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|01-08-2013, 07:42 PM||#11 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Nashville, TN
Here's another version of the story from the Daily Mail with some additional facts:
Keith Ratliff: Popular online guns and explosives expert found shot to death on rural Georgia road | Mail Online
This appears not to have been the case.
|01-08-2013, 11:10 PM||#13 (permalink)|
Paintball Ballistician :P
Join Date: Mar 2008
The details of this case released so far are bizarre.
I hope that the investigators can get to the bottom of it and find the killer/s.
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|01-08-2013, 11:14 PM||#15 (permalink)|
|01-08-2013, 11:26 PM||#16 (permalink)|
Carter's wife's boyfriend
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: town of Wantmorevaj
I am chagrined that people cannot simply post their condolences, without opining regarding their views on guns and politics.
2 infractions so far, and I will indulge anyone else that cannot resist temptation.
This (appears) to be a horrible act of violence, and all of our thoughs ought to be with the family and friends of the victim; not grabbing a soapbox either actively or passive aggresively for one side or another. It's frankly disgusting.
|01-08-2013, 11:49 PM||#17 (permalink)|
I see dead people
I read about this yesterday and it's so bizarre. I won't say that Carnesville is around the corner but it's only about 60 miles from here. It's such a sad state of affairs and my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends at this time.
|01-09-2013, 07:46 AM||#20 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2008
it was a robbery
Keith was alone at the warehouse where they store and prepare the firearms for the shoots. Keith was the "weapons expert" for the show, and his job was arrange the firearms used in the videos, inspect and clean them, and prepare them for the videos.
The comments I'm reading on the internet in regards to his death are just beyond sickening. He was alone, doing his job, and he was robbed and murdered. From talking to Kitty (yes, the same Kitty that used to work for TechPB many years ago now works for FPSRussia), there is a lot that the police AREN'T saying. There are tons of details about his murder that are not released to the public right now.
Think about this - when someone breaks into an armory, or a SWAT team van, how vague are the reports that come out? Do you get a detailed list of weaponry that was stolen? Do you get exact model numbers with full descriptions, of the firearms that were stolen? If someone breaks into a place that is stocked to the roof with Class 3 Automatic Weapons and steals a bunch of them, what does the report coming from the police say?
"We have an incident that we are investigating... that's all we can say at this time..."
I met Keith when the FPSRussia show came to Tampa about a year ago. He was a very polite, VERY knowledgeable person. We all had lunch and I sat right beside him. He was one of those guys who you'd love to have a beer with while shooting pool. Loved the outdoors, loved hunting, loved firearms and he was one of those "Southerners" who you could shoot the **** with all day long.
This person was alone at work doing his job, when he was taken hostage, robbed and murdered. ANYTHING else you read, is pure nonsense.