So in the Libyan fable it is toldThat once an eagle, stricken with a dart,Said, when he saw the fashion of the shaft,"With our own feathers, not by others' hands,Are we now smitten." -- Aeschylus.
Jupiter Entertainment, the production company for Sons of Guns, has scrubbed any mention of it from their website. Discovery Channel, as previously noted, cancelled the show.
Will Hayden is entitled to a presumption of innocence of the charges. But the fact of the matter is that Will, the show and Red Jacket management were already hip deep in big problems, legal and otherwise, deriving from a multi-sided contest of over-inflated "look-at-me-I'm-on-TV" egos, piss-poor business practices and shady dealings, in which Jupiter Entertainment toward the end was at least in part complicit. As the Devil is certainly abroad in the land, seeking whom he may devour, I rather suspect that ATF is not done with the principals, current and former, of Red Jacket and the sad thing is that those same folks charitably supplied all the rope to that agency necessary to hang themselves. For those who see in the latest charges against Will the unseen hand of some ATF conspiracy, rest assured that they did not need it and there is, to my knowledge, no evidence of it. It is, however, a combination of Greek tragedy and Shakespearean farce that it will end this way but Aeschylus certainly applies here. Or, in the modern American version by Frank Zappa:
Do you love it?Do you hate it?There it is,The way you made it.