Gun News: YouTuber Keith Ratcliff Murdered

A friend of mine sent me an email alerting me to the fact that Keith Ratcliff has died.  According to news reports, he was found murdered last Thursday, Jan 3, 2013 in Carnesville, Georgia.  While you might not instantly recognize his name, Keith had a very popular You Tube  channel, “Gun and More Guns”.  He was producer for the popular FPSRussia firearms channel on YouTube  and helped with its success.  The channel boasts 3.4 million subscribers and has more than 537 million video views. The videos largely consist of a man with a Russian accent test firing various high-powered firearms.  The channel is ranked as one of the top 10 channels on YouTube.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has taken Mr. Ratcliff’s body for autopsy in Atlanta.  Not much is known yet about his death.

“At the time, authorities would not release any information until the victim’s relatives had been notified. On Sunday, Thomas said Ratliff’s body was discovered after a 911 call.

“We received a call about a possible DOA,” Thomas said Sunday. “Upon the deputies arrival, they found a white male who was unconscious and not breathing. EMS personnel came and determined the man was deceased.”

Thomas said they are treating the death as a homicide until the investigation proves otherwise. He would not say why the man was in Carnesville or give any other information.

Investigators, Thomas said, determined Ratliff had died of a single gunshot to the head and that his body been there for some time. Thomas said investigators found numerous guns in the area where Ratliff’s body was found.”

Ratcliff was from Frankfort, Kentucky.  He is survived by a wife and a 2-year-old son. If you know his family or have contact with folks in his circle please offer them my condolences and deepest sympathies for their loss of this brother. 

Rev. Kenn Blanchard



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3 thoughts on “Gun News: YouTuber Keith Ratcliff Murdered”

  1. This is terrible news, not only for his wife and child, but for everyone who found his Youtube videos informative and entertaining.
    And might I add that the Facebook procedure of showing support by clicking a “like” button is a ham-handed and insensitive concept, particularly in cases such as this one, involving injury or death.

  2. I find it ironic to say the least how none of the investigators or journalists involved in reporting this case even bother to mention even the most minute details of the case like:

    1) any signs of forced entry at the premesis?
    2) signs of struggle?
    3) did he have life insurance, if so who benefitted?
    4) since he was a “gun nut” it’s likely he had GSR all over him at
    any given time which would make it more complicated in determining suicide.
    5) why has NO MORE been said on this matter?

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