amendment advocate.

NRA Country Mourns the Passing of Troy Gentry

Country Music artist and outdoor enthusiast Troy Gentry perished in a helicopter accident in New Jersey where he was set to perform.

In Memoriam: Janelle Cooper—1920-2019

A memorial service for Janelle Cooper—co-founder of Gunsite Academy who died on July 28 at her home at Paulden, Ariz.—will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Prescott, Ariz.

Lyman Products Founder 'Mace' Thompson Passes Away

James F. "Mace" Thompson, founder of Lyman Products, passed away on April 3 after a long battle with cancer.

McMillan Stocks Founder Kelly McMillan Passes Away

Kelly McMillan, founder of McMillan Stocks and a giant in the shooting-sports industry, passed away on June 1, 2021.

In Memory: NRA's Voice for Freedom, James O.E. Norell

NRA has lost one of its great communicators with the sudden passing of James O. E. Norell.

R. Lee Ermey, “The Gunny,” Laid to Rest at Arlington National Cemetery

The interment ceremony for R. Lee Ermey—Marine, prolific star of film and television, and NRA Director for six years—was held Jan. 18, 2019, at Arlington National Cemetery’s recently opened Section 82

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