Firearms instructor could regain carry permit after video rant - WSMV Channel 4

TN firearms instructor could regain carry permit after video rant

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A Middle Tennessee weapons instructor whose YouTube rant about killing people gained national attention and cost him his Tennessee handgun carry permit might now be getting his permit back.

A general sessions judge in Benton County ruled last week that the state didn't have enough evidence to suspend James Yeager's carry permit.

Yeager posted an angry speech on the Internet in January, threatening to "start killing people" if gun control goes "one inch further."

Yeager later told Channel 4 News he didn't intend to kill anyone and apologized for his statements.

The Tennessee Department of Safety suspended Yeager's permit in January, the day after Channel 4 News reported on Yeager's video.

The state has 10 days to appeal the judge's ruling.

Neither Yeager nor the Department of Safety would comment until the ruling is final.

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