CEO Loses Gun Permit Over Plan to 'Start Killing People'
James Yeager raged online over possible gun-control laws
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 13, 2013 4:44 PM CST
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(Newser) – A Tennessee firearms trainer posted a video last week saying he would "start killing people" if gun-control laws are passed—and state officials kinda noticed, Digital Journal reports. In fact, Tennessee's Homeland Security office revoked the handgun carry permit of James Yeager, CEO of Tactical Response, due to a "material likelihood of risk of harm to the public." Yeager posted an edited version of the video with his threat cut out, and an apologetic video alongside his lawyer, but officials say his permit suspension is still in the mail.

"Vice President [Joe] Biden is asking the president to bypass Congress and use executive privilege, executive order to ban assault rifles and to impose stricter gun control," Yeager said in the original video. "I’m not f--king putting up with this. I’m not letting my country be ruled by a dictator. I’m not letting anybody take my guns! If it goes one inch further, I’m going to start killing people." A Tennessee safety official tells Crooks and Liars that he watched the video twice before reaching a decision: "He had a conviction in his voice, and the way he looked into the camera, I believe he's capable of a violent act." Hat tip to Raw Story.

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1492
Jan 18, 2013 5:52 PM CST
Let's put Joe Bidens plan into motion....take this crazy man to an insane assylum. Treat and keep.
Adam666
Jan 16, 2013 6:55 AM CST
What a relief!!! ,He lost his gun permit ,It means he cannot have any access to guns at all ,Right ??...I think, it also means that not even illegally ,By removing his permit to carry a gun he cannot use one and kill people as he says in his video ,How many of those psychos who have killed people had a permit ???..I would not remove his permit ,I would remove him from the streets ,Put him in an island alongside more stupids like him and give each one a gun so they would kill themselves and make more room for the others to come ,Who will complain ???
793tango
Jan 15, 2013 2:36 PM CST
he's exactly the kind of person who shouldn't have guns. Now of course he'll have to find another job because with no gun permit, how the hell can he be a firearms trainer? What an idiot.