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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Virginia Loses True Champion of the Second Amendment

It is with great sadness that I pass along the news that long time VSSA and past NRA Board Member Raymond Cahen passed away last night. Ray has been battling health issues that were the result of an injury he received several years ago. For the last five or six years he had good days and bad days but did not let that get in the way of his commitment to the rights of Virginia's gun owners, remaining as a member of the VSSA Board until his last term expired last December.

Ray has a long resume with the shooting sports but just to highlight some:

  • Member VSSA Board of Directors
  • Muti-term member of the NRA Board of Directors
  • Pistol shooter
  • Past Chairman of the NRA Elections, Protest and Pistol Committees.
  • A Director of the Virginia Wildlife Federation
  • Multi-term VSSA Legislative Vice President,
  • Life Member of the Virginia Shooting Sports Association (February 1985).
  • Founder of the Virginia Outdoor Sports Information Network,
  • Instrumental in the foundation of the Virginia Firearms Dealers Association.
  • Certified instructor for rifle, pistol and shotgun as well as working with youth shooters.
  • Governors appointee to the Virginia Board of conservation and Recreation.
  • Life Member Cavalier Rifle and Pistol Club.
  • Played a key role in Sportsmen for George Allen coalition of the Allen for Governor Campaign

Ray was instrumental in getting me involved with VSSA and his counsel will be greatly missed.

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