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.”
Yeager had added, “it’s going to spark a civil war, and I’ll be glad to fire the first shot.”
“I’m not putting up with it,” Yeager continued. “You shouldn’t put up with it. And I need all you patriots, to start thinking about what you’re going to do, load your damn mags, make sure your rifle’s clean, pack up a backpack with some food in it and get ready to fight.”
“I’m not fucking 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.”
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