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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:47 PM

Tactical Response CEO Lists False Firearms Training Credentials Online, State Says

Source: TPM



EVAN MCMORRIS-SANTORO 5:38 PM EST, THURSDAY JANUARY 10, 2013

James Yeager, the CEO of Tactical Response who recently said "I'm gonna start killing people" if President Obama takes executive action on gun violence, advertises his services as a firearms instructor with a long list of state and federal certifications. One of the more prominent claims is innacurate, according to Tennessee law enforcement.

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.

Though Yeager lists himself as a "firearms instructor," Qualls told TPM he is not certified by the department and that there is no such certification offered.

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Read more: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/tactical-response-ceo-lists-false-firearms-training-credentials

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Reply Tactical Response CEO Lists False Firearms Training Credentials Online, State Says (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 2013 OP
samsingh Jan 2013 #1
kestrel91316 Jan 2013 #32
Scuba Jan 2013 #2
The Magistrate Jan 2013 #3
bluedigger Jan 2013 #4
Lars39 Jan 2013 #5
redstatebluegirl Jan 2013 #6
DonViejo Jan 2013 #7
kestrel91316 Jan 2013 #33
Botany Jan 2013 #8
fleur-de-lisa Jan 2013 #19
Aristus Jan 2013 #36
Botany Jan 2013 #37
Aristus Jan 2013 #38
frylock Jan 2013 #9
Squinch Jan 2013 #28
frylock Jan 2013 #10
truthisfreedom Jan 2013 #14
go west young man Jan 2013 #26
leanforward Jan 2013 #29
GP6971 Jan 2013 #11
47of74 Jan 2013 #17
pasto76 Jan 2013 #12
okaawhatever Jan 2013 #18
Lars39 Jan 2013 #24
DonViejo Jan 2013 #13
cer7711 Jan 2013 #16
cer7711 Jan 2013 #15
GP6971 Jan 2013 #22
neverforget Jan 2013 #20
go west young man Jan 2013 #27
tblue37 Jan 2013 #40
WinstonSmith4740 Jan 2013 #21
RetiredArmy Jan 2013 #23
jpak Jan 2013 #25
okaawhatever Jan 2013 #30
Spitfire of ATJ Jan 2013 #31
Lars39 Jan 2013 #34
Botany Jan 2013 #39
Grantuspeace Jan 2013 #35

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:49 PM

1. kick - imagine if he goes out of business because of this insane tirade

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Response to samsingh (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:10 PM

32. I imagine he'll go postal.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:50 PM

2. Who is surprised to learn of this?

I didn't think so.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:50 PM

3. Gosh, Sir, I Am ... So Surprised....

A rich fantasy life and a fabulist's mentality is par for the course with these "Team NRA' types....

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:52 PM

4. FBI Certified?

Oh, really?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:54 PM

5. I think Yeager of Tactical Response is now part of the reason some police and sheriff depts in TN

don't get accreditated...they go for the el cheapo version instead of the official state academy. And now the el cheapo version turns out to be a scam. But! it makes us all less safe from the newly "trained" Barney Fife wannabees.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 06:02 PM

6. I wonder how many of his other certifications are false?

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 06:11 PM

7. His Certificate of Live Birth? n/t

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:11 PM

33. I'm going to assume for the time being that it's ALL fake.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 06:27 PM

8. His bio ..... if you buy it

http://www.tacticalresponse.com/d/instructorYeager

Training History:

• TN P.O.S.T. Certified to Instruct Less Lethal Munitions #00040S - inactive
• TN P.O.S.T. Certified to Instruct Firearms #00041S - inactive
• TN P.O.S.T. Certified to Instruct Chemical Weapons #00042S - inactive
• TN P.O.S.T. Certified to Instruct Expandable Baton #00043S - inactive
• TN P.O.S.T. Certified Police Officer and K-9 handler #97276 - inactive
• Louisiana State Police Firearms Instructor Number #0259
• F.B.I. Certified Firearms Instructor
• TN Department of Safety Certified Firearms Instructor
• FAA Certified to instruct Law Enforcement “Flying Armed” courses
• A.L.S. Master Instructor (Less Lethal, Flashbangs, Chemical Weapons)
• Expandable Baton Instructor – Monadanock
• Bushmaster Certified Patrol Rifle/Carbine Instructor
• Aerosol O.C. Instructor – Fox Labs International
• Armor Holding - Gas Mask Instructor
• Armor Holdings - Pyrotechnic Munitions Instructor
• Armor Holdings - Distraction Device Instructor
• Armor Holdings – Chemical Weapons Instructor
• Armor Holdings- Less Lethal Munitions Instructor
• NRA Certified Handgun Instructor #11973397
• NRA Personal Protection Instructor #11973397
• Glock Certified Armorer (two times)
• Rangemaster Handgun Instructor Development
• Knife Defense Instructor
• OPS-Advanced Low Light Shooting Instructor Course 40 hour
• OPS-Advanced Tactical Handgun Instructor Course 40 hour
• OPS-Handgun Instructor Course 40 hour
• OPS- Patrol Rifle Instructor Course 40 hour
• OPS-Shotgun Instructor Course 40 hour
• John Farnam Advanced Tactical Handgun Instructor Course 20 hour
• John Farnam Advanced Rifle and Shotgun Instructor Course 24 hour
• Active Shooter Instructor Course / TTPPA 24 hrs
• 28 Hour Carbine Instructor / Jim Crews
• NRA Patrol Rifle Instructor 44hrs
• Over 200 hours of Diplomatic Security Service training for Executive Protection
• Scientific Combat Method American Combat Masters 20 hour
• S.D.S.I. Tactical Rifle Course 16 hours
• Tactical Knife Instruction- American Combat Masters 20 hour
• Black Water Lodge 32 hour Tactical Police and Military Shotgun Course
• Completed various 40 hour Officer Survival schools
• Attended Snipercraft 40 hour
• Jim Crews-Tactical Handgun 20 hour
• Halo Group-Advanced Tactical Handgun 18 hour
• Rangemaster-High Risk Personnel 16 hour
• Rangemaster-Crisis Response Team Training 80 hour
• S.W.A.T. UTM / Chief Tom Long 40 hour
• D.E.A.- Clandestine Lab Investigations 40 hour
• Criminal Investigation School UTM 40 hour
• Patrol Interdiction 40 hour
• Basic SWAT-Jackson SWAT Team 40 hour
• Military Counter Drug SRT course 48 Hour
• SWAT by Smyrna S.T.O.R.M. Team 40 hour
• 40 Hr Police Sniper School by Smyrna S.T.O.R.M.
• 40 Hour F.B.I. SWAT course
• TASER User Certification Course
• 5 day Strategos Spec-Ops Low-Light Team Tactics 50+ Hours
• Personal Security Driving Course from Armor Group (I.T.I. in VA)
• Pat Rogers / E.A.G. Tactical 3-Day Carbine Operators Course
• Calibre Press Street Survival Seminar 16 hours
• Attended the National Tactical Invitational 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010
• Glock Professional 2.5 day Instructor Workshop
• Rogers Shooting School 44 hours - Pistol (Intermediate) Carbine (Advanced)
• Surefire Tactical Technology Specialist Course
• Larry Vickers’ AK Operator Course 16 hours
• Massad Ayoob 20 hour Legal Use of Force “Rules of Engagement”
• “Super Dave” Harrington 24-Hour “Combat Speed” course
• Ken Hackathorn’s “Advanced Pistol” 18 hours
• Thunder Ranch H.A.R.T. (High Angle Rifle Training) 32hrs
• “Adaptive Kalash” - Haley Strategic with Travis Haley
• “Adaptive Handgun” - Haley Strategic with Travis Haley
• “Adaptive Carbine” Haley Strategic with Travis Haley
• Combat Focus Pistol - I.C.E Training with Rob Pincus
• Advanced Pistol Handling - I.C.E Training with Rob Pincus
• Combat Focus Carbine - I.C.E Training with Rob Pincus
• ATK/Federal Ammunition – Force on Force Instructor
• Combative Pistol – Tom Givens of Rangemaster

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Response to Botany (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 08:15 PM

19. I would add 'certifiably insane' to his list of credentials. - eom

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Response to Botany (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 04:27 PM

36. I'm licensed to practice clinical medicine,and I don't have that many credentials.

I call bullshit.

Oh, the things you can do with Broderbund PrintShop...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #36)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 04:46 PM

37. me 2 .... pure bull shit on his part .... some officials in TN have already said as much

BTW some DUers did a back ground check on his service in Iraq as a hired gun
and when the shooting started he pissed his pants and 3 people in his
group got killed.

But Doc you too and can add to your vita in the same way.

Diagnosed and worked on hypertension. (you checked a blood pressure)
Interdisciplinary studies in medicine (hey Dr. Sue what do you think of Mr. X's charts)
Intramuscular application of preventive microbes (a flu shot)

BTW part 2 ...... My diagnosis of James is he sounds like a meth head on crack

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Response to Botany (Reply #37)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 05:06 PM

38. Excellent.

Sounds like a great way to pad my CV.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 06:30 PM

9. this shitlump is living under the microscope now..

happy life to you, chucklenuts!

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Response to frylock (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:02 PM

28. Chucklenuts is my new favorite insult.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 06:42 PM

10. from the comment section at TPM..

He's also a bit lacking in the "tactical" department...

Apparently Yeager worked as a security contractor in Iraq, drove into an ambush, immediately forgot how to drive the manual transmission car, bailed out, spent the firefight wetting himself in a ditch whilst the rest of his team fought back, and then afterwards killed two civilians for good measure:

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1110003,00.html

"Yeager 'punched the gas to the floor and the engine raced, but the car stayed stationary.' The ex-cop had forgotten that the car he was driving had a manual shift, and had failed to engage the clutch or the gears."
...
"Surette continued firing until he passed out from loss of blood, while Yeager, unable to see the attackers, blasted away pointlessly at a barricade before running to take cover in a ditch on the opposite side of the road."
...
"In the confused aftermath of the firefight, a vehicle headed toward the group from behind. Fearing the worst, Yeager fired into the car, hitting two people. Mark thinks they were civilians, but Yeager is certain they were 'a clean-up crew of insurgents, coming to finish us off.'"

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Response to frylock (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 07:35 PM

14. Not exactly a ringing endorsement. If this is the same Yeager, he's shouldn't

own any guns at all.

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Response to frylock (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:00 PM

26. Last line in the article basically implies the wrong guys died that day.

The least prepared, Yeager, got to live after making numerous mistakes while those that trained all their lives died.

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Response to frylock (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:15 PM

29. Pants wetting

In RVN I knew of someone who caved in when "shit" happened. He was gung ho up to that point.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 07:15 PM

11. I wonder if this fool

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has any Federal Contracts? The company is listed in the Federal database, the System for Award Management (SAM). Any company wanting to do business with the Feds has to be registered in this database.

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Response to GP6971 (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 08:00 PM

17. Hopefully the operative word is HAD

Not will have or has Federal contracts.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 07:26 PM

12. anyone know if he is even a veteran?

looks like a 'typical toughguy" (read: douchebag chickenshit) to me.

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Response to pasto76 (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 08:10 PM

18. No hes not. I saw in more than one place that he was a policeman for 12 yrs and suposedly a football

coach. In addition to his failure as a private contractor in Iraq and the subsequent lawsuit, there was also an incident with a photographer he had go down range during a live fire exercise. Can't find out much about that.

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Response to pasto76 (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 08:51 PM

24. Sounded possibly more like a private contractor.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 07:35 PM

13. Joe the imaginary plumber meets James...

the imaginary warrior

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 07:43 PM

16. That's EXACTLY What I Was Thinking.

Two demented, self-important peas rattling around the same reality-challenged, "truthy" peapod.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 07:39 PM

15. So Gun-fondling Rage Boy is NOT a "Law-abiding Citizen" . . .

. . . but rather a found-out liar and un-certified firearms instructor.

Well, well, well . . . What else will come to light?

Stay tuned; this story is far from over . . .


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Response to cer7711 (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 08:44 PM

22. I agree

this more than likely has some legs. If he has Federal contracts, he may be in deep shit

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 08:33 PM

20. Why do people need to make themselves out as more than they really are?

What makes them think they won't get caught?

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Response to neverforget (Reply #20)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:01 PM

27. Ironically it's called "insecurity".

Pun fully intended.

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Response to neverforget (Reply #20)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 02:49 AM

40. He probably would not have beeb found out to be

padding his credentials if he had just kept his stupid mouth shut.

He let his crocodile mouth bite off his own hummingbird ass.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 08:42 PM

21. I'm shocked! SHOCKED!

To think that a gun nut crazy enough to say the things this guys does could possibly be a liar, too.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 08:47 PM

23. What about other, more significant propaganda: especially various membership claims.

I saw a crawler under one of the new shows today (CNN I think) that said "The NRA has claimed 100,000 new members since the Sandy Hook shootings". Is any organization keeping track of the membership in other groups, such as Gabby Gifford's' new PAC for Responsible People.
The reason I think this is important is the continuing effort by the NRA to claim that they represent bazillions of US citizens in the gun control/gun safety debate. I think we may have more members joining organizations that oppose the NRA positions.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 08:51 PM

25. Please Please Please let this be a felony

and take his guns from him.

yup

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:21 PM

30. It get's better, he claims to have been a patrolman and K-9 handler for Big Sandy Police May 96 to

Sept 98. Then promoted to Chief of Police until being fired in May 2000.. I live in TN and knew Big Sandy wasn't that big so I looked it up. Big Sandy has about 600 residents. In 2011 they had one police officer. Prior to that they had 2(records go back to 2011).

Crime stats for last year reported 2011.
Murder 0
Rape 0
Robbery 0
Assault 0
Burglary 1
Theft 2
Auto Th 0
Arson 0

So his claim that as Chief of Police "he trained and led the County’s first Tactical Team " may be technically accurate, the reality is his team was him and maybe one other guy. Ofcourse if he really did have a dog, and he trained that dog as part of his "tactical team" then you can maybe say they had a 3 person team. Ofcourse based on the fact that there were 3 crimes, I'm kinda thinkin' that's overkill. Gosh, you can't make this stuff up. Hopefully tomorrow we'll find out if he really worked for the Benton Co. Sheriff's Dept.

sources:http://www.city-data.com/crime/crime-Big-Sandy-Tennessee.html
his statements:http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showthread.php?420660-Barnhardt-Yeager-Goes-to-the-Front-January-9

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:43 PM

31. What's funny is an anti-gubmunt type claiming to be certified,...by that gubmunt...

....he's certifiable all right....

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:33 PM

34. From the wsmv spot, it sounds like a few locals aren't too happy with him:

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #34)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:31 PM

39. Holy shit what a moran



The use of the English language and American History are not his strong
points. Thanx for posting but I could only make it through 4 to 5 minutes
before I had to bail out ...... Oh well I will be interested to see if he still
does Ed Schultz's show tonight.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 04:13 PM

35. Kind of like "Joe the Plumber". Not really being a plumber. n/t

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