Discussion in 'Politics' started by beast, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. beast

    beast backwoodsman



    Ad for gun training bars Muslims and Obama voters

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    By Zachary Roth | The Lookout – <abbr title="2011-10-28T15:39:54Z">4 hrs ago</abbr>

    A radio ad for a handgun training class that bars Muslims and Obama voters has sparked an investigation in Texas.
    "We will attempt to teach you all the necessary information you need to obtain your [Concealed Handgun License]," the ad says. Then towards the end, it adds: "If you are a socialist liberal and/or voted for the current campaigner in chief, please do not take this class. You have already proven that you cannot make a knowledgeable and prudent decision under the law."
    And then: "If you are a non-Christian Arab or Muslim, I will not teach you the class with no shame; I am Crockett Keller, thank you, and God bless America."
    The ad ran for six days on KHLB, Mason's local station. It's also been heard tens of thousands of times on Youtube.
    Keller, 65, has said in media interviews that he just regards the message is just common sense. "The fact is, if you are a devout Muslim, then you cannot be a true American," he told local news station KVUE, while fielding calls congratulating him for his stance. "Why should I arm these people to kill me? That's suicide."
    "I call it exercising my right to choose who I instruct in how to use a dangerous weapon," he added.
    But the state of Texas may disagree. The Department of Public Safety said in a statement that certified instructors of handgun training are required to comply with all applicable state and federal laws, and added: "Conduct by an instructor that denied service to individuals on the basis of race, ethnicity or religion would place that instructor's certification by the Department at risk of suspension or revocation." The department has said it has begun an investigation.
    It seems unlikely that Keller will back down, though. "I'm not going to do it," he told the local news. "I will give up my license to teach before I will teach them," he said, referring to Obama voters and Muslims.
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  2. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

    Good for him.
  3. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama Monkey++

    Freedom of speach and association are a thing of the past. Im not sure if you even have the right to remain silent anymore.
    Hope this fellers case turns good keeep us informed.
  4. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    "We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone."
  5. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

    Unfortunately the state has very specific guidelines for CHL instructors.
    However, he can "toe the line" and stop announcing it. It will come down to a court hearing. He can very selectively fill his classes, by varying the "available space" in his classes.
  6. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    We need lots more like him in high places. Good to see some still have a "set". Check out the new governor of Maine--he would make a fine prez.
    In case you haven't heard about this guy before, his name will stick in your mind!
    The new Maine Governor, Paul LePage is making New Jersey ’s Chris Christie look like an enabler. He isn't afraid to say what he thinks. Judging by the comments, every time he opens his mouth, his popularity goes up.".....
  7. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    It's about time WE stand up for OUR rights! I am tired of being "assimilated" into some other persons idea of what WE should be, in their eyes!
    POOP on that! If I want a flag up, I'll fly one! If I want a cross in my home or IF I owned a business, and IF "they" don't like it then they can GO AWAY!
    Why are WE always the ones that have to "adapt"? Why no more Christmas?Why are they taking away Halloween? "THEY" want to destroy everything WE have had for a long time ( history) and then make it into some crap of a place and to live in fear! I call BS on that and will fight to the death if need be, and that goes for the liberal school admins and teachers as well!
  8. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    More power to him! Nobody should be forced to teach those he doesn't want to. Same as we shouldn't be forced to hire someone because of some state-sanctioned numbers game.
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