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Thursday, August 9, 2012

"Run, Hide, Fight"

"If you ever find yourself in the middle of an active shooter event ..."

So begins a video that offers advice about what you should do if find yourself at school, work, or any public place when someone starts shooting it up.

The advice boils down to this.

Have a plan. A simple plan.

And the plan is:




So let me get this straight, we are being advised to have a plan (which means in advance of a shooting) and that plan is to follow what comes naturally to us as humans due to our autonomic nervous system (ANS)? The ANS controls the fight, flight, or freeze response that emerges when we face a stressful situation.

Here it is:

Know what is amazing about this video?

You paid for it with your taxes through the US Department of Homeland Security.

So, now you can feel prepared to deal with a random shooting incident. But not the things that are actually likely to kill you.

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