MASON, Texas (AP) — On a YouTube clip that has gone viral, brash Texas handgun instructor Crockett Keller defiantly tells Muslims and non-Christian Arabs he won’t teach them how to handle a firearm.

State officials see the ad as possible discrimination, and may revoke Keller’s instructor license.

Tens of thousands of YouTube viewers have watched the $175 ad for Keller’s business in the small community of Mason, which has won him a handful of admirers but that embarrassed locals say misrepresents their community. Muslim groups dismissed the 65-year-old as a bigot.

Among the couple of thousand residents in the Central Texas town, Keller has other reputations.

“He’s a character and likes attention,” said Diane Eames, a jeweler with a downtown shop in Mason’s quaint town square.

Keller has received plenty of attention since his radio spot on a rural country music station in Mason County, about 100 miles east of Austin, went viral on the Internet. Keller said he whipped up the script on his iPad in 10 minutes. The ad quit airing last week.

“If you are a socialist liberal and/or voted for the current campaigner-in-chief, please do not take this class,” Keller says in the ad’s closing seconds, also taking a swipe at President Barack Obama. “You’ve already proven 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. Once again, with no shame, I am Crockett Keller.”

The Texas Council on American-Islamic Relations called the ad ugly rhetoric undeserving of media attention. Others have called Keller’s phone number from the ad to personally tell him worse, including alleged death threats.

The Texas Department of Public Safety is now investigating whether to revoke or suspend Keller’s license to teach concealed handgun courses.

“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 said in a statement.

Inside a remote highway cabin on the edge of the Llano River, where a draped, full-size cannon is parked across from his desk, Keller said he was inspired to make the ad after being “flabbergasted” by a couple neighbors who left the state to campaign for Obama. As for refusing to teach Muslims, Keller described that as an afterthought tacked onto the spot, which he couldn’t remember but said was likely generated from something in the news.

“I got to thinking, ‘Hmm, I’m arming the enemy,'” Keller said.

Of course, even Keller knows that Muslims were unlikely to show up at his door asking to take his $100 course.

Mason County, as Eames described it, is “white bread” — the population was 93 percent Caucasian in the latest census, and all Republican statewide candidates won with at least 70 percent of the vote in 2010. Keller said he wasn’t aware of any Muslims in Mason County, nor could a handful of locals name one.

Eames and Joyce Arnold, a real estate agent, said they worried about the radio spot embarrassing the city. Eames ran what she described as a successful sex-toy business in Mason before opening the jewelry store, and Scott Haupert, co-owner of the Sandstone Cellars Winery, said Mason is more tolerant than Keller’s comments would suggest.

“I voted for Obama and I’ll vote for Obama again,” said Haupert, an avowed Democrat. “If I signed up to take his gun control class, he would not reject me.”

But Keller has also won over some fans. As he spoke with a reporter in his cabin, rancher Clyde McCarley knocked on his door and asked about signing up for a class.

“It’s mighty dadgum interesting to me that some people can say anything they want, and you make a statement and they bring down the house on you,” McCarley said.

Mustafaa Carroll, executive director of the Texas Council on American-Islamic Relations, said the group is watching how the state responds to Keller’s ad and whether the agency revokes his instructor license.

“We try not to give too much credibility to some of these people who do outlandish things,” Carroll said. “But there are some issues that we do have to address.”

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Comments (353)
  1. mike says:

    He has a right under the Constitution and bill of rights. He doesn’t have to teach anybody he doesn’t want to. It is freedom of choice. He may lose money for his business but that is given right as a United States citizen. Too all those that disagree move to a place with sharia law where women get killed for being raped. And to all other Get in the Ring.

    1. BFee says:

      Get in the ring? Nice Guns N Roses reference!

      There will be a day of great sorrow for the Muslims in this world. It just shows how a distorted religon can be made to make people follow an agenda. Just like Christians throughout the first century and the second.

      BTW… These idiots send death threats to a gun instructor? Really? Anyone see the irony in this. He can probably at on a small force of this idealist. Plus they will probably be cowards and bomb him and anyone else who happens to in the area.

      The joke of a prophet is a false god!

      1. Santiago Matamoros says:

        No, Muslims are NOT “just like Christians throughout the first century and the second.”

        They were following the Son of God Who committed no sin, spoke only the truth, healed the sick, raised the dead, died for the sins of the whole world, and resurrected, commanding His people to love even their enemies.

        On the other hand, Muhammad preached and practiced genocide, pedophilia, rape, slavery, torture, mutilation, theft, extortion, polygyny, wife-beating religious and gender apartheid, deceit, treason, and blasphemy, claiming that “Allah made me do it, and you will too, or else!”

        No, there is NO comparison.

      2. staesrule says:

        Christians centuries ago were on a mission to stop the slaughter of the jews by the moslem caliphates. Read about the journey from France to Jerusalem. There was call of protection from barbarism defined in the Koran…as evidence in Saudi Arabia they publicly mutilate people today…this has been going on for centuries

      3. raylunajr says:

        Its funny how you people know so little about Christianity. Ever heard of the Crusades? You know the Crusades, were Christians slaughtered Jews and Muslims living in the “Holy Land”? The same Crusades that Jews and Muslims living in the Holy Land fought the invading European Christians. Also a small fact there were Arab Christians living in the Holy land that were killed too! Here’s some other important history. Remember the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt? What did the Jews do? Kill every living thing that was occupying the Holy Land. Some more facts about Islam. Muslims dont believe Mohamad was a God. In fact they dont believe that any man is a God. They do however hold Jesus in high regards and the Virgin Mary holds the highest place in Islam that any women can hold. And by the way, discrimination for services to anyone base on Religion, Race, and Sex is illegal. Remember the whole civil rights movement? You know. The one that fought discrimination based on RACE!!!

    2. Michael says:

      No, he doesn’t have the right to withold goods or services based on race or religion. It’s against the law.

      1. tbirdszz says:

        I thought a business had the right to refuse service to anyone. I recall a landscape company here in Texas refusing to do work for a gay couple. More power to them. As I recall they received a far amount of communty support. Imagine that someone putting morals before money

      2. John Potts says:

        Mike He does have a right. I say he has a duty not to train our enemies. No way would I train a Muslim in any of my Infantry/counter-insurection skills, I would just love to dig up Ted Kennedy and do to his body what the English did to Cromwell. He is responsible, along with Fudge Packer Barney for all the Muslims who were allowed into America. You Liberals have done a good job of twisting what is evil into good. You shall pay for it in two places; on the streets of America and to Jehovah.

      3. Winston says:

        He can withhold services from anyone. The state may choose to take away his ability to teach state training courses. However as a certified firearms instructor I can attest to the fact that the NRA has the best courses anywhere. And as an instructor I can and do reject anyone I deem unworthy of the course. This is my right because I paid to learn it and paid to teach it. Not to mention I have a responsibility to the communities, my country as well as to myself. I am not saying I agree with him on his views but I certainly support him in his decision. That is what makes America so great. If you own a business no one should be able to tell you who you have to serve or not. Usually you have 2 things happen with this kind of issue. One he loses business from those who don’t like what he has done. Or he will get more business from those that agree with what he has done. Let the people decide if he is wrong.

      4. Not Happy Camper says:

        There is also a law that states that an individual has the right to refuse to serve anyone in a restaurant….guess it applies to other businesses as well. I wouldn’t teach a muslim how to use a firearm either! Let them strap on and use their suicide bombs.

      5. Hotpocket says:

        Actually., all businesses in the state of texas have the right to refuse service to anyone, for any reason.

      6. Phyllis D Anderson says:

        Michael you are a dumb ass and should go back to your crayons and coloring books. If you want to be a big boy and actually read the Constitution then come and join the conversation.

      7. raylunajr says:

        All muslims are terrorist and our enemies? get a f@#king clue. its that kind of redneck rhetoric that will cause more problems that solutions.

      8. Robert Birdwell says:

        RAYLUNA-TIC- JR:

        Read the Qur’an. It’s all about perversions, conquest and murder. Muslims treat women like filthy dogs. Muslim men are commanded to keep “strings of pearls” for the greatest sexual pleasure. Those strings of pearls, described in the Qur’an are little pre-pubescent boys. Old Muslim saying: “A goat for service, a woman for pleasure, a boy for ecstasy.”

        It’s been said that 98% of all Muslim men were passed around and sexually abused by their uncles; older male cousins and male friends of the family as very young boys. Muslims are sodomites. No wonder Muslim young men are so sexually warped, perverted, and so eager to commit murder and suicide.
        Muslims cannot be allowed into civilized western countries. To actually assimilate with us means denouncing Islam, but few if any will do so under the constant threat of death
        A Muslim’s highest duty is to engage in perpetual war with unbelievers to convert, enslave and murder us wherever they find us.

        The next time you see an Islamic Imam ask him just how women get into Islam’s paradise? If he is honest, and references the Qur’an, he will tell you, “as a slave to her martyred husband.” Of course she will have to compete with 72 to 1,000 virgin slaves Allah gives him as a reward for murder and being killed in the cause of Islam. Some paradise.

        Only the most craven moral, ethical, and intellectual coward would allow Muslims to leave the borders of their own pathetic countries, which more resemble an insane asylum than anything resembling a country, and enter a western country.

        That being said, I want all Muslims out of my country.

      9. Robert McDaniel says:

        Robert, raylunajr is a filthy Muslim that is trolling a long dead thread. The Crusades actually were mostly defensive wars pushing back against Muslim aggression in the Holy Land. The Muslims were killing, enslaving, and holding ransom Christian pilgrims.

        He also tips his hand that he is a Jew hater with the Exodus comment. No surprise there as Muslims hate Jews.

        Funny he doesn’t mention how Muhammad was a mass murdering pedophile. One of those embarrassing “facts” about Islam. Islam is a cancer on this planet.

      10. Robert Birdwell says:

        I figured as much.

        Americans should do a little research on these psychopaths.

        There’s “IslamWatch” and many other sites.

        Go to google and type in Muslim rape of women and girls in Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

        Then LOCK AND LOAD!

    3. BANDERAS says:

      You are right Mike. Meanwhile Hezbollah Arabs are crossing our US Mexican borders in groups to threaten our USA….THESE LIBERALS ARE PROTECTING THEM!! You have the right to refuse to teach them to kill. Just look…the Muslim Community in US keep SILENT, IN SUPPORT OF THESE RADICALS…no one says “these terrorists are wrong…they SILENTLY SUPPORT AMERICA HATING RADICALS”

      1. raylunajr says:

        hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha…As a Mexican American i find this so hilarious that people actually think Arabs are using the border to cross. These extremist Republicans will say anything to make border security tighter! get a clue people.

  2. Craig says:

    Once again the media calls a cobray flare launcher a “grenade launcher”

    1. Ray Hollis says:


  3. BJ says:

    Mason is west of Austin. What else is incorrect in the story?

    1. Jim says:

      Y0ou expect accuracy in reporting? Lol lol.

  4. jd says:

    A little refreshing sanity in an insane world—-

  5. gunslinger says:

    Constitution guarantees freedom of association to do what one does or does not please. If they suspend his license it just may provoke attacks on mosques by some who support his willing to try and preserve what is left of the first amendment.

    1. Robert Birdwell says:

      The United States is no place for an Islamic Military outpost euphemistically called a “religious mosque.”

      People had better educate themselves on the subject of Mohammed and Islam.

      The most outrageous lie ever foisted on humanity is the lie that says Islam is a religion.

      The most outrageous title ever bestowed on a charletan is the title of “Islamic Scholar.”

      If a movie was ever made of the life of Mohammed, it would be triple X rated for sex and violence and banned in most countries for sheer vileness.

  6. robert g says:

    ““You’ve already proven that you cannot make a knowledgeable and prudent decision as required under the law”

    Well he is right.

  7. JustAGuy says:

    Nidal Malik Hasan

  8. Glenn says:

    As I see it he has broken no law, he has not discriminated against anyone.He has the first amendment right of freedom of speech,’until he discriminates he hasn’t done anything illegal , if they pull his license , he will own their butt.

    1. Them's the words says:

      The qualifications to be certified as an instructor does not include any statement concerning discrimination. Look it up. 411.172, Texas Government Code.

  9. immawaitinforya says:

    Now think this through. He could have instructed them that the best way for these animals to learn how to shoot properly is to” place the barrel under the chin and squeeze the trigger.” Off to paradise you go. Buh-Bye.

    1. Jacques de Molay says:

      bwaaa ha ha ha ha!!!!!

    2. BFee says:

      Awesome. You are a wordsmith!

    3. Dale says:

      That was great!!! Loved that one…

    4. kSweetOlBob says:

      That is the OLD method. REsearch has showm that in order to become proficient with a firerm, one must be able to detect the sound of its report from all others. There, the new, more correct method is to place the muzzle in one ear and put the fhumb of the other hand in the opposite ear —- THEN pull the trigger.

  10. Cincinnatus says:

    Well I guess you would have to call me a bigot also but I wouldn’t teach muslims in my CCW class either. islam is a cancer and despite the lies – there are no moderate muslims. Fact is I have turned down people for my class for all sorts of reason – mainly because I felt they shouldn’t be anywhere near a gun.

    Good for you Mr. Keller!

    1. p dirt says:

      Most every business in our state has a sign posted prominantly that states “We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.” Many of the best firearms courses require a background check and it would be prudent for any instructor to refuse his sevices to anyone he felt was a bad risk. Mistakes can be permanent, and I commend him for his discernment and diligence.

  11. R says:

    Muslims are historically known as the biggest bigots in history. Just examine the mid-east and all the “Muslim Countries” in that region. Their bigotry and intolerance has almost completely wiped out all other religion or customs on that part of the world.

    No surprise some folks want to preserve their way of life before the Muslims enforce theirs on us.

    1. Rammrodd says:

      You hit the nail on the head! They are ONLY seconded by bigotry by liberals!!

  12. Dad says:

    God Bless Crockett Keller.

  13. Armed Texan says:

    The State will have to prove he actually denied service on the basis of religion
    to those who requested training. Just saying he won’t do it is not the same. I see a first ammendment lawsuit on the horizon.

    1. Use the law says:

      What will that prove? There is no wording in the laws that govern qualifications as a concealed carry instructor that require him to teach everyone that asks. look it up. 411.172, Texas Government Code.

  14. Don says:

    I think Muslims get their first AK47 at age 10, doubt many of them need training with guns anyway.

    1. 51 Phantom says:

      This is not gun training per se, it is a concealed handgun course. Kinda hard to conceal that AK in your pants.

    2. BFee says:


      That is why they are such great shots and such great warriors. Guess all that blowing themselves up and IDE stuff is because they are out of ammo.

      Bunch of f-ing cowards!

  15. Latch says:

    Please correct me if I’m wrong but, Mr. Keller owns a private business and delivers a service to the public. If he provides a service, doesn’t he have the right to refuse service to whoever he chooses?

    1. Mark Matis says:

      Not according to “Law Enforcement”. Unless, of course, he refuses service to someone who is NOT a Preferred Species. Won’t NEVER see “Law Enforcement” going after someone who refuses to serve a pale stale white male…

    2. Paula Clark says:

      This is along the same lines that I was thinking…post a sign that you have to right to refuse service to anyone, as one sees in restaurants throughout the world, and THEY are never asked to clarify the basis for their actions…is this not the same thing? If his license gets revoked for this man following his convictions, I see a huge, expensive class action lawsuit on the horizon…after all, we USED to be called “land of the free, and home of the brave”, and we do have a “Bill of Rights” attached to our Constitution, even if there are people in public office who break those laws every day with impunity…I say, “God bless Mr. Keller, and I wish there were more men just like him!

      1. Mark Matis says:

        You apparently are not aware of the hot dog stand that refused to serve its customers unless they ordered in English. Even though they were willing to HELP the customers do so, they were harassed by “Law Enforcement” quite heavily. They eventually won, but ONLY because they NEVER refused to sell their product to any customer who DID order in English.

        This man is licensed by the State of Texas, and as a result is subject to the civil rights laws thereof. As an offeror of a service to the public, he MAY NOT discriminate against any customer on the basis of their race, gender, or religion. Depending on the wording of those laws, he may not even be able to discriminate on the basis of their sexual preference. Now let me be VERY clear – if he was a Preferred Species, he would NEVER be bothered with having to comply with these laws. ANYONE WHO WANTS may refuse to serve a pale stale white male at ANY time, with NO consequences. Thank your friends in “Law Enforcement”, for it is THEY who are the enablers for this swill.

  16. Sim Card says:

    American flight school instructors taught the 9-11 hijackers how to fly.

    1. Fly Free says:

      Yes the world would be a better place if some Muslims had been refused flight lessons prior to 9-11.

      1. Mark Matis says:

        Anybody who dared to try that would be rotting in jail for civil rights violations. The stench is overwhelming…

  17. Bob Reed says:

    How different things would have been if we would have prevented them from taking flying lessons.

  18. H Johnson says:

    I see no reason why this gentleman should be punished or chastized in any way for refusing to teach the enemy how to handle firearms. Islam is the enemy of everything American. No practitioner of Islam is to be trusted.

    1. H Johnson says:

      Sorry “chastised”

  19. Bin Drinkin says:

    Bin Laden’s friends teach them for free, but their retirement plan leaves something to be desired.


      We should all help them to fulfill their early retirement!

    2. Achmed_The Dead Terrorist says:

      SILENCE! I keeeeel you!

  20. Dave-o says:

    “Eames and Joyce Arnold, a real estate agent, said they worried about the radio spot embarrassing the city. Eames ran what she described as a successful sex-toy business in Mason before opening the jewelry store, and Scott Haupert, co-owner of the Sandstone Cellars Winery, said Mason is more tolerant than Keller’s comments would suggest.

    “I voted for Obama and I’ll vote for Obama again,” said Haupert, an avowed Democrat. “If I signed up to take his gun control class, he would not reject me.” ”

    1. Eames is worried that THIS will embarrass the city? What, were the city fathers proud of the sex-toy shop? Regular shoppers?

    2. Haupert is proof that despite all the evidence, some people are too unintelligent to see failure when it’s standing squarely in front of them.

    God bless you, Mr Keller. REAL Americans are behind you on this.

  21. Mohammed was a perv says:

    Why doesn’t Mustafaa Carroll, executive director of the Texas Council on American-Islamic Relations, stand-up to the radicals muslims. I guess by “relations” they mean, America must be very tolerant of their ways and actually bend over backwards for them. i.e. businesses must allow them to take time out of the day to pray, allow them to wear masks/niqab, etc.. They want our society to change for them as they don’t want to assimilate into our society – the one in which they despise.

  22. comprof says:

    At least one person left in America with some common sense.

  23. Lids says:

    For some folks it’s better to be politically correct and see your family members die than it is to be right.

  24. Osamas Pajamas says:

    So the Texas Dept of Public Safety is threatening to revoke the instructor’s license because he won’t teach gun use to people whose first allegiance is to the Koran rather than to the USA. That government dept ought to be horsewhipped.

    1. Jacques de Molay says:

      What a wonderful idea! Lets teach Muslims, who are taught to kill all non-believers how to handle fire arms. Brilliant

  25. Old and in the Way says:

    Mooslims are the enemy of Christains. Personally, since my own government doesn’t seem to want to protect me, I’m stocking up on 30.06 rounds. Try to impose Sharia Law on me and get a nice hole in your head.

    1. idontrunntoofast says:

      i stocked up on .22 .223 and 12 gauge rounds, they are cheeper and kill just as fast
      plus the .22 and .223 rounds are varmint rounds anyhow.

  26. stargirl says:

    “Eames and Joyce Arnold, a real estate agent, said they worried about the radio spot embarrassing the city. Eames ran what she described as a successful sex-toy business in Mason…”
    LOL she runs a sex toy business but is worried about keller embarrassing the town LOL

  27. CC Coleman says:

    A moderate Muslim is one that hasn’t taken up Jihad and killed yet. A radical Muslim is a Moderate Muslim with murder on their mind.

    It is the law not to teach a concealed weapons class to the mentally ill. Muslims and Obama voters are mentally ill so it is against the law to teach them how to use dangerous weapons.

  28. Crosscut says:

    Islam is not a religion. Islam has duped millions for centuries. Finally the world is learning what an evil perverted ideology Islam is. Islam should be confined to the cesspools it spews from. Islam is worse than a intestinal virus.

  29. mrsharfer says:

    I would rather be thought of as a bigot rather than the guy that taught another terrorist a tool of his trade. Government…..GET OUT OF OUR BUSINESS!! Muslims….upset? Leave!!

  30. RufusVonDufus says:

    I’d teach them. Let’s see, put the business end up against the side of your head and pull the little thingy right there. Ooops, sorry!

  31. Jack Attack says:

    Right on, Crockett old boy. Muslims and islam are a danger to the American way of life. If more were like Crockett, it wouldn’t be. Lefties are most responsible for the spread of izlam in the West.

  32. Truthbetold says:

    Bravo to this instructor! Nothing like stopping a problem before it starts. In retrospect, he probably should have chosen his words a little more carefully; now the Obamanoids and the MSM will be after him in spades. As a licensed firearms instructor, he would have the privilege to deny training to any individual who he believes to be incapable of using a firearm in a safe and responsible manner no questions asked. He probably should have just left it at that, and if any suspicious looking creep shows up mumbling ‘Allah Akbar’ under his breath and wants to be trained on how to use a gun, but isn’t interested to know where the safety switch is, he can send ’em packing, no explanation need be given. I wish him the best though, and hope he rides this out.

  33. LA Doc says:

    You go Keller! You have every right to speak your mind. MOHAMMED was a child-molesting pervert anyways.

  34. borakobama says:

    Crockett Keller deserves a medal for patriotism !

  35. Jack Attack says:

    Right on, Mr Crockett! Muslims and izlam are a menace to America. If more were like you, Mr Crockett, ithey wouldn’t be.

  36. Buck Williams says:

    Well maybe if this man cut off hears, raped little children, married a little girl aged 6, beat his wife, had multiple wives, like the moslems, then maybe he would be ok with the liberal left and the TX CAIR perverts. Personally, if I didn’t already carry, I would take his class. BTW, a big EFF YOU to the muzzies…

  37. Spirit of '76 says:

    Freedom of Speech.
    Freedom of Association.
    Freedom of Religion.

    What part about that do you friggin idiots not comprehend?

    Take your bleeding hearts and shove them up your rear-ends.

  38. borakobama says:

    Crockett Keller deserves a medal for patriotism !!

  39. Pockets64 says:

    Hoops Gulch already said this, but it bears repeating:

    If a few flight schools had exercised just as much scrutiny before 9-11 as this instructor is now, this instructor would not have had to do this and we would not be involved in wars all around the world.

    Let this man run his business as he wishes. If his customer base is offended, they can simply not do business with him. The free market will punish if punishment is due.

  40. hes a true patriot says:

    Thats a flare launcher NOT a grebade launcher. Idiots.

  41. Al Phresceaux says:

    I don’t see a problem. Isn’t that their Imam’s job, anyway?

  42. Reading says:

    Finaly….Common Sense!

    Bravo Sir.

  43. Sal says:

    What’s the deal with the photo in the story. Get a photo of the most insidious weapon you can and put it in the story. Typical journalistsic nonsense.
    Remember, who killed the soldiers at Fort Hood. It was a muslim who should have been weeded out of the service. Why wasn’t he….political correctness..the same sort that attacks this man for voicing a politically incorrect opinion. Wake up America. How many more murders by Muslims do you need to endure before you wise up.

  44. George says:

    Not everyone falls to the ground into the fetal position at the charge os “bigot” or “racist” , etc. These words are meaningless to me. And this firearms instructor can associate with whoever he dang well pleases. Mind your own business.

  45. Ajitater says:

    That instructor is just being prudent…. what if an overhead surveillance drone should drift by overhead, look down and see all those turban-festooned types with guns a-blazin’? It could cause that drone to inadvertently unleash a coupla Hellfires! (Just ask Al-Awlaki… oops… forgot… he ain;t with us no more!)
    Mason, TX citizens… thank this guy! He’s looking out for you!

  46. John H. says:

    Call me twisted but as a FFL dealer I will not sell a firearm to someone who cannot fill out the ATF Form 4473 in English. I do not read or speak any other language and unless in English there is no way for me to verify the information provided is correct.

  47. justsomenonmuslim says:

    I wish I had been given the chance to be offended by something. But a Muslim cut my head off because I looked different than they do. I was 4 days old. The Palestinians celebrated my murder and their woman danced in the streets and handed candy out to the children. It was a glorious day and a victory for Allah.

  48. Pat Matuckus says:

    Non-muslims are not welcome in Mecca. Google it. One would think this guy can share his knowledge with whomever he wants at his place of business.

    1. butwaittheresmore says:

      Non Muslims are not welcome in Saudi Arabia at all.

    2. name says:

      Let the Muslims control Mecca. The bible says Satan was given power over the earth and is it’s ruler. The Muslims are actually being pretty honest here about their true identity and purpose.

  49. Martha Norman says:

    Good for you Mr Keller.. The U.S.A. needs more people like you.

  50. Karl says:

    I support the firearms instructor 100%. He, and people like him, are certainly entitled to their points of view. What we have is Communist liberals and Muslims (who are committed to taking my life and the life of my entire family) on one side and Conservative Texans on the other. Texas is, and always will be, a Conservative State (unless the Mexicans take over). If you don’t like what we do in Texas then keep the hell out, we don’t need you and we don’t want you. End of story!

  51. Eric S. says:

    Mason is west of Austin, TX, not east. The author of this article should focus more on getting his facts straight than finding the one or two liberal-minded folks in a town of less than 2,000. I’m willing to bet 95% of Mason’s residents identify with Keller, and 75% of Texans agree with his opinion of Muslims and the nation of Islam. Bravo to this instructor for exercising his constitutional right and for standing up against those PC cowards who would attempt to silence him. Muslims in this country are the primary reason I feel the need to carry a firearm and be prepared at all times.

  52. mrrationalhbg says:

    Total discrimination. Every American citizen has a right to bear arms. This guy is an idiot.

    1. Also_Not_An_Idiot says:

      No, you’re an idiot. No American has a right to compel someone to teach them how to use them. Go back to your Liberal hovel, caveman.

    2. doesntmatter says:

      Every citizen has a right to bear arms, but someone doesn’t have to teach them how to use them. Quit mudding up the water with your shell game.

      1. Mark Matis says:

        I hate to tell you this, but if the instructor is licensed by the government, he is covered by civil rights laws which dictate the allowable grounds for refusing service to an individual. Religion is NOT one of the allowable grounds. This poor guy is likely to have his license pulled, and may even end up in jail. THAT is what “Law Enforcement” is in the United States today.

  53. Gibbs Bentley says:

    “A Dog is very religious and its religion is free from superstition. The god it believes in is its master, and that god actually exists, and is actually concerned about its welfare, and actually rewards it and punishes it, on a plan comprehensible to Dogs and meeting with their approval, for its virtues and vices. Dogs need not waste any time over insoluble theological problems. Their god is plainly visible and wholly understandable — they have no need of clergy to guess for them, mislead them and get them into trouble.” ~ H.L. Mencken


  54. Joe Core says:

    Good move… I probably would give th Obumbler voters a shot, no pun intended, at convincing me to let them in the class, but not Arabs or Muslims. Period. End of story. In fact, I’d say Muslims are not allowed citizenship or guns period.

  55. Michael says:

    what kind of idiot thinks Mason is 100 miles East of Austin, buy a compass and a map

  56. Charles says:

    What if he did teach a Muslim in a Concealed Handgun course and the Muslim then went out and slaughtered a bunch of people? What would the media say then? The guy would be crucified.

  57. John M says:

    He should use them to hold the targets.

  58. LStevens says:

    Way to go, Crocket!! You may have saved the lives of several people. Maybe hundreds or thousands.

  59. ILikeRush says:

    Give the man a metal. I person should have the right to deny service to anyone the wish. One of the problems with this country is that the government has the right to tell you what to do with your business.

  60. Some Guy says:

    Look how many of us feel the same way about this – the comments are almost all in complete agreement that Islam is a threat and this man should have the right to decide who he will teach firearm usage.

    Some day soon we are going to be back in power deciding the laws in this country, folks. We are going to get back to a real Freedom of Association as guaranteed in the First Amendment – the right to associate (or NOT associate) in our personal AND our work lives.

    There is a real anger building among our people….I love to see how we all pretty much feel the same way about this. That fringe of white liberals who have brought this on us are going to feel pretty damned lonely.

  61. glenp says:

    good for him. I wouldn’t teach criminals to shoot a gun either.

  62. glenp says:

    I’m opening a flight school to teach take offs and flying—no landing

    the requirement is you need to wear a tablecloth on your head and be called Mohammed

  63. glenp says:

    can we teach them BOMB MAKING and make sure each item is TESTED First?

  64. nupe777 says:

    Plain and simple, he is a private business owner. Therefore as a private business owner, he has the right to offer his services to anyone he chooses. As long as he is not funded by the government, they have no right to tell him how he runs his business.

    I’m not saying I agree with him but it is his right, just as the Boyscouts are allowed to ban gays.

  65. 3llls says:

    is this any different than the “certain” cab drivers that refused to take passengers that had alcohol in their suitcases. Did they lose their license? Where was the American / Islam group then?

  66. joe says:

    good! stand your ground!

  67. Just sayin' says:

    Two thumbs up Mr. Keller. Of course commenting like this puts all of us on the gov’t threat list! You don’t have to refuse training to muslums, just use the koran as the target.

  68. J Alan says:

    It is still a free country isn’t it? I mean….we can still choose not to teach Our enemies how to kill us….right?

  69. johngre says:

    wow, really dumb people in Texas these days? Islam the enemy? think again… 911 was inside job. Muslims are the scapegoats.

    1. Brad says:

      If it was an inside job then it was one in which the Muslims were more than happy to take credit for. Pull your head out John.

    2. crymeariver says:

      Gee John, they took credit for it and I remember all the Muslims dancing in the streets as innocent men, women and children burned to death in those buildings. Excuse me if I don’t feel their pain at the horrible offense of not being able to take a gun safety class.

    3. Mikey says:

      How ironic, a 9-11 truther calling other people dumb.

      Better add another layer of foil to your head, johngre, the black helicopters are coming to get you!

    4. ThoughtRecon says:

      You are a mor0nic embarrassment and a laughing stock to muslims all over the world.

    5. doesntmatter says:

      Don’t look now Ahmedinejad, Israel’s coming!

  70. jm1122 says:

    …ha ha…while we all know there are plenty of ignorant americans who would agree with this guy, thanks for enlightening us all that there are still people out there who actually use the word “dadgum”…yikes!

    1. SMRT says:

      well thank God there were people around who were enlightening you all.

      1. jm1122 says:

        …ha ha…no need to start thanking your imaginary friend in the sky…don’t you mean y’all…do you still say dadgum y’all too?

      2. SMRT says:

        I don’t say “thanks for enlightening us all that…” while mocking someone else’s an oblivious moron.

      3. jm1122 says:


        I don’t say “thanks for enlightening us all that…” while mocking someone else’s an oblivious moron.

        …forgive me, but i’m just not that well versed in your southern hick dialects…do you have some odd pronunciation for that phrase as well?

  71. david5300 says:

    Sure he is a bigot , so an I; too bad the airplane instructors were not bigots too.
    I haven’t killed any one since lunch for blasfaming religion but then the day is not over islam

  72. LizardLips says:

    I would say that any businessman has a right to refuse service to anyone.

  73. abbey says:

    The country needs to refuse to let Muslims in. Keep them all out. There would be that much fewer we would have to worry about. And get rid of the ones who are here!

  74. abbey says:

    Let’s keep these creatures out of our country while we are at it! Call me racist….I guess when it comes to Muslims, I am as racist as I can be. And I suggest, for your safety and that of your family and country, you be racist, too.

    1. jm1122 says:

      …islam is not a race, it’s a religion…
      …your stereotypical hatred of islam would make you a bigot not a racist…
      …your stereotypical hatred of arabs is likely part of what makes you a racist…
      …at least learn the definitions of these words before you use them to embarrass yourself publicly!

  75. Rebecca says:

    A handful of admirers? Not sure where you received that info. but it’s totally wrong, he has a huge fan club now !!!!!

  76. NoMuzziesAllowed says:

    This man is a loud mouth fool – he has a state license and has to conform to the requirements of the state. He can’t go around publicly stating he will not conform and get away with it. Now he may lose his license.
    There are ways around some of it but you have to be sneaky about it and not public. A frontal assault just makes you a target – he should know that.

  77. bill says:

    Finally someone with intelligence. The secularist, atheistic, hedonistic, socialistic, multi-culturalistic, Marxist, abortionists that run the west are destructive, ignorant and are willing to give us over to the barbarism, intolerance and retrogression of Islam. They both are to be resisted and rejected.

  78. walter12 says:

    Good for him. There is no such thing as a moderate Muslim.

  79. The Clintidote says:

    Moslems belong to a death cult, just as Nazis did and do. Therefore, I see nothing wrong with close scrutiny of anyone belonging to a death cult. At the very least, it’s an indication of brain damage.

  80. Joe Drager says:

    All he need do is teach the Mooslums to clear their weapon by staring down the bore and pulling the trigger.

  81. Jhn Nlo says:

    Too bad some idiot wouldn’t teach them to fly planes!&$&%^#

  82. tom says:

    LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  83. Doocey says:

    Wow. Good for this guy!

  84. Jens says:

    Imagine where we might be if some airlines schools would have refused to teach muslims how to fly in this country

  85. malcom says:

    God Bless you Mr Keller. Now if the rest of our proud Americans would start boycotting ALL busineses that supports liberals and Democrats. BOYCOTT GM, autos, GE PRODUCTS, Hollywood movies, progressive insurance,TIme Warner to name a few. These companies take your money and give it to liberal causes. LEarn from the Civil rights Era and boycott until you break their back.
    Only then will the anti American liberal politicians understand your opposition.

  86. RuRu says:

    Good for him. He is smart American. Why teach these guys how to handle a gun so they can turn around and kill us!!!

  87. Jim in Houston says:

    Not to worry, Al Qaeda will teach them.

  88. Bill says:

    How about “Boycott Hawaii” unless and until they comply with the wishes of the people investigating the birth certificate. Again folks “BOYCOTT HAWAII”. take your convention and vacation dollars elsewhere.

  89. ArmedChristian says:

    IT IS NOT THE GOVERNMENTS BUSINESS WHAT PRIVATE PEOPLE DO IN THEIR BUSINESS! Next time I am in MASON I plan on buying services from Mr Keller. islam is a cult, A DIRTY CULT full of bigots, child molesters, murderers, and slave women and it only has on goal, to rule the world under its oppressive false religion and its false god called allah. I am an ARMED CHRISTIAN and I am prepared to defend the free world from an overbearing government and the CULT CALL islam! Mr. Keller do not give in to this liberal attack. we are here to defend you form both DC and mecca!

  90. Susanna Gordon says:

    Too bad no one did that when they were learning how to guide those planes into the towers, skills they learned at American flight schools who did not look into the backgrounds of the students.

  91. jnsesq says:

    Everything you need to know about Islam in only 8 minutes. Pass it on to your PC friends.

  92. jm1122 says:

    …ha ha…after texas strips his gun license, we can all sit back and laugh while this guy whines about how it is all president obama’s fault that he is unemployed!

  93. elevenhundred says:

    Islam is a religion of peace!

    Isn’t strange how you read that and assumed I was either Muslim or off my rocker? How is it then that you elect people who truly believe that?

  94. Jason in WA says:

    If only a flight instructor had taken the same stance prior to 9/11/01.

  95. driver 1 says:

    GO Crockett!! His business (he owns it) is teaching others how to handle guns. If he doesn’t want to teach someone or some group, then so be it. It is HIS business, he owns it, and he shouldn’t be harrassed because someone thinks he should run HIS business some other way. When the people who want to shut him down start paying his bills then maybe they might have a right to direct the way HIS business is run. Other than that, people, government, and the offended muslims should just go find someone else to teach them.

  96. ontie1 says:

    In a biz you have the right to refuse to do biz with anyone, we’re not talking rent or buying a house. Business stills reserves the right to refuse to business with all comers….

  97. Diego Roswell says:

    Crockett Keller is a true patriot.

  98. Angry American says:

    He has a right to conduct his business as he likes. This is America.
    Have we become as Nazi Germany in the 30’s with all the horror of a police state run amok by political correctness? Is this what you want, leftists?

  99. Madonna Robertson says:

    Works for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  100. muslims are vermin says:

    the only good muslim is a dead muslim
    small entry wound in the front
    big exit wound in the back

  101. Jeff says:

    Finally someone with some common sense.

  102. tony says:

    “We try not to give too much credibility to some of these people who do outlandish things,” Carroll said. “But there are some issues that we do have to address.”

    No, just anyone who doesn’t bow to your radical agenda! And as Americans that know islam and obama are the enemy, we have some issues we have to address! Call it freedom of speech!…Crockett Keller for president!

  103. Dennis D says:

    God Bless this man. He truly gets it.

  104. tony says:

    Shocking!… liberals believe that everyone has the right to free speech, free thought, liberty, freedom of religion and the pursuit of happiness…so long as it agrees with the liberal twisted mentality! If it doesn’t they go on the attack! So I guess you could say their mode of operation is just like that of islam.

  105. tec99m says:

    If only those aviation instructors here in Florida had done the same before 9.11.01

  106. JohnRalph says:

    Obama’s brand of socialism, which is an amalgamation of the Nationalist and Communist varieties despises religion.

    Except Islam, which is an excellent example of both types since it is a religion that through Sharia Law controls every aspects of one’s life. Virtually enslaving the believer.

    National SOCIALIST German WORKERS Party, referred to in English as the NAZI Party (socialism for the German ‘Teutonic’ Race), In reality though no different than the left’s socialism.

    Like Stalin, for the white Russians, or Pol Pot, for the Khmer Rouge, or Ho Chi Minh, for the Viet Minh, or Mao, for the Han Chinese.

    Socialist Gods that brought death and misery to tens if not hundreds of millions of humans.

    Let us not forget our SOCIALIST God, Mein Lord God High Führer Obama, for America’s liberal elite, Muslims and welfare voters on the dole.

  107. Ornley Gumfudgen says:

    Had ta thank on this one fer a second. Actually thair’s a perverse side of me that wants ta see th government take action against Carroll an force him ta teach those he don’t wanna teach or take away his license ta prevent him frum teachin at all.

    Now why would I say this?

    Simple. Because it would establish a precedence that all legal citizens, regardless of thair culture or religious beliefs, ethnicity or gender, have th right ta carry a concealed weapon as long as they meet th legal qualifications ta be permitted ta do so.

    In doin what he has done he just might have established a precedence under law that underscores th Second Amendment rights of all US Citizens an put an end ta th nonsense of this ridiculous knee jerk gun control attempts fer th foreseeable future.

    Ma hat’s off ta ya Mr. Carrolle an thanks ta ya th Guenna hens in Lukenbach Texas are happily layin taday. Ya just may have done us all a great public service by drawin a line in th sand an don’t worry, folks like me got yer back. .

  108. Lee says:

    And I suppose everyone attacking this man would have had the same opinion of the flight instructors that taught the filth that flew the planes as bombs on 9/11, if they had refused to do so correct? This is the same type of sick liberal thinking that ignored the terrorist leanings of the criminal that killed 13 of our soldiers on our own soil.

  109. Frank TInsman says:

    Why is the AP quoting CAIR for anything?

    CAIR has lost its tax exempt status for funneling money to Hamas and other Islamic henchmujs.

    Giving CAIR legitimacy is de facto sanctioning a terrorist organization.

  110. Exjupiter says:

    May God bless him. America needs more people like this that haven’t sipped the kool aid of political correctness.

    Get rid of the Muslims before they get rid of us.


  111. schwartzer says:

    watch swindling the goyim on YT

  112. Clay Ferguson says:


  113. NCMike says:

    Crockett says Muslims shouldn’t sign up for his class. Their response is to threaten his first amendment right to free speech. So then what? Death threats. Who in their right minds would be suicidal enough to train people, who openly threaten death to non-believers in their “good book”, to shoot, and then enable them to legally conceal their weapons? Now obviously the lefties don’t see these contradictions, but any eight year old that hasn’t been propagandized by government schools and public television can understand the reluctance of Crockett to replicate the foolish actions of the Florida flight instructors.

  114. DeputyMarshal says:

    Then enemy here is the government. They are the ones who tell Americans what they MUST do, regardless of their personal beliefs. The Government is now the arbitor of what was formerly freedom of speech and political thought. We need to treat the government as a foreign occupier until they get it straight as for whom they work. I’m damn fed up with the Govermment in Washington who cares more about kissing some muslim buttocks than protecting its own citizens. Time is coming for a reckoning. We won’t forget who the enemy in the White House and the other pupet state government are. They will feel the wrath of American citizens.

  115. Mitch says:

    Ha ha ha. I like this guy. I’m siding with this dude any day.

  116. Tommysb5 says:

    I guess I’m a bigot then. This man has the right to refuse Muslims or anyone else he feel like.

  117. jeff b says:

    Islam is anti AMerican. They don’t respect our flag or the “In Gid we Trust” on our money so maybe they should just stay out of the US and those that convert shluld leave too!

  118. Salvatore says:

    Burn the Muslims. They want to do the same to you.

  119. James Richards says:

    I read the requirements for becoming a CHL instructor, and nowhere does it say that to be a CHL instructor, you must give up your first amendment rights to be licensed.

  120. Kent says:

    Lest you forget. Some of the 9/11 hijackers took self defense courses in the US. They were the ones who used box cutters to slash the necks of passengers, and keep the rest subdued so their fellow Jihadist pilots could crash the planes into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon.

  121. j d says:

    I need this this guys number so I can get my ccp for texas.

  122. Randy Kyle says:

    Crockett Keller for President!

  123. Rikicad says:

    I don’t like muslims and not afraid to say it. They attacked us they are killing Christians in middle east. They call us Infidals when in reality to us they are Heathens

    1. marcusporcius says:


  124. Lynn says:

    Muslim groups call him a bigot?

    Isn’t that like the kettle calling the pot black?

    Muslims and Arabs ARE terrorists.

  125. marcusporcius says:

    I just get so tired of this “discrimination” garbage, especially since they seem to only apply it to Muslims. People should be able to refuse to serve anyone they don’t feel like serving. If they do something stupid as a result the community will punish them by boycott, no government involvement needed. If you’re a complete bigot your business will fail without stupid lawsuits or regulations.

  126. mathew says:

    Islam teaches fairness and tolerance to all faiths and religions, contrary to what you see in the media today. What we are seeing happening all over the arab world is these corrupt leaders getting chased and hunted down by their oppressed people. And for those leaders that take over and think they can impose an oppresive islamic political system, they will eventually face a similar fate. Success will only come to those that rule with fairness.

    From all the comments i’ve read, it seems that many people here have formed their opinions of islam and muslims in general from what they’ve heard from the media. Again, if you know proper islam, you will know that it is a tolerant religion that treats everyone with respect. And women had more rights when islam was followed properly versus now where these oppresive middleastern regimes twisted the religion to oppress their people.

    The best advice I can give is to be open minded and not be quick to judge. And for those that state that the Quran advocates violence, it is only in the context of defending ones rights and family. Look at the US for example. She went right to the middleeast to fight the war on terror and to defend herself. Of course many people died in this violent mission but to the US this was a justified revenge. And this is a right not just bestowed on the American people. This does not make Americans evil, if we’re rationalizing self defense here. The Quran (if not taken out of context) does not justify to go out and kill non muslims. But there are those that quote stand alone verses taken out of context to again thijack this religion.

    At the end of the day, I think there are many to blame here; corrupt governments on all sides, and those that twist religion and hijack it for their own agenda. whether it’s a arab dictator or a western country in pursuit of resources.

    But please don’t be quick to paint all muslims as terrorists. It just creates a bigger divide. Many muslims respect America’s values and beliefs and you should continue to lead by example – treat those that deserve it with respect and be harsh only with those that don’t. And this way, America will once again be that leader and beacon of light that all countries of the world aspire to emulate.

    ps. Islam literally means “submission to god”. It does not mean to force upon others to submit to god. There’s a big difference here. Muslims submit to god and pray to him for providing them with good health and with the means of providing for their families. Islam consists of 5 pillars: 1 – agreeing to god and his prophet, 2 – praying 5 times a day, 3 – fasting one month of the year, 4 – donating to the poor and needy, 5 – doing a holy pilgrimage. There’s a phrase in the Quran that states: “You have your religion and I have mine”.

    And this is it. All of these are peaceful initiatives that turn a person into a calm and peaceful and pious person. That is it. But again, there are whackos out there that feel that they can twist the “defend yourself” aspect of the quran and take the “political” battle to the US and these are the people that you should direct your anger at.

    I would love to see comments on here that also welcome muslims into america that respect America’s constitution and what it stands for. And there are a lot of them out there, from your doctors to your teachers, nurses, etc, .., unfortunately, they dont make the 6 oclock news. It doesn’t sell nor does it help get votes. Taking the high road is much better. And Americans are much more educated than most people in the world. And portraying yourselves that way gets much more respect. And I also look forward to the day when muslim countries truly run their countries based on proper islam which respects and protects all religions. Again, you’re seeing all these arab leaders now getting hunted down like dogs, because they did not rule with fairness. Americans should not wait for the arabs to become better. Americans, again, should lead by example. This will further isolate the radicalists and force change even more quickly in arab countries. That’s my 2 cents. May god bring glory and pride back to America.


    1. King Ghidora says:

      Are you claiming you don’t know what a Quraysh-hudna is? It’s a disposition given by a Muslim cleric to allow people to invade a nation and swear allegiance to that nation and to eventually build an army in that nation with the sole purpose of conquering that nation from within. Mohammed himself used this tactic to conquer Mecca. He used is several more times in fact.

      So spare us the diatribe on how Muslim is a religion of peace. Saying something often doesn’t make it true. I know the history of Islam and the conquest of the Middle East and North Africa. It was taken by force and people either converted or were killed. Spare me the PC version of Islamic history because I know what happened. I was a historian before the PC era. Ask the poster “Charles Martel” here why he took that name. The real Martel kept the Muslims from conquering Europe. He was the grandfather of Charlemagne, who established western Europe as we know it. Without Martel we would all be in bondage to the Muslim “faith”.

      1. mathew says:

        Perhaps my earlier reply to this timed out and that’s why it was not posted. King Ghidorah, your knowledge of Islam based on more fiction than that of which your name is based on. Read up on the battle of badr which was the battle between Quraysh and Muhammad. And against all odds, Muhammad won. By the way, Hudna means Truce. Something the world can learn from in these times.

        Even with all of this hatrd being spewed, I still believe America will rise again and be a beacon of light for the world. But it starts with people like you being more open minded.

        I find it ironic that everyone is fearing Islam when America is cratering under $14Trillion in debt and $2Trillion of it misteriously vanished a day before September 11. Perhaps occupying your minds with baseless opinions on Islam is what is needed to pulll off heists like this. Watch this video:

    2. pockets64 says:

      Mathew: While I do understand and appreciate your fair defense of your faith and culture, you must also understand and appreciate our fair defense of our nation and culture.

      While parts of the Q uran do teach peace and tolerance, much of it teaches the subjugation of non-believers. Even though the Q uran teaches fair and just treatment of all “children of the book,” Churches and synagogs throughout the Arab world are being depopulated and destroyed. This is taking place AFTER the deposition of the old governments (such as in Egypt).

      We have been hijacked, attacked, kidnapped, tor tured, ki lled by members of many, many groups following the religion of peace. This is the only group on the face of this planet doing so on such a large scale. So forgive us for keeping our guard up. Oh, and keep that “biases” trash to yourself.

    3. pockets64 says:

      The attacker cannot claim the mantle of peace while on the attack.

      Your elementary school admonishments to the Americans to be the better man in the face of constant attacks tell me that you either do not have much real world exposure or have a malicious agenda.

  127. davec says:

    The SCAM here played by Government is to attempt to force EEO laws on CITIZENS which apply to GOVERNMENT.

    Think about it…

    WHy the h***is he participating in UNCONSTITUTIONAL things like “concealed carry permits” in the first place? THATS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

  128. Shablon says:

    That Texan must have trained all those Marines in Afghanistan, so that after ten years of battling muslims, they do not feel safe in any part of that country.

  129. Alex says:

    Good for him. You have the right to refuse anyone service!
    If the flight instructors had not trained the Muslims 911 might have not happened.

  130. Gunny G says:

    As a former firearms instructor, I NEVER taught a liberal (if I knew they were one) and I NEVER EVER taught a Muslim.

    Maybe the morons who don’t like what he said should remember the business saying: “we have the right to refuse service to ANYONE!”


  131. Gunny G says:

    The HELL with Islam. They watch their kids grow up and then blow up!
    The Anti Liberal Zone

  132. Kirk says:

    Muslims are like Klingons. I’ll never trust a Muslim.

  133. j says:

    Mr Keller’s position is idiotic, but I would support a right for him to run his business as he sees fit, and for customers to transact with him or not as they see fit, given his obviously cloistered and irrational view of the world.

  134. kliek says:

    Right on! Obama and his crazies are the reason we have continued to be where we are! No shame in saying “non-Christian.” Everyone can say nasty horrible things about conservatives, republications, tea party, but when a Christian says something honest, all hell breaks loose! Shame on those double standard! I would take his class just because people are too stupid to go after the evil devil and his crazies!

  135. Enough Political Correctness Already! says:

    This man has a Constitutionally guaranteed right to free speech. Speech of any quality – intelligent/stupid, popular/unpopular – is equally protected. The day someone can decide what is okay to say and what is not, is the day we are slaves, not citizens. There is no Constitutionally guaranteed right to never be offended, annoyed or hurt by speech.

    1. Oldenoughtoknowbetter says:

      The issue here, of course, is only partially one of speech. If the person in question refuses to provide a service to people on the basis of their religious preference, he is violating the civil rights of the group at issue, regardless of what he says or does not say about the group or policy at issue.

      Of course, free speech itself is not unlimited. The High Court has ruled repeatedly that people do indeed have a right to not be “hurt” by speech (depending on what it is that one means by “hurt”). Incitement, crying “FIRE!” in crowded theaters, and defamation are all examples of unprotected speech.

  136. FvckIslame says:

    Fvck Islame and all the fascists who follow it.

  137. Real Rick says:

    Crockett, YOU de’ MAN!

  138. Jim says:

    It seems like I remember after 911 companies who trained pilots began refusing to train Muslim’s to fly. I think the government even condoned this action.

  139. Santiago Matamoros says:

    Why is CBS Houston consulting CAIR, an unindicted co-conspirator in a federal terrorism funding case and a front for the Muslim Brotherhood, whose stated goal is to bring down Western Civilization from within?

    And rather than harass and vilify this instructor, he should be lauded as a hero for refusing to arm:

    “fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war) . . . ” (Qur’an 9:5).

    There’s much more:

  140. Carol says:

    Good for him.I am sick and tired of the Muslims fabricating lawsuits and making up complaints that make them an exception.He does not have to teach anyone he does not want to teach. What if a flight instructor refused to teach Muslims he suspects will use the knowledge he teaches them to terrorize us , again? Commit an act of war, again? The Arab-Muslims are very tiresome in their ignorance of the First Amendment.If they don’t like our Constitution and free speech ,they do not have to live here.There are 22 nations that are Islamic. The US isn’t ,and we won’t permit it.

  141. Bluec says:

    If it’s common sense to not teach Muslims to fly then why on Earth would you teach them to shoot.

  142. WaldoBinney says:

    If this is reallly a free country, then the man should be allowed to teach whomever he wants to. However, in this country,liberty is ever so slowly becoming a rare commodity. As is inevitable when republics become democracies, we are experiencing the tyranny of the majority. Be careful what you wish for.

  143. hiltonsgmlvr says:

    He’s got freedom of speech and unless the thought police step in he’s allowed to teach or not teach whoever he wants! The idea that we cannot dislike our stated (by the Muslims themselves) Enemies, is B.S.! Wake up.

  144. Robin Keller says:

    The gun trainer is right. Should any pilot school be forced to teach more muslims to fly airplanes, but not take off and land. Racial profiling is just common sense.

  145. Mahmoud says:

    This guy deserves respect and support for making the world a better place. It doesn’t make any sense at all to provide weapons training to people who believe that non-muslims should be killed. Yeah, I’m I bigot. I despise a religion that advocates beheading of innocents. MoHAMmed was an insane pedophile. Deal with it.

  146. Robert Griswold says:

    I am glad to see that Muslims now practicing tolerance, I guess Saudi Arabia will now let Christians openly practice their faith. With Muslims it the same old philosophy ”
    Whats mine is mine and what is yours is negotiable

  147. Jim says:

    Mason is northwest of Austin, not east.

  148. Ben says:

    I could recommend several other ‘categories’ to add to this patriots list that would make it even better…..

  149. dooky says:

    Amen Keller

  150. deedee says:

    Wonder what would happen if these were Muslims wanting to learn how to TAKE OFF In an AIR PLANE???????????? how would the town’s people feel about that??? Hey in a Post 911 world…we need to be On guard. Maybe these “muslims” want to Join the CATHOLIC SCHOOLS too…???

  151. deeAnnaB says:

    maybe they should learn the benefits of TOILET PAPER …..

  152. Jman says:

    Everything I need to know about Islam I learned on 9/11. The rest is trivia.

  153. Greg C says:

    Good for him – more American’s need to stand up for themselves and do what they think is right not what our stupid governmnet thinks.

  154. Marsha says:

    Hey he should have the right to say whatever he wants. We have to bend to the every desire of every immigrant that comes to this country. If he wants his rant then good for him. The same thing that made this country great is what is destroying it today so yeah hold on dearly to what you believe in cause we are losing our rights on a daily basis. Scream away!

  155. Sean bushe says:

    Who ever wrote this, cant read a map. Mason is west of Austin. What other facts did they get wrong?

  156. Allen Ross says:

    That blowed up real good!

  157. Jasonn says:

    You can’t BUY advertising as good as this.

  158. John Spurlock says:

    In Texas. we have a name for men who do things like refusing to teach Muslims how to use guns.

    We call them… Patriots.

  159. Hedley Lamar says:

    Someone raised a good point. Will any flight school EVER teach a person of Arab descent to fly again? Just wondering…

  160. Elvis says:

    Wrong me once shame on you, wrong me twice shame on me. Sounds like a smart man. Until I hear American muslims speak out against terrorism they are all suspect.

  161. Reality Check says:

    10 years ago – immediately after 9/11, this guy would have been applauded. Now….. ?

    Shall we teach them to fly planes again as well?

  162. Benjamin A. says:

    Islam is not a religion, it is an ideology. Any American has the right to deny support to this ideology.

  163. ISHMEAL says:


  164. Regulas says:

    Good for him, F the ragheads and their cult of evil, Islam.

  165. CJ says:

    Scott Haupert needs to drink less and think more.

  166. Frederick says:

    Texas Government Code 411.172 – “An applicant must be able to demonstrate, at a minimum, the degree of proficiency that is required to effectively operate a handgun of .32 caliber or above. The department shall distribute the standards, course requirements, and examinations on request to any qualified handgun instructor.(b) Only a qualified handgun instructor may administer a handgun proficiency course. The handgun proficiency course must include at least 10 hours and not more than 15 hours of instruction on:(1) the laws that relate to weapons and to the use of deadly force;(2) handgun use, proficiency, and safety;(3) nonviolent dispute resolution; and (4) proper storage practices for handguns with an emphasis on storage practices that eliminate the possibility of accidental injury to a child.”
    If the Instructor believes that Muslims are not able to do the above, (abide by Non-violence?) then he is prohibted by law from teaching them.

  167. Cal says:

    A true Muslim must convert a non-muslim or kill them. They have plans to infiltrate America and later control it. They are doing a quick and efficient job. This is no secret, but unfortunately our out of touch society actually helps promote their cause. We lost our strong moral christian beliefs that would let us know how wrong this is, so its down the drain we go.

  168. John says:

    Muslims bomb churches and behead “infidels”, but this guy is the bigot…riiiiight.

  169. J. Carnes says:

    Too bad the flight schools that taught the 9/11 perps didn’t take the same approach to not training Muslims. Are we so stupid? Yes, I guess we are.

  170. OldEnoughtoKnowBetter says:

    A headline like this certainly has a way of attracting every bigoted Islamophobe with access to a computer, a laundry-list of intolerant mantras, and a fourth grade comprehension of written language! Imagine if the headline replaced the word “Muslims” with the word “Blacks” or “Asians” or “Christians.” Would so many of the commenters on this page still be blind to exactly what is wrong with this gun instructors proposed course of action?

    Let’s break it down for all of you who are having trouble keeping up: To deny anyone goods or services based on race, creed, or nationality is a violation of that person’s civil rights and a breach of federal law. The “We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone” signs you hillbillies were observant enough to spot at your local fried food establishments do not obviate the need to observe federal law (note that the signs do NOT read “We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any REASON”). Indeed, civil rights for blacks was born, in part, as a result of reactions to precisely this sort of discrimination (sit-ins at diners that refused to serve black customers and so on). Of course, for most of this instructor’s supporters to know that, they would need to tear themselves away from the dubious wisdom of and gain some ACTUAL education (perhaps in a state in which the school system is not a complete joke).

    1. doesntmatter says:

      POUND SAND! Your lying liberal ideology is garbage and and most of us couldn’t care less about your “moral superiority” lecture.

      1. OldEnoughtoknowbetter says:

        Is there an argument in there somewhere?

        I did not mention morality (“superior” or otherwise). I mentioned law. Would you care to address my point regarding the legality of refusing goods or services on the basis of religion? Did I ever self-identify as a liberal? If so, point out where and, while you are at it, point out what my political affiliation has to do with the argument I made in my post.

        How can an ideology lie? Ideologies do not speak, write, or communicate in any way and are thus incapable of telling lies (although they may be COMPOSED of false premises or deliberately PROMOTE the telling of lies, thereby encouraging their ADHERENTS to lie).

        If “pound sand” is the best answer you can give to the arguments I made in my past posts, you truly reveal the weakness of your position. Of course, your employment of stale invective and utter inability to engage in rational discourse is rather interesting from a sociological perspective. Perhaps such discomfort with the tools and standards of intelligent discussion point to why the more educated a person is, the less likely that person is to be a conservative and, correspondingly, why (as information proliferates in spite of various efforts to control it) each generation is more liberal than the one preceding it.

  171. trajan long says:

    Muslims have been murdering non Muslims for a thousand years. The West better wake up. In Syria, Libya and Egypt Christians have been killed in the recent “Arab Spring”. Islam is a death cult and a way to enslave women.

  172. Alexandra says:

    IMHO…it’s his business and he has the right to deny anyone his services as he sees fit. If he were someones employee; that would be different. I run my own business and if I choose not to take on a particular client…I have that right.
    Kudos to him for standing firm on what he believes!

  173. sean patriot says:

    He’s NOT a bigot for not wanting to train people that are KNOWN for terrorism. Had the people that trained the Muslims how to take off in a 747 prior to 911 been more like this guy, then 911 may not have occured at all

  174. El Dorado says:

    He should teach them how to handle a handgun by showing them how to play Russian roulette(with no empty cylinders)…….. Cheers to Crocket he deserves as much support as possible.
    Infidel and proud of it!

  175. BanAllGuns says:

    The fact that this bigoted idiot is allowed to carry a gun, let alone instruct others as to its use, is a sin against good sense. Frankly, I wouldn’t trust that sort of intolerant loon with anything more dangerous than string.

    1. Winston says:

      He can withhold services from anyone. The state may choose to take away his ability to teach state training courses. However as a certified firearms instructor I can attest to the fact that the NRA has the best courses anywhere. And as an instructor I can and do reject anyone I deem unworthy of the course. This is my right because I paid to learn it and paid to teach it. Not to mention I have a responsibility to the communities, my country as well as to myself. I am not saying I agree with him on his views but I certainly support him in his decision. That is what makes America so great. If you own a business no one should be able to tell you who you have to serve or not. Usually you have 2 things happen with this kind of issue. One he loses business from those who don’t like what he has done. Or he will get more business from those that agree with what he has done. Let the people decide if he is wrong. Why don’t we just ban all guns? Because then you have to rely on police officers trying to get to your home 10 15 minutes later. Not to mention that then only the bad guys and the police have guns. And the police can’t be everywhere at once. Stop blaming law abiding citizens and use the laws we have on the books to deal with the criminals.

      1. OldEnoughtoknowbetter says:

        Sorry, but this is simply not true. He may have the right to withhold services from anyone BUT he does not have the right to do so FOR ANY REASON. If it can be shown that he is withholding services solely on the basis of creed, race, or nationality (per his statements) then he is violating federal anti-discrimination laws.

    2. pockets64 says:

      “Bigoted idiot?” Pull your head out! He is not only following the letter of the law but also working to protect your sorry life.

      1. OldEnoughtoknowbetter says:

        Thank you for sharing that you too are both bigoted (discrimination somehow protects my life) and ignorant of the law (specifically, civil rights legislation). It is good for people to see what the supporters of the “bigoted idiot” in question are truly like.

  176. doesntmattter says:

    If flight instructors had refused to teach them to fly, 9/11 wouldn’t have happened. I say Good for him!

  177. doesntmatter says:

    Lefties will embrace anything they “think” will inflame Christians. Funny, they are more ate up with Christian dogma than anyone.

  178. Shredder says:

    Anyone notice that Scott Haupert, devout democrat and co-owner of the Sandstone Cellars Winery, called Keller’s handgun license course a “Gun Control class”?

    1. pockets64 says:

      A friend of mine once said: “Sight alignment. Sight picture. Slow, steady squeeze. Those are the rudiments of effective gun control.”

      1. Shredder says:

        …and the ability to quickly aquire the next target!

  179. Jacob Jones says:

    What I wanna know, what does all this political musings, and what happens in Iran, or some other Muslim country, have anything to do with some idiot in Mason, Texas?.. Trust, me, I’ve lived in Texas basically my whole life, and I know the type, very well.. He’s not a hero, or prophet, he’s just an idiot.. I just cannot stand people who think it’s wrong to think differently than they do..

    1. Shredder says:

      Try this Jacob: I think it is wrong for a muslim to think they have the right, no, the duty, to kill me because I do not believe that Mohammed is the one true prophet. You still can’t stand me?

  180. justavoter says:

    People better be very careful what you say about Jews. Do not forget that Jews are God’s chosen people. I don’t think I would mess with God’s chosen people. If the man does not want to serve Muslims then so be. Do Muslims want to serve Christians? The politically correct thing is just a ploy just like racism is a ploy.

  181. ChoaticTremble says:

    God Bless Crockett Keller!

  182. TRE says:

    In a free country, a business owner should have the right to Refuse Service to Anyone… and they do! Why would anyone train someone who might be a radical Muslim? Common sense!

    It’s okay. Let the Islamic community boycott that gun center.

  183. Dru Ski says:

    As is typical with most political/ethical debates the real issue isn’t addressed. The vast majority of firearms are extremely easy to operate. Having fired a number of them I can attest to this fact. There’s primarily one reason why people have been so good at killing each other in the 3rd world for the last century: it’s called the AK-47: The most reliable, easiest to operate firearm ever manufactured. People predominantly seek out firearms instruction because they are interested in firearm “safety” and “responsible ownership”. Anybody who wants to use a gun for nefarious purposes can easily learn anything they need to know from the black-market dealer who sells it to them, and more than likely figure it out on their own. What’s really the issue here: we’ve made it far too easy to kill each other. Religion is irrelevant. If Christians were so much less prone to violence than Muslims America wouldn’t be 5th from the top of the list in gun related deaths globally, right after South Africa, Colombia, Thailand, and Guatemala.

  184. brad says:

    dear god, please protect me from your followers. mental note, in Mason TX, freedom of religion only applies to republican white christians. jesus would have loved everyone equally.

  185. TNinfidel says:

    Crockett Keller, you sir are a true Patriot!

    Islam is evil and barbaric and Progressives are traitors and seditionists. Neither has any place in the USA or anywhere in the civilized world.

  186. Brian says:

    He has the right to refuse service to whomever he wants. Besides, if the flight instructors in Florida would have had this attitude we might have avoided 9/11.
    Good for you, Keller. Stick to your guns….literally!

  187. Malik Al Spaghetti says:

    His ad brought out the fact that the Amerikan Commies are in bed with Islamo-facist.
    He should tell the stat-IST to shove their license and give private lessons.
    If Moslems want to learn how to shoot a gun, they can attend the several Islamic hideaways (i.e. Hamlin, NY) that not only teach firearms, but handling explosives as well.

  188. sunnyd55 says:

    OK.Whats the problem with that?

  189. Glenn says:

    I find it interesting that a woman who sold sex toys would say that the ad would embarrass the city.

  190. udccc6770 says:

    CBS is lying through their teeth every real American in Texas is supporting this guy! That is because he has the nerve to take a stand. Americans are getting sick and tired of the BS networks are trying to get us to believe. Every real American citizen in this country supports this man’s actions. I’m in Ohio and every one I know supports him!!!

  191. John says:

    >>> State officials see the ad as possible discrimination, and may revoke Keller’s instructor license.

    This is why state “licensing” needs to be abolished. Why does he need their “permission” to teach anyone anything?

    This is how they keep you a slave. In America, you are completely free to do as you are told.

  192. goodidea says:

    I think people are missing to the oppurtunity here. Consider this simple plan: 1) Show up to this guy’s business decked out in all manner of Muslim paraphanalia. 2) Be turned away as a result. 3) Call your lawyer and TAKE THE INTOLERANT REDNECK FOR ALL HE’S WORTH! Presto! Problem solved and you are that much richer. Isn’t that the American Way?

    He gets to excercise his “right to free speech” from his well-deserved new home in a cardboard box under an overpass (Texas is not kind to its poor) or from a cell if someone does file criminal charges (Texas is also not kind to its prisoners) and you get to excercise your right to free speech by donating a portion of the guy’s net worth to a worthy cause (say, the Doris Dukes Center for Islamic Art).

  193. Take_a_stand says:

    Hats off to Mr. Keller! I am applauding this man for taking a stand, speaking his mind and he is supposed to have the right in this country to do so. Thank you Crocket for having the guts and balls to run your add. We all as American citezens should be in an uproar about what is going on with our country. If you are a supporter of Obama you need to seriously evaluate what is going on. Spend, spend, spend ! He is only printing more money making the dollar worth less. Its’ very scary what is taking place and we are just sitting back and watching, letting it happen. As far as Keller’s stance He should be able to say, voice exactly what he feels. Freedom of speech is in the constition. Unless that too has been illegally modified by our “leaders: If Mr. Kellers lies. is altered in any form or fashion we ought to freak the heck out about it. recently, I was in the Chicago Ohare airport and all over near the check in are signs stateing “if you see any odd or suspicious behavior or activity notify police officals immediatley.” Do you know what that means? It is saying WATCH OUT FOR MIDDLE EASTERN PEOPLE. lOOK OUT FOR THE MUSSLIM ENEMY.Now, the signs are more pc then Mr. Keller but, he is saying the same exact thing. We need to not allow any others and send the ones here back to where their roots are. It needs to start with Pres. Obama!! As far as the comment about ignorant people. You are sadly mistaking. 1- Ya’ll and dadgum are a total part of the rural and conservative nature of the people that live in this conservative and brilliant part of the country.You need to step back and evaluate yourself before casting judgement on these two men. What is wrong with you?? Good job Keller and DADGUM, It is a shame that they can say and do anything they damn well please but if we… make a statment then “they” bring down the house on ya! There is a ton of truth to that.

  194. EARTHMAN911 says:

    Crockett Keller seems to be a very savvy person. He understands that supporters of Obama are impetuous and are, basically, emotionally children that follow the herd. People you don’t teach to shoot actual guns.

    He understands that Muslims are commanded by their “holy” book to treat women as vile, filthy, dogs and slaves that Muslim men should only have sex with to have more Muslims, little boy sex slaves being the favorite sex objects of Islamic scripture.

    Oh, and Crockett is probably aware that Muslim women have no way into Muslim heaven except as slaves to martyred jihadists. He wisely realizes that you don’t teach such people to shoot any more than you would teach them how to fly an airplane into a building.

    No, I’m 100% on the side of Crockett Keller.

    Plus, he’s a private person that has the right to choose who he will teach to shoot. Bravo Crockett! Stick to your guns!

  195. Phyllis D Anderson says:

    I always say the ONLY good muslim is a dead muslim. Way to go Crockett!!!

    1. Robert Birdwell says:

      That’s a reasonable response, Phyllis, since Muslims declare their intent to murder, enslave and destroy all infidels of the west.

      Wholesale slaughter of such depraved psychopathic mass murderers when they raise their sword is certainly self defense.

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