I learned about the passing of Hognose of the Weaponsman blog, like most of you, yesterday morning. I’d like to send proper condolences to his survivors and pay a fitting tribute of sorts to him with the poster above.

O’Brien, unlike nearly every outlet of today’s internet, spoke with a rational nature regarding one of his true loves- weapons- minus any of the circular and useless debate commonly heard. His posts were well written and always informative, often simultaneously reminding me of reading Kokalis as a kid and many of my own experiences later on. Kevin was a big fan of the Kalashnikov and wrote some of the better pieces on the platform found anywhere in the West, much less on the internet alone.

He was a unique voice in the crowd- one that will be missed.

Faugh A Beallach.