The active shooter. Seriously this is very pertinent in today’s society and especially pertinent because of what just happened in San Bernadino, California. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the families involved in this tragedy.
In an active shooter situation whether workplace violence, theater shooting, domestic terrorism, terrorism, etc. you have pretty much three options. You can run, you can hide or you can fight. Depending on your situation at the time of the event one of these options may be better or worse for you. If you are a concealed carry holder you may be in a position to actively engage however, this also will be determined based on whether you are by yourself with family, etc. If you are unarmed you have limited yourself but you still have the opportunity to run, hide or fight. No matter what this is a very dangerous situation and you should think about your response beforehand and train for it if you can. Understand your options and choose the best path for yourself!
Here are some videos regarding active shooters:
There are many more videos out there to look at and gain some insight on living through an active shooter situation.
An Active shooter situation is inherently dangerous and while your chances of being in one is very small we as martial practitioner’s need to prepare for any and all possibilities.
Protect Those You Love!
Brian R. VanCise
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