State Suspends Gun Carry Permit for TN Man Who Made Viral Video

This was the guy I posted about the other day who threatened to kill people if Obama banned automatic weapons.



A Middle Tennessee firearms trainer who made an ominous comment about killing people in a YouTube video that gained national attention this week has had his handgun carry permit suspended Friday by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security.

James Yeager, 42, had his permit suspended based on a “material likelihood of risk of harm to the public,” the department said in a statement.

Col. Tracy Trott of the Tennessee Department of Safety said it didn’t take him long to reach a decision after viewing the comments on the Internet.

“I watched it twice to make sure I was hearing what I thought I heard,” Trott said.

“It sounded like it was a veiled threat against the whole public. I believed him. He had a conviction in his voice, and the way he looked into the camera, I believe he’s capable of a violent act,” Trott said.

Yeager told Channel 4 News he is aware of the suspension, and his attorney will handle his statements going forward.

  • arrow

    hahaha…asshole…!..hahhaha…. Ironic?

  • Bacopa

    Sounds like Tennessee made the right decision. I am glad they have a “material likelihood” clause in their permit laws.

  • Justin

    The great thing is we’ll get to watch his spirit get crushed by the boring and draw out wheels of justice. He’s already speaking through an attorney, there’ll undoubtedly be appeals, lawsuits, arguments before judges, etc… And for such an intensely unhinged guy, it’ll be nice to know he’s muttering himself into a brain tumor rather than going out in his blaze of glory.

  • Valeria


  • Crabs

    Good. Idiot.

  • Jennifer

    ha! karma’s chewing a big chunk of his ass now isn’t it?

  • d


  • Glad to hear it! Being a hothead is fairly reasonable grounds for having your permit revoked.

    • WordyGrrl

      This is going to be the “catch” if a mental health requirement is put into place. “Oh ,he/she is just fine unless he/she has been drinking.”