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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:35 PM

Youtube gun enthusiast murdered

Well, so much for 'guns protect you'.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/09/keith-ratliff-fpsrussia-dead_n_2439284.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

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Reply Youtube gun enthusiast murdered (Original post)
AgingAmerican Jan 2013 OP
Orrex Jan 2013 #1
AgingAmerican Jan 2013 #2
Orrex Jan 2013 #3
AgingAmerican Jan 2013 #5
Orrex Jan 2013 #6
AgingAmerican Jan 2013 #7
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Orrex Jan 2013 #8
Recursion Jan 2013 #4
AgingAmerican Jan 2013 #16
napkinz Jan 2013 #30
flvegan Jan 2013 #9
Crunchy Frog Jan 2013 #11
flvegan Jan 2013 #13
Crunchy Frog Jan 2013 #21
flvegan Jan 2013 #22
Crunchy Frog Jan 2013 #24
Fumesucker Jan 2013 #14
flvegan Jan 2013 #15
Moses2SandyKoufax Jan 2013 #17
liberal_at_heart Jan 2013 #18
JI7 Jan 2013 #19
Fumesucker Jan 2013 #23
LeftInTX Jan 2013 #28
DreamGypsy Jan 2013 #10
Rex Jan 2013 #12
liberal_at_heart Jan 2013 #20
Comrade_McKenzie Jan 2013 #25
Sunlei Jan 2013 #26
Kalidurga Jan 2013 #27
AgingAmerican Jan 2013 #29
Kalidurga Jan 2013 #31
Wounded Bear Jan 2013 #37
samsingh Jan 2013 #32
msanthrope Jan 2013 #33
Sunlei Jan 2013 #36
Cali_Democrat Jan 2013 #34
AZ Progressive Jan 2013 #35

Response to AgingAmerican (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:36 PM

1. Out of respect for the dead, I won't point out that he'd have been safe if he'd had access to guns

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Response to Orrex (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:40 PM

2. He did have access to guns

"Authorities found multiple weapons at the scene of the crime, some manufactured by Ratliff himself, WSBTV reports. Investigators have not identified a motive."

The guy lived in Carnesville, Ga.

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Response to AgingAmerican (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:40 PM

3. Yes indeed. Too bad he wasn't armed. Guns might have saved him, just as they save us all.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:46 PM

5. From his twitter feed...

"@keithratliff
Keith Ratliff
I went to the movies with my pistol in my pocket the whole time I was praying that somebody would try to pull a Batman! #ccw"

He had MULTIPLE guns with him, according to the article.

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Response to AgingAmerican (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:48 PM

6. Not enough guns, apparently. If only he'd had more and more guns.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:49 PM

7. lol

n/t

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Response to AgingAmerican (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:50 PM

8. .

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Response to AgingAmerican (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:43 PM

4. "Assassinated by the Obama administration" is already appearing in Facebook feeds

The stupid. It hurts.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 01:43 AM

16. Sigh....

n/t

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Response to Recursion (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 01:33 PM

30. I saw one story where they are actually claiming Sandy Hook didn't really happen

a conspiracy theory that President Obama had the whole thing "set up" so he could take away everyone's guns.

(I knew stories like these were going to pop up.)


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Response to AgingAmerican (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 12:45 AM

9. Homicide, with a wife and a two year old son.

Dance some more for your precious agenda. No, really go on and dance. Embrace the joy it brings you.

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Response to flvegan (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 01:28 AM

11. Sounds like the two of them are probably safer with him gone.

Anyway, according to gun nut ideology, he can't be dead because he was armed.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #11)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 01:33 AM

13. Thank the Gods he was murdered then, right?

Agenda...LOL!

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Response to flvegan (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 01:54 AM

21. Just as I'm sure you were hoping

that his two year old would accidentally shoot himself with one of his stray firearms. You're obviously in favor of two year olds playing with guns.

See, I can read things into your posts too.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #21)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 01:59 AM

22. You think I'd hope, and let me quote you

"that his two year old would accidentally shoot himself..."

And, AND, per your allegations, I'm "in favor of two year olds playing with guns" is that right?

Please answer so I can bury your dumb ass. Be speciific, okay? Thanks for buying in.

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Response to flvegan (Reply #22)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 02:02 AM

24. And you think that I "thanked the gods that he was murdered".

You put words in my mouth and I put words in your mouth. I'm sure that my claims about you are as accurate as your claims about me.

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Response to flvegan (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 01:37 AM

14. The dead man had no problem loudly proclaiming his agenda

Indeed, his was one of the most popular of all Youtube channels.

Live for the sword and die by it.


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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #14)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 01:42 AM

15. Tell me of the wife and child?

Did they "live for the sword and die by it" and deserve what you've stated?

Be careful you don't get called on that same carpet.

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Response to flvegan (Reply #15)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 01:45 AM

17. They're probably better off... n/t

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Response to flvegan (Reply #15)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 01:46 AM

18. I have to agree with you on this one

Whether we disagree with his views or not he is human and has a human family. Homicide is ALWAYS a tragedy.

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Response to flvegan (Reply #15)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 01:47 AM

19. how about him hoping someone pulls a batman ?

how respectful was that to the victims of the theater shooting

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Response to flvegan (Reply #15)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 01:59 AM

23. I don't live for the sword myself.

I'd just as soon see them made into plowshares.

The man was clearly ready, willing and indeed even eager to shoot someone.

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Response to flvegan (Reply #15)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 02:31 AM

28. I read they were divorced

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Response to AgingAmerican (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 01:24 AM

10. Prob'ly someone pulled a Batman...


...and the joker wasn't ready. Rest in Grief.



@keithratliff
Keith Ratliff
I went to the movies with my pistol in my pocket the whole time I was praying that somebody would try to pull a Batman! #ccw

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Response to AgingAmerican (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 01:32 AM

12. Wow.

Ratliff was known as an outspoken gun advocate. In a message posted to Twitter on Aug 11, 2012, he wrote: "I went to the movies with my pistol in my pocket the whole time I was praying that somebody would try to pull a Batman!"

Er...that was the Joker, not Batman. Batman was the good guy. How come they can never even get the basics right?

Anywho...RIP gun lover.

I feel sorry for the family he leaves behind.

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Response to AgingAmerican (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 01:53 AM

20. wow the humantiy on this thread is overwhelming

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Response to AgingAmerican (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 02:03 AM

25. The irony is awesome.

 

There, I said it.

Also:

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Response to AgingAmerican (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 02:12 AM

26. very odd crime scene

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Response to AgingAmerican (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 02:12 AM

27. He didn't deserve to be murdered.

But, this story is weird. He wanted someone to open fire in a theater. That's just nuts. And the press release says he passed away. Very odd, he was murdered he didn't just pass away. They really should be more honest about what happened. I doubt we will ever get the full story on this.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #27)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 12:21 PM

29. These guys really are that stupid

My gun nut brother has fantasies of public shootouts. If I walk into a store with him, he says that if the store gets robbed he will yell, "Everybody down" as he pulls out his gun. He says if I hear him yell that, I am to lie flat out on the floor. He claims that he has 'conditioned himself to automatically go into condition orange' as he calls it. He says, "condition orange,' is a reflexive state that kicks in during dangerous situations. He says the bullets will start flying. He has warped Rambo fantasies. He has all these stupid magazines and books that he gets this stuff from.

It's pathetic listening to him talk about it. He doesn't understand how stupid it sounds to a rational person.

Ironically he was always the 'smart one' in the family. He was brilliantly smart up until he turned into a Republican. Once that happened, his common sense began to downward spiral and has been ever since.

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Response to AgingAmerican (Reply #29)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 02:22 PM

31. So now we know

Being Republican proceeds loss of intellect.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #31)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:13 AM

37. I'm sure that sometimes it follows.......

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Response to AgingAmerican (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 02:27 PM

32. tragic. but he certainly had a lot of guns and they did not save him

the bravado of carrying a gun in a movie theatre still did not save him from a gun

carrying a gun means nothing if someone else accurately shoots first. people don't have 360 degree vision

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Response to AgingAmerican (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 02:38 PM

33. I'd follow the money on this one. nt

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #33)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:07 AM

36. you have a good point. wonder why he was outside guns all around.

He could have been selling to someone and something went wrong. Or shooting with someone, a bullet happened to hit his head and the person ran off. How do they know it's not a suicide or a gun accident?

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Response to AgingAmerican (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 02:47 PM

34. This is a man who hoped someone would open fire in a crowded theater.

Someone posted up thread:

"In a message posted to Twitter on Aug 11, 2012, he wrote: "I went to the movies with my pistol in my pocket the whole time I was praying that somebody would try to pull a Batman!"


He was obviously referencing the Colorado theater shooting during the screening of Batman. How can someone hope for that? He was an asshole.

Live by the gun, die by the gun.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #34)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 03:17 PM

35. Dumbass Gung Ho stupid neanderthalic Right Wing Americans

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