Thursday, January 10, 2013

Not a well regulated militia

James Yeager, CEO of Tactical Response, a Tennessee company hawking "weapons and tactical training" apparently wants to cash in on the confiscation paranoia currently surging in the black gun crowd. Yeager posted this video rant to fire up the fear factor to eleventy. You really have to click through and watch him deliver this script:
"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."
Not sure he really meant it. Pretty sure he's just a mid-level grifter who was trying to figure out how to better fleece the rubes. Also guessing alcohol may have been involved in the making of the video. Evidence being, (a) he took the video down quickly and (b) he has something to hide.

Think our would be Commander Yaeger of the New Revolutionary Forces, once sufficiently sober, realized the video might expose that his business model is built on fraud.
On his personal website, Yeager's Corner, Yeager says he's a "TN Department Of Safety Certified Firearms Instructor."

But Dalya Qualls, a spokesperson for the Department of Safety and Homeland Security, told TPM that's just not the case.

"I have confirmed with our Handgun Unit that Mr. Yeager is not a Department of Safety and Homeland Security certified handgun instructor and Tactical Response is not a department certified school," Qualls said in an email.
Of course it's also possible our would be Commander Yeager is a brilliant opportunist and a crackpot. Not linking, but I visited his website. This from the FAQs inspires all sorts of confidence in his training methods. And by confidence, I mean horrified disbelief verging on pure terror.
Is lodging REALLY free in Camden?

Well sort of. Our founder and CEO James Yeager has a 2,000 sq ft “Team Room” in the first floor of his home. It has 12 bunks, couches, tables, wireless internet, bath, fridge, coffee maker, microwave, awesome library and DVD collection and unmatched camaraderie with fellow students. It has a “frat house” like atmosphere that some students love and others hate. This is the private residence of James Yeager and is not owned by Tactical Response. This is just a show of kindness and is only for Tactical Response students (not schools we host at our range).
But not to worry. If you're not into the frat boy scene, lots of nice hotels nearby. And the pricing is clearly designed for an upper middle class demo. Like the Sandy Hook shooter's mother. Priciest option appears to be: High Risk Civilian Contractor - CQB (Raids and Rescues) at 5 Days / $1750. But you have to go through a lot of steps to get to that class. Low end for newbies starts with: Basic Fighting Pistol at 1 Day / $100 which qualifies you for the real class: Fighting Pistol at 2 Days/$450.

Oh and he rents firearms for training:
For Camden classes, yes we do.
- Pistol (Glocks 9/40/45): $25/day
- Shotgun (12 ga): $40/day
- Carbine (AK): $40/day
- Precision Rifle: (.308) $50/day

Firearms rental includes magazines and the support gear (sling, holster, mag pouches, etc.) that you need to complete the class. E-mail well ahead of time to reserve yours. Rental does NOT include ammunition (yes we have been asked that). Guns must be returned at the end of each training day.
The big money is in the ammo. Thanks to paranoia induced hoarding, the price has exploded.

This guy isn't the only one running one of these prepper schools. I've read about three other ones just this week. I'm guessing there are thousands of them. Only the "happy frat house" dwellers are preparing for war. They're mostly geared to upper middle class homeowners who want to protect their stuff when the promised hordes of poors storm their estates to take it.

They don't appear to be well regulated.

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