Thursday, January 10, 2013

Recent Gun News

1.  What's the saying about those who grab the sword getting pierced by it?  Whatever it is, it appears to apply to this recent homicide:

One of the operators of a popular YouTube channel promoting high-powered guns and explosives was found shot to death last week in northeast Georgia.
Keith Ratliff, 32, was found dead at 5:45 p.m. Thursday at his business on Hayes Road in Carnesville, said Franklin County Sheriff Steve Thomas in a press release.
Ratliff, of Frankfort, Ky., had been shot once in the head, and his death is a homicide. He had been dead for some time when the body was discovered, Thomas said. He was last seen alive Wednesday around 7 p.m.

Another newspaper notes that
Police found numerous weapons at the crime scene, according to WSB-TV. Some of the weapons were even manufactured by Ratliff himself. "He (Ratliff) did sustain a gunshot wound that was not self-inflicted,” Mike Ayers of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation told
Those guns didn't help Ratliff to defend himself.

2.  A video at this site tells us about the strong feelings of one gun lover.  If you watch the video, note th way the term "patriot" is being used.  One cannot be anything but a far-right-winger to be called a patriot, these days, it seems.

3.  In California, a school shooting could have ended much worse had it not been that a teacher, together with a campus counselor, were able to talk the shooter (a student) into surrendering.  As things stand, one student is in hospital critically injured.
More recent accidental gun news here, here and here.