Remember that gun safety teacher in Texas who put out a radio ad for his conceal/carry classes that said he wouldn’t teach anyone who is a liberal or a Muslim? I’m sure you’ll be shocked to hear that he’s doubling down on his own ignorant bigotry. The New York Times reports:
Mr. Keller, 65, said that the ad was not a publicity stunt and that he stood by his remarks. In an interview outside his cabin behind the store on Thursday, he equated giving Muslims handgun training with providing flight instruction to the hijackers responsible for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
“Why would I teach people who have sworn the annihilation of the United States and who can lie, cheat, steal and murder Americans in order to further Islam?” Mr. Keller said. “Why would I arm someone like that? Why would I enable them to carry a weapon legally? I don’t want to be a part of that. I’m sorry those flight instructors didn’t have the same hindsight to know that these guys were up to no good, and they shouldn’t be teaching them, and they should have refused.”
This statement from one of his neighbors struck me as rather ridiculous:
Tina Hoffman, a real estate broker, described Mr. Keller as a local character who enjoyed stirring up controversy. “I thought it was kind of harsh,” she said. “But that’s just Crockett. You got to know Crockett. I don’t think that’s the flavor of our county. This is a very prayerful community.”
What the hell does that have to do with anything? How does being “prayerful” somehow mitigate being bigoted and crazy? I suspect there’s a pretty strong correlation between the two, especially in rural Texas.