Bob Owens, of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, was the editor of the blog Bearing Arms. The 46-year-old pro-gun advocate was found dead near his home on Monday at around 11 a.m. with a gunshot wound to his head. According to the Fuquay-Varina Police Department, a gun was reportedly lying close to Owens' body when he was discovered, lying underneath a stop sign. Police are surmising that Owens' gunshot wound was self-inflicted and are investigating the death as a potential suicide.

Suicide note by way of a Facebook post

In a Facebook post, several hours before he was found, Owens wrote something to the effect of, in the end, it turned out he’s not strong.

He wrote that he was a coward and a “selfish son of a b***h.” He then said he was sorry.

A comment to the Facebook post by his wife, Christine Zamzow Owens, said that he was a wonderful husband, a loving father and a giving friend. She wrote that Owens always did what he thought was right, even when it was not the popular thing to do. Christine said he was never a coward or selfish and that he was just hurting. Christine closed her comment by saying how much she loved him. There was an outpouring of sympathy and grief for the loss of Owens on social media.

Owens was a firm pro-gun advocate

As noted by the Washington Post, Owens was a firm supporter of the right to bear firearms and wrote about this on his blog and social media.

In a statement on Twitter by Owens' co-editor, Jean Jacques, she said that she was “profoundly devastated” by the news of his death. She went on to say she is having a very hard time with this and asked everyone to focus on, and pray for, Owens' family. Jacques said that Owens will be “sorely missed” and that they will probably never truly know what happened to push him to suicide.

According to a report by the International Business Times, Owens was a critic of Hillary Clinton and spoke out about her widely, describing her as probably the most corrupt and dangerous candidate ever to run for the Presidency.

He reportedly warned that Clinton would deliver the “death” blow to the Second Amendment. According to the Post, shortly after President Donald Trump was elected, Owens described Clinton’s candidacy for the presidency as being one driven by the attitude that she deserved this.

At the time of his death, Owens was reportedly scheduled to complete work on a new book, “The Deplorables’ Guide to Guns.” According to Bearing Arms, Owens is survived by his wife, Christine, and their two daughters, aged nine and 17.