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Hi all, I am not a huge author but wanted to share a bit of news that I at least have not seen here and likely will add fuel to the fire on the gun debate.

Keith Ratliff known as FPS Russia on youtube, a popular gun enthusiast was apparently found dead January 3rd.  He apparently was found with several guns nearby but none were used.

I am not really  sure what to add to this except it seems yet more evidence that more guns is clearly not the answer.

I am not really sure this is enough for a diary or has already been diaried and if it's not I'll delete this.

For those interested here's the link to the article I found

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  •  Bad Day At The Office? (0+ / 0-)

    Looks like all the guns in the world couldn't save Keith Ratliff.  He was surrounded by his drug of choice.

    It didn't keep him alive.  

  •  Asdf (0+ / 0-)

    Oh well........

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    by GayIthacan on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 12:39:52 PM PST

  •  i didn't do a diary but (2+ / 0-)
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    jfromga, AnnieR

    did mention it in some other diaries' comments.  I feel sorry for his family.  His delusion of guns making him safe probably got him killed.

    When you say it is "common sense" what you are really saying is "I don't have any evidence to back up my argument", because it is quite often neither common nor sense.

    by kaminpdx on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 12:52:14 PM PST

    •  I read the report and I don't see how, if he had (2+ / 0-)
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      been found with absolutely no guns anywhere in the vicinity, he would have been any safer.  The presence of the guns seems to be irrelevant.  After all he was a licensed gunsmith who was skilled enough to fabricate weapons himself literally from scratch.  For the reporter to introduce that dark undertone about the presence of weapons makes about as much sense as reporting a pharmacist was found murdered, surrounded by drugs

      •  asef (3+ / 0-)
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        But last week, the authorities said, Mr. Ratliff, 32, ended up on the wrong end of a gun. The police in northeast Georgia found him dead at his office on Jan. 3, shot once in the head. He was surrounded by several guns, but not the one that killed him. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is treating it as a homicide.
        It is absolutely relevant.

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        by second gen on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 01:11:35 PM PST

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      •  pharmacist dies of heart attack .... (2+ / 0-)
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        Found surrounded by heart medication: Lipitor, aspirin, nitroglycerin tablets, etc.

        Your analogy is close.  I think that people are trying to make a snarky point about the guns that people like FPS Russia count on to save their life manifestly failing to do so ... or in worse cases, causing their death: like blood thinners causing a stroke.

        For the reporter to introduce that dark undertone about the presence of weapons makes about as much sense as reporting a pharmacist was found murdered, surrounded by drugs

        Something's wrong when the bad guys are the utopian ones.

        by Visceral on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 01:59:09 PM PST

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  •  there were at least two diaries on this (2+ / 0-)
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    it was a few days back.

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    by louisev on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 12:56:36 PM PST

  •  That's not "FPSRussia" (4+ / 0-)

    I.e., that's not the actor from the videos.  It's one of the producers from the YouTube channel.

    •  Yeah, it's the weapons manager of the show... (1+ / 0-)
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      not the guy who appears on camera.  

      (Just for the sake of accuracy, not that it means anything less or more who was killed).

      "The world is made for people who aren't cursed with self awareness" -Annie Savoy (Bull Durham)

      by Jacoby Jonze on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 01:20:08 PM PST

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  •  Shows to go ya (1+ / 0-)
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    Havin' a bunch of guns around ain't necessarily gonna keep you safe.  (Just ask Nancy Lanza.)

    What do we make of the contrast between heroic teachers who stand up to a gunman and craven, feckless politicians who won’t stand up to the N.R.A.? -- Nicholas Kristof, NYT --

    by Land of Enchantment on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 02:55:17 PM PST

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