James Yeager, the CEO of Tactical Response (a firearms and tactical training company), earlier today posted an expletive-laden YouTube video that let the world know he was ready to "start killing people" if additional gun measures were proposed.
By now you may have seen the diaries by josephk and brooklynbadboy with this video embedded, wherein Mr. Yeager let's us all know that he'll fire at will if we even dare to begin to think about approaching his precious firearms. If you haven't seen the video, jump on over to one of those diaries to watch, then follow me below the orange pencil-thin mustache.
Apparently Mr. Yeager got a few phone calls; and emails; and texts; and YouTube comments; because he's come out with a second video, and in my mind it's worse than the first. (WARNING: the video contains foul language and generally crass speech.)
UPDATED - My own transcript is below. Likely some errors.
Hey everybody James Yeager of Tactical Response.Don't you dare email him about his video because he doesn't care, damnit! All you armchair lawyers advising him not to tell the global population he'll start murdering people, just shut the hell up. Except he sort of cares, because he edited his first video to remove the offending remark.
Stirred up a lot with the Pack Your Bags video so number 2 here. Um, I was mad when I said it. Um, and uh probably allowed my mouth to overrun my logic. I don't retract any of my statements. Now I have edited my video and I took off the end where I said I'm gonna start shooting people. First off I don't need the hundreds of people that have emailed me to give me legal advice that aren't lawyers. I didn't ask you for your fuckin opinion I didn't ask you to clog up my goddamn email. I don't need anybody to ever email me or text me or call me or smoke signal me over anything that's going on on the internet because I don't care.
Now I realize there are unedited videos that people have stolen from me. If you're one of the people that have stolen my video and put it on your site please take it down. It's my property. MY property. Take it down.
But let's get to the reality people keep calling me I've had a flood of calls from alumni thousands of messages I mean its just overwhelming what's been going on today. It's the 10th this is the day after. It's be overwhelming visits the the store and all over the place asking me what they should do. I don't know but I did tell you to load your mags, make sure your gun's clean, and pack a backpack. If you haven't done that then don't call me and ask me what to do next because you haven't even done the first thing I asked you to do.
And people are satying stuff like it needed to be said but you shouldn't have said it. Well look around, who else is going to say it. Who else is gonna say it. All you fuckin fair weather second amendment people that are telling me that I'm doing a fuckin disservice to the gun community by saying that I'm not going to stand for the tyranny, FUCK YOU. Our country wasn't founded by fuckin fairweather pussies. Either you're in or your out and if you're out don't call your self a goddamn second amendment advocate. It fuckin pisses me off. If you're not prepared to go all the way then you're not prepared to go anywhere.
Now. I don't condone anybody doing anything rash. I don't condone anybody committing any kind of felonies up to and including aggravated assaults or murders...unless it's necessary. Right now it is not necessary. And I understand that my video was very volatile. You have no idea how many people that send me emails and text and calling me and were like right on. My shit's clean, my bag's packed. You tell me when and where. You have no idea how quickly I accidentally assembled an army. I assure you a quite formidable army.
But now's not the time. It's now time yet. It is time to get ready. Start working out. Start stretching. Start practicing. Start talking with your friends; coordinating on a local basis. I don't really know what to say to do next. I have a wait and see attitude about the whole thing. But I stand fast with my message. I have drawn my line in the sand. Not one more inch.
Oh, and by the way, he's amassing a "formidable" army of his followers, ready at a moment's notice for when the U.N., no wait, the federal government, no wait the Kenyan Muslim socialist tyrannical dictators come to take his semi-auto rifles and thousand round mags.
Part of me wants to dismiss this guy as a joke. But another part of me worries that guys like this truly have the ability to incite violence from the rest of the gun nut population. At the very least, he shouldn't be anywhere near a gun. And I truly hope for a time when the stranglehold of the NRA is eased, so that guys like this no longer have one of the most powerful lobbies on the planet backing their platform.
What are your thoughts? (P.S. - This is my first diary, I think. Hope I did it right.)
UPDATED - Here's Tactical Response's contact information if you'd like to drop them a line. Freely available on their webpage.
P.O. Box 385
Camden, TN 38320
Office phone: 1-731-676-2041
UPDATE2 - Coquiero notes below in the comments that this guys is likely a fraud. Serves him right that this info is coming out in such a public manner. Incite violence? Fine, but also incite scrutiny. Wonder how his business will do from this day forth?
UPDATE3 - Just broke into the bottom of the rec list, I think! Thanks all, more than I could ask for for a first diary (though I've lurked for quite some time; guess this guy evoked enough of an emotional response to get me to post!)
UPDATE4 - The scrutiny of this guy is blossoming into some kind of critique of a firefight he was potentially involved in while serving in some capacity in Iraq?. You can find some YouTube videos in a Google search of a firefight in which he was supposedly involved in. I much prefer to blast him for his clear psychosis, but you can find some videos in the Google search.
See more in nukular's comment below.