Salon – The gun enthusiast with the 11th most popular channel on YouTube— who insisted everyone has the right to an assault weapon under the Second Amendment — was shot and killed in what’s been described as his Georgia “weapons development and testing facility” last week.
Keith Ratliff died, according to reports, from a single shot to the head — but the murder weapon can’t be found, and there was no sign of a struggle.
And all that has confused police in Georgia — who have called his death a homicide — and Ratliff’s millions of fans and followers, who have poured out sadness and confusion on Twitter and Facebook that he was not able to fight back and defend himself.
As USA Today reports, Ratliff’s brother, Kelly, told an Atlanta TV station that “For him not to pull out that gun and try to defend himself, he had to feel comfortable around somebody. Either that or he was ambushed.”
(I’m not linking to Salon. I get the sense that they are glad this guy is dead. Here’s the Daily Mail coverage.)