Raw Story reports:
The CEO of a Tennessee company that specializes weapons and tactical training is threatening to "start killing people" if President Barack Obama moves forward with gun control measures.That video has been pulled, but Yeager, head of a firm called Tactical Response, is no stranger to death threats. He's also threatened to kill his critics in the gun community. They've accused him of having some responsibility for the death of at least one colleague while doing private security work in Iraq, and of endangering a photographer during live-fire training at Tactical Response.
In a video posted to YouTube and Facebook on Wednesday, Tactical Response CEO James Yeager went ballistic over reports that the president could take executive action with minor gun control measures after the mass shooting of 20 school children in Connecticut last month....
"I'm telling you that if that happens, 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. 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 a backpack with some food in it and get ready to fight."
The CEO concluded: "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."
But there's more. In this survivalist-porn video, in which we see Yeager's doomsday prep and mad survivalist skillz (he can do a situp and shoot an assault weapon simultaneously! whoa, dude!), he even threatens his own daughters' friends with death:
I have a year's preparations in my house -- food, guns, and medical supplies. It's my responsibility to protect my family against seen and unseen threats. I've had to tell my daughters since they were young not to tell their friends about the food we have in our house. And they would ask why, and I would say, "You want me to shoot your friends in the face?"Yes, foreign readers, it's true: In America, we let a guy like this own as many guns as he wants. We let him shoot guns for a living. With other people around.
What a country.
(Story via Kathy in comments.)
UPDATE: Crooks and Liars has preserved the "start killing people" video.
UPDATE: Here's a follow-up. After a while he becomes fairly pugnacious. ("I do not condone anybody committing any kind of felonies up to and including any aggravated assaults or murders, unless it's necessary. Right now it is not necessary.") But at the very beginning he seems, well, anxious. He's a big tough guy, but I guess he knows how deep he stepped in it, and it scared him a little.