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    William F. Buckley was a staunch supporter of the 2nd ammendment and even commented in one of his many books that he CCW'd.
    I never met him, but he had a real influence as to my views on relevant issues of the day.
    I wish the best for him.

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    I'm glad you posted that. Bill, as we were allowed to call him, was a genius and a hero of mine.
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    From Wickipedia:
    William Frank Buckley, Jr.[1] (November 24, 1925 – February 27, 2008)[2] was an American author and conservative commentator. He founded the political magazine National Review in 1955, hosted 1429 episodes[3] of the television show Firing Line from 1966 until 1999, and was a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist. His writing style was famed for its erudition, wit, and use of uncommon words.[4]

    Buckley was "arguably the most important public intellectual in the United States in the past half century," according to George H. Nash, a historian of the modern American conservative movement. "For an entire generation he was the preeminent voice of American conservatism and its first great ecumenical figure."[5] Buckley's primary intellectual achievement was to fuse traditional American political conservatism with economic libertarianism and anti-communism, laying the groundwork for the modern American conservatism of US Presidential candidate Barry Goldwater and US President Ronald Reagan.
    William F. Buckley, Jr. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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    The guy had a vocabulary that would have challanged Mr. Webster himself...
    Definitely a loss to the conservatives...
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