Red Jacket Firearms Fires Will Hayden Over Child Sex Allegations

Will Hayden (courtesy nydailynews.com)

“A Louisiana firearms company at the center of the reality TV show ‘Sons of Gun’ distanced itself from the program’s star this week after he was arrested on charges of repeatedly raping a child,” foxbusiness.com reports. “Will Hayden was arrested Tuesday. As of Thursday, Red Jacket Firearms said that ‘with heavy hearts,’ it had legally cut ties with him but would continue to operate. ‘We are the heart and soul of Red Jacket and will remain steadfast in our commitment to quality and our customers, for years to come,’ a statement on its website said.” [Facebook statement after the jump.] foxnewsbusiness.com also provided some new details of the charges against Hayden . . .

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Sons of Guns Officially Cancelled

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Following the most recent arrest of Will Hayden for the alleged rape of his twelve year old daughter, Discovery Channel has decided to stop production of the next season of Sons of Guns and cancel the series. That’s the news via Fox News, which posted the announcement earlier today. Discovery Channel still lists the program on its press website, but I’m guessing that will change before long. Filming of new episodes was put “on hold” following Hayden’s first arrest, but the latest statement from the network seems to officially put the brakes on the whole production . . .

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FPSRussia Revealed!

For some reason, FPSRussia breaks character to answer YouTubers Q&A. To say it’s jarring to hear Kyle speak in his normal (gently Southern) accent would be like saying Barbara Palvin is kinda cute. [Note to Kyle: Disney doesn't let actors remove their costumes in front of the public. Ever.] Despite claiming he’s got the best job at the world, Kyle/Dimitri’s chafing at the bit, creatively speaking. He says he wants to do “behind the scenes” videos. In other words, he wants to be a reality TV star. He also aspires to be the Dear Abbey of guns. [Note to Kyle: racking a pump shotgun may not send burglars running.] This video shows Kyle’s affinity with Nutnfancy, if you know what I mean. Shark jumped?

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“The Gunfighter” [NSFW]

Thanks to my buddy, Matt, for linking me to The Gunfighter a few months ago. This hilarious short film should have gone up on TTAG then. Nine minutes of quality programming here, and a bit of levity in what feels like a rough couple months of serious news at home and abroad.

 

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BREAKING: Discovery Channel Puts Sons of Guns Season 6 on Hold

The Gunner’s Vault Facebook page is reporting that the Discovery Channel has put the hit show Sons of Guns production schedule on hold. The info comes from Glenn “Flem” Fleming, self-described “former welder for Red Jacket Firearms” and “one of the guys on sons of guns.” Fleming texted Producer Chris at Gunner’s Vault, telling our man that Discovery Channel is weighing its options for Season Six. If the show is cancelled, no doubt Will Hayden’s recent legal troubles will have triggered the move. Hayden was recently arrested on child molestation charges. 

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Kirsten Joy Weiss Is A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle with a Revolver (Minus the Teenage and Turtle Part)

I’m deeply jealous of Kirsten Joy Weiss’s shoulder roll gun acquisition. It’s a move I perfected at the age of ten, back when Starsky & Hutch increased car wax sales exponentially (inciting millions of boys to perfect the art of sliding over car hoods). Those days are long gone. Although I wonder if there are some mad running, jumping and shooting skillz lurking in my ancient muscle memory. Anyway, for the record, KJ Dubs is a good egg – even if she’s not good to eggs. What’s up with that?

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Patriot Promotions Statement on Child Abuse Claims Against Sons of Guns’ Will Hayden

“Red Jacket Firearms and the Hayden family, want to bring their fans and general public up to date on the developments recently brought to attention by the tabloids and media. We acknowledge that allegations of child abuse were made against Mr. Will Hayden. This was reported by someone intent on smearing his reputation. The child in question was properly interviewed by child services and an arrest was made, as part of standard procedure, which is done routinely in many states. Mr. Hayden fully cooperated with law enforcement and the child was subjected to questioning, as is also routine at the child advocacy center. She was then . . .

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Movie Review: ‘The Purge: Anarchy’ [Spoiler Alert!]

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No matter how it sounds, the new Purge movie is not an infomercial for a high-fiber cleansing diet – although you may feel an urgent need to detoxify after you’ve seen it. The Purge: Anarchy, or Purge 2 if you will, is the second movie in this “franchise.” Both are based on a motif lifted directly from a Star Trek episode called Return of the Archons, which made its TV debut in 1967. Hollywood is sooo creative, dontcha think? In the dystopian near future (2023) of Purge 2, the US is controlled by rich white people. See, I told you that Hollywood is creative. Anyway, here’s what passes for a plot . . .

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Question of the Day: What’s Your Favorite Video Game Gun?

“A strange off-shoot of my dislike of guns in real life is that I am a fanatic for ridiculous weaponry in video games.” So writes Jef With One F at houstonpress.com. In pursuit of what he calls gun centric overkill, mono-monikered Jef names what he considers to be the ten most ridiculously over-the-top firearms in the video game universe. Classics like the ever-popular landshark gun (above) from Armed and Dangerous and the ear-assaulting dubstep gun from Saint’s Row IV made Jef’s cut. So think back to all those hours wasted in your mis-spent youth (or just last night, as the case may be). What’s your favorite video game gun?

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Book Review: Guns Across the Border by Mike Detty

Every Federal Firearms License holder and Second Amendment activist should read this book. Guns Across the Border, The Inside Story more than meets the expectations created by the title. It’s an intensely personal inside look at what happened in the “Wide Receiver” gunrunning investigation that was the predecessor to the Fast and Furious scandal. I met Mike Detty at the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas. He struck me as a quick-witted individual with a good head on his shoulders, and he was at the core of the Wide Receiver ATF gunrunning investigation . . .

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