The state of Tennessee has revoked the handgun carry permit of James Yeager, the Tennessee CEO of Tactical Response, after he posted a YouTube video threatening to “start killing people” if Obama’s gun control measures went “one inch further.”
“The number one priority for our department is to ensure the public’s safety. Mr. Yeager’s comments were irresponsible, dangerous, and deserved our immediate attention. Due to our concern, as well as that of law enforcement, his handgun permit was suspended immediately. We have notified Mr. Yeager about the suspension today via e-mail. He will receive an official notification of his suspension through the mail,” Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons said, according to local NBC affiliate WBIR News.
In his original video, Yeager had said that if Obama strengthened gun control or banned assault weapons, or if President Obama’s gun control “goes one inch further, I’m going to start killing people.”
I posted about James Yeager here. He posted another video talking about his quickly-assembled “army” and backpedaling from the whole killing people statement later, but barely:
Yeager also doubles down on his warnings, claiming thousands of people have contacted him, some asking him what they should do.
“I don’t know, but I did tell you to load your mags, make sure your gun’s clean, and pack a backpack.”
“And all you fair-weather Second Amendment people that are telling me that I’m doing a fucking disservice to the gun community, by saying that I’m not going to stand for the tyranny, fuck you, our country wasn’t founded by fucking fair-weather pussies.”
But then Yeager somewhat changes course, saying, “I don’t condone anyone doing anything rash, I don’t condone anybody committing any felonies, up to and including aggravated assaults, or murders — unless it’s necessary.”
Glad to see Tennessee took notice of this guy. Let’s hope he’s all talk and no action. Much like Alex Jones, he’s one of the best arguments for gun control out there.