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RUN. HIDE. FIGHT. Surviving an active shooter event.
Office of the Mayor, Houston TX (Via YouTube) ^ | 7/23/12

Posted on 01/09/2013 12:40:07 PM PST by null and void

Run>Hide>Fight.

Your guide to surviving an active shooter event.

This is a video the city of Houston put together on what to do should you (a citizen) run across an active shooter, such as the guy in the movie theater.

They were just finishing it when the Colorado shootings occurred. If you haven’t seen it……it is well worth the watch and worth sharing with your family and friends as well.

DHS sponsored video, worth watching.

They sorta gloss over the gun free zone sign on the door.

I'd be somewhat inclined to spray the fire extinguisher in the shooter's face, in addition to clubbing him with it. Blind, suffocate, and club the bastard. Even better to have someone spray him in the face with the extinguisher while a cohort VERY FIRMLY applies the microwave up side his haid.

White male shooter, of course...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: banglist; dhs; homelandsecurity; houston; mayorparker; taxdollarsatwork; youpayforthis
Worth watching, worth sharing.
1 posted on 01/09/2013 12:40:16 PM PST by null and void
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To: null and void
Shoot, call 911, call lawyer.

/johnny

2 posted on 01/09/2013 12:43:55 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: null and void

I’ve evolved past this ‘throw stuff at them’ monkey business.

throw lead.


3 posted on 01/09/2013 12:44:14 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Draw, aim, fire. I for one will not go out hiding under a chair


4 posted on 01/09/2013 12:46:14 PM PST by Mom MD (Liberals are slinkies. Good for nothing but they make you smile when you push them down stairs.)
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To: Mom MD; JRandomFreeper; TurboZamboni

Yes, yes, and yes.

But remember the sign on the door? This is a gun free zone.

Why else would the shooter go there?

You and I can’t always avoid going to a gun free zone, but the shooters are positively drawn to them.


5 posted on 01/09/2013 12:51:12 PM PST by null and void (Avg # victims per incident, if shooter stopped by armed civilian: 3, if stopped by a policeman: 14)
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To: null and void

IF (Big IF) there had been men (and women?) that had of immediately rushed the shooter, the death toll would have probably been 1/4th as great.

But who wants to be the first to charge into fire?

Only those that know the facts and most people are unaware that such Shooters are basically wimpy, woosies and would run the instant they were attacked (even by unarmed people).


6 posted on 01/09/2013 12:51:39 PM PST by jongaltsr
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To: null and void

Irony.

At the 58 second mark it says Pursuant to section “30.06”...


7 posted on 01/09/2013 12:51:45 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: null and void
Must have missed seeing that sign.

/johnny

8 posted on 01/09/2013 12:53:08 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: null and void
But remember the sign on the door? This is a gun free zone.

That is why I always conceal carry (everywhere) I go.

9 posted on 01/09/2013 12:54:28 PM PST by jongaltsr
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To: null and void

And here I thought evolution was an article of faith among gun-hating leftists.


10 posted on 01/09/2013 12:58:17 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: jongaltsr

Airports? Court houses?


11 posted on 01/09/2013 1:05:20 PM PST by null and void (Avg # victims per incident, if shooter stopped by armed civilian: 3, if stopped by a policeman: 14)
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To: null and void
Youtube response to that DHS "public service" video...

"Run, Hide, Fight" Response 5:35

12 posted on 01/09/2013 1:06:20 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: TurboZamboni
And here I thought evolution was an article of faith among gun-hating leftists.

Oh, it is. But like every other leftist article of faith, it should only apply to those other people.

13 posted on 01/09/2013 1:11:14 PM PST by null and void (Avg # victims per incident, if shooter stopped by armed civilian: 3, if stopped by a policeman: 14)
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To: TigersEye

Thanks!


14 posted on 01/09/2013 1:17:59 PM PST by null and void (Avg # victims per incident, if shooter stopped by armed civilian: 3, if stopped by a policeman: 14)
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To: null and void

What could I throw in a movie theater? Popcorn? Oh, wait, I have my purse full of all that heavy money! /sarc


15 posted on 01/09/2013 1:18:11 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("If you're going through hell, keep on going."--Winston Churchill)
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To: Albion Wilde
What could I throw in a movie theater?

A hissy fit?

16 posted on 01/09/2013 1:20:38 PM PST by null and void (Avg # victims per incident, if shooter stopped by armed civilian: 3, if stopped by a policeman: 14)
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To: Albion Wilde
What could I throw in a movie theater? Popcorn? Oh, wait, I have my purse full of all that heavy money! /sarc

An Emo?

17 posted on 01/09/2013 1:28:57 PM PST by papertyger
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To: null and void
“You and I can’t always avoid going to a gun free zone, but the shooters are positively drawn to them.”

If you have concealed carry permit, carry it anyway, save everyone’s life, then say you didn’t see the gun free zone sign. Of course, don’t carry if there is a scanning device to go through. In that case, don’t go in that place.

18 posted on 01/09/2013 1:43:11 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: jongaltsr; et al

But who wants to be the first to charge into fire?


United States Marines are drawn towards gunfire; either by nature or training.


19 posted on 01/09/2013 1:46:05 PM PST by S.O.S121.500 (That Queer Kenyan muzzy bastard is not my president. ENFORCE the Bill of Rights.)
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To: Marcella
*shrug* A courthouse is relatively safe, they're usually crawling with armed bailiffs and cops.

Airports? Wouldn't enter on a bet.

20 posted on 01/09/2013 1:48:18 PM PST by null and void (Avg # victims per incident, if shooter stopped by armed civilian: 3, if stopped by a policeman: 14)
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To: S.O.S121.500
United States Marines are drawn towards gunfire; either by nature or training.

Pretty much how Tom Clancy's Patriot Games starts...

21 posted on 01/09/2013 1:49:38 PM PST by null and void (Avg # victims per incident, if shooter stopped by armed civilian: 3, if stopped by a policeman: 14)
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To: null and void

Bump for later.


22 posted on 01/09/2013 1:53:53 PM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: null and void

Pack, shoot, kill.


23 posted on 01/09/2013 2:04:53 PM PST by LibWhacker
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bmfl


24 posted on 01/09/2013 2:29:05 PM PST by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: Marcella

I don’t have a concealed carry permit, so I just carry “Gun Free Zone” sign around with me :)


25 posted on 01/09/2013 2:43:47 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: S.O.S121.500
United States Marines are drawn towards gunfire; either by nature or training.

By Training. They have been taught the fact that diving into fire is going to save most of their lives and that retreating will just get them killed

I received (some) basic Special Forces Training and THAT was one of the first things they taught us.

26 posted on 01/09/2013 3:07:22 PM PST by jongaltsr
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To: S.O.S121.500
SECOND THOUGHT

But who wants to be the first to charge into fire?

Then resign yourself to be most likely to die........

27 posted on 01/09/2013 3:11:12 PM PST by jongaltsr
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To: Vendome; null and void; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; neverdem

That sign is the ENTIRE movie, afaiac.

The rest incudes semi-decent “tactics” for people who have never thought about it and are “forced” to work / visit a “gun free” building, but that frame with the 30.06 sign (how ironically named) says EVERYTHING everyone needs to know about where and why the psycho shooters go where they go.

BTW - the “answer” video is here:

How to stop a massacre (PG-13 edition with improved sound effects)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epZod2qyyN4


28 posted on 01/09/2013 3:14:56 PM PST by Yehuda (If you were to choose between an armed teacher, or a class full of dead students, which would you)
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To: Marcella
My last employer in a Houston office building downtown would not generally evacuate in the case of a fire (and you were not to leave either). Sometimes, if there was indeed a fire, you might be instructed to temporarily move several floors UP.

Such idiocy is what helped contribute to thousands of deaths on 9-11-2001. The building next to mine gets hit by a low flying jet airliner? BYE. I'm gone for the day. Personal time if nothing else. No more work is going to get accomplished that day anyway, with office chatter and announcements, anyway.

Once it was determined that FOUR planes had been hijacked (with more suspected, including more box cutters located on grounded planes), I still would've taken a personal day REGARDLESS of what city I was in. In the end, most offices nationwide DID send employees home around noon that day.

I dealt with having to drive headon into incoming thunderstorms in Houston (worked near Tomball) because my employer would wait until the bad weather REACHED THEM to determine that maybe some employees should "leave early".

I do not look to any employer to have my best safety interest at stake. They are concerned with maximized work effort with minimal loss/accountability. It is part of that reasoning that makes them bind their panties in a wad at the concept of another employer taking DEFENSE into his own hands.

29 posted on 01/09/2013 3:49:43 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: null and void; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
Did the City of Houston get Eric Idle to star in this?


30 posted on 01/09/2013 3:56:23 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Vendome

That sign is always good for a giggle to break the monotony in the middle of CCL classes.


31 posted on 01/09/2013 3:56:31 PM PST by roostercashews (Having a gun doesn't make you safer, but knowing how to use one does.)
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To: roostercashews
"I am NOW going to show you how to defend yourself against a man armed with a banana..."


32 posted on 01/09/2013 4:00:49 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: null and void
Just DUCK annnnd COVER...

How well does that work in the movies about homicidal killers?

33 posted on 01/09/2013 4:06:39 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: null and void
If this Homeland Security sponsored video is the "plan" for rampage violence, what the hell are passengers on an airplane with a jihadist on rampage supposed to do?

Pu-lease. This administration will take this nation down.

34 posted on 01/09/2013 4:08:21 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: null and void

Everyone in my building got an “Active Shooter” brochure except me. I asked my supervisor why I didn’t get one, and he said “We don’t want you to know what we’re doing.”


35 posted on 01/09/2013 4:12:03 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Mom MD

I for one will not go out hiding under a chair.
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In school was taught to dive under chair for atomic attack.

That said, I will be the ‘old guy’ ‘begging for my life and cowering in the corner’ As long as not ‘screaming all that loud’ I should be pretty much left to my task of removing my piece and positioning myself for the ‘cleanest shot’ possible under the circumstances, and least dangerous for the ‘innocents’.


36 posted on 01/09/2013 4:13:51 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: Tijeras_Slim

That’s...uh...interesting...


37 posted on 01/09/2013 4:19:09 PM PST by null and void (Avg # victims per incident, if shooter stopped by armed civilian: 3, if stopped by a policeman: 14)
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To: null and void

It’s part of my secret “Let’s not fire that guy” strategy. ;)


38 posted on 01/09/2013 4:21:32 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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