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    FPSRussia Raid: Kyle Myers's Property Searched By Federal Agents


    The Huffington Post | By Hunter Stuart Posted: 03/29/2013 2:32 pm EDT | Updated: 03/29/2013 4:47 pm EDT

    The Georgia residence of Kyle Myers, maker of the popular weapons and explosives YouTube series FPSRussia, was raided by 40 agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) on Tuesday, according to the Athens Banner-Herald.

    The federal agents, accompanied by members of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, also conducted a search of Myers's father's nearby farm, where FPSRussia is sometimes filmed, reports northeast Georgia radio station WHLR.

    Myers's FPSRussia series features him demonstrating advanced weaponry, including machine guns, tanks and drones.

    But what was the justification for the raid? ATF spokesman Richard Coes told the Banner-Herald: "The claim is that [Myers] was using explosives and getting paid for it via YouTube."
    Myers has used the substance Tannerite in his videos. While the powder explosive is legal in the U.S., Business Insider points out that the manufacturing of explosives for business purposes is illegal without a federal license.

    Under YouTube's partner program, amateur video producers can earn money from the site if their videos are watched enough times. Myers's YouTube channel, which has garnered over half a billion views, is part of the site's partner program.

    Seeming to contradict the ATF's statement, Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas told WHLR that Tuesday's raids were in connection with the investigation into the suspected murder of Myers's former business partner, Keith Ratliff, who was found dead from a single gunshot to the head in January in the office of FPS Industries, the weapons testing business he owned.




    The ATF did not return a request for comment from The Huffington Post.

    Myers's colleague, Kitty Walden, told Guns.com that Myers was always careful about obeying the law.

    “If it ever came to doing something outside of our legal boundaries, we would then work with someone who was legally authorized to do it in an approved location,” said Wandel, who is a producer of FPSRussia. "We can only hope this helps [the ATF] understand how we make our money, so it doesn’t hurt another YouTuber."

    It is unclear whether any items were seized during Tuesday's raid.

    It has started, they are coming for YOUR guns!!!
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    that was georgia gooser........too many transplants in the atlanta metro area?
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    FPSRussia Raid: Kyle Myers's Property Searched By Federal Agents


    The Huffington Post | By Hunter Stuart Posted: 03/29/2013 2:32 pm EDT | Updated: 03/29/2013 4:47 pm EDT

    The Georgia residence of Kyle Myers, maker of the popular weapons and explosives YouTube series FPSRussia, was raided by 40 agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) on Tuesday, according to the Athens Banner-Herald.

    The federal agents, accompanied by members of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, also conducted a search of Myers's father's nearby farm, where FPSRussia is sometimes filmed, reports northeast Georgia radio station WHLR.

    Myers's FPSRussia series features him demonstrating advanced weaponry, including machine guns, tanks and drones.

    But what was the justification for the raid? ATF spokesman Richard Coes told the Banner-Herald: "The claim is that [Myers] was using explosives and getting paid for it via YouTube."
    Myers has used the substance Tannerite in his videos. While the powder explosive is legal in the U.S., Business Insider points out that the manufacturing of explosives for business purposes is illegal without a federal license.

    Under YouTube's partner program, amateur video producers can earn money from the site if their videos are watched enough times. Myers's YouTube channel, which has garnered over half a billion views, is part of the site's partner program. No doubt the number 1 program of Islamic terrorist and other subversives.

    Seeming to contradict the ATF's statement, Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas told WHLR that Tuesday's raids were in connection with the investigation into the suspected murder of Myers's former business partner, Keith Ratliff, who was found dead from a single gunshot to the head in January in the office of FPS Industries, the weapons testing business he owned. What, a possible murder is no justification for a search!




    The ATF did not return a request for comment from The Huffington Post.

    Myers's colleague, Kitty Walden, told Guns.com that Myers was always careful about obeying the law.

    “If it ever came to doing something outside of our legal boundaries, we would then work with someone who was legally authorized to do it in an approved location,” said Wandel, who is a producer of FPSRussia. "We can only hope this helps [the ATF] understand how we make our money, so it doesn’t hurt another YouTuber."

    It is unclear whether any items were seized during Tuesday's raid. So, they didn't confiscate anything? You said they were coming for his guns!

    Me thinks RK is wearing his tin-foil hat way too tighly. The boogie men are coming for his guns and religion!
    It's time we abandon our party affiliations and rather than being good Dems or good Repubs we all become good Americans. MJH345

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco View Post
    FPSRussia Raid: Kyle Myers's Property Searched By Federal Agents


    The Huffington Post | By Hunter Stuart Posted: 03/29/2013 2:32 pm EDT | Updated: 03/29/2013 4:47 pm EDT

    The Georgia residence of Kyle Myers, maker of the popular weapons and explosives YouTube series FPSRussia, was raided by 40 agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) on Tuesday, according to the Athens Banner-Herald.

    The federal agents, accompanied by members of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, also conducted a search of Myers's father's nearby farm, where FPSRussia is sometimes filmed, reports northeast Georgia radio station WHLR.

    Myers's FPSRussia series features him demonstrating advanced weaponry, including machine guns, tanks and drones.

    But what was the justification for the raid? ATF spokesman Richard Coes told the Banner-Herald: "The claim is that [Myers] was using explosives and getting paid for it via YouTube."
    Myers has used the substance Tannerite in his videos. While the powder explosive is legal in the U.S., Business Insider points out that the manufacturing of explosives for business purposes is illegal without a federal license.

    Under YouTube's partner program, amateur video producers can earn money from the site if their videos are watched enough times. Myers's YouTube channel, which has garnered over half a billion views, is part of the site's partner program. No doubt the number 1 program of Islamic terrorist and other subversives.

    Seeming to contradict the ATF's statement, Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas told WHLR that Tuesday's raids were in connection with the investigation into the suspected murder of Myers's former business partner, Keith Ratliff, who was found dead from a single gunshot to the head in January in the office of FPS Industries, the weapons testing business he owned. What, a possible murder is no justification for a search!




    The ATF did not return a request for comment from The Huffington Post.

    Myers's colleague, Kitty Walden, told Guns.com that Myers was always careful about obeying the law.

    “If it ever came to doing something outside of our legal boundaries, we would then work with someone who was legally authorized to do it in an approved location,” said Wandel, who is a producer of FPSRussia. "We can only hope this helps [the ATF] understand how we make our money, so it doesn’t hurt another YouTuber."

    It is unclear whether any items were seized during Tuesday's raid. So, they didn't confiscate anything? You said they were coming for his guns!

    Me thinks RK is wearing his tin-foil hat way too tighly. The boogie men are coming for his guns and religion!
    Captain America will not sit by and passively watch as our 2nd Am rights get infringed upon by govt intrusion

    That is why he acted swiftly and decisevely to immediately cancel any Colorado trip in protest the minute he heard they were not respecting our 2ndA rights.

    Or maybe not

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjh345 View Post
    Captain America will not sit by and passively watch as our 2nd Am rights get infringed upon by govt intrusion

    That is why he acted swiftly and decisevely to immediately cancel any Colorado trip in protest the minute he heard they were not respecting our 2ndA rights.

    Or maybe not
    Who canceled any trips?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjh345 View Post
    Captain America will not sit by and passively watch as our 2nd Am rights get infringed upon by govt intrusion

    That is why he acted swiftly and decisevely to immediately cancel any Colorado trip in protest the minute he heard they were not respecting our 2ndA rights.


    Or maybe not

    whoa...shut the front door....When did I cancel the Colorado trip, I stated that I might , but the decision was not mine alone, have two other brother's and a BIL,along with Stan to consider, when it comes to the hunting trip...Everyone's opinion ran the gamut from our action would only hurt the mom/pop store to it not even being a blip on the radar scene...I usually consider myself more of a pragmatist than an ideologist, and as I have stated before, I hold no ill will toward the State of Colorado or its residents, just not enamored with its lawmakers

    Captain America, really ? when did I ever try and portray myself as that character ?...I always saw myself as one of the characters from the Magnificent Seven (LMAO)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BonMallari View Post
    whoa...shut the front door....When did I cancel the Colorado trip, I stated that I might , but the decision was not mine alone, have two other brother's and a BIL,along with Stan to consider, when it comes to the hunting trip...Everyone's opinion ran the gamut from our action would only hurt the mom/pop store to it not even being a blip on the radar scene...I usually consider myself more of a pragmatist than an ideologist, and as I have stated before, I hold no ill will toward the State of Colorado or its residents, just not enamored with its lawmakers

    Captain America, really ? when did I ever try and portray myself as that character ?...I always saw myself as one of the characters from the Magnificent Seven (LMAO)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco
    Me thinks RK is wearing his tin-foil hat way too tighly. The boogie men are coming for his guns and religion!
    Really?
    I believe in God and love America and her Constitution!!!!
    Somehow, to you, those are articles of ridicule....................


    Were you wearing your Ron Paul footy pajamas when you posted this?
    Last edited by road kill; 04-02-2013 at 07:35 AM.
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    I know this quote from Niemoller is often used but it seems very fitting for this conversation: "First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out--Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out--Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out--Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me." I'm with you RK.

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