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  It is my understanding that Jeff Cooper died yesterday near noon time.  I got to meet him some years ago.  The live and in person version was even better than the books and colums.
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That is very sad news indeed.  I enjoyed reading his works and I am a big fan of his scout rifle concept.

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Colonel Jeff Cooper had a keen mind, and remarkable powers of observation.  He spoke the truth boldly.  I always respected his opinions, even when I didn't agree with them.  This man certainly deserves a salute and farewell.  We need more like him.

 

       

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"The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own.

Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles."

óJeff Cooper, The Art of the Rifle

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That's my favourite Cooper quote.

I have and like the book.

ILya
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Had the pleasure and priveledge of meeting him at the 1979 SHOT show in dallas. Met him, Col Askins and Bill Jordan all in the same day! A red letter day for me, for sure. A man in the presence of giants......
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