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Tennessee DHS Suspends Camden Man's Handgun Carry Permit

"The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security on today announced the suspension of James Yeager's handgun carry permit after he was featured in a threatening YouTube video post that went viral earlier this week, according to a news release.

The releases said the decision to suspend Yeager's handgun carry permit was based on a "material likelihood of risk of harm to the public."


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You can put me down for that quote too.

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty."

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this is why we should've drawn our "line" long ago.

ccw permits are no different than registering our weapons. they know who to target and this story proves that point.

Christians should not be warmongers! http://www.lewrockwell.com/vance/vance87.html

This also points out the stupidity of assenting to "permits"...

issued by the state. It is no one's effing business WHAT I carry as long as I do not become a "clear and present danger" to those around me.

As for Yeager's comments, I will quote Eli Wallich from "The Good, The Bad & The Ugly".

"You gonna talk, talk. You gonna shoot, shoot."

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The General Sessions Court...

of Benton County, Tennessee should IMMEDIATELY reinstate his permit.

If they have any cajones, they will!

"Local" is all that counts now, folks. The State's "arm" of the Federal Homeland Security should be neutered through a Local entity!

They know this man and they KNOW he is NOT a threat to them.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
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A goofy statement means you forfeit your Constitutional rights?

Silly non-specific rhetorical comment. But since when does that mean the Bill of Rights no longer protects you? Did I miss that at the re-education center? A violation of his First and Second Amendment rights, at the very least.

"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

TN Commissioner Bill Gibbons

is married to US Court of Appeals Judge Julia Gibbons. Not sure how lawsuits work in that aarangement.

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You forgot to mention that he threatened everyone

He said "if it goes one more inch I'm gonna start killing people"

That is very different than saying "from my cold dead hands". The second statement is a promise to defend ones Rights from an attacker, not a threat. There is a big difference.

The man deserved what he got, he's asking for it.

The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his Government, deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe. - Andrew Jackson

He deserved

a fascist government?
No, the man got carried away. He said things he likely did not mean - most people really plotting murder are unlikely to make a video about it.
The government got what they wanted out of him - another American pushed to the limit who says something they can act scared about and paint him as a whacko.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.


nothing has even happened yet,,,, and i feel there is enuff push back,,, and the house controlled by repubs that nothing major and threatening will happen
and who will look stupid in the end,,,,, threatening to kill people

if draconian measures occur we can thank this guy

saying your gonna start killing people is wacko,,, the gov't didn't paint him,,,, he did that to himself
how many people feel the same way and didn't go rant on you tube and thus are not in his shoes

don't automatically blame gov't blame his actions and words

he gives gun control advocates ammoo----if he does go crazy,, if guns were banned he may kill less people,,, if he's serious yes he could harm many with guns----
we're,,, actually not we,,, some idiots are giving them the ammo

how's this gonna go over being played all over the media???

step back and look without emotion,,, this is a war,,,, and we must use good tactics in the fight,,, with forethought and a plan

never---ever say anything when your angry---wow gramma had good advice

fragging does not help

People used to know how to "look away" when a good person took a tumble, and lend a hand when they tried to get back up.
We all have breaking points, and that point will be different for each person. How about you try to NOT add pressure to your allies?
This guy has NO VICTIM. He did not hurt anyone. Granted, the cops did OK, he is not in jail. But pretending the second amendment loss is due to him is ridiculous.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

he is retarted

yes,,, he went overboard,,,, but then he makes an apology video----except by the end of the apology video he was almost threatening the same thing

i laughed my ass off,,,,, if your dumb enuff to make videos like this---well, then you deserve what you get,,,,, whether it's right or wrong,,,, you should kwno better than this in today's environment

smart people are preparing privately, quietly and not taking to youtube and then crying like a 12 year old girl to then take his video down
making youtube is about getting views,,,, but now he doesn't like it when his own words and actions bit him in the ass

He is passionate and got carried away.

He is not retarted. That would mean he was once a tart, then he was not, and now he is again.
This is why "the liberty movement" has so little traction. No one supports anyone when they are down, they dog pile on and trash those who stick their neck. THAT is retarded. Literally, that retards the growth of the movement.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

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He's a firearms instructor, he cant make threats online

Plain and simple what he said is irresponsible and you can't say you're going to kill people online without it being taken seriously.

He asked for this, I doubt he'll stop carrying but he will be more careful about what he says online as he should.

The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his Government, deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe. - Andrew Jackson

He did not threaten everyone.

I just watched the video. He did say he'd start shooting people, but you can infer from the context and his follow-up video that he didn't mean regular old civilians, he was talking about defending his rights. Plus he took it back, and the DHS don't have legitimate authority to give or take permits to exercise a right anyway.

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Yes in proper context it isn't so bad

but the quote itself is very irresponsible for a firearms instructor to put online. That was a mistake and he is facing the consequences of his mistake. I understand why they suspended his carry permit. He asked for it.

As far as authority goes, the State does not have authority to issue a license and fee for a Right according to Murdock Vs. Pennsylvania.

Carry permits are unconstitutional in the first place.

The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his Government, deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe. - Andrew Jackson

We're mostly in agreement then.

I agree with you that it was foolish of him to post the unedited video in the first place. But I agree with him that an executive order to ban guns would be an unconscionable outrage against the People and the Constitution. I'm not going to go around shooting people, but I'm sure not going to comply with an unconstitutional "law" either. If I have to defend myself from tyranny, that's what I'm going to have to do, but I'm afraid it will totally suck beyond belief.

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Right here with you


The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his Government, deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe. - Andrew Jackson

Well At Least

they didn't hall him off to a mental hospital like SOME people we know. That's what I expected after seeing that video. They can make more money that way ya know.


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Title 42 USC §1983 lawsuit on Tn DHS

Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress, except that in any action brought against a judicial officer for an act or omission taken in such officer’s judicial capacity, injunctive relief shall not be granted unless a declaratory decree was violated or declaratory relief was unavailable. For the purposes of this section, any Act of Congress applicable exclusively to the District of Columbia shall be considered to be a statute of the District of Columbia.

this is bullshit.

yeah he messed up and over reacted. But damn, this is a stab.

Apparently DHS has jurisdiction over a permit given by the state. More Bullsh!t

James is

James is a damn good guy and a libertarian. He even made a video urging people to vote libertarian as the two parties were virtually the same. I hope he fights this in court. Maybe the Rutherford institute can help him out.

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So now the queston is

how serious was he about keeping his guns and his freedom? Will he resort to self defense and stand his ground behind the line he drew or will he break his "not one more inch.." promise.

I bet it's the later.

It may be the latter

with HIM but it's not going to be like that with all.

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Let's see how many people

get scared into silence.

precrime I'd be interested to


I'd be interested to see what he said on the youtube.

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what he said.

He also cooled off a bit and made another video, that wasn't as heated.

The article says he wasn't a "DHS approved" instructor. I'd still hate to have that dude after me.