Is it any wonder that the NRA is working overtime to stop any kind of sane conversation about the issue of violence, guns and culture? As if on cue, CNN was reporting on the Vice President’s commission to discuss gun violence in the United States, and the network had to break in with news of yet another act of violence near a school. (Think Progress):
[B]efore Biden could finish his presentation, CNN cut into his remarks to report on another school shooting. This morning, “at least two people were shot at Taft High School” in California at 9:00AM and the shooter has reportedly been taken into custody…A local NBC affiliate reports that a teacher and a student had been injured and are currently receiving treatment in hospital. The student’s injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
While rest of the nation ponders how we can curb the violence, there’s no evidence that the hardcore advocates are even attempting to look sane at this point. In fact, I think law enforcement needs to look into James Yeager. He’s the owner of a Tennessee company that specializes in weapons and tactical training called Tactical Response. Despite the fact that the President cannot ban assault rifles or close any gun loopholes – that’s the province of Congress, this man has come completely unglued. (Crooks & Liars):
“Vice President [Joe] Biden is asking the president to bypass Congress and use executive privilege, executive order to ban assault rifles and to impose stricter gun control,” Yeager explained in his video message. “Fuck that.”
“I’m telling you that if that happens, it’s going to spark a civil war, and I’ll be glad to fire the first shot. I’m not putting up with it. You shouldn’t put up with it. And I need all you patriots to start thinking about what you’re going to do, load your damn mags, make sure your rifle’s clean, pack a backpack with some food in it and get ready to fight.”
The CEO concluded: “I’m not fucking putting up with this. I’m not letting my country be ruled by a dictator. I’m not letting anybody take my guns! If it goes one inch further, I’m going to start killing people.”