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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:08 PM

Gun Training Company Declines To Respond To CEO’s ‘Killing’ Comments

Source: TPM


EVAN MCMORRIS-SANTORO 3:09 PM EST, THURSDAY JANUARY 10, 2013

An employee with Tactical Response, the Tennessee firearms training company making headlines this week thanks to a video posted by CEO James Yeager, told TPM Thursday the company is going to leave it up to Yeager to respond to questions about the clip.

Yeager posted a video online where he said "I'm gonna start killing people" if the White House goes ahead with plans to use executive orders to further its gun violence prevention goals. He later deleted the video. Yeager's comments come in the midst of amped-up conservative rhetoric over the executive order plan that so far have included comparisons between President Obama and Hitler and warnings that Obama is planning to run the country like "dictatorship."

Reached Thursday, an employee at Tactical Response told TPM the company would not be issuing a separate response to the video. "We're going to let him handle all that," the employee said.

TPM left Yeager a message asking for a response to the controversy the video has caused.

Read more: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/tactical-response-wont-respond-to-ceos-comments?ref=fpblg



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http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014363116

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Reply Gun Training Company Declines To Respond To CEO’s ‘Killing’ Comments (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 2013 OP
frylock Jan 2013 #1
Kelvin Mace Jan 2013 #2
Ahpook Jan 2013 #6
Mike Daniels Jan 2013 #16
Tagish_Charlie Jan 2013 #9
Mojorabbit Jan 2013 #13
xocet Jan 2013 #3
tk2kewl Jan 2013 #4
stultusporcos Jan 2013 #19
lunasun Jan 2013 #28
Mkap Jan 2013 #5
samsingh Jan 2013 #7
99th_Monkey Jan 2013 #8
ThoughtCriminal Jan 2013 #10
marble falls Jan 2013 #11
MyNameGoesHere Jan 2013 #12
Mojorabbit Jan 2013 #14
MyNameGoesHere Jan 2013 #15
Neoma Jan 2013 #17
psychopomp Jan 2013 #21
Neoma Jan 2013 #24
MyNameGoesHere Jan 2013 #22
Neoma Jan 2013 #23
MyNameGoesHere Jan 2013 #25
Neoma Jan 2013 #27
Denninmi Jan 2013 #29
Judi Lynn Jan 2013 #18
Alamuti Lotus Jan 2013 #20
GETTINGTIRED Jan 2013 #26

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:14 PM

1. watch this coward refuse comment..

tough talking piece of filth.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:15 PM

2. The guy should be arrested

and brought in for a psych evaluation, as only a mentally disturbed person makes such a threat.

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:41 PM

6. I agree

It seems these clowns have a problem with tighter regulation on assault rifles? If you are not doing anything wrong then don't worry about it, right?

And whats this "dictator" bit? I am sure he was perfectly content when Bush and Cheney were wiping their ass with the American flag

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Response to Ahpook (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 10:00 PM

16. Wasn't that the R response to concerns about domestic spying?

Well, if you aren't doing anything wrong you don't have anything to worry about.

I 'd love to see the media posit that to the survivalist loons screaming about background checks. While I am dreaming, I'd also like a pony.

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 06:18 PM

9. And after a psychiatric evaluation

 

He needs massive doses of Haldol and repeated rounds of electroshock therapy

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 08:31 PM

13. I agree. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:24 PM

3. Yeager is a terrorist.

Yeager (time index - 1:03 to 1:07 in his original video): "If it goes one inch further, I'm gonna start killin' people."


It is time for the Secret Service and/or the FBI and/or the ATF to take this terrorist down before he makes good on his explicit threat.

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Response to xocet (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:32 PM

4. +1

Making terroristic threats is a serious crime.

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Response to tk2kewl (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 05:12 AM

19. Only if you are Non white and Non Christian or a Dirty Hippy

 

otherwise what he spewed is considered free speach by our government.

IMHO Yeager is the Poster Child for Todays GOP and its supporters.

Yeager will only get a good talking to at most.

Now if a person of color did and said the exact same thing, they would have been arrested within hours if not minutes of posting it and would be doing hte perpwalk on the 6 o'clock news that very night.

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Response to stultusporcos (Reply #19)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 01:10 PM

28. +1

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:40 PM

5. Anyone??

Has anyone sent that video to the FBI bureau chief in TN?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:44 PM

7. he needs to answer questions with words not bullets

imagine that.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:50 PM

8. Can we say "DOMESTIC TERRORIST THREAT" yet?

When is the FBI & DoJ going to start jailing and convicting these armed and
dangerous fanatics spewing death threats, instead of raiding medical marijuana
patients and providers with Swat Teams?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 06:51 PM

10. YEAH!! Right guys!?

Guys?... Guys?...

Where'd everybody go?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 07:28 PM

11. I am all for him shutting up and I am glad he didn't get to hide his rant. But we need to know who..

we didn't get to hear or see the Aurora or the Connecticut shooters. Maybe if some of these guys had a chance to hear themselves and shame themselves a little ..... at any rate this guy needs a serious going over of his arsenal by ATF because of his own words on video he posted himself online.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 07:40 PM

12. All gun owners are potential mass murderers.

Time to require mental health checks to all gun owners and future gun owners.

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Response to MyNameGoesHere (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 08:43 PM

14. That is a ridiculous statement. nt

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Response to Mojorabbit (Reply #14)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 07:31 PM

15. Of course it isn't.

All gun owners have to do is submit to a mental stability test and prove my statement wrong. Until then, events have shown more proof to my statement than yours.

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Response to MyNameGoesHere (Reply #15)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 10:56 PM

17. That singles out mentally ill people, and it is called ableism.

Whether you know it or not, that is a highly bigoted statement.

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Response to Neoma (Reply #17)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 06:44 AM

21. That's just the idea: keep the guns out of the hands of sickos

Whether you know it or not, you sound ridiculous.

The poster said that mental health evaluations should be required for all gun owners and prospective owners. I may or may not agree with that sentiment, but your effort at tongue-lashing comes off as pedantic and and insubstantial.

So that you know, I believe that people with a history of severe psychiatric disorders should not be licensed to possess firearms.

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Response to psychopomp (Reply #21)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:08 AM

24. And you know that every violent psychopath is mentally ill because...?

And you think I'm going on a killing spree because...?

Broad brushing people only embarrasses yourself dude.

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Response to Neoma (Reply #17)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:21 AM

22. Nope.

If you want to own a instrument of death I should have the guarantee that you are not mentally ill.

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Response to MyNameGoesHere (Reply #22)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:05 AM

23. I am mentally ill.

I am also safe with guns. You're broad brush stroking here. And claiming that EVERYONE with ANY sort of mental illness is a danger to society is pure bullshit. That's a load of bigoted crap.

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Response to Neoma (Reply #23)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:25 PM

25. Not at all.

You have admitted to having a mental illness, now I think the next step is to have that information registered. We let people drive that pass an eye test, we don't let blind people drive. Are you suggesting that is bigotry? I think it is a safety of the public issue. I have statistics on my side, mass shootings are committed by persons with mental illness overwhelmingly. Want a gun? Then get tested, get registered, and be prepared to be monitored. Your mental illness, while not your fault, does not trump public safety.

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Response to MyNameGoesHere (Reply #25)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:41 PM

27. It's bigoted to single out all of the mentally ill as violent psychopaths.

With mental illness it's purely a case by case basis. Not, "well I know this person with this illness, thus everyone with that illness must be like that person." Exactly which mental illness are you talking about anyways? A lot of people cope with their illnesses better than others. Or it's so minor that it's hardly worth mentioning.

The mentally ill are only as likely to be violent as the rest of the population. Violence by itself is not a mental illness, and isn't considered to be one, not one bit. But people like to be influenced by movies and the media, which overhypes mental health issues to death.

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Response to MyNameGoesHere (Reply #25)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 02:58 PM

29. Wow, what a sick and disgusting thing to suggest.

Just round us all up and send us off to "the East" for "special handling" while you're at it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 03:24 AM

18. How long would this clown have had to wait until George W Bush's government grabbed him

and hauled him off to Guantanamo after launching that barrage of crap at pResident Bush?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #18)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 05:16 AM

20. It just would've been done

 

You wouldn't be reading about it until he already was fitted for his Gitmo jumpsuit..

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:34 PM

26. Don't let this be a case

of "If only we had a sign of this guy being mentally unstable or a danger to society before he did something deadly"....
Ah plenty of signs and indications this guy is a nightmare waiting to unfold....

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