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Stephen Camp dead at 59

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Johnny Guest, May 28, 2011.

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  1. Johnny Guest

    Johnny Guest Moderator Emeritus

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    A great firearms enthusiast and fine friend, Steve Camp, died on Friday from a brain aneurysm.

    Steve and I were introduced by Jim Wilson, in about 1968. Jim was a Denton cop and I a county prosecutor's investigator. Steve was a college student then, and later joined Denton Police. He retired several years ago after a long and honorable career. Steve was a tireless worker for Second Amendment rights and very active with National Rifle Assn. and Texas State Rifle Assn. He was one of those most active in TSRA having the Texas CHL law passed. A recognized authority on Browning Hi Power pistols, he was a published author, blogger, and on staff at various firearms interest boards.

    Since we both retired a few years back, I haven't seen near enough of Steve, which I greatly regret. He was some eight years younger than me . . . . I'd been in touch with Steve by e-mail within the past couple of weeks, concerning pending legislation. He found what I needed and replied promptly. We'd been meaning to get together for lunch or something for a while, but hadn't gotten around to it.

    Late addition: Typical of Steve's generous nature, he was an organ donor. The useful bits may have been harvested by now, and funeral arrangements are pending at DeBerry Funeral Home, Denton.
    RIP, Esteban

    Johnny Guest
     
  2. farscott

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    That is sad news. My condolences to his family.
     
  3. 22-rimfire

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    Very sad news and at such a young age.
     
  4. johnnylaw53

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    May God be with his family in this time of need. rest in peace Mr. Camp.
     
  5. 19-3Ben

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    Oh no!!!! I always appreciated his posts, and his wisdom. When I first got into guns a few years back, his hipowers and handguns website was one of the resources I used that taught me some of the basics.

    My condolences to the family.
     
  6. Waywatcher

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    My feelings exactly. He will be missed.
     
  7. 19&41

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    Such a credit to the shooting sport. He will be missed. Rest in peace and my condolences to the family.
     
  8. riceboy72

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    Rest well, Mr. Camp, and thank you for your many decades of knowledge and contributions to the shooting world. Your words of wisdom and love for all things firearms will be missed, as will you.
     
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    Life is short. God bless.
     
  10. BHP FAN

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    salute.
     
  11. Deltaboy1984

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    RIP and Prayers for the Camp Family and You Johnny. Mr Camp was one of the Biggest Hi Power fans I ever read about.
     
  12. Brian Williams

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    Condolences to His family.
     
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    My condolences to his family.
     
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    Very sad news indeed, my condolences to his family and friends. He was certainly a wealth of knowledge here on the forum and will be missed.
     
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    Truly a loss to the gun enthusiast community as a whole. Mr. Camp was not only extremely knowledgeable, but a true class act in his helpfulness (and patience) on various internet gun forums.
     
  16. RM

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    I learned much from his writings and respected him greatly. RIP.
     
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    I will miss His posts. Here's hoping it was quick and painless, tho way to early of a age.....WVleo
     
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    In a new medium made of electrons, and without even trying, Stephen Camp rallied followers and admirers in a similar fashion to Skeeter Skelton. Stephen had dignity, intelligence, wit, and honor. I learned this about him from his writings on the forums, and a few personal notes to each other. Sometimes, without even meeting a person, you just KNOW some things about them. I never got to share a drink, go shooting with him, or talk in person. He will still be missed, as he was truly larger than life in the world of gun information and gun talk.
     
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    His posts and articles were always something to learn from. I did not know him, but will miss his works. My prayers for his family and friends.
     
  20. Walkalong

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    Very sad news for the shooting world who enjoy his writings. Condolences to family and friends. AC
     
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    When you discover the Hi Power and begin to explore the capabilities of this very fine pistol, you soon discover that all roads lead back to Stephen Camp. Whatever question you may ask, somebody is sure to point to Stephen Camp because he has already been there and done that.

    He was a gentleman.
     
  22. Lonestar49

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    ~ Salute ~

    ...

    How's that song go ~ only the good die young ~

    It seems it is true,

    RIP friend

    Condolences to family and personal friends,


    Ls
     
  23. orionengnr

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    Wow. I don't know what to say.

    Mr. Stephen Camp's posts were always informative and dignified. Although I never had the priviledge of meeting him, I would have been honored to know him. Now I never will. I am very sorry that this is the case.

    I live in North Texas and if anyone has information on where I might pay my respects, I would like to do so.
     
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    One of my favorites. Always a pleasure to read his posts and reviews.

    He will be missed. RIP.

    WJR
     
  25. HexHead

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    A true loss. RIP.
     
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