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Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms / Tad Britt (Friend)  Read >>
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms / Tad Britt (Friend)
James's death is a Tragedy.

I last saw James about two years ago.  Jimmy was fresh out of re-hab and James had welcomed him in.  We went out to the farm and were shooting his AK-47, w/ grouping of 3"  @ 100 yds.   It was as a beautiful Spring Day.  Everything was in place and we had a damn good time.

He was happy.  Just married to Wanda (his high school sweethart). And,it was the first time I had seen him in years.  We talked bullshit - ballistics and trajectory's. 

I've known James since 1981 and I can't imagine him gone.

Damn, I miss him already......

Peace, Love, and Understanding,

Tad



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James reached out / Amanda W. (fellow FMS sufferer)  Read >>
James reached out / Amanda W. (fellow FMS sufferer)
in comments on my journal. He suffered from fibromyalgia as I do, and we were on the same trial medication for it. I have never been very good at responding to those who respond to me in my efforts at writing... I wish now I had responded more clearly and more frequently to those times he reached out to me there. I know what it's like to suffer through this condition, and how it feels at its lowest lows. I only hope that James is living free of fibromyalgia pain now, with his Father. For having been strong enough to make it this far, he is certainly deserving. Rest in peace, finally, James. I wish I could have been of some help to you... you certainly were some help to me. Close
James, the world is a better place because of you... / Warren Chilton   Read >>
James, the world is a better place because of you... / Warren Chilton
Thank you for what you've done for me personally and everyone else in our airgunning community.  In your life you gave so much more than you took, and you earned the respect of many many fine folks.  Rest in peace my friend, your pain is gone, and I will pray for the wellbeing and comfort of your family. Close
Thank you James for your deeds. / Lon Beshiri   Read >>
Thank you James for your deeds. / Lon Beshiri
 You lead by example and made a difference in the lives of so many. Close
Sorrow / James Williams   Read >>
Sorrow / James Williams
I only spoke to James a few times on the phone but each time we had a conversation like old friends, he was always helpful and like to talk airguns. The forum he created isone of the most important airgun sites on the internet. He passed to young and may he forever be in the hands of God!

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Rest in Peace James / James LeVach (Forum member)  Read >>
Rest in Peace James / James LeVach (Forum member)

I have been a member of thi forum since the day James started it for those of us lost after the gastly shutdoem of the airgunletter forum. James stepped in and started this forum asxz a way to keep us airgunners together to help and inform ourselver and others intrested in airguns. He far outsurpased the old forum both in usefull information and quality. I will neverf forget you James, You gave us a "home" when our previous one had been yanked out from under us.  Rest in peace and happyness my friend.
Pennsylvania Pistolero/Marksman/130man

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Rest in piece James.. / Brent   Read >>
Rest in piece James.. / Brent

Thank you for all your support with the forums and Fun Supply.  You were the reason that I enjoy the sport so much now.

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James ..God bless your soul and your family / Frank Amir   Read >>
James ..God bless your soul and your family / Frank Amir
James ,
             you brought strangers from the four corners of the earth , .          and turned them into friends , those who sought Knowledge found it ,
those who sought solace found it , few men leave such a legacy that
outlives them .This is a debt that can never be repaid ..and one that we are grateful for .

Frank Close
I learned a lot from James's forum. / NovaScotiaAirgunner (Forum reader.)  Read >>
I learned a lot from James's forum. / NovaScotiaAirgunner (Forum reader.)

I was sad about is death.

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Thank You James / David Bruce   Read >>
Thank You James / David Bruce
I was on the AGL when it went down. Inside of 2 hours I found James’s forum and was posting it on all of the other forums. What he gave us out of the goodness of his heart kept this community together. Inside of 2 hours we had a new home thanks to him. He has maintained and even paid for this little home of ours. Without him we would be spread throughout cyber space and never know each other. James, Thank You. We owe you a lot for what you have given us. 

Dave Bruce
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So many benefitted from James's generosity... / Steve Woodward (Fellow Airgun Enthusiast)  Read >>
So many benefitted from James's generosity... / Steve Woodward (Fellow Airgun Enthusiast)
...in promotion of our sport, that the debt can never be repaid.

I hope that his family takes pride in the huge influence he had.  He will be missed.

Warmest regards,
Steve W. Close
Goodbye James, Go In Peace... / Marc Myers (Friend & Customer)  Read >>
Goodbye James, Go In Peace... / Marc Myers (Friend & Customer)
By now I'm Very certain that James already knows that the Sum of his parts was far Greater than the boundaries of this life, and He had a Profound affect on this world ! He will be sorely missed

God's Grace be with you in this very difficult time. Our continued prayers for Your family !

Marc & Sheryl Myers Close
I was very sad to hear about your loss. / Jon Brooks (customer)  Read >>
I was very sad to hear about your loss. / Jon Brooks (customer)
He was helpful to his customers, and I never heard him say anything negative about anyone. My condolences to the family and friends. Jon Close
I did not know James, but after reading the responses here, / Doug Harvey   Read >>
I did not know James, but after reading the responses here, / Doug Harvey
it give me a good idea what kind of person he was. I have been on this forum for about a year know and I have gain alot of knowledge from it . I what to thank the Kitching family for making it what it is. May God be with you at this time. We will be praying for you.
                                          Doug Harvey Close
Remembering James / James Perotti (forum member)  Read >>
Remembering James / James Perotti (forum member)
James created an open space where everyone could voice there opinions, and share there thoughts about airguns,  and pretty much anything eles that came to mind. His patience and tolorace for the ideas and opinions of others was unmatched by any other forum. James will be greatly missed by many people. I think the best tribute to James would be to preserve the gun rights that ment so much to him. Keep On Shooting, and tell the Big Man hey for me.  james p. Close
Thanks for providing this venue for airgunners. / Theodore Summers (from the Web)  Read >>
Thanks for providing this venue for airgunners. / Theodore Summers (from the Web)
I only talked to you once on the phone but I appreciated your friendliness James. Close
The James I knew  / Craig Swinson (NFA Friend)  Read >>
The James I knew  / Craig Swinson (NFA Friend)
I knew James before I knew him for airgunning. James was a pretty big NFA/Class III enthusiast. I used to see him on the NFA boards like Subguns.com, Sturmgewehr.com, AR15.com and some others.

Being into NFA he also shared a special trait with most that are of that cloth, fully believing that the Right to Keep and Bear Arms was absolute. He was very clear on this position and never was it even a question. A long time ago, well before this place even existed, he took the time to actually explain his position and it made perfect sense…and he converted me to a believer.

I would say for the amount of time he spent on the airgun stuff he was spending as much if not more on the RKBA’s stuff. I remember he used to send out almost daily e-mails about gun rights and the struggle to keep our rights our rights and not have them traded away.

The James I knew was a Patriot, a man who fully believed in the Constitution and the principles it stood for. His fight and advocacy would have made our Founding Fathers proud. He was a true American.

He will be sadly missed. Close
I've been avoiding this / Harvey Binder (Forum member)  Read >>
I've been avoiding this / Harvey Binder (Forum member)
I really didn't want to do this because it adds to your finality.  I learned a lot from the forums you offered to us.  I learned a little about you when we talked on the phone.  The pain you were always in, the things you did to get through your days...  I'm really going to miss you.  I wanted to call you recently but I knew you were in a great deal of pain and didn't want to bug you.  You had enough to deal with.  I had no idea how much.

You always made your own decisions about how you lived your life.  Right to the end.  I wish you had suffered less pain.  A pretty useless wish, considering we have little if any control over those things but I still hoped that you had days of reprieve from that pain.  How much a man can stand is a pretty personal thing.  You withstood your own for a very long time.  I know you worked hard to combat it every day for a very long time. 

While you were with us there was a sense of someone watching things transpire on the forums.  Toward the end that feeling waned.  You had other more pressing things occupying your thoughts.  We all knew it and wished and prayed for better days for you.

I can't say how much your loss to this life means to me.  Its not easy to accept an internet life without your presence.  None of us want to let go of you yet.  But you were ready to move on.  Something we'll all have to come to grips with I guess.

I'll miss you James Kitching.  We all will.

Harvey Binder Close
Never knew James but ... / John Klein (read about on the forum)  Read >>
Never knew James but ... / John Klein (read about on the forum)

May GOD BLESS you and your family. Rest in knowing that it is by GRACE that we are assured of the promises given to us by GOD. I never knew James  - I just came upon the forum to ask some questions as a new member - the outpouring of genuine emotion and concern is so moving. It is clear to me that James has left a legacy that touched untold numbers of families. May the PEACE that passes all understanding be with you all. In the precious name of JESUS I shall pray for you.

john

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Just a few words, and a thank you... / Todd Walsh (Fellow Airgunner)  Read >>
Just a few words, and a thank you... / Todd Walsh (Fellow Airgunner)
I've never met James but he has certainly changed my life. I got back into airgunning through the Fun Supply forum that james created. I've met great people and have learned a great deal. I recently started a small business based on the very Chinese airguns that James introduced me to. I've found a new love and a new creative direction, which would not have been possible without the environment created by James. I was going to call James this week to order some cases of air rifles from him, and to tell him my story. Unfortunately that couldn't happen and I was never able to thank him, So I will do so now... James, thank you for your vision, your integrity and your time. You have helped shape and change my destiny and for that I am thankful... Thank You.. Todd Close
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