VonBre­ichen­ruchardt, Dane

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Age 71

Dane vonBre­ichen­ruchardt, Con­sti­tu­tional Scholar and Sec­ond Amend­ment Ad­vo­cate, died peace­fully in his sleep after a short ill­ness, at the age of 71 on March 24, 2017 in Me­chan­icsville, Vir­ginia.

Dane served in the U.S. Army as a mil­i­tary pi­lot, was se­verely wounded while ying a res­cue he­li­copter in Viet­nam, and was a dis­abled vet­eran. He

then be­came a “Fly­ing Medic” with the 986th He­li­copter Am­bu­lance Detachment of the Vir­ginia Army Na­tional Guard in the 70’s and worked as an avi­a­tion in­struc­tor with the U.S. Army Na­tional Guard un­til 1983.

While in the mil­i­tary, Dane was also ac­tive in com­pet­i­tive shoot­ing and was a mem­ber of the U.S. Air Force and VA Guard’s state pis­tol team. He was a mem­ber of the “Pres­i­dent’s Hun­dred” at the U.S. Na­tional Shoot­ing Cham­pi­onships at Camp Perry, Ohio rank­ing him as one of the top 100 of pis­tol

marks­men in the in the U.S.

After re­turn­ing from ac­tive mil­i­tary duty and grad­u­a­tion from col­lege he went on to be­come the Di­rec­tor of the Car­dio-pul­monary De­part­ments at the Camden Hos­pi­tal in Maine and the Rap­pa­han­nock Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal in Vir­ginia.

Upon mov­ing to Wash­ing­ton, D.C. in 1993, Dane founded the United States Bill of Rights Foun­da­tion and at­tended George­town Law School for the sole pur­pose of sup­port­ing chal­lenges to the District of Columbia’s re­stric­tions on the

right to keep and bear arms. As a Her­itage Foun­da­tion Con­sti­tu­tional ex­pert, Dane will be re­mem­bered as the ar­chi­tect of the 2008 U.S. Supreme Court case which es­tab­lished the Sec­ond Amend­ment as a Con­sti­tu­tional, Enu­mer­ated, In­di­vid­ual Right in the case of “District of Columbia vs. Heller.”

He was a spe­cial friend to many, a bril­liant scholar, and his pass­ing cre­ates a great loss to the world of Con­sti­tu­tional Ad­vo­cacy. He will be greatly missed. Please sign the Guest­book at www.legacy.com/wash­ing­ton­times

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