We showed you James Yeager’s first video in our article “James Yeager: Poster Child For Why We Need To Rethink Assault Weapons“. Evidently, he felt he needed to clear things up a bit; so, because of his superior intelligence and all, he made a second video. He is now angry at gun owners who don’t agree with him because, and I never knew this, if you’re not ready to go out and start killing people, you lose the right to have an opinion.
Here are a few excerpts from video 2. He starts out sounding like he might have some fragment of rational thought left:
“I was mad when I said it, and probably allowed my mouth to overrun my logic.”
So what does he say when he’s putting a more “logical” spin on domestic terrorism? (Warning, I’m using his exact language, which includes the expletives):
“To the hundreds of people who have emailed me and sent me legal advice, I didn’t ask you for your fucking opinion.”…
…”All you fair-weather, fucking second amendment people who say I’m doin’ a disservice to the gun community, by saying that I’m not gonna stand for the tyranny, fuck you. Our country wasn’t founded by fuckin’ fair-weather pussies; either you’re in or you’re out, and if you’re out don’t call yourself a fuckin’ second amendment advocate. If you’re not prepared to go all the way, then you’re not prepared to go anywhere.”
Now, “Let’s go to the video”:
I think my favorite part is:
”There are unedited videos that people have stolen from me; if you’re one of the people that have stolen my video and you’ve uploaded it onto your site, please take it down. It’s my property, take it down.”
My response to Mr. Yeager? To borrow one of his favorite expletives, “Fuck him.”
First of all, if a guy makes a statement on the Internet that he’s going to start killing random people, he has pretty much lost his “personal property” argument, especially if the bonehead provides a “share” link for his video, as he did with the one above. In the second place, free speech belongs to non-lunatics too, and people deserve to be warned about this guy, especially in the state where he lives (which is alas, the state I live in, where rooting out lunatics is full-time work).
As Ken reported, Tennessee has revoked Yeager’s concealed carry permit. Yeager boasts that he has caches of guns “all over the country” as well as in other countries. Of course, while this could be nothing but bravado, one look at the eyes of this nut job has to make you wonder.
He has also posted a message from a “friend” on his Facebook page that includes this scenario:
“Tens of millions of Americans will refuse to comply with an order that is clearly a violation of the explicit intent of the Second Amendment…
After a number of carefully-planned, highly-publicized, and successful raids by the government, one or more will invariably end “badly.” Whether innocents are gunned down, a city block is burned to ash, or especially fierce resistance leads to a disastrously failed raid doesn’t particularly matter. What matters is that when illusion of the government’s invincibility and infallibility is broken, the hunters will become the hunted.
Unnamed citizens and federal agents will be the first to die, and they will die by the dozens and maybe hundreds, but famous politicians will soon join them in a spate of revenge killings, many of which will go unsolved…
The 535 members of the House and Senate in both parties that allowed such a law to pass would largely be on their own; the Secret Service is too small to protect all of them and their families, the Capitol Police too unskilled, and competent private security not particularly interested in working against their own best interests at any price. The elites will be steadily whittled down, and if they can not be reached directly, the targets will become their staffers, spouses, children, and grandchildren. Grandstanding media figures loyal to the regime would die in droves, executed as enemies of the Republic.
You can expect congressional staffs to disintegrate with just a few shootings, and expect elected officials themselves to resign well before a quarter of their number are eliminated, leaving us with a boxed-in executive, his cabinet loyalists trapped in the same win, die, or flee the country circumstance, military regime loyalists, and whatever State Governors who desire to risk their necks as well…
It will not be pretty. There will be no “winners,” and perhaps hundreds of thousands to millions of dead.
Yet, this is the future we face if the power-mad among us are not soundly defeated at the ballot box before they affect more “change” than we, the People, are willing to surrender to would-be tyrants.”
No, Yeager and his pals aren’t dangerous.
It should be pointed out that reaction to Yeager’s idiocy is mixed. There are the typical comments referring to him as a “patriot”, which is a joke, with one guy going so far as to claim the government “pushed him into this rage”, and that “tyranny is ruling us now”. Puleez! Save the melodrama for your fellow yokels. Spend a year in Sudan, Zimbabwe, or Somalia, then you can talk to us about tyranny.
Surprisingly, some rational types are weighing in on Yeager’s own Facebook page:
◊ “…you’re not really this dumb right? threatening to kill someone is not part of the 1st amendment. if you think it is i suggest you read it again. it is however grounds for judicial action.”
◊ “Yeager needs to have all his guns confiscated and be banned for life from owning any firearms. He is clearly psychotic.”
◊ “Watching his rant, it’s clear he doesn’t posses the clarity of mind, or the mental discipline to rise up as a leader in anything more significant than a toilet cleaning brigade.To put it simply, he’s just a punk with guns.”
◊ “You are clearly too immature and irresponsible to own a gun, sir. And if the government decides to come to your trailer home and take your weapons, they will do it. And we will all be grateful!
Now according to Tennessee’s WSMV, Yeager has appeared in yet a third video, with one of those “unnecessary” legal advice folks – an actual lawyer, and is trying to backtrack:
“In another video I said some pretty volatile stuff, which I apologize for. I do not – in any way – advocate overthrowing the United States government. Nor do I condone violent actions toward any elected officials.”
Day late, and a dollar short I’d say; his previous unedited, non-legally represented tirade speaks for itself, and exposes him as the domestic terrorist he is. Sorry, gotta cut this short, have to find out where that banjo music’s coming from…