James Yeager, CEO of ‘Tactical Response’ Harsh Warning

The Mentally Ill Should Not Have Guns

James Yeager, CEO of ‘Tactical Response’ Harsh Warning

This man wants to kill innocent people. He is angry, and obviously deranged. And yet he is not only allowed to own guns, he teaches others how to use them.

James Yeager, CEO of ‘Tactical Response’, a Tennessee company that trains people to use guns, and teaches tactical response, says that if President Obama changes gun control laws, he is going to start killing people.

He says this and a lot more on a video he posted on YouTube and Facebook, much of which, due to obscene language, is not printable. He urges other gun owners to “load their weapons, there’s going to be a war“.

This is a perfect example of why we must have a change in the way we allow gun ownership. When the life of a child becomes less important than the “right” to own a weapon of mass destruction, we have become a nation unworthy of freedom, and are far from achieving the label of “great”.

Mr. Yeager is obviously a man filled with hate instead of love. Hate was the driving force in Aurora and Newtown. We’ll most likely never understand what drove these horrible men to such violent actions, but there is no doubt it wasn’t love for their fellow man.

I strongly believe that the second amendment should be changed. I don’t believe we should take away the “right to bear arms”, but we must stop the sale and use of military and law enforcement style weapons to the general public. No one needs them, and no one should have the right to possess weapons that in the wrong hands could massacre dozens of normal people going about their daily lives.

Those of us who are unlike Mr. Yeager should have the right to feel safe. If a ban on assault rifles and high output magazines could have saved one small child in Newtown, or one moviegoer in Aurora, it is worth it.

I feel sorry for people like Mr. Yeager. He is obviously a very unhappy man. On the other hand, I’m glad he lives in Tennessee.

James Turnage
Columnist-The Guardian Express

6 Responses to "James Yeager, CEO of ‘Tactical Response’ Harsh Warning"

  1. delahar   January 16, 2013 at 12:08 am

    This is easy: 1. The second poster was correct. The first poster (Greg) failed to watch the un-edited video. 2. Epidemiology of modern industrialized countries without extensive access to guns begs to disagree with you: there are far less murders and gun casualties in countries where guns are illegal. That’s not an opinion; it’s a fact. 3. Acting like the second amendment is more sacred than human life is ridiculous. When schools have to have lockdown drills, when the NRA proposes armed guards in schools, you don’t have more freedom, you have less. This is easy stuff, people. And if opponents of gun reform don’t see this, it’s because they don’t want to.

  2. Greg   January 14, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    I have watched James Yeager’s video several times and have been unable to find any statements that would suggest the intention of harming innocent people. It is common knowledge that you can’t trust anything you read in a newspaper or watch on the evening news and this article is testament to that.

    In regards to the topic of gun control, it is a right guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution that “shall not be infringed.” My prediction, unfortunately, is that we will continue to see our rights whittled away. “All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent” (Thomas Jefferson). James Yeager has broken his silence and articles like this are aimed only at keeping others who share Yeager’s opinions silent.

    • wolfmmxTom   January 14, 2013 at 4:25 pm

      Find his original (unedited) video.

    • David Brantley   January 14, 2013 at 4:45 pm

      Yeah but when Jefferson was talking about tyranny he meant a King forcing unfair advantages to pro-british corporations. You really do our founding fathers a disservice and insult them whenever you take quotes out of context like glenn beck.

  3. John   January 14, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    If such a ban was implemented you would not be any safer. You would be living under a false sense of security. Yes, James Yeager’s postings might appear to be over the top, but considering that continues treats are being directed at gun owners rights one must consider that there is a line that must not be crossed. Like many in the anti gun crowd seem to in capable of grasping is the right to bear arms is not a right given by our government. It is their job to ensure that those rights are not obstructed. Of course, if their is a gun ban it will not be long before I no longer have to see pointless articles such as this because it would be a matter of time before the government controls what you write.

  4. haroldamaio   January 14, 2013 at 9:57 am

    The Mentally Ill Should Not Have Guns
    Journalism has the responsibility to be specific. In the above regard it often is not.

    Repeating “the” mentally ill follows a pattern, “the” Blacks,”the” Jews. In one way it differs: No one intends viciousness as they did with the other two. It is a linguistic error, an error of convenience.

    Harold A. Maio, retired Mental Health Editor

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