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April 03, 2013
ATF Raids Home of Kyle Myers, FPSRussia Star - 3

The Georgia home of Kyle Myers, better known as Dmitri Potapoff on his FPSRussia You Tube channel, was raided Tuesday March 26 by 40 law enforcement officers from the ATF, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and local law enforcement.  Kyle’s father’s home was also raided.

ATF spokesman Richard Coes said his agency was interested in the explosives Kyle uses in his videos.

“The claim is that [Myers] was using explosives and getting paid for it via YouTube,” Coes said. The Inquisitr  is reporting that the ATF was looking for Tannerite which cannot be used for business purposes (Kyle receives money from You Tube channel) without a federal license. Kitty Walden, a producer of FPS Russia, told Guns.com that Kyle always follows the law in his videos.

“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. “We can only hope this helps [the ATF] understand how we make our money, so it doesn’t hurt another YouTuber.”

The ATF did not report if the raid was related to the January killing of Kyle’s business partner Keith Richard Ratliff. The 32-year-old was found dead with a single gunshot wound to the head in his business outside Carnesville, Georgia on January 3. It is also unknown if authorities took anything from Kyle’s property.

Kyle’s FPSRussia channel is reportedly the tenth-highest ranked on YouTube based on number of subscribers.

 

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from SportsGuy wrote 49 weeks 2 days ago

It's about control...

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from MazPower wrote 1 year 1 week ago

Does using tannerite in your monetized youtube videos justify sending 40 local and federal agents to raid your house??? This is a strong-arm scare tactic used to intimidate Meyers and other gun enthusiasts on youtube. If him making money (in a very indirect way) off of the use of tannerite is the only claim they could have sent him a letter telling him to stop or get a federal explosives license. But instead they send 40 agents?? Come on.

Though we may not all agree with or love his videos, Meyers is one of the most visible figures of the gun culture and gun enthusiasts, so for local and federal agents to use baseless scare tactics like this to try and intimidate him shows what they're real goal is.

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from officerdom1987 wrote 1 year 1 week ago

I have been watching FPSRussia for years. Personally, I think he has always used safety and a controlled environment everytime he makes his videos, and it is pretty neat some of the guns he shows. (I do disagree that he thinks because shooting in an open area it is not detramental to your hearing and does not wear ear protection). The way people do stupid things with guns on YouTube that make you wanna cringe because of their stupidity, I'd say FPS is the least of the ATF's worries. "As always, have nice day."-FPS

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from officerdom1987 wrote 1 year 1 week ago

I have been watching FPSRussia for years. Personally, I think he has always used safety and a controlled environment everytime he makes his videos, and it is pretty neat some of the guns he shows. (I do disagree that he thinks because shooting in an open area it is not detramental to your hearing and does not wear ear protection). The way people do stupid things with guns on YouTube that make you wanna cringe because of their stupidity, I'd say FPS is the least of the ATF's worries. "As always, have nice day."-FPS

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from MazPower wrote 1 year 1 week ago

Does using tannerite in your monetized youtube videos justify sending 40 local and federal agents to raid your house??? This is a strong-arm scare tactic used to intimidate Meyers and other gun enthusiasts on youtube. If him making money (in a very indirect way) off of the use of tannerite is the only claim they could have sent him a letter telling him to stop or get a federal explosives license. But instead they send 40 agents?? Come on.

Though we may not all agree with or love his videos, Meyers is one of the most visible figures of the gun culture and gun enthusiasts, so for local and federal agents to use baseless scare tactics like this to try and intimidate him shows what they're real goal is.

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from SportsGuy wrote 49 weeks 2 days ago

It's about control...

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