Man Who Shot Crossroads Mall Terrorist Is USPSA Competitor, 3-Gun Shooter

From Bearing Arms:

by Bob Owens
September 19, 2016

USPSA Shooter,  3-Gunner, and NRA-certified firearms instructor Jason Falconer has been identified as the man who shot and killed a 22-year-old Somali immigrant who went on a stabbing rampage inside a St. Cloud, (MN) Mall on Saturday.

The apparent terrorist—who apparently asked victims if they were Muslims before stabbing them—was engaged by Falconer inside the mall.

Falconer is the president and owner of Tactical Advantage LLC, a shooting range and tactical training facility with a strong focus on arming concealed carriers. He’s also a former chief of the Albany (MN) police department, and he remains a part-time officer.

But Falconer has consistently been identified in the mainstream media only as as a “former police chief” and  “off-duty police officer.”

A knife-wielding suspect who was dressed in a private security uniform and made references to Allah while attacking at least nine people during a mass stabbing incident at the Crossroads Center shopping mall was shot dead by an off-duty police officer from Avon, authorities said.

Jason Falconer, former police chief of Albany, Minn., was shopping when he confronted the suspect.

At a press conference at the police department just after noon on Sunday, St. Cloud Mayor David Kleis said he believes Falconer prevented additional injuries and loss of life.

“Clearly he is a hero. Officer Falconer was there at the right time and the right place.”

Kleis said the end of the attack and the final confrontation could be seen on video from the Macy’s store. Describing the video, which did not have audio, Kleis said the suspect clearly had a knife in hand, and lunged at Falconer, who fired at him. The suspect fell, then got back up three times before the fatal shot.

“None of us ever want to have to do that,” said St. Cloud Police Chief Wm. Blair Anderson, “but that’s what we’re here for, and Officer Falconer’s actions were swift and direct, and in my opinion appropriate.”

Eight people were treated at St. Cloud Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries following the attack first reported about 8:15 p.m. Saturday at the mall. Three people were admitted, according to Chris Nelson, spokesperson for St. Cloud Hospital. By early Sunday evening, all three had been released. A ninth victim went to the Long Prairie Hospital.

It’s almost as if the media is attempting to cover up the fact that creating and training armed citizens is a major part of the man who took out the terrorist in a MN mall this weekend.

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Dallas Arms Collector’s Show at Dallas Market Hall This Weekend

This weekend we are at the Dallas Market Hall Gun Show.

We are in our usual spot off to the left of the entrance, third section from the wall, second section back.

We have a Dan Wesson with attache case and several barrels, plus the belt buckle and tools.

As always we have a good selection of Benchmade and Spyderco knives.

Show hours are:

Saturday:     9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday:        9:00am-4:00pm

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Why Pistol Caliber Carbines Have a Place

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The Remington Rolling Block Rifle

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Wilson Combat’s Q-Comp Muzzle Compensator and Flash Hider

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California Is a Governor’s Signature Away From Reining in Policing for Profit. The Federal Government and Other States Should Follow Its Lead.

I’m not all that crazy about California trends but this is one I support whole heartedly.  The Constitution bars the seizure of property without due process.

If you believe in freedom and the Constitution you are compelled to oppose asset seizure prior to conviction for a crime and must mandate limitations on seizure to those assets obtained through criminal means or with assets obtained by those illegal acts.

From The ACLU:

Kanya Bennett, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office
& Mica Doctoroff, Legislative Advocate, ACLU of California Center for Advocacy and Policy
September 20, 2016

It may come as a surprise, but throughout the country, police officers are legally allowed to take and keep your cash and property — even if you are never charged or arrested for a crime. All it takes is officers claiming they think your belongings were obtained through illegal means. How about your due process and personal property rights? They’re out the window under most state and federal civil asset forfeiture laws.

For example, in 2015, a woman from San Diego, California, was driving on the freeway when she was pulled over by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies. It was a routine traffic stop, but the officers took $18,000 in cash from her. She had done nothing wrong and even had the paperwork to show that she was going to use the $18,000 to pay her janitorial company employees. They still took her money.

Fortunately, California is close to reining in this abuse, commonly referred to as policing for profit, and establishing some of the strongest personal property protections in the country.

Dating back to British maritime law, civil asset forfeiture was revived during the peak of America’s war on drugs (a.k.a. America’s war on people of color). During that time, the federal government and states passed civil asset forfeiture laws, with plans of targeting drug kingpins.

We now know asset forfeiture laws have been perverted into an ongoing attack on low-income Americans and those who can’t afford to fight the federal government in court. This abuse has filled law enforcement coffers, all the while leaving countless innocent people without their hard-earned wages, savings, homes, cars, and other property.

Across the country, an extraordinarily diverse coalition of community members, grassroots organizations, political associations, religious leaders, civil libertarians, and racial and economic justice organizations — the ACLU included — are banding together to fight back. State and federal legislators have responded by introducing sweeping asset forfeiture reforms.

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How to Open An HST Box

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