2nd Amendment advocate shot himself on Fuquay-Varina street corner
Posted May 9
Fuquay-Varina, N.C. — The editor of a gun rights website committed a public suicide Monday on a Fuquay-Varina street corner.
Police found the body of Robert Eugene Owens, 46, at the intersection of Sequoia Ridge Drive and South Judd Parkway Southwest at around 11 a.m., minutes after he posted an apology on Facebook.
"In the end, it turns out that I'm not strong. I'm a coward," he wrote.
Owens' death drew attention given the public nature, and it took about a day for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to confirm that he died at his own hand.
"In the end, all that matters is he that will be sorely missed, and the truth is that we will never know what truly happened," Jenn Jacques wrote.
According to his bio on the site, Owens was a native North Carolinian who had written about gun rights for 10 years.