Even More on Why We Need Gun Control

This fellow, James Yeager, is CEO of Tactical Response, a Tennessee-based company that specializes in firearms and tactical training. I understand he is responding to the news that the Obama Administration might issue some executive orders regarding firearm sale regulation.

The face of gun rights advocacy. Are we taking notes, America?


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41 thoughts on “Even More on Why We Need Gun Control

  1. “Tactical?”
    Er… Dude, I do not think that word means what you think it means…

    “Tantrum” – yeah!
    “Tactical” – uhm… Not so much.

    I’m hoping some state and local cops came in to talk to this lunatic.

    And, I’m kind of thinking that the Secret Service might come over for a chat over some cucumber sandwiches, lady-fingers, and tea.

    And, I’d like to ask Wayne LaPierre and the NRA, does this guy seem at all mentally balanced to you?
    Even just a little bit?
    The man is probably a paranoid schizophrenic, who needs an intervention before he goes ballistic.

  2. Bonnie,
    I love ya, but, “interesting?”
    Uhm… No, not so much.

    If a “Blah” or Hispanic man threatened to go on a killing spree, I think even the NRA might look for something a little more mobile than, “Stand Your Ground.”
    More like, “Bury Him In The Ground.”

  3. Skin heads, skin heads, roly-poly skin heads….

    Meanwhile, another school shooting in the U.S. today.

  4. Well, fellow patriots, I’ve got my hardtack and jerky. I’ve got my mini-14 all oiled up.. Now I just need to find my confederate forage cap and I’ll be ready to go. Semper paratus.

    Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes!

  5. Perhaps just another rational, well intentioned person (plus, successful, he’s a CEO!!) who is kind of having a bad day. Normally, he is a responsible, prudent and safety conscious gun owner. I am sure that when he said he was willing to “fire the first shot” it would mean putting a few rounds through a stop sign or other inanimate object. It would be a purely symbolic gesture.

  6. I’d like to suggest the Crazy People With Guns List should be in reverse alphabetical order so Mr. Yeager can be right up there close to the top so maybe they can catch him before he starts “killing people”.

  7. Jon Stewart kinda went to the point at the end of his bit – 2 post back. When you or I say gun control, that’s what we are talking about. We have rational discussions about registration, sale and transfer, magazine size and military design. My big thing is training and certification. Lots of different approaches and I know that neither Barbara or any of the regulars have advocated for confiscation.

    When gun nuts hear the words ‘gun control’ they think ‘gun confiscation’. It’s no accident – the gun magazines have been predicting and warning and stoking the fires of paranoia for years! Any gun enthusiast has been getting a steady stream of predictions that they are going to take your guns – so they can take away your rights and then they are going to execute you like Stalin and Mao.

    I’m sorry to say this – because it goes against my basic belief in finding common ground – negotiating – compromise. These people can’t be reasoned with. When gun control is proposed, regardless of what is actually there, some of these kooks will go off – violently. And when the government doesn’t confiscate their guns, they will declare it’s because they scared away the feds.

  8. The NRA says….“We will not allow law-abiding gun owners to be blamed for the acts of criminals and madmen,” the organization said. “Instead, we will now take our commitment and meaningful contributions to members of Congress of both parties who are interested in having an honest conversation about what works—and what does not.”

    Honest conversation? I have yet to hear anyone blame law abiding gun owners for the acts of criminals or” madmen”. And to say otherwise shows that the NRA can’t have an honest conversation with themselves, or they are intentionally being dishonest in their rhetoric to distort any dialog with the American public. Typical alcoholic thinking..blame everybody but yourself.

  9. Good point, Swami. The NRA is operating from the same premise as the Tea Party and the Norquist pledge supporters: the only option is the nuclear option. There is money and fear in play here. Neither is famous for having ears.

  10. Swami – The NRA statement reflects the thinking of irrational gun owners – or maybe I should call them gun owners who are irrational about government controls. They view the entire gun issue as white hats vs black hats. Good guys vs bad guys. Criminals vs law-abiding.

    As was reported in an earlier post, in a lot of cases when there is a shooting death, BOTH parties thought they were wearing the ‘white hat’. The shooter in the Trevon Martin case absolutely thought he was wearing the ‘white hat’. The rush to defend Martin (the shooter) against prosecution seems to stem from a belief that if you think you are the good guy – you have immunity. The assumption is also automatic and beyond question – the other guy MUST be the ‘black hat’ because two ‘white hats’ can’t disagree.

    Almost all this crap is running at a subconscious level – so it’s almost imposable to engage. Rational discussions don’t mesh because the underlying philosophies are incompatible. I’m looking for a solution that doesn’t include a lobotomy.

  11. Obama should employ some of Bush’s tactics and break the back of the NRA by putting entire purview of gun control under the the cloak of national security interests. It’s already been established thanks to Bush and his neocon friends that any safegaurds to the constitutions are effectively void once any voice of objection falls into that black hole.
    He won’t be taking anybody’s rights.. He’ll just be taking control of the conversation. The NRA will be a lot more attentive and a lot less fiesty with their 300 million dollar budget if they have to face off with the full power of the United States.

    Obama can spin his wheels haggling over magazine sizes and other trivial measures or he can put the NRA in a position where they’ll be fighting just to survive as an organization. Look at Reagan and Patco..entirely different situation except for the fact of one fell swoop.

  12. Doug…The title of the Stand your ground law predetermines that the one left standing is the victim.. Same Orwellian bullshit that Bush and Rumsfeld used in naming their military adventures..Operation Just Cause? Operation Iraqi Freedom?

  13. I just took another look at that video..and all I can say is There but for the grace of God go I.

    You’ve got to be pretty effed up in the head to have spent 7.62 cartridges and m-13 links tatooed all over your arms.. Screaming for attention. I’m bad!

  14. The NRA’s solution is, that while we can’t register, and/or confiscate guns, we should register, and/or confiscate the civil rights of, people with mental illness/issues.

    Yeah, kinda makes sense.
    But only if you have some mental illness/issues.

  15. Oh, the irony!There is nothing better than having your plan for violent revolution going viral on youtube!
    Whay’s that, you say?
    If you aren’t doing anything wrong you have nothing to worry about, what with all them cameras around! And such.
    These guys are going sprayed bug crazy because it is “suggested” that high capacity clips and military “style” weapons be regulated?
    I would like everyone to stop and think about how many MILLIONS of threatening E-mails elected officials are getting these days.
    If the crazy fuck in the featured video has the stupidity to go on record publically on film saying he is willing to start a shooting war, just think how many crazies are sending threatening e-mails from the comfort of their undisclosed single wides in the hinterlands of Redneckistan.
    Patriots my ass.I know too many just like him; they work harder at avoiding work than doing their assignments, then have the gall to spew crap like this.

  16. On the other hand, this guy may be crazy like a fox.
    Imagine how many gun nuts will now revere this guy, remember his name, AND his companies name?
    He’s either crazy, or he’s advertizing.

    For those of you who didn’t live in NY back in the 70’s and 80’s, we used to see and hear commercials all the time for “Crazy Eddie’s” on TV and radio. It was a retail consumer electronics chain started by, you guessed it! – a guy named Eddie (Antar). And he had some DJ coming on, all crazy and high energy, and, at the end, he’s shout, “Crazy Eddie – HIS PRICES ARE… INSANE!!!”
    He and his partners made a mint!
    Eventually, he started cheating, and the Feds charged him with all sorts of fraud. He ran off to Israel. Eventually came back, was found guilty, and served a few years in the hoosegow.

    I’m waiting for the NRA to get a cable channel, where this guy can advertise.

    For those interested, here’s the link to Crazy Eddie:

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  18. Is that tatoo on his forearm crossed doobies and a hash pipe?

    I have to admit, I was looking for a swastika. I never understand where these guys get this attitude of “That’s it, I’m fed up, I’m not taking it anymore.” If this is the last straw what the hell was the first straw? I imagine a camel with a single straw on its back saying, “Screw this, I’ve had it, I’m not going to take it anymore.”

    He’s not going to shoot me now, is he?

  19. Being the compassionate liberal I am, I sent Yeager an e-mail link for a penis extender just to hold him over until he gets his concealed carry permit reinstated. He’s probably suffering from severe withdrawl symptoms. The State of Tennessee should have done the kind thing and weaned him off his permit.

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  21. What’s wrong? I don’t get what he said that was so insane. You folks are living in a dream world if you think the government and police are here for your protection. Obama has already confirmed he has powers on par with dictatorial tyranny, powers not authorized to any branch of government under the constitution. What’s so wrong with standing up for the Bill of Rights? Why do you hate liberty? Evidence that gun control doesn’t work is overwhelming. Look at Mexico’s violent crime involving firearms. It’s almost impossible for anyone to legally obtain firearms there. Then look at Switzerland, where SCARY EVIL BLACK FULLY AUTOMATIC RIFLES are issued to the overwhelming majority of adult males and yet somehow the use of firearms in violent crimes is. 52 per 100,000 people. I’m beginning to realize that you folks don’t often substitute your emotional knee jerk reactions for facts. The feds don’t give a fuck about you! THEY DON’T GIVE A FUCK ABOUT YOU! Nor does Obama, Vixen, Pelosi, Feinstein or any other of these statist politicians. Soft tyranny is here. Rights given away aren’t easily regained.

  22. Excuse me, I meant .52 per 100,000 regarding violent crime involving firearms in Switzerland.

  23. “Either one of Santa’s reindeer or a 1960s skin flick star. I get them confused.”

    The reindeer is the one who’s horny, the skin flick star is that one that gets others horny.

  24. OY!
    Even with the ‘Preview,’ I still can’t spot my “Ooooops’s” until I hit “Submit Comment!”

    The reindeer is the one that’s horny, the skin flick star is the one who gets others horny.

  25. I thought the reference to a vixen was something to do with Michelle Bachman.Maybe a term of endearment that Marcus might use,although I would expect Marcus to refer to her as ..My little hoyden…It’s a Germanic thing.

  26. Gun nuts threatening violence against those who say gun nuts are violent reminds me of the much-circulated photo(shop?) of radical Islamists holding signs that say “BEHEAD THOSE WHO SAY ISLAM IS VIOLENT”.

    Which is, I suppose, ironic. I can’t imagine James Yeager is particularly enamored of the Muslim faith, let alone its most fundamentalist adherents.

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