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Who killed Keith Ratliff, YouTube's

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.)

» 11 Comments

  1. dude

    January 12th, 2013

    I am guessing a guy in a black suit was seen leaving the scene.

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  2. xthred

    January 12th, 2013

    Of course there are Federal kill squads. Who thinks Breitbart died of natural causes?

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  3. Bad Brad

    January 12th, 2013

    In the business park my shop is in, there’s two shops milling AR Lowers. The wire edm’r that cuts the magwells for both shops is in the same business park. There’s also a gun store personal/ defense store there. The owners have all received multiple death threats.

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  4. ohwow

    January 12th, 2013

    can we say assassination?

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  5. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 12th, 2013

    WTH??

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  6. Four .45's

    January 12th, 2013

    This is disturbing. I hope Salon gets to the bottom of it.
    *holding my breath*

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  7. Plain Jane

    January 12th, 2013

    May the souls of the faithful departed, through the Mercy of God, rest in peace. And may Perpetual Light shine upon them.

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  8. bob

    January 12th, 2013

    It surely was just a random act of senseless violence, obviously the guns are to blame.

    You guys are all conspiracy nuts thinking it was some sort of “assassination” or that the government was involved in any way.

    (removes tongue from cheek)

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  9. Mr.Gates

    January 12th, 2013

    I’ve never visited Salon before. The comment stream on this story is revolting. What a pack of evil scum those people are.

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  10. listingstarboard

    January 12th, 2013

    xthred I have never understood why more people aren’t screaming and yelling about the murder of Breitbart. I will NEVER believe he died of natural causes.

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  11. Unruly Refugee

    January 13th, 2013

    The fuckers want us disarmed so they can have their way with us. I say it’s the feds on 0bama’s orders; progfaggots are too ignorant to pull this off. Let us never be disarmed.

    Rest in peace.

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