I just found out and it floored me.
My phone call last night was from my friend Michael Meyer (who despite never getting me a Clydesdale, I still adore) telling me John had passed on. I didn’t even know he had been working on his next book. Who knows what that might have been like. Michael said everyone was in shock. I get it, I am as well. I told Michael it’s because we never expect our legends to die.
I had interacted with John Ross a bit in Facebook when he asked for help establishing the publication date of a particular paperback book he was using in his next book. He DMed me asking about my sources and I was glad to share them. Anything I could do to get a taste of his next book was his for the asking.
I hope now he sees how much of an influence he has been to tens (hundred?) of thousands of us. His book has made us better Second Amendment Advocates and possibly the most dangerous motherfuckers walking this country.
Thank you, John, and we will miss you.