Local CEO Threatens To 'Start Killing People' Over Gun Control
NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Tennessee again made national news after a local CEO threatened to "start killing people" to protect his Second Amendment right.
In a YouTube video which began to go viral Thursday, James Yeager, CEO of Tactical Response, said he would "start killing people" if President Barack Obama moved forward with gun control measures. Raw Story reported that Yeager would go to extensive lengths to protect his right to use a gun.
"I'm not (expletive) 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," he said in the video.
Yeager's company, Tactical Response, is headquartered in Sandy, Tennessee and trains civilians in weapons and tactical skills. Yeager's biography stated that he worked as a police officer for the Sandy Police Department as well as the Benton County Sheriff's Office before starting his company. His certifications list him as a qualified instructor in dozens of firearms and weapons training classes, including being a Department of Safety Certified Firearms Instructor.
According to a spokesperson for the Tennessee Highway Patrol, however, Yeager is not a currently not a Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security certified instructor, nor is Tactical Response a department certified school.
The controversial video has since been edited and Yeager's threatening comment taken out.