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YouTube gun enthusiast's shooting death spurs hunt for suspect
FoxNews.com ^ | 1/9/2013

Posted on 01/09/2013 12:49:15 PM PST by RoosterRedux

Authorities in Georgia are searching for suspects in the shooting death of a gun enthusiast and weapons expert who managed a popular YouTube channel showcasing high-powered guns and explosives.

Keith Ratliff, 32, who helped operate FPSRussia firearms channel on YouTube, was found dead inside his Carnesville, Ga., office on Jan. 3 from a single gunshot wound to the head.

The man's death is being investigated as a homicide, Mike Ayers of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed to FoxNews.com.

"He [Ratliff] did sustain a gunshot wound that was not self-inflicted," Ayers said, adding that "robbery does not appear to be the motive."

Ayers said authorities have identified the caliber of the weapon used in the killing, but declined to elaborate further. He said Ratliff's office, which is attached to his home, was used to operate the YouTube channel as well as manufacture suppressors, noise-reduction devices for guns that are commonly referred to as "silencers."

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: banglist; fpsrussia; keithratliff; ratliff

1 posted on 01/09/2013 12:49:23 PM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux
Video at myfoxatlanta.com
2 posted on 01/09/2013 12:52:43 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Liberty and Freedom!)
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To: RoosterRedux

How sad! I hope they catch the perps. Could the motive be assasination?


3 posted on 01/09/2013 12:53:36 PM PST by DBrow
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To: RoosterRedux; All

Somewhat pertinent:

http://www.zjstech.net/~ddixson/Unintended_Consequences.pdf


4 posted on 01/09/2013 12:55:35 PM PST by elpinta (Jer. 10:23 - It really holds true!)
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To: DBrow

Is the Pope Catholic?


5 posted on 01/09/2013 12:55:35 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: RoosterRedux

“FPSRussia is the tenth most-viewed channel on YouTube”

hmmm....


6 posted on 01/09/2013 12:56:54 PM PST by ILS21R (Everything is a conspiracy. No? You're living in one.)
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To: DBrow

Ya think? Now the left is using assassination to implement their gun grabbing schemes. Bank on that.


7 posted on 01/09/2013 12:58:56 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: ILS21R; All
Here's why its so popular...VIDEO
8 posted on 01/09/2013 1:00:17 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Liberty and Freedom!)
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To: RoosterRedux

Have police interviewed the guns yet?
They could have assaulted him!
Guns did it.

[/sarc - do I really have to have this tag?]


9 posted on 01/09/2013 1:01:42 PM PST by SparkyBass
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To: usconservative

Anti-gunners taking out 2nd amendment advocates by shooting them with...GUNS! Kinda like screwing for virginity. Effing hypocrisy!


10 posted on 01/09/2013 1:03:59 PM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: DBrow

of course...if it was an assassination, nobody will ever find out who did it unless the assassin himself tells us. The interesting part would be who was paying him.


11 posted on 01/09/2013 1:06:40 PM PST by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance........)
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To: RoosterRedux

popular/famous enough this guy has his own picture memes.


12 posted on 01/09/2013 1:07:44 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Impala64ssa

I think it’s time for the strategy I’ve been thinking about:

Piss off a gun grabbing liberal: Shoot back!


13 posted on 01/09/2013 1:09:29 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: B.O. Plenty

George Soros comes to mind.


14 posted on 01/09/2013 1:11:06 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: ILS21R

My whole family enjoys FPSRussia. It’s fun and fantastic.


15 posted on 01/09/2013 1:11:27 PM PST by Marie ("The last time Democrats gloated this hard after a health care victory, they lost 60 House seats.")
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To: RoosterRedux
R.I.P. Keith

Another innocent casualty of the growing war on the 2nd Amendment?

NRA pres : Paper demonized gun owners.

16 posted on 01/09/2013 1:14:37 PM PST by Errant
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To: RoosterRedux

I wonder how big a check Soros had to write for that hit.


17 posted on 01/09/2013 1:19:24 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: RoosterRedux; Travis McGee

The Dirty War begins...


18 posted on 01/09/2013 1:20:12 PM PST by Noumenon (One individual with courage, determination and a rifle can change the course of history.)
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To: Noumenon

Hickok45 and Nutnfancy should watch their six. Though I’m sure they know that more than I.


19 posted on 01/09/2013 1:25:26 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: B.O. Plenty
of course...if it was an assassination, nobody will ever find out who did it unless the assassin himself tells us.

Dead men tell no tales.

The interesting part would be who was paying him.

The same guy that will pay the guy who silences the first assassin when he's no longer useful...

20 posted on 01/09/2013 1:43:09 PM PST by null and void (Avg # victims per incident, if shooter stopped by armed civilian: 3, if stopped by a policeman: 14)
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To: RoosterRedux

If only I had $5,600+ ;-)


21 posted on 01/09/2013 1:49:58 PM PST by Pyro7480 (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: RoosterRedux

Holy smokes! He’s lucky he didn’t get nailed by the truck shrapnel at about 3:40.


22 posted on 01/09/2013 1:53:32 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: RoosterRedux

I bet Piers Morgan did it. He’s been wanting to kill pro-gun people since he got his woodshed event.


23 posted on 01/09/2013 1:59:49 PM PST by History Repeats (sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: RoosterRedux

check Twitter and Facebook and DU for leftists claiming to have done it


24 posted on 01/09/2013 2:07:12 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: RoosterRedux

There's a very high level of public focus on guns, now.

Every high-profile gun killing NOW will have 10x the effect on the objective of banning guns.

This is similar to celebrity audits close to tax filing time -deters MANY more people, as drones think "it happened to someone I KNOW..."

They'll find NO perp, or if they do it will be some PATSY.

25 posted on 01/09/2013 2:10:26 PM PST by gaijin
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To: RoosterRedux

Thanks. Great vid. I cannot believe I had not heard nor subscribed.


26 posted on 01/09/2013 2:15:37 PM PST by Obadiah (It is when a people forget God, that tyrants forge their chains.)
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To: ez

And tnoutdoors9 too.


27 posted on 01/09/2013 2:20:53 PM PST by Obadiah (It is when a people forget God, that tyrants forge their chains.)
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To: DBrow

Motivation...I don’t know this man. Could be he’s rubbed elbows with the Russian mafia? Or could be one of Bloomer’s thugs.


28 posted on 01/09/2013 2:23:42 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: null and void

Heh...you know Stan Hurley....


29 posted on 01/09/2013 2:24:33 PM PST by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance........)
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To: RoosterRedux; Drumbo

bmfl

FPSRussia - great YouTube site.

Condolences to the Ratliff family.


30 posted on 01/09/2013 2:27:16 PM PST by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: B.O. Plenty

No. But I did see what happened to SEAL team 6. I don’t think it was a coincidence.


31 posted on 01/09/2013 2:38:44 PM PST by null and void (Avg # victims per incident, if shooter stopped by armed civilian: 3, if stopped by a policeman: 14)
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To: RoosterRedux

bfl


32 posted on 01/09/2013 2:50:24 PM PST by spankalib (The downside of liberty is the need to tolerate those who despise it.)
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To: Noumenon

No, it goes at least back to Fast and Furious, a plot to tarnish the 2A via deliberate mass-murder in Mexico with guns walked from Obama’s DOJ to Mexican cartel assassins.

That was the Rubicon, if not earlier.

Breitbart? Probably.


33 posted on 01/09/2013 3:21:05 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Impala64ssa

it sounds more like robbery to me. some low-life needed some free guns....


34 posted on 01/09/2013 3:25:07 PM PST by expat2
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To: elpinta
http://www.zjstech.net/~ddixson/Unintended_Consequences.pdf

This is probably a copyright violation, which ordinarily I'd oppose since I'm an author and depend on royalties. However, the book is out of print. Used copies are going for astronomical sums. Download it and read it before the link vanishes.

If the author gets after you, don't complain. Send him the amount of royalty he'd get from the sale of the original hard-cover version. As I recall, I paid $25 for it; at 10% he's entitled to $2.50. Don't begrudge it to him.

In any case, read it and be warned.

35 posted on 01/09/2013 4:49:50 PM PST by JoeFromSidney ( New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: JoeFromSidney

Thanks for the heads up.

The link was posted elsewhere by I don’t remember who on this site a couple of days ago; certainly I would agree to compensate the copyright owner.

Great reading indeed!


36 posted on 01/09/2013 5:25:37 PM PST by elpinta (Jer. 10:23 - It really holds true!)
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To: Noumenon

Oh shit...


37 posted on 01/09/2013 6:17:30 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker

Yep. Dirty War. Works both ways, though.


38 posted on 01/09/2013 7:25:08 PM PST by Noumenon (One individual with courage, determination and a rifle can change the course of history.)
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To: Noumenon

Yes. That’s what I meant.


39 posted on 01/09/2013 7:38:13 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: expat2

Near his body were several guns. Although I guess the killer(s) might have grabbed an armful and left/dropped the rest.


40 posted on 01/09/2013 8:36:39 PM PST by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: RoosterRedux

Bump


41 posted on 01/09/2013 8:58:17 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: RoosterRedux
Prominent rifle manufacturer killed in mysterious car crash days after posting psych drug link to school shooters
42 posted on 01/10/2013 10:00:49 AM PST by opentalk
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To: JoeFromSidney

Thanks for the heads up. I’ll be reading it in my spare time, and yes I will find a way to pay the man for his work.


43 posted on 01/10/2013 6:26:23 PM PST by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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