Unfortunately it looks like the firearms world is off to a rough start in 2013, John Noveske of Noveske Rifleworks based out of Oregon has passed away. He was killed in a car accident on Friday, January 4th. According to Flashalert.net:
Sergeant Tyler Lee, on January 4, 2013 at approximately 9:13 p.m., a 1984 Toyota Land Cruiser driven by JOHN NOVESKE, age 36, from Grants Pass, was westbound on Highway 260 near El Camino Way. As the vehicle negotiated a right curve, it traveled across the oncoming lane onto the dirt highway shoulder until it struck two large boulders. The vehicle rolled and NOVESKE was ejected.
NOVESKE, who is the owner of a local rifle manufacturing company, was not using safety restraints and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
RIP Mr. Noveske, you will be missed.