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"James Yeager, the Tennessee firearms instructor who made waves when he posted a video online threatening to "start killing people" if the White House issues an executive order on gun control, (or if Congress/Senate passed any laws related to gun violence reduction) released a second video Thursday in which he refused to back down from most his statements.

"I do not condone anybody committing any kind of felonies up to and including any aggravated assaults or murders, unless it's necessary," Yeager said in the second video. "Right now it is not necessary."*

James Yeager, CEO of Tactical Response, in his first video, threatened to "start killing people' over gun control. Now he's released another excellent people saying no murders "unless it's necessary." He's also pretty unhappy with anyone who airs his videos.  Cenk Uygur, Ben Manckiewicz (Host, Turner Classic Movies) and John Iadarola (Host, TYT University) discuss.

*Read more from Pema Levy/ Talking Points Memo: 

James is airing the viewpoint of the NRA, which is always ready to take on some mythical dictator with guns and violence. This fantasy view of the world is not based on reality, present, past or future.

Just ONE problem with announcing that you are declaring war and threatening to murder members of the government such as the US President or Congressional Reps, is that this threat is considered 'rebellion' or 'insurrection' by the US government. If this CEO and all of the people he claims to command did what they and the NRA keep threatening to do, they would have to go up against all of the military, local police, the local mayor, the National Guard, the FBI, the ATF, the FBI, and other militarized forces that the US Commander In Chief controls. The President is not going to sit there and wait for a few or even a bunch of gun toting civilians to kill him. Need proof? 

According to Wikipedia; "The Insurrection Act of 1807 is the set of laws that govern the ability of the President of the United States to deploy troops within the United States to put down lawlessness, insurrection and rebellion. The laws are chiefly contained in 10 U.S.C. § 331 - 10 U.S.C. § 335. The general aim is to limit Presidential power as much as possible, relying on state and local governments for initial response in the event of insurrection.

Amendments of 2006

On September 30, 2006, the Congress modified the Insurrection Act as part of the 2007 Defense Authorization Bill (repealed as of 2008). Section 1076 of the law changed Sec. 333 of the "Insurrection Act," and widened the President's ability to deploy troops within the United States to enforce the laws. 

Under this act, the President may also deploy troops as a police force during a natural disaster, epidemic, serious public health emergency, terrorist attack, or other condition, when the President determines that the authorities of the state are incapable of maintaining public order. 

The bill also modified Sec. 334 of the Insurrection Act, giving the President authority to order the dispersal of either insurgents or "those obstructing the enforcement of the laws." The law changed the name of the chapter from "Insurrection" to "Enforcement of the Laws to Restore Public Order."

The 2008 Defense Authorization Bill, repeals the changes made in the 2007 bill.[3]

The 2007 Defense Authorization Bill, with over $500 billion allocated to the military, and which also contained the changes to the Insurrection Act of 1807, was passed by a bipartisan majority of both houses of Congress: 398-23 in the House and by unanimous consent in theSenate.[4] 

For military forces to be used under the provisions of the revised Insurrection Act, the following conditions must be met1) The President may employ the armed forces, including the National Guard in Federal service, to--

(A) restore public order and enforce the laws of the United States when, as a result of a natural disaster, epidemic, or other serious public health emergency, terrorist attack or incident, or other condition in any State or possession of the United States, the President determines that--(i) domestic violence has occurred to such an extent that the constituted authorities of the State or possession are incapable of maintaining public order; and(ii) such violence results in a condition described in paragraph (2); or

( suppress, in a State, any insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy if such insurrection, violation, combination, or conspiracy results in a condition described in paragraph (2).(2) A condition described in this paragraph is a condition that--

(A) so hinders the execution of the laws of a State or possession, as applicable, and of the United States within that State or possession, that any part or class of its people is deprived of a right, privilege, immunity, or protection named in the Constitution and secured by law, and the constituted authorities of that State or possession are unable, fail, or refuse to protect that right, privilege, or immunity, or to give that protection; or

( opposes or obstructs the execution of the laws of the United States or impedes the course of justice under those laws.

Differences between old and new wording

The original wording of the Act required the conditions as worded in Paragraph (2), above, to be met as the result ofinsurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy

The new wording of the Act, as amended, still requires the same conditions as worded in Paragraph (2), above, but those conditions could, after the changes, also be a result ofnatural disaster, epidemic, or other serious public health emergency, terrorist attack or incident, or other condition and only if domestic violence has occurred to such an extent that the constituted authorities of the State or possession are incapable of maintaining public order.

Congress was granted the right to be informed immediately and every 14 days thereafter during the exercise of federal authority under these conditions.

Bottom line, any rebellion against the government is usually quickly extinguished using all of the force necessary to make that happen. Historically, insurrections and rebellions have been quickly put down when they happened, and that was back in the days when the US military was much less powerful than it is now.

Remember back when the original founders of America tried but failed to stand up against 'invaders' and a dictatorial government backed by superior weaponry, bullets and cannons, plus biological 'weapons' in the form of diseases of all kinds? The 'settlers' quickly dictated what would happen to the original inhabitants of this nation. So who is the real 'dictator' when viewed from a historical perspective?

American Indians rebelled and resisted, but they could not stand up to a well organized, weaponized US government financed military force. Millions of American Indians died trying to keep their ancient homeland and country that had a well organized citizenry and an established government.    

The present US government represents the best armed, most well organized military industrial complex.  It has the most extensive intelligence network in the world. It is using the most deadly weapons, including drones and such things as depleted uranium weapons, which are a form of weapons of mass destruction..

Depleted Uranium Effects In The Human Body; via @AGreenRoad

Beyond Treason: The True Story of Depleted Uranium; 
via @AGreenRoad

Depleted Uranium - Physicians For Social Responsibility; 
via @AGreenRoad

Uranium Mining Legacy; Toxic Waste For 1,000,000 Years; 
via @AGreenRoad

Veterans Compensated For Exposure To Depleted Uranium Radiation/Poison; What About Everyone Else? via @AGreenRoad

An armed rebellion or insurrection stands NO CHANCE of success, even with AR-15's and huge clips. What many of these pro gun apologists do not understand is that there are many ways of changing a dictatorial government, and some of the most effective methods do not use violence at all. 

What really works the best of all is voting and putting in power those leaders who advocate for the people, instead of for the 1% military industrial complex corporations, including 30 or so gun manufacturing corporations that are represented in Congress by an army of thousands of lobbyists, who descend on politicians like locusts do on a ripe wheat field.  

According to Wikipedia; a "rebellion, uprising, or insurrection is a refusal of obedience or order.[1] It may, therefore, be seen as encompassing a range of behaviors aimed at destroying or taking over the position of an established authority such as a government, governor, president, political leader, or person in charge. 

On the one hand the forms of behaviour can include non-violent methods such as the (overlapping but not quite identical) phenomena of civil disobedience, civil resistance and nonviolent resistance. On the other hand it may encompass violent campaigns. Those who participate in rebellions, especially if they are armed rebellions, are known as "rebels".

Throughout history, many different groups that opposed their governments have been called rebels. Over 450 peasant revolts erupted in southwestern France between 1590 and 1715.[2] In the United States, the term was used for the Continentals by the British in the Revolutionary War, and for the Confederacy by the Union in the American Civil War

Most armed rebellions have not been against authority in general, but rather have sought to establish a new government in their place. For example, the Boxer Rebellion sought to implement a stronger government in China in place of the weak and divided government of the time. The Jacobite Risings (called "Jacobite Rebellions" by the government) attempted to restore the deposed Stuart kings to the thrones of England, Ireland and Scotland, rather than abolish the monarchy completely.

Types of rebellion

An armed but limited rebellion is an insurrection,[3] and if the established government does not recognize the rebels as belligerents then they are insurgents and the revolt is an insurgency.[4] In a larger conflict the rebels may be recognized as belligerents without their government being recognized by the established government, in which case the conflict becomes a civil war.[5] Historically, the US has experienced a Civil War, triggered by the South wanting to keep slaves, and the North wanting to free the slaves. 

Civil resistance movements have often aimed at, and brought about, the fall of a government or head of state, and in these cases could be considered a form of rebellion. Examples include the People Power Revolution in the Philippines in the 1980s that ousted President Marcos. (The US CIA installed this dictator.)

Civil resistance resulted in the mass mobilization against authoritarian rule in Pinochet's Chile, 1983–88; (The US CIA installed the the Chilean and other S. American dictators), and  the various movements contributing to the revolutions of 1989 in eastern Europe, and to the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991; and the revolutions in Serbia in 2000, Georgia in 2003, Ukraine in 2004, and the Arab Spring in 2011. (The US CIA installed the Egyptian and Iraqi dictators, and their successors as well.)

In many of these cases the opposition movement saw itself not only as nonviolent, but also as upholding their country's constitutional system against a government that was unlawful, for example if it had refused to acknowledge its defeat in an election. Thus the term "rebel" does not always capture the element in some of these movements of acting as a defender of legality and constitutionalism.[6]

There are a number of terms that are associated with rebel and rebellion. They range from those with positive connotations to those with pejorative connotations. Examples include:

Civil resistance, civil disobedience, and nonviolent resistance which do not include violence or paramilitary force

Mutiny, which is carried out by military or security forces against their commanders

Armed resistance movement, which is carried out by freedom fighters, often against an occupying foreign power

Revolt, a term that is sometimes used for a more localized rebellions rather than a general uprising

Revolution, which is carried out by radicals, usually meant to overthrow the current government

Subversion, which are non-overt attempts at sabotaging a government, carried out by spies or other subversives

Terrorism, which is carried out by different kinds of political, economic or religious militant individuals or groups"

Bottom line, any person who thinks that they are going to pick up a gun and go kill some evil government folks, is in a for a rude surprise. First, that person has to decide exactly who is 'evil' enough that they deserve to die.. Is that evil government person a local police officer who sees the effects of gun violence daily and is opposed to average folks carrying a military weapon?

Is it the mayor who is against his community turning into a weapon free fire zone? Or is it a fireman who is opposed to these weapons, because they get shot by snipers when they respond to fires? Or maybe it is a county official? Maybe the 'evil' is a state government politician who votes for a gun law, because the citizens demand this? Or is it the ATF, FBI, the US military, all of them part of this 'evil' government? Who deserves to die in this interconnected web of workers and leaders elected to follow the will of the people, as expressed through votes? Could it be that the true 'dictators' are the corporations who control the politicians, when it is supposed to be the people?

No matter what, if a person with a gun makes threats against ANY government employee, that person will be treated much like the two terrorists who bombed the Boston Marathon, especially if they follow up with an actual attempt using weapons, bombs or etc.

The full force and weight of the local police, DEA, FBI, ATF, SWAT, and other forces will be unleashed on that person or group, especially if they make public threats and act as a terrorist would, by killing anyone opposed to his or point of view.

In the case of James Yeager, he did experience a consequence of threatening the President of the United States. He had his gun permit revoked. It could have been much worse.. Many alleged terrorists have been convicted and jailed for making threats just like this. 

Firearms CEO Says He Will Be The First To Start Killing People If Gun Violence Prevention Laws Are Passed; via @AGreenRoad

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