James Yeager, the Tennessee firearms instructor who made waves when he posted a video online threatening to “start killing people” if the White House issues an executive order on gun control, released a second video Thursday in which he refused to back down from most his statements.
“I do not condone anybody committing any kind of felonies up to and including any aggravated assaults or murders, unless it’s necessary,” Yeager said in the second video. “Right now it is not necessary.”
“I have drawn my line in the sand: Not one more inch,” he said.
Yeager opened the latest video saying that he “probably allowed my mouth to overrun my logic,” and announced he had edted some of the more heated comments out of his previous video and reposted it. Then he added: “But I don’t, I don’t retract any of my statements.”
Yeager continued to get worked up over the Obama administration’s “tyranny” and talked urged people to pack backpacks, get in shape, and load their guns. He said that his first video had “accidentally assembled an army … a quite formidable army.”
He also asked those who “stole” and posted the unedited video version of his first video, which includes the statement about killing people, to take those videos down.
Yeager, the CEO of Tactical Response in Camden, Tenn., claims on his website to be “TN Department Of Safety Certified Firearms Instructor,” but a spokesperson for the department told TPM this is not the case.