I know he was a controversial figure in the gun world but I had no opinions on that. I can say it was a terrible way to go and his commitment to the RKBA was genuine. We are diminished. If you are a friend or admirer of Mr. Yeager, spare a second to think of him this holiday weekend or recognize the community lost an ally even if you weren’t.
According to sources, James “MF” Yeager passed away yesterday morning, September 2, 2022. He’d been fighting amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease) for some time and that is believed to be the cause of his death, although no official statement has been released.
James was perhaps best known in the gun industry for Tactical Response. However, he had quite a colorful background prior to his teaching years. In the early 1990s, Yeager worked in a range of drug task force units and undercover squads. By 1996, he was still in law enforcement, but working as a patrolman and K-9 handler for the Big Sandy Police Department. He’d later spend a couple years as Big Sandy’s Chief of Police.
For those who would like to attend, there will be what his friends are calling a Big Ass Party at the range in Camden, Tennessee, on September 10th and 11th. A bonfire will be started at 6 PM. Attendees are invited to show up as early as Friday evening, September 9th, to set up camp. Tactical Response states they will be running the team room by alumni weekend rules, but people will be allowed to camp around the range, but not past the firing line. It’s not a memorial, it’s a party. Go prepared to tell stories.
It is not a bad way to be memorialized, when you think about it.