What would you do with an “active shooter?”

Run. Hide. Fight. is recommended

Lunatic shooting events (like Aurora, Colorado) are very rare in the grand scheme of things in our country – but when they do happen, the media covers it extensively.

While I don’t think anyone should be paranoid or “running scared” all of the time, the glorification and headline whoring certainly doesn’t help the situation.

That said – it does pay to at least have some common sense in the outside chance that you’re caught in a terrible situation like that. The City of Houston, Texas produced a video called “Run. Hide. Fight. Surviving an Active Shooter Event” to remind people of what they can and should do. Whether producing this movie this was a good use of taxpayer dollars or not, is another story.

What are your thoughts?

3 Responses

  1. briank says:

    Not that rare. Here is a link to a rather disturbing list I read recently in New York Magazine. It is a list of mass shootings in the US from the Columbine shooting to today. The list is compiled by the Brady Center to Prevent Violence. The list contains more than 125 mass shootings- it does not count drive by shootings, gang shootings, domestic shootings, Or public shootings in which there were injuries but not deaths.

    nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/07/appal...requency-of-the-shooting-spree.html

  2. escaped68 says:

    . Have you ever been under fire? let me tell you the first time you are you will lose control of you bodily functions and your mind go blank. So to say I’ll do this and I’ll do that is pure bullshit. You want to live so you do what it takes for you to survive.

  3. HansBrix says:

    I’ll bet more people have been killed by bullets in Chicago THIS YEAR thanall the incidents listed in that NY.Magazine article combined. Funny how urban violence is swept under the rug.

    “Can’t out run a 38 go ahead try.”

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