Another gun-advocate dead, shot in head

Two days after John Novseke of, one of the most celebrated battle rifle manufacturers in America, was killed in a single-car accident under mysterious circumstances, a second well-known representative of the firearms industry was found dead.

FPS Russia

Initial reports said that on Jan. 6, 2013, 32-year-old Keith Ratliff, the producer of FPS Russia, a pro-gun and one of the most popular YouTube channels, was found tied up to a chair and shot in the back of the head in Franklin County, Georgia. Robbery did not appear to be the motive.

But Brandon of Liberty & Such writes that as more details emerge, one new fact seems to be that Ratliff was killed on a rural Georgia road, and not tied up in an office as earlier reported. He was armed at the time but somehow was not able to respond to the threat with his own firearms, which suggests that Ratliff knew the murderer.

WSBTV reports that authorities found multiple weapons at the scene of the crime, some manufactured by Ratliff himself. Investigators have not identified a motive.

In addition to his contributions to FPSRussia, Ratliff also worked for FPS Industries, a company specializing in “product development and testing for hard use firearms shooters,” according to its website. FPS Industries is located in Carnesville, Ga.

Ratliff was known as an outspoken gun advocate. In a message posted to Twitter on Aug 11, 2012, he wrote: “I went to the movies with my pistol in my pocket the whole time I was praying that somebody would try to pull a Batman!”

According to LiveLink, Ratliff’s body was discovered on a rural road in Carnesville, Georgia. Ratliff had a single gunshot wound the head and police are treating his death as a homicide.

Ratliff left a wife and a two-year-old son. His wife, Amanda, told a television station: “For him not to pull out that gun and try to defend himself, he had to feel comfortable around somebody. Either that or he was ambushed. You know, it just doesn’t really add up. ‘We all want to know and we all want justice to be done. He had way to much to look forward to in his life.”

H/t America Conservative 2 Conservative



9 responses to “Another gun-advocate dead, shot in head

  1. There are NO coincidences, and I mean NONE!


  2. White Knuckle Driver

    Evil is either becoming careless in its hastiness, or something huge spiritually is about to take place. I, myself, believe the tribulation is here. Bittersweet realization. We, the believers, go with Christ, however, what Cross we will have to bear.


  3. What goes around comes around. That Hillary flu virus might just strike the WH. Someone might just spill the beans. The ghost of Michael Jackson speaking from the grave…………………………………………………………….
    Orly Taitz is still in hot pursuit…………………………Sheriff Arpaio is still alive and kicking…………………….. Maybe Moochelle is running around with a skillet in her hand ready to give Barack a whoopin’. The news of these guys getting rubbed out is going fairly quickly viral………….it’s very close to home y’all………………………
    Someone is gonna talk. Do I hear a bird singin’?


  4. I used to watch his you tube videos regularly and really enjoyed his faux Russian accent and knowledge of weapons and weapons systems.He will be missed.


  5. RIP Mr Ratliff! Praying for your family. Hoping that justice is served.


  6. Another “coincidence”?…


  7. This is a horrible event! I am so sorry for his family. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for telling us about what happened.


  8. I first read about this when the “authorities” said he was killed in his office at FPS Industries. I came across an article yesterday that said he was killed on a country road. How can facts like that be sooo very different? He also posted a list of all mass murders and their link with antidepressant drugs. It is a very long list, of murders and suicides committed by people that just started antidepressants or had their dose doubled…
    duh the article was here at FOTM 😉 my bad… Click on rest of story here…


  9. some government hitman killed ,maybe ? kinda strange that its happening durring the anti-gun legislation seems like 1984 is upon now.


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