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What Should You Do in a Mass Shooting?

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 01:50 PM

"If you are ever to find yourself in the middle of an active shooter event, your survival may depend on whether or not you have a plan."

So says the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in a public service video posted online late last month. If you find yourself in the midst of a mass shooting, such as the gun attack near the Empire State Building Friday morning (Aug. 24), or the deadly theater shooting in Colorado on July 20, the DHS urges you to take one of three actions: run, hide or fight — in that order of preference.

http://www.livescien...s-shooting.html

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 01:58 PM

This is what you do:

Get on the floor, put your head between your legs..... And kiss your ass goodbye. :tu:



(this is a joke obviously)

Edited by Coffey, 25 August 2012 - 02:32 PM.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 02:03 PM

Also depends on whether you are alone or with loved ones.  If so then either shielding or attacking is the best course of action.  Best of a bad lot anyway....

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 02:22 PM

Get on top of person nearest to me, protect them. Even if I die (highly likely anyway) I can at least save someone before I go down.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 02:52 PM

Am wondering what the salaries are of the experts who decided on run, hide or fight but it could have been that Mr Bloody Obvious again.  He get's everywhere in Government.


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Posted 25 August 2012 - 04:00 PM

My advice would be-

Select adequate cover
Remain calm
Breathe steadily
Pick your targets individually
Squeeze the trigger, don't snatch at it
Ensure all reload magazines are easily reachable.

Edited by ealdwita, 25 August 2012 - 04:01 PM.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 09:32 PM

View PostZaraKitty, on 25 August 2012 - 02:22 PM, said:

Get on top of person nearest to me, protect them. Even if I die (highly likely anyway) I can at least save someone before I go down.
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 09:33 PM

:w00t: You guys kill me sometimes!


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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:27 PM

View Posthetrodoxly, on 25 August 2012 - 09:32 PM, said:

Stand next to ZaraKitty

LOL! I'd happily protect you ^_^

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 11:44 AM

I have no idea. Who knows if bullets are flying around I could think critically about what to do.

  I'd imagine I do something ridiculously stupid.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:47 PM

I've thought about this. Pretend you want to join him!

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:54 PM

View PostMentalcase, on 26 August 2012 - 12:47 PM, said:

I've thought about this. Pretend you want to join him!
That's a bit like my "psycho home invasion survival plan".  Pretend I am a sociopath and so happy to have "new meat" arrive to play with.

Edit to add: "while skipping and clapping with a really big knife pointed at them"  :w00t:

Edited by libstaK, 26 August 2012 - 01:00 PM.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 02:33 PM

I think you're supposed to : Stop, Drop & Roll.


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Posted 26 August 2012 - 02:54 PM

I think I would probably respond the same way I did to drive by shootings at school- hit the deck, preferably behind something, and hope that I don't get shot.


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Posted 26 August 2012 - 03:31 PM

Carry with you a fake bomb strapped to your chest, with a wire running to it and ignition trigger at the other end in your hand.
Then pose as a terrorist and turn it into a mexican standoff, while everybody else gets away and until the police arrive.
Crazy versus crazy, which might go something like this...............

Crazy shooter: I will kill you.

You the fake Terrorist; No! I kill you!

Crazy shooter: Noooo, I'm the Joker and I will kill you!

You the fake Terrorist: A ha ha, praise god you kill me then, I'll release this button then we both die!

Crazy shooter: NO, YOU!

You the fake Terrorist: THEN YOU!

Crazy shooter: YOU!

You the fake Terrorist: ALSO YOU!

Crazy shooter: DAMMIT I SAID YOU!

You the fake Terrorist: You sound like a broken record...YOU!

Crazy shooter: Kiss my ass...YOU!

You the fake Terrorist: No, I blow up your ass...YOU!

Crazy shooter: YOU!...YOU, YOU, YOU!

You the fake Terrorist: YOU TOO!

Crazy shooter: YOU, YOU b******!

You the fake Terrorist: ME AND YOU, YOU AND ME...WE'RE A HAAAPPY PSYCHOTIC FAAAAAMILY!

Crazy shooter: WAIT...WHAT?!!!


Police arrive......

Police Officer: How about both of you. BLAM! BA-BA-BA-BLAM! BLAM! BLAM!




Hmmmm...okay that didn't play out so well. On second thought, bad idea...never mind. Just run if you can get away.

Edited by Purifier, 26 August 2012 - 03:34 PM.

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