A central Texas gun dealer ran radio ads advising “Socialist” liberals, those who voted for President Barack Obama, Arabs and Muslims that they need not apply for his concealed gun license class.
Crockett Keller, who owns Keller’s Riverside Store, ran the ads on the radio station in his rural hometown of Mason, Texas, which is 120 miles west of the state capital of Austin…
Keller said he is simply exercising his freedom to teach concealed handgun license classes to whomever he wants. He said he has received “hundreds” of calls from Americans who support his stance…
Is anyone surprised there are hundreds of bigots in Texas?
He said he was not joking when he put the lines about socialists in his commercial, because he knows some socialist liberals and did not want them to enroll in the class.
“I didn’t want them to show up and have to tell them no,” he said.
The Texas Department of Public Safety, which oversees the concealed carry program, and licenses instructors, said in a statement that “certified instructors are required to comply with all applicable state and federal statutes, and conduct by an instructor that denied service to individuals on the basis of race, ethnicity, or religion would place that instructor’s certification at risk.”
I wonder how often the state of Texas enforced that compliance?
The department said it had begun an investigation into the matter, and would “take appropriate administrative action based on the findings of from the investigation.”
Adults in Texas are allowed to carry concealed weapons if they have completed a class such as the one Keller teaches.
Keller wrapped up his radio by saying: “With no shame, I’m Crockett Keller. Thank you, and may God bless.”
Need I make special note here to my Christian friends and visitors to this site that this is an illustration of why I take the time to point out idiots who are Christian fanatics?
I’m well aware of sensible decent human beings who profess a faith, who practice one or another religion with leanings towards human beings instead of dumbos like Crocket Keller. But, parallel to the Kool Aid Party bigots and reactionaries who now own the Republican Party, there is an even longer history of crap-brained and superstitious ignoranuses who shout to the world they are the mainstream of American Christianity. It’s hard not to take them at their word when they’re the only ones hollering.