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Handgun Carry Permit Yanked After YouTube Ranting

James Yeager, 42, of Camden, had his handgun carry permit suspended after posting a video on YouTube where he allegedly claimed he would “start killing people” if President Barack Obama’s administration took executive action to pass gun control measures, according to a news release from the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security.
From the Jackson Sun:
In the video titled “Pack Your Bags,” Yeager starts by saying he received a news update that Vice President Joe Biden is asking the president to bypass Congress and use an executive order to ban assault rifles and force stricter gun control.
“I’m telling you if that happens, it’s going to spark a civil war and I’ll be glad to fire the first shot,” he said in the video.
There was no answer at various phone numbers listed in Yeager’s name. Yeager then tells his viewers to “make sure your rifle’s clean, pack a backpack with food in it and get ready to fight.”
A new video was uploaded to YouTube by Yeager on Thursday in response to his permit being suspended.
“I was mad when I said it and probably allowed my mouth to overrun my logic,” he said in the video about his previous threats. “But I don’t retract any of my statements. Now I have edited my video and took off the end where I said I’m going to start shooting people.”

Rep. Brown Protests Councilman Remarks Deemed Racist

State Rep. Tommie Brown, D-Chattanooga, said Friday that Councilman Manny Rico should immediately step down after making what she perceived to be racial remarks in a City Council meeting, reports the Chattanooga TFP.
“His comments and his behavior, I was just appalled,” Brown said. “I can’t forget that. I won’t ever forget that.”
Rico said he was expressing his freedom of speech and has no intentions of stepping down.
“Do I get in trouble for speaking the truth for what I feel?” he said Friday.
The controversy started Tuesday night during the City Council’s Legal and Legislative Committee meeting discussion about redistricting. Several council members expressed disappointment in a redistricting plan Brown and other community leaders supported.
Rico abruptly told the audience he felt there were racial overtones in the community group’s presentation. He said he is sick, tired and resentful of racial suggestions and comments.
As a Hispanic, Rico said he has worked hard to earn what he owns.
“White people have been more fair to me than anyone else,” he said. “White people have bent over backward to make right what’s wrong.”

Gov Becomes a Traveling Man This Summer

Erik Schelzig, Associated Press
TULLAHOMA, Tenn. — Bill Haslam has ramped up his travel schedule now that the legislative session is over, attending ribbon-cutting events, delivering grant checks and discussing education policy over pizza.
The crowds attending his events have been overwhelmingly supportive of the first-year Republican governor, but Haslam says the trips aren’t meant to be a reprise of last year’s campaign — or a victory lap around the state.
“Two years of campaigning was a long time, and I was worn out by it,” Haslam told The Associated Press after handing out a ceremonial check in Winchester last week.
But Haslam said he sees value in getting out and meeting people — even if he doesn’t need to worry yet about asking for their vote in 2014.
“There is a benefit from being out talking to people,” he said. “You a have lot of conversations that are very, very helpful.”

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