March 12, 2013 7:07 AM

Another reason why every day is Gun Appreciation Day

The host of The Sportsman Channel’s “A Rifleman’s Journal” was shot and killed in Montana on Friday. The gunman, seemingly a jealous husband, then turned the weapon on himself.

It is not yet clear if the weapon used in the crime was obtained legally.

Gregory Rodriguez not only hosted his own hunting show. He was also an editor of Shooting Times and wrote for Guns & Ammo magazine. He was also the CEO of Global Adventure Outfitters, a hunting supply store. But that all ended Friday after the gunman found Rodriguez with his wife, who works [for] an ammunitions manufacturer, together:

Police say that at around 10:30 p.m. the woman’s husband, Wayne Bengston, came to the house and then shot Rodriguez and brutally beat his wife.

Police say Bengston then drove off with his 2-year old son who had been sleeping in the house and drove away.

He left the boy unharmed with a relative and then drove to his house in West Glacier.

That’s where Flathead County deputies and a SWAT team found his truck.

Authorities say they attempted to contact Bengston with no success, and when they entered his house they found Bengston dead of a gunshot wound to the head.

Rogriguez’s show was hunting-specific, but the Sportsman Channel does have a relationship with the National Rifle Association and its lobbying arm.

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