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Texas Gun Instructor Crockett Keller Will Train Muslims

A Texas handgun safety instructor who declared in a radio advertisement (first reported by Hatewatch on Oct. 27) that he would not teach non-Christian Arabs, Muslims, Obama voters, or “socialist liberals” won’t lose his state-issued license, the Austin American-Statesman reports.

Instructor Crockett Keller made national news with an ad proclaiming, “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 as required under the law. Also, if you are a non-Christian Arab or Muslim, I will not teach you the class. Once again, with no shame, I am Crockett Keller. Thank you and God Bless America.”

Following an investigation and warning by the Texas Department of Public Safety, Keller has agreed not to refuse clients based on national origin, race or religion.

Liberals and Obama voters, presumably, will still not be welcome. As Keller explained to Hatewatch in an Oct. 27 interview, “I have a particular philosophy about concealed carry. I take it very seriously. I wish people took voting as seriously as I do concealed carry. The way I feel about it, the people that voted for the campaigner-in-chief, they had a year and a half to vet him. … Now we’re three years into his presidency and we still don’t know anything about him.

“My point is in the concealed carry world, when you carry a weapon to defend yourself you have to make a life and death decision in a matter of seconds. … How am I supposed to take someone who admittedly took a year and a half to get the wrong answer in determining who they want for president?”