Shoot, Texas, sometimes you are so entertainingly you.
Keller Crockett’s the name, and reinforcing the stereotype of the nation’s largest state is the game. This radio ad has gotten him into some hot water with the state, which is considering pulling his license to teach a gun safety class.
The Associated Press visited him today:
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.
Oh, the story from Mason, Texas gets better…
“He’s a character and likes attention,” said Diane Eames, a jeweler with a downtown shop in Mason’s quaint town square.
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…