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

January 10, 2013 10:09 a.m.

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. 

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