NASHVILLE, Tenn.- A middle Tennessee gun advocate has issued an apology, after a controversial YouTube video drew national attention, and got him stripped of his handgun carry permit.
Early in January James Yeager released a YouTube video in which he angrily claimed he would "start killing people" if President Barack Obama moved forward with gun control measures. Yeager, CEO of Tactical Response, a company that offers training to civilians in weapons and tactical skills, has multiple certifications with several different types of weapons.
After the video aired, the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security suspended Yeager's handgun carry permit based on "material likelihood of risk of harm to the public".
In a video released Friday Yeager apologized for his earlier statements saying in part "I do not in any way advocate the overthrowing of the US government,"
Although Yeager apologized for his comments, the state has not reinstated his handgun carry permit.