RIP -- Jim Mullins, Jr.

RIP -- Jim Mullins, Jr.

This is a discussion on RIP -- Jim Mullins, Jr. within the Bob & Terry's Place forums, part of the The Back Porch category; RKBA has lost a good friend and a strong voice for freedom. [Re-posted from a VA-ALERT with prior approval of VCDL] [First person singular pronouns ...

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    RIP -- Jim Mullins, Jr.

    RKBA has lost a good friend and a strong voice for freedom.

    [Re-posted from a VA-ALERT with prior approval of VCDL]

    [First person singular pronouns (I, my, mine, etc) and “PVC” reference Philip Van Cleave, President VCDL]

    It is with shock, disbelief, and sadness that I must report the unexpected death of Jim Mullins, Jr. (Lebanon, VA).

    If Jim's name isn't familiar to you, it was going to be.

    Jim was the founder of the West Virginia Citizens Defense League in 2007. The WVCDL was modeled after VCDL, but not affiliated with us.

    Jim and I spent a lot of time on the phone during those formative years for WVCDL. He was a soft-spoken, but strong advocate for our the right to keep and bear arms. Under his leadership, WVCDL became a powerful voice for liberty. Besides having a proactive legislative agenda, WVCDL sued not one, not two, but THREE West Virginia localities to stop unconstitutional infringements on the rights of West Virginia gun owners.

    Earlier this year, JIm moved to Virginia and gave me a call. He said he was planning on getting active in VCDL and, as a practicing attorney, was putting together a collection of gun bills that he hoped could get introduced in the General Assembly in 2013. It turned out to be an extensive and aggressive group of bills.

    Upon hearing the news, I was elated and surprised - I had no idea he had moved to Virginia! VCDL has an exceptional group of attorneys already and we were going to get another!

    Over the last few weeks Jim and I had been exchanging emails and having late, late night calls on some bills that he was drafting.

    Last week he sent me the final proposed bill drafts to be presented in a meeting he was going to have with one of his legislators, Delegate Morefield, on the afternoon of Wednesday, August 22nd. He really wanted VCDL's input before talking to Delegate Morefield about those bills.

    At 1:19 AM on Wednesday morning Jim emailed me to ask if I could make myself available on the telephone that afternoon in case Delegate Morefield had any questions. At 10 AM Wednesday morning I responded to that email in the affirmative.

    I figured he'd call me sometime later in the week to tell me how the meeting with Delegate Morefield went, since I had not received any calls during the time of the meeting.

    What I didn't know was that Jim had died just a few hours after his last email to me of a heart attack at the tender age of 30.

    When EM Ed Levine sent me an email Thursday night with the news, I literally jumped out of my chair. I was on the phone to Ed a few minutes later trying to confirm that we were talking about the same Jim Mullins.

    But, it was soon apparent that it was indeed Jim.

    For those who might wish to attend the service and/or funeral, here is the information:

    Wake for James M. Mullins, Jr.

    Sunday, August 26, after 6 PM
    Crossview Church of Christ
    Panther Ridge Road
    Paynesville, WV


    Monday, August 27, at noon
    Crossview Church of Christ
    Panther Ridge Road
    Paynesville, WV

    We'll miss you, Jim. I can only image the great things that your future surely would have held, had you only been given the gift of more time. Rest in peace.
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    Wow, died of a heart attack at 30.

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    30 is way too young to lose anybody,I really love it when an Attorney goes out of his way to use his skills to better an organization that is all about protecting peoples rights under the Constitution pro bono.
    It sounds like he will be missed and you have mu condolences
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    Stupid heart disease. It's funny how the statistics work; accidents are you biggest risk in your 30s. Cancer or heart disease are the two next most likely.

    RIP, way too soon.

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    Prayers sent for Jim and his family! Had he had any warning signs prior to the actual attack?
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    Prayers sent.

    Time is fleeting, and 30 is way too young.
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