#GunCrisis Solution of the Day: Homeland Security Gives Pointers On Surviving Shooting Sprees

A Bloomberg News report outlines risks, reactions, and resources for surviving a shooting spree:

A New York Police Department report last year found that 281 mass shootings occurred between 1966 and 2010, and many of the most lethal incidents happened in the past decade.

How to Respond

Boiled down to the essentials, the advice (from the Department of Homeland Security) is to evacuate or hide, and if those options aren’t available, disrupt the attack by distracting the shooter or taking him out.

In some cases, simply yelling at a shooter has disrupted the “loop” of the attacker’s homicidal thinking, slowing down the attack.

More info:

Active Shooter: How to Respond, a booklet from the US Department of Homeland Security. The is also an Active Shooter pocket card and poster.

FEMA has an online course: Active Shooter: What You Can Do

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