The man who shot the Muslim mall stabber in Minnesota over the weekend wasn’t just a former police officer. Turns out he’s a badass with a gun:
He owns a firing range and firearms training facility called Tactical Advantage. He’s considered an expert in firearms training and education and has helped teach classes on law enforcement skills at St. Cloud State University for nine years, his company website says.
He’s a member of the United States Practical Shooters Association and has won medals in various shooting competitions.
According to CNN, Falconer is also a reluctant hero:
Don’t call Falconer a hero.
“I’ve been trying to stay away from it all, for the time being,” he told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Falconer told the paper he didn’t want to talk about the attack but said he wasn’t hurt. When a reporter showed up at his door, he didn’t answer. The voice mail box for his telephone listing was full, the newspaper said.
According to Bearing Arms, Falconer is also NRA-certified.
Here’s more from his bio at Tactical Advantage:
Jason has been a member of the United States Practical Shooters Association (USPSA) as well as a local club, St. Cloud Area Practical Shooters Association (SCAPSA) for many years. He competes at the SCAPSA outdoor range in matches and league competitions year-round, and has attained several league championships in various divisions. Jason is an avid three-gun competitor and has been privileged to participate on shooting squads at various 3-gun and tactical shotgun matches with professional shooters such as James Casanova, Rob Romero, Mark Harnish, Janson Jensen, Mark Miller, and Dave Neth. In June 2012, St. Cloud hosted the CAN-AM Games for Law Enforcement and Firefighters from around the world. Jason was fortunate to compete in various Can-Am events including two of his passions, shooting sports and ice hockey.For his efforts, as well as his team members, Jason earned six Can-Am medals, five for shooting events, and one for hockey. This was a tremendous experience to be treasured.