Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Gun Instructor Crockett Keller: I'll Train Obama Supporters & Muslims
opposingviews.com ^ | 9 November, 2011 | Mark Berman

Posted on 11/10/2011 4:31:38 AM PST by marktwain

A Texas gun instructor who made headlines with an ad in which he said Obama supporters and Muslims are not welcome in his class is kind of, sort of backtracking off his statements.

Crockett Keller's radio ad has gone viral.

"If you are a socialist liberal and/or voted for the current campaigner in chief, please do not take this class," Keller said in the ad. "You've already proved that you cannot make a knowledgeable and prudent decision as required under the law. Also, if you are a non-Christian Arab or Muslim, I will not teach you this class."

The Texas Department of Public Safety reached out to Keller, who told them he would not discriminate against anyone.

"Crockett Keller affirmed that he would not refuse concealed handgun license instruction to anyone based on national origin, race or religion," said department spokesman Tom Vinger in a statement. "The investigation is closed. DPS will have no additional comment at this time."

However in an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Keller said of the Public Safety statement, "It was not a retraction of anything... I will definitely use a tremendous amount of discretion when it comes to who I will teach how to use a weapon."

He said he would evaluate would-be students on an individual basis.

"I would listen to people, listen to their comments to determine who wants to train and notify the state about any concerns I have about their safety or character -- by me being vigilant, trying to ascertain who’s who in my class and what their true needs are as far as a concealed-carry license."

Crockett said if he has learned anything from this controversy it is, "We have got to start speaking up. We are still the majority in the United States. It is the Judeo-Christian principles that we founded this country on that have made this country great."


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; ccw; crockettkeller; tx
As he is teaching a state mandated course, I am not surprised that he learned that he is not allowed to discriminate on religious grounds.
1 posted on 11/10/2011 4:31:42 AM PST by marktwain
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: marktwain

Well, if he was the only one, the guvment would have a case. The liberals and muslimes can go to someone else.


2 posted on 11/10/2011 4:37:44 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: marktwain

He is a moron. Does he think he lives in a free country? Ha. He also probably got a letter from Holder’s “Just-us” Department.


3 posted on 11/10/2011 4:40:26 AM PST by shalom aleichem
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: marktwain

I laughed my *** off when I heard the commercial on radio at like 5:45 one morning.
Then I thought, am I dreaming?

This nation needs 300 million Crockett Kellers


4 posted on 11/10/2011 4:45:47 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: marktwain
"He said he would evaluate would-be students on an individual basis"

Brilliant 'out' he left himself.

5 posted on 11/10/2011 4:48:29 AM PST by cake_crumb (I'm not racist; I don't like his white half either.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: marktwain
Hey Idiot Muslims don't care who Americans support they will chop your head off anyway.
6 posted on 11/10/2011 5:14:43 AM PST by angcat (NEW YORK YANKEES!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: marktwain

He may have to make public statements, but I’ll bet he finds a way to weed out those he’d rather not train.


7 posted on 11/10/2011 5:18:08 AM PST by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: marktwain

He asked nicely...please don’t take this course


8 posted on 11/10/2011 5:28:15 AM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: marktwain

Hang in there....change is on the way.


9 posted on 11/10/2011 6:00:36 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: G Larry

Expect a muslim plant to be sent into his place who is perfect in all ways, except the person is a muslim, probably with a diaper on his head so there’s no confusion.


10 posted on 11/10/2011 6:06:26 AM PST by IL1949
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: marktwain

Bammy supporters are taught to hold the gun sideways. Muzzies are taught to point it toward mecca while facing west.


11 posted on 11/10/2011 6:10:22 AM PST by Larry Lucido
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: marktwain
The Texas Department of Public Safety reached out to threatened Keller.

There, fixed it.


12 posted on 11/10/2011 6:11:06 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cake_crumb

Require the BO supporters and muslims (but then, I repeat myself) to buy a ‘uniform’ shirt’ complete with a bullseye over the heart where the American flag is on shirts for the others.


13 posted on 11/10/2011 6:24:32 AM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: marktwain
"I would listen to people, listen to their comments to determine who wants to train and notify the state about any concerns I have about their safety or character -- by me being vigilant, trying to ascertain who’s who in my class and what their true needs are as far as a concealed-carry license."

Based on this statement, I would not take a concealed-carry class from him. (I've already taken mine so it's not a concern.) As a concealed-carry class instructor, he has no responsibility to try to ascertain whether somebody has a NEED regarding concealed-carry -- only that they are complying with the statutory requirements for completing the class.

14 posted on 11/10/2011 6:26:27 AM PST by VRWCmember (If it wern't for double standards, liberals would have no standards at all.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: marktwain

As I posited on an earlier thread, how long before the Democrats come up with a Muslim to put him to the test?


15 posted on 11/10/2011 6:31:09 AM PST by SoJoCo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: marktwain
He said he would evaluate would-be students on an individual basis.

He can fail anyone he wants to, and probably will do just that.

16 posted on 11/10/2011 6:31:45 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: marktwain

Make sure the muzzies stand in front of you! Not behind for any reason!


17 posted on 11/10/2011 7:00:48 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: marktwain; All

The best point made by another FReeper here on an earlier thread was that I bet the flight instructors in Florida that taught some of the 9-11 hijackers how to fly could have used the same discretion Mr. Keller is talking about here...

Hindsight being 20/20 of course...

Not all muslims are terrorists, but 100% of terrorists so far have been muslim...

If we have another mass shooting somewhere in this country and it was determined that the shooter(s) recieved support based upon a state mandated non-discriminatory policy...

Who’s face does that egg belong too???

Just my opinion...


18 posted on 11/10/2011 7:07:42 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: stevie_d_64
Not all muslims are terrorists, but 100% of terrorists so far have been muslim..

I wonder if our parents and grandparents worried about Japs and Germans like that in 1941?

Actually I don't wonder..

19 posted on 11/10/2011 7:18:38 AM PST by wardaddy (Ethnonationalist...I'll cop to that....Suicide of a Superpower)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: G Larry
He may have to make public statements, but I’ll bet he finds a way to weed out those he’d rather not train.

He should take their money then train them wrong.

20 posted on 11/10/2011 7:46:26 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Ah, the old Hope-a-Dope.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: wardaddy

Different type of war, and a different mindset...

But I am sure some thought that way...My grandfather certainly felt that way till well after the war, until he met the Japanese Ace that shot him down...They became good friends after that, and kinda laughed about a lot of things they had in common...Mr. Watanabe-san came to his funeral to pay his respects...Brought his grandson with him as well...And he and I are very good friends to this day...

Prejudices can be resolved, it is unadulterated hatred that is destructive...And Islam is based upon unadlterated prejudices and hate against ALL that do not believe as they do...And there is no compramising with that kind of belief...I certainly do not lose any sleep over it, I am comfortable with my opinion and plan to deal with it when it comes to my door...


21 posted on 11/10/2011 8:09:26 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]




Click the Pic

Don't Let the FReepathon DragOn!

Donate Monthly
Sponsors will fire up $10 for each New Monthly Donor

Many thanks to JoeProBono for the Cyclops dragon graphic

22 posted on 11/10/2011 8:17:23 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: marktwain

I figure the cast should come off Keller’s arm in a couple of months or so....


23 posted on 11/10/2011 11:56:46 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: marktwain

As I posted on one of the other threads about this situation( http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2805203/posts), “Sayin’” doesn’t mean “Doin’”...I think the gentleman has made his beliefs very clear.


24 posted on 11/10/2011 7:17:48 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: wardaddy
I wonder if our parents and grandparents worried about Japs and Germans like that in 1941?

Depends...could your parents and grandparents tell the difference between an ethnicity and an ideology?

Apparently, you can't.

25 posted on 11/10/2011 7:28:19 PM PST by papertyger (What has islam ever accomplished that treacherous, opportunistic, brutality couldn't do on its own?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: papertyger

Lol...clueless aren’t ya?

We didn’t distinguish squat...that is a modern weak indulgence...especially about Islam

We could not afford to stop and figure which Japs were just ethnic and which ones Imperial
Same for Germans....which ones were Nazis or not?

That was my point foolio


26 posted on 11/10/2011 11:44:44 PM PST by wardaddy (Ethnonationalist...I'll cop to that....Suicide of a Superpower...I've decided for Newt)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: marktwain

Obama doesn’t believe people need guns for self-defense.


27 posted on 11/10/2011 11:55:41 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: wardaddy
Lol...clueless aren’t ya?

Your lack of writing ability is the far more likely culprit.

Besides, comparing the useless internment of American citizens to a rational policy on an enemy ideology is the tactic of a jacka$$.

28 posted on 11/11/2011 12:02:33 AM PST by papertyger (What has islam ever accomplished that treacherous, opportunistic, brutality couldn't do on its own?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: papertyger
comparing the useless internment of American citizen

I didn't do that but you must have some chip on your own shoulders....tuff...preach it to someone who cares skippy

29 posted on 11/11/2011 6:15:37 AM PST by wardaddy (Ethnonationalist...I'll cop to that....Suicide of a Superpower...I've decided for Newt)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: wardaddy
I didn't do that but you must have some chip on your own shoulders....tuff...preach it to someone who cares skippy

So what did this mean?

We didn’t distinguish squat...that is a modern weak indulgence...especially about Islam We could not afford to stop and figure which Japs were just ethnic and which ones Imperial Same for Germans....which ones were Nazis or not?

Now you know why we make knuckle draggers answer to civilian leadership (assuming you "get" the incongruity).

Given a choice between reflective consideration of ones words and actions, and chest pounding, your type is as predictable as a toddler.

30 posted on 11/12/2011 1:01:19 PM PST by papertyger (What has islam ever accomplished that treacherous, opportunistic, brutality couldn't do on its own?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: papertyger

Poor wuttle minority....i feel so bad...who pushed you around?

Prods?
Anglos?

Whatever...the well of political correctness over anything minority is running dry....enjoy the last fews sips kid


31 posted on 11/12/2011 2:34:55 PM PST by wardaddy (Ethnonationalist...I'll cop to that....Suicide of a Superpower...I've decided for Newt)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: wardaddy

You obviously have me confused with someone who considers you a peer.

I’m also amused you obviously imagine your responses something more than the hapless squawking of a threatened rooster.

Man up and try some intellectual integrity instead of vain posturing.


32 posted on 11/12/2011 7:34:45 PM PST by papertyger (What has islam ever accomplished that treacherous, opportunistic, brutality couldn't do on its own?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson