DHS Instructional Video For “Active Shooter” Situation: Just Die


I’m sure whatever government bureaucrat produced this video would disagree with me. His script doesn’t tell “civilian” viewers to die from a crazed gunman, he would claim. No he gives great advice on how to survive.

You watch the official Homeland Security video and you tell me.

However, I also think there is some great stuff in this instructional video that all Americans should see and take to heart. In fact, I recommend this video as the single most powerful argument that every adult American should have a handgun on his person at all times in public places.

The Good

Despite the statistical rarity of being attacked by an “active shooter,” DHS still wants you to take the threat seriously. It does happen. So there are some excellent statements in the beginning of the video.

“Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. It is important to be prepared for such an event. Make it a practice to identify potential escape routes. Have a plan in mind even if you are just visiting a facility. In the event of a shooting at your location, you must quickly determine the most reasonable way to protect your own life. You will need to determine if the best course of action is to evacuate or to hide or to draw your weapon and kill the assailant.”

OK, I made up that last part of the last sentence. This DHS video would be no different if the Second Amendment had never been ratified. And the footage of unarmed sheep diving under useless tables is sickening. (The footage of people running out of the building isn’t quite as bad, but not everyone will have that opportunity.)

But again, there are some great admissions here. “It is important to be prepared for such an event.” Is this paranoia? “Have a plan in mind even if you are just visiting a facility. In the event of a shooting at your location, you must quickly determine the most reasonable way to protect your own life.” Should everyone discount these statements as the ravings of a gun nut?

If not, why not make the obvious conclusion: You should purchase and train with a firearm that you keep with you at all times. This will mean a concealable handgun since, in our present culture, a rifle is not acceptable. Even if you fatally wound him, stopping a killer with one shot with a handgun is not guaranteed (plus such situations sometimes involve multiple perps). So you will want as large a magazine as your compact pistol will hold, and as your politicians will allow.

But again: BE PREPARED.  No less an authority than DHS tells you so.

The Bad

I’ve already alluded to this. The DHS Video considers running away, hiding, and calling 911 your only options. Worse, they even provide one more: grab a pair of scissors and rush the gunman. Here we see the delusions behind the crocodile tears and idiot praise for the Sandy Hook staff who died rushing the gunman. Yes they were brave. And if they had been armed they might be alive now, and might have been effective in stopping him.

You are not a superhero in a TV show. You are not Bruce Lee or Buffy the Vampire Slayer. You will die. The police will be prying the scissors from your cold dead hands. DHS is lying to you.

You don’t bring scissors to a gun fight.

The Ugly

The advice for submitting to police is helpful but, in the context of disarmament, it is also degrading. We are told to be prepared to be screamed at and pushed around by these cops. Don’t ask them for personal help and never yell around them. Just follow orders and keep your empty hands up in the air with fingers apart as you do so. Again: sound advice, but insulting in context.

Conclusion

For a video that is under four minutes, I still think this is the most convincing case I have seen for not only the Second Amendment, but for personally owning and carrying a handgun.

(Note: here is another stellar example of disarmed preparation.)







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  • Public_Citizen

    Meanwhile the Department of Homeland Security has put out for bid a contract to supply 7,000 “personal defense weapons”. The contract calls for a selectable ~full automatic~ weapon based on the AR-15 design in NATO 5.56 calibre with a standard magazine capacity of 30 rounds.
    The current media-driven hysteria over privately owned weapons in the hands of law abiding citizens characterizes the ~semi-automatic only~ version in NATO 223 calibre with a smaller [less than half the capacity] magazine as an “assault weapon” and attempts to portray this sporting and self defense arm as a military grade terrorist weapon.
    If government trained paedophiles and sneak thieves need such a weapon to defend themselves against business travellers armed with briefcases and smart phones or harried mothers trying to control 7 year olds with a Nintendo DS while wheeling the younger sibling in a baby carriage and simultaneously managing diaper bags and luggage then why should any ~reasonable~ person expect the law abiding citizen to have anything less available for dealing with heavily armed gang members intent on a take over robbery? Oh, I know, it isn’t about reasonable – it’s about control.
    Let’s arm all those new female front line troops with scissors and see how long it is before we have an army in mutiny.
    Just a thought:  Have SCISSORS engraved in an appropriate place on your Bushmaster.

  • FlagMan

    The liberal 2nd amendment haters must truly be out of their minds.
    how stupid, bring scissors to a gun fight

  • 1787patriot

    Second video:  from Houston, a very liberal city in an otherwise conservative state.  Maybe the lemmings will vote someone decent into office next time.  Yes, I am holding my breath.

  • HelpUsAll

    You’d be better off trying to hit him in the head with a 3 hole punch. At least then you wouldn’t have to be standing right next to him. Maybe we should all start carrying rocks and start practicing baseball.

    • nuzzybuzz

      @HelpUsAll
       Almost fell off couch laughing so hard because of these great comments!  Thank you all for the laughter.  Its just a shame its on such a serious subject.

  • DR Commish

    The other problem not mentioned here, is that in my State… They’ve already banned “Assault Scissors”…. all I’ve got left is Day-old bread, mustard and bologna at my desk. 
     I once saw a movie where they had eradicated ownership of all guns except for governement officials and the police… It was a little movie called “Schindler’s List”.

    • http://www.digitaldesigndev.com/ pjki

      @DR Commish OMG!!! THAT IS HILARIOUS! Assault scissors! LOL That’s my laugh for the day.  Hey, don’t be throwin’ that mustard at anyone, okay?   And I’m curious, were the banned assault scissors 10-snippers or 30 snippers? And did it have a thumb hole grip? Those are quite lethal!!!

    • http://www.digitaldesigndev.com/ pjki

      @DR Commish Oh, one more question on the banned assault scissors.  My husband has a question:  Are they double-action or single-action assault snippers?

    • http://www.digitaldesigndev.com/ pjki

      @DR Commish I gotta stop LOL  Or are the banned assault scissors fully automatic? Okay, I’m done! LOL

      • HelpUsAll

        @pjki @DR Commish – Don’t make me pull my #2 pencil on your ass… I know… We’ll get some rubber bands and untwist some paper clips… That’ll take em’ down… Might leave a red mark. If he’s not wearing body armor.

  • HelpUsAll

    Until yesterday I hadn’t seen the videos of the Nat Guard / police going house to house confiscating weapons during Katrina. They looked like Hitler Youth or Brown Shirts, (except I don’t think the aforementioned carried guns). If you didn’t answer the door they broke in? I’m surprised there weren’t any fire fights.
    I saw a 250lb guy tackle grandma??? Over what?
    They asked – do you have any weapons? If you answer yes, they handcuff you, sit you on your front lawn and ransack your house and take your weapons. If you answer – no – they go away? Best to be dishonest I think. No?

    • http://www.survivingurbancrisis.com/ SilasLongshot

      @HelpUsAll
       Yes, those vids have been very suppressed by the mainstream media. You can guess why, I suppose? They’re only on the net now, spread the word to everyone you know.

    • dntmkmecomoverther

      @HelpUsAll Well, at my house it would have been a fire fight.  It would have been over in 3 minutes and there would have been snot blood and teeth laying everywhere.  Such insipid stupidity…perhaps it’s time to thin the ‘stupid gene’ pool.

      • HelpUsAll

        @dntmkmecomoverther – if someone banged on my door like that. All I’m gonna say is “go away”. Because you have to be nuts. To do that at anyone’s house is nuts. If you rang my doorbell and I saw a gang in camo, with guns through my little peep-hole? It’s not gonna be “come on in”. People who break into houses without knowledge of a crime, a warrant or permission of the owner are criminals, right? I sometimes don’t open the door for the Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts. So I’m going to open it up for a gang of armed terrorists. Fire fight, right?

  • http://www.digitaldesigndev.com/ pjki

    To the criminal with an AK-47: WAIT! I don’t think you want to pull that trigger while I have these scissors in my hand! You want me to cut your trigger finger off??? Put that thing down!
     
    Geeze, I’ll tell you, Obama admin really thinks the American people are stupid, doesn’t he.  But in fact, 1/2 of Americans ARE stupid, which is why he got elected the first time around, and reelected again.  That’s all he needs for his agenda is 1/2 the people. They’ll believe anything he says.  Have an ex-friend, BO lover who actually said to me, “If he says it, I believe it.”  Now THAT is pure ignorant!
     
    And they THINK we’re so stupid they have to explain to us what an “active shooter situation” means. OMG It’s someone who is ACTIVELY engaged in KILLING or attempting to kill people? REEEEEEALLY????? Welllll, I just thought it was some guy jogging in place!  OOOOOOMYYYYYYYYGGGGGG!!!

  • dntmkmecomoverther

    What astounding tactical info.  I now have a pair of Fiskars duct taped to my RIS of my AR15.  It looks incredibly stupid; but the government thinks it will be great.  Frankly it’s only handy for opening my sack lunch…the bullets are much more effective in stopping the assault.

  • dntmkmecomoverther

    “Three things to remember: Run, Hide, Fight”…
     
    …seriously?  How about “Draw, Aim, Double Tap”…then go get a cold beer.

  • gabryel

    I remember that at the Sandy Hook school there was a young teacher that had the courage to charge at the shooter.
    Now the point is if she was armed do you not think she would have charged while shooting?
    This is the argument that if the teachers were armed they infact could do something.
    These shooters are cowards they would not go into a situation that they could not control.

    • HelpUsAll

      @gabryel – I heard that one of the teachers. Beautiful, young lady, they showed her picture. She dove in front of 4 – 5 kids to shield them from the bullets. You can’t say enough about her. Bravery, courage, love – pick an accolade. She deserves all the praise possible. I don’t know if what she did saved anyone. Did it distract him, did any of the children survive because of that action, we’ll never know. But, I wish she had a weapon. She would have had the courage to use it. She dove on a grenade to save her children. Tell me she wouldn’t have taken his ass out in the first 15 seconds.

  • gabryel

    That’s what I’m talking about……………………………………God rest her soul

  • AlRoberts3

    Did you notice they show grabbing a pair of scissors to use as a weapon against the perp.  How smart are these people  As if you can get close enough to stick him?  But they NEVER want you to actually pull out a REAL weapon like a gun and be prepared to defend yourself.  As cowardly as the cops move into these “active shooter” sites, they will probably shoot you first while letting the perp get away.  Don’t trust the cops.  They can’t and won’t save you, but they may “fear for their lives” and shoot you

  • HelpUsAll

    I agree. I have friends who are officers. I consider it a very noble profession. The possibility of contorting the story and writing the narrative is ever present. I was interested when I was young and told my Dad and he said “your job will be to look for trouble”. I chalk that up to a fathers love & an interesting perspective. I’ve participated in a few “ride a longs”. When your an officer the feelings, experience and emotions, (that we all have), that change from day to day effect the lives, and futures of those they come in contact with. While I thought myself a hard ass. I am not. I kept defending the people pulled over, mostly speeding. Tickets are expensive these days and money is tight for most. I asked every officer if I could bring a handgun. No. I argued, you pull someone over, they shoot you and come back to the car and shoot me. No. Can I have access to the shotgun. No. I got – press this button if something happens – to which I said – so everyone at the station can hear me die… Then they all laugh. Its policy, Ok. Even when your a known commodity, your not trusted. Now I’ve been to the range with a couple of these guys. In my opinion, I am as safe and I know I shoot better, (the targets tell me so). I think the fact that I shot better bothered them. Because they are police they have been trained to come from a position of authority and take control. If you have a gun and they don’t know you, you have a very good chance of being shot if you don’t comply right away.

  • fortificacion999

    Leading sheep to the slaughter by the Department of Homeland Security.   Later they will let you go to their FEMA camp for food because you are hungry.  Then you will be sorted out according to your beliefs and half of the folks will be shot dead and disposed of.  Would our government kill their own citizens?  Why were the generals asked if they would and dismissed if they said they would not?

  • gabryel

    History repeats itself, that is why our government schools every year decide what to change and what to take out
    what words cannot be said. I understand that words can be offensive but when discussing a historical situation that is part of the history and you learn from it. You are supposed to learn from your mistakes!

    • fortificacion999

      @gabryel When the government has an agenda to remove all power from the people, there is not going to be any learning on their part.  For us, history teaches that an all powerful government is not a good thing.  That is called a dictatorship.  So when the president uses the exact same words as Karl Marx and Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez, people should perk their ears up and realize what they have for a leader.

  • gabryel

    Well said forticaion999…..This is a long term agenda and is not just with the current President.
    Uncle Sam has more time then you and I.

  • HelpUsAll

    Talk about long term agenda… What scares me is watching the Obama – Hillary love fest – on 60 minutes. They looked liked best buddies, while Croft is asking them what their favorite color is. The once hard core, very respected news program is now endorsing politicians. I thought they were supposed to be our watch dogs for politicians. This is a well choreographed start of Hillary’s run for the presidency in 2016. Newsweek calls Hillary Clinton the “the most powerful woman in American history”, come on, that scares the crap out of me. Few accomplishments and lots of problems left behind. If another president gets elected, with the same agenda, we’ll have socialism. We’ll be fighting for every freedom we have.

  • texaselect

    The Skank Hillary will NEVER be elected to anything but Prisoner of the Month perhaps. She is the most disgusting evil witch that has ever been in a political office and that is saying something !  I don’t see her ever getting a pass on the Murder of Ambassador Stevens or her Gun Running crap in Libya, Egypt and Syria. Clinton has a name for herself just like that prick Billy Boy. Both were are sleeze con artists that have enriched themselves through graft and murder.

    • stonemike

      @texaselect You know, as much as I hate a man that would STAIN A GOOD DRESS, and a BIT-H that sat idly by as her ‘responsibility” was murdered by muslim radicals I do have to give these commies credit for one nearly impossible achievement, they are third in line for the most hated family in history! At one time , they were actually second only to the KENNEDYS, in “being hated, but you guessed it, along came the ‘janitor who became president” and his despicable family, now , the obamas are the most despised and  hated family in history!   Of course we can give moooschell a lot of the credit!    hahaha!

      • fortificacion999

        @stonemike  @texaselect  Thank God for the mute button on TV.  When I hear him or her I tend to throw things at the TV which is not good.  When the bad stuff starts sir, there will be no internet and no TV and no cell phones and no regular phone service.  The power may be shut off anyway.  It will be a sign that the government is coming for the guns.   Best have a back up hidden well, buried or something.  Include lots of ammo.  In WWII the method is to kill one of the enemy, take his gun or guns and that will be used to kill several more of the enemy and arm that many more patriots.  You got it.  They will have the Assault rifles you need and they will be in full automatic mode.

      • WayneCC

        @stonemike  @texaselect  The moment I see either one of their faces (bama’s), I change the channel immediately.  I do not want to hear a single syllable of either of their screeching voices in my ear or any vision of them in my eyes.  Same goes for the news media when they start glorifying him on the “news”.  I have not and will not ever consider this liar and his commie wife anything honorable.

        • fortificacion999

          @WayneCC  @stonemike  @texaselect my wife is the same way.  I have been known to scream at the TV and throw things.  People must be hypnotized to actually believe anything this moron says.  I am more intelligent and can produce the college records, birth certificate, my real social security card, military records, and I have a security clearance which Obama could never get.   He is a traitor and a communist.

        • stonemike

          @fortificacion999  @WayneCC  @texaselect Not only is the “janitor in the White House”a commie and a traitor , ALL people in this nation that support this “megalomaniac” are now my ‘death enemy”!

        • fortificacion999

          @stonemike  @WayneCC  @texaselect You won’t have a country left soon sir.  I don’t have a country now.   I won’t go back.  Working on my residency down here in Panama.  My sons just love Obama. One said that they should take away my citizenship because I don’t support Obama.  I have not spoke to him since.  He is in California of course.  I guess we should not have bounced him on his head when he was young.

        • stonemike

          @fortificacion999  @WayneCC  @texaselect I am a “babyboomer” from the Viet Nam years and was guilty of sticking my head in the sand until about 1980, it was about then that I realized ‘left wing” progressives were actually implementing their plans to take over Americas schools in an effort to brainwash Americas’ youth in favor of ‘radical progressivism”! After the trauma, hatred , and what I believe was very close to civil war caused by the treason of millions of americans , most of my generation simply wanted to live lives without even thinking of the “leftist treachery during the 60s! So  we all were guilty of giving a pass to the left in the 70s as they took over the government and the Department of Education, but I raised my boys in the 70s and 80s in a strictly patriotic, conservative home, and luckily they are hard working, conservative Americans, loyal to our country and to the Constitution!

        • fortificacion999

          @stonemike  @WayneCC  @texaselect I am a true babyboomer and did go to Viet Nam but on a ship.  I have watched the commies work and my kids are morons when it comes to this. When the war was over I got back to the states to find people treating me like I was some kind of serial killer.  I was told not to wear my uniform in town because it was not safe.  That was in California.  Will the military begin shooting American civilians because they are ordered to?  I don’t know.  I know it is best that I am out of the country so I don’t go murder all the communists in Washington dC

        • stonemike

          @fortificacion999  @WayneCC  @texaselect I know for a fact the radical progressive ideological brainwashing has made demented , screwballs out of these people with absolutely no conception of reality! Their delusions make them believe their own MSM propaganda, and unfortunately they mistakenly think Americans will be bluffed into slavery!  Their removal from reality keeps them from realizing just what hundreds of millions of armed Americans can and will do if they are forced to! I believe the govt will try to choreograph an event, much like Waco, trying to scare patriots, but Im telling you, it will backfire if OBAMMI kills Americans and THE MILITARY ARE SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF FREEDOM, THEY WILL not kill americans, but they might kill obama!

    • sreynolds

      @texaselect
      Dont be too sure, the worst president in American history was just re-elected. Our voting system is a complete fraud. Liberalism sucks

      • fortificacion999

        @sreynolds  @texaselect He was not re-elected.  The election was fixed. Many counties had 100 percent voting for Obama in Florida and more people voted than were registered there.  Voting machines were rigged.  In states where there was voter ID laws, the vote went for Romney.  In every other state, they went for Obama.  Hmmmmmm.

        • sreynolds

          @fortificacion999  @texaselect
           I agree with your comment 100%

  • texaselect

    Here in Texas we carry guns in our cars and to work Legally. No license or permit required. The only requirement is that you conceal it. For carrying to and from your home to car, car to work and back it works well. CHL is a different matter, we carry 24/7 anywhere we go that does not have a 30.06 sign which means no guns are allowed period. That means hospitals etc. The idiots that made that video deserve a az kicking.

  • HelpUsAll

    Where was Hillary when the Ambassador was being dragged through the street being tortured? Is that still a mystery?

  • Greg137

    They are really just telling us to die like obediant slaves, in other words…  Tell you what, DHS, GO TO HELL!
    I would rather keep my guns on me!

  • AdrianVance

    Roll over and pee, but first:  Pay all your taxes!
     
    Come see us at The Two Minute Conservative, http://tinyurl.com/7jgh7wv and when you speak ladies will swoon and liberal gentlemen will weep.

  • gabryel

    Run……Hide……Change your drawers……if you have to fight…..because by the time we get there who knows but at least you’ll have clean drawers like your mama told you.

  • WayneCC

    Remove your weapon from your waist band, chamber a round keep the gun on safe, but place your finger on the safety release.  Maintain vigilance and either wait for the assailant to come within range, or pursue the assailant.  When assailant is within range, make sure your target is clear and that there is no potential for unintentional collateral damage, release your safety, remember your target practice, take quick, careful aim, fire until the danger is completely neutralized.   Wait ten minutes for police to arrive. When you hear them shuffling in and screaming their heads off, make sure your weapon is on the floor and prepare for them to take you to jail.

    • stonemike

      @WayneCC Not in Texas, you invade a citizens house or car, you ARE PAID FOR!

  • sreynolds

    And as that corksoaker tells Americans we need more gun laws, he keeps his records sealed and gives weapons to our ENEMIES.  He is a traitor and MUST BE IMPEACHED.

  • fortificacion999

    In the Obama care bill, there is 600 million dollars set aside to hire a national force outside of the military that reports only to the president.  They are hiring now.  It is like TSA with no background checks or anything like that.  This is how he plans to snatch the guns.

    • stonemike

      @fortificacion999 I believe there will be someone within his huge sphere of security that will act as a true American and if this is true, they will kill him!

      • stonemike

        @fortificacion999 Also, if this private force materializes, I look for the hierarchy of our military to extinguish them and even if the army renmains on the sidelines, regular Americans will kill them!

  • HelpUsAll

    Should the current administration create a Gestapo. $600M won’t buy much. They’ll have to share resources with another organization. Word will get out. Sons and daughters, brothers and sisters. There would jurisdictional conflicts and it would be exposed. It’s disturbing to think that an American would join such an organization or remain in or participate in that type of activity against fellow citizens.

    • fortificacion999

      @HelpUsAll The TSA is part of it.  They are not police officers and don’t have the background checks or the training.  Now they are arming them.  I did make a slight mistake. It was more than 600 million.  Someone says 6 billion.  It does not matter because they are spending money so fast that no one knows where it comes from any longer.