Jan 10 2013
01:51 pm

Per KNS, by way of 23ABC in Taft, CA: Deja vu, a little after nine this morning.

Yahoo observes that "news of the shooting broke as Joe Biden was speaking to the media prior to his meeting with sportsmen and other gun rights groups as part of his gun control advisory planning."

Tamara Shepherd's picture


I didn't know, but it looks like Taft is a community of about 7,000 located 30 miles southwest of Bakersfield, in the San Joaquin Valley.

Elwood Aspermonte's picture

If victims are still alive, probably not an assault weapon

Probably a shotgun or a smaller caliber handgun, probably well below the threshholds of assault weapons the current administration is looking to ban.

Not all student shootings involve assault weapons and not all issues supporting the second amendment involve hunting.

Tamara Shepherd's picture


Looks that way, Elwood.

One report I read somewhere said that the weapon was "a shotgun."

This happened around noon our time, I guess? We should know more in the next few hours, then.

Gregg Lonas's picture

Some shotguns should be looked at too.

jcc's picture

Pencils too

Vile weapons.


CE Petro's picture


another Tennessean is making the rounds of promoting violence with guns over gun control. The CEO of Tactical Response comes unglued. (expletives deleted, emphasis mine)

"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. "F*&% 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 f&*%$# 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."

Is it even remotely possible to have some semblance of intelligence (facts are completely missing in his diatribe) in a gun control debate?

Rachel's picture

Holy crap. Did he really say

Holy crap. Did he really say that stuff? If so, the police should be investigating him.

Threatening to kill people is not covered by free speech. Neither is advocating civil war.

Pam Strickland's picture

I take what this gentleman,

I take what this gentleman, and I use the term loosely, said as a threat to the president and other federal authorities. Very irresponsible and disrespectful.

Fabricant's picture

What? This is down right

What? This is down right criminal.

R. Neal's picture

State revokes carry

State revokes Yeager's carry permit:


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redmondkr's picture

I believe he's scheduled to

I believe he's scheduled to appear on the Ed Show tonight on MSNBC.

Tamara Shepherd's picture


Well, thank goodness.

I was cruising the Internet late last night, looking for just this story as to "consequences." Knew it had to be coming out soon!

CE Petro's picture

Just Caught That

It's been a long day and I was just catching up on news when I stumbled across Yeager's carry permit revocation. Some sanity does exist.

He did post a second video yesterday:

Yeager 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," he said. "Right now it is not necessary."

Bet he's going to start yapping about TCA 39-17-1352, though.

Tamara Shepherd's picture


My thoughts exactly, Rachel.

Meanwhile, an update at KNS says the California shooting involved a 12 gauge shotgun. Says one student shot another--and the student shot is in critical condition in a Bakersfield hospital--but that the teacher "distracted" the shooter to allow other students to flee the classroom. Says the shooter then fired at another student, missed, and struck the teacher, instead. It *appears* that the teacher was the injured party who declined medical treatment?

Min's picture

I guess the only thing that

I guess the only thing that can stop a "bad guy" with a gun isn't just a "good guy" with a gun, after all.

Factchecker's picture

Back in the days of real threats, before Dems occupied the WH

Reminds me of the time when an off-duty ER physician was "visited" and harassed (maybe threatened) by Fed authorities hours after he yelled from afar to Dick Cheney that the VP should go f*ck himself.

redmondkr's picture

Keith Ratliff, 'gun

Keith Ratliff, 'gun enthusiast' producer of You Tube videos with almost 3.5 million subscribers, found murdered in Georgia.

redmondkr's picture

Mr. Yeager now says his

Mr. Yeager now says his lawyer advised against his appearing on the Ed Show.

Tamara Shepherd's picture


Yeah, caught that. Maybe this lawyer is a little sharper than his client?

Really good show, though.

redmondkr's picture

Stay tuned for Rachel Maddow

Stay tuned for Rachel Maddow too.

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