Dept of Homeland Security Says Use Scissors If You Are Attacked By A Crazed Shooter (Video)

January 31, 2013 3:56 pmViews: 885

Scissors for active shooter according to Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security has some advice for you if you are ever facing a mass shooting in your workplace or of the kind that happened recently such as in Newtown Connecticut at Sandy Hook Elementary Schools or in the Aurora Colorado theater. They don't tell you to possibly use a gun, or to throw something at the assailant, but their advice instead, is to use a pair of scissors you might find in a desk drawer.

While the video below does tell you to assess the situation and run if possible or blockade yourself in a room if you can, it doesn't offer much for personal self-defense if the situation calls for it. Of course most of these mass shootings will not offer the opportunity to do anything but pray and run, that is obviously your first line of defense, just get the heck out of there if you can. But, if you are trained properly in the use of a firearm and can within a reasonable margin of safety take a shot and take down one of these crazies, that, rather than a pair of office scissors will do a whole lot more good.

Read what the NYPost has to say below and then watch the video after that:

Is your workplace getting shot up by a crazed gunman?

No problem — just grab a pair of scissors and fight back!

That’s some of the helpful advice in a new instructional video from the Department of Homeland Security that was posted on the agency’s Web site just a month after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

“If you are caught out in the open and cannot conceal yourself or take cover, you might consider trying to overpower the shooter with whatever means are available,” says the narrator in the video, which shows an office worker pulling scissors out of a desk drawer.

The video, titled “Options for Consideration,” also advises that people who get caught in an “active shooter” situation should run away, hide under a desk or take cover out of the line of fire.

The nearly four-minute-long video opens with chilling scenes from the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, the 2009 mass shooting at Fort Hood in Texas, and the 2011 attempted assassination of Gabrielle Giffords.

But the video quickly shifts to hokey footage of office workers scampering under desks, crouching in corners and racing into closets to hide from a rampaging gunman on the loose.

Watch the video below:

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