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Monday, July 30, 2012

2 ways to Survive a Shooting Spree

I saw this in the list of survival articles today. I do not think any one can predict how people will react in situations until they are there but the advice seems simple enough http://www.news.com.au/news/how-to-survive-a-shooting-massacre-hint-carry-a-torch/story-fnejlrpu-1226438563404.

First off no matter what the situation there may be some time for first response providers to get to you. Anything you can do on your own may save your life.

The bottom line is to carry a flashlight. In a dark building or at night it might give you an advantage. If nothing else it can make you feel better. There are a lot of small flashlights on the market, some that attach to keep rings or are small enough to go into a backpack, etc. See http://shop.vtarmynavy.com/outdoor-lighting-c507.aspx

The other advice was to get moving. The used to say in the Army that 3 second rushes were the most effective way no to shot during a fire fight. Unfortunately cover and the ability to shoot back greatly improve your odds of survival.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I carry a flashlight every night at work as a corrections officer. However, the last thing I want to do when the lights go out in a dayroom full of convicted felons with me amoung them is turn on my flashlight. Why? It lets all of them (anywhere from 48 to 126 felons) know exactly where I'm at!!! The best way to survive a shooting spree is to stay low and stay moving trying to put as much distance between you and the shooter while keeping as much cover between him and you as possible. The ones that die are the ones that sit, wait, and pray that help comes for them. Law enforcement will not be able to protect us from evil doers. All they can do is take statements and apprehend the evil doers. They don't prevent crime. They solve crimes.