I would like to point out that Gary was till retirement an active "academic". He is a friend and a well known scholar of gun related issues. Trained as a psychologist, he went into criminology. He and Don have helped review some of my work. Kates is an awesome defender of the RKBA. Quite a hoot to hang out with. Go to dinner with him and some progun female academics sometime (female progun academics - now that will astound some). He carries his cell phone in a Glock Polymer holster.
We have shot together on several occassions, once with Dave Kopel.
Gary is a refined gentleman. We have eaten at Spago's together and shared a chocolate lava cake.
At that occasion, Gary described his moose hunt and schlepping the meat out of the Canadian woods.
There is a large body of progun, peer reviewed scholarship which is very useful. Now isn't that surprising also.