Crockett Keller, the owner of Keller’s Riverside Store in Mason, Texas, wants to show you how to obtain and use a Concealed Handgun License. But there’s one catch. Keller won’t teach any Muslims or Obama supporters.
A radio ad released by Keller says:
“We will attempt to teach you all the necessary information you need to obtain your [Concealed Handgun License]… “If you are a socialist liberal and/or voted for the current campaigner in chief, please do not take this class. You have already proven that you cannot make a knowledgeable and prudent decision under the law… If you are a non-Christian Arab or Muslim, I will not teach you the class with no shame; I am Crockett Keller, thank you, and God bless America.”
And no, Crockett Keller is not a character on Saturday Night Live. The radio ad is not some satirical spoof. Those words are actually in the ad.
Here’s a video of Crockett Keller’s anti-muslim / anti-Obama supporter gun training commercial.
According to the Lookout, the ad ran for six days on KHLB, Mason’s local station.
After the inevitable controversy erupted, Keller was interviewed by the local news station, KVUE. Keller said:
“The fact is, if you are a devout Muslim, then you cannot be a true American… Why should I arm these people to kill me? That’s suicide… I call it exercising my right to choose who I instruct in how to use a dangerous weapon.”
But does that right exist? Does Keller have the right to choose who he gives gun lessons to?
According to the Department of Public Safety, no, he does not. The DPS said in a statement:
“Conduct by an instructor that denied service to individuals on the basis of race, ethnicity or religion would place that instructor’s certification by the Department at risk of suspension or revocation.”
The Department of Public Safety is currently investigating Crockett Keller’s operation. But Keller says that he isn’t going to back down.
“I’m not going to do it… I will give up my license to teach before I will teach (Muslims and Obama supporters.)
Isn’t that a relief?