YouTube video leads to suspension of Tenn. man's handgun permit
Jan 11, 2013 04:29 PM
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CAMDEN, Tenn. -
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security suspended a Camden, Tennessee man's handgun permit after he posted a threatening video online.
Authorities said the decision to suspend James Yeager's permit was based on "material likelihood of risk of harm to the public."
Yeager, 42, allegedly claimed in the online video he would start "killing people" if the Obama administration took executive action to pass gun control measures.
"The number one priority for our department is to ensure the public's safety. Mr. Yeager's comments were irresponsible, dangerous and deserved our immediate attention," Commissioner Bill Gibbons said.
He continued, "Due to our concern, as well as that of law enforcement, his handgun permit was suspended immediately. We have notified Mr. Yeager about the suspension today via e-mail. He will receive an official notification of his suspension through the mail."
Yeager is also the CEO of Tactical Response, a firearms and tactical training school in Camden, about 90-miles west of Nashville.
Authorities said he is not a Department of Safety and Homeland Security certified instructor, nor is his school department certified.