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What Should You Do in a Mass Shooting?

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#16    pallidin


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Posted 26 August 2012 - 03:37 PM

That was funny.

If possible, though, I would take the SOB out. I realize that's not always likely.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 03:50 PM

View PostMichelle, on 25 August 2012 - 09:33 PM, said:

:w00t: You guys kill me sometimes!

Perhaps not if you're standing next to ZaraKitty!

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 07:59 PM

We could try this tactic......


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Posted 26 August 2012 - 08:02 PM

That headline ranks alongside "Freddie Starr ate my hamster!"

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 03:04 AM

Basically my thought was, like I said. To pretend you feel the same and ask if you can help him. That way you gain his trust, but you really have to be a great actor and convince yourself that you do indeed feel this way. Walk up to a man and punch him in the face a few times, knocking him out. Right there, even though you've harmed someone, you could easily gain his trust, ask for a gun. Make it seem like you've been waiting forever to do this and this is the perfect opportunity. Once you get a gun, walk up to the same guy, pretending you're going to blow his head off, and then shoot the attacker instead. If you play this correctly, you may be able to save the day!! Yes, the guy you punched may be a little pissed at you, but under the circumstances, I'm sure he'd be grateful!

What do you guys think? Too risky? I would only try this if it were the only way, like you knew you were going to be killed. If someone had been killed already and death was inevitable, I would so try this. I'm pretty confident that I'd be able to pull this off. Dunno about anyone else, I'm sure there are only certain types with the mentality to be very manipulative to pull this off. Or at least die trying!!!

There is of course, the alternative. Trying to council him. Asking what made him get to this point. Be caring and thoughtful, playing the role of a therapist or shrink. Make him seem like he is very important and his message is serious and not crazy and he deserves recollection and admiration. Maybe even try Reverse psychology.


Reverse psychology is a technique involving the advocacy of a belief or behavior that is opposite to the one desired, with the expectation that this approach will encourage the subject of the persuasion to do what actually is desired: the opposite of what is suggested. This technique relies on the psychological phenomenon of reactance, in which a person has a negative emotional response in reaction to being persuaded, and thus chooses the option which is being advocated against.

I would convince him that I've also done this before and got away with it, gaining his trust and maybe he would take my advice. Manipulation is the key in these types of survival situations. Sometimes, trying to hide and cower or crying is only going to make you even more of a target. They want to kill the weak first or the heroes first. Not the guy who is cheering him on. But then again, lol, what do I know about mass murderers? :innocent:

Edited by Mentalcase, 27 August 2012 - 03:07 AM.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 04:09 PM

Run and hide. If loved ones are in danger, I would defend them at all costs.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 09:35 AM

Try to distract the shooter so that others may escape.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 10:00 AM

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

Stand next to ZaraKitty
And stay the hell away from ealdwita! Seriously though, I think I just have the worst luck when it comes to these things, because I've been in a building during a hold up, more than once. Staying calm is a great (though difficult) thing to do, but if there are enough people around, panic will for the most part break out inevitably. Hiding is a good option when possible if you have a cell phone or some accessible means to contact the police, but in quite a few situations if the shooter is mobile, you'll want to be as well. Chaos is an even bigger issue when there are multiple shooters. I was in Mexico once and someone shot a person, and it happened so fast that no one had even seen who it was, but then someone else pulled out a gun, and then a third and a fourth, and so on, and in the time it took for plain civilians to run indoors or seek other cover, and leave just the involved persons in the cartels to duke it out, it was like minutes of watching water and oil separate, but everyone was running and shouting and doing God knows what, and it was just one big mess.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 05:18 AM

I would probably die of a heart attack as soon as the shooting started. :cat:

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 06:50 PM

Not bad advice really.  Save the taxpayer money, don't stop hitting him with the chair until he is dead.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 07:11 PM

I'm working in my own weapons permit, so other then ducking and hiding, hopefully I could get a few shots fired back when I've got what I need.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 05:22 AM

I would like to think I'd be some badass hero who would save the day.

But since real life isn't a movie and I'm not a superhero, I'd probably freak out and hide.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 09:26 AM

To be honest I thought everyone in America was armed to the teeth to start with? Shoot back at the shooter! Blast the SOB to shreads! Yea Har!!

Then carry on shopping or watching the movie or whatever it was you were doing.. :tu:

Edited to add: not that these terrible things only happen in America..

Edited by Professor T, 05 September 2012 - 09:30 AM.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 07:35 PM

.. if ZaraKitty isn't there?   ..  i don't know!

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