The head of firearms training company who took to YouTube and Facebook this week to threaten a murderous response to any attempt on the Obama administration's part to "ban assault rifles and impose stricter gun control" has had his handgun carry permit suspended by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security for presenting "material likelihood of risk of harm to the public."
In the video, since removed but preserved elsewhere, Yeager claims "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."
Of course, Obama can't actually do that, but that didn't stop Yeager from promising to "fire the first shot" of the impending civil war "if that happens."
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.
Yeager has since released a new video in which he attempts to walk back some of his more criminal statements — but not by much.
While he no longer "condone[s] anybody committing any kind of felonies up to and including any aggravated assaults or murders," Yeager qualifies his retraction by adding "unless it's necessary," which it isn't, "yet."
In its statement concerning the rescinding of Yeager's handgun permit, the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security said Yeager's comments "were irresponsible, dangerous, and deserved our immediate attention."
"The number one priority for our department is to ensure the public's safety," writes Commissioner Bill Gibbons.
[video via YouTube]