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Homeland Security: In an Emergency; Grab Your Scissors

Continuing the idea that only the government can protect you the Department of Homeland Security has released this video of options if you are in a dangerous situation. Key in the DHS plan is to take cover and hide.  But…

“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, as the video shows an office worker grabbing a pair of scissors out of her drawer.

One has to wonder if teaching actual self defense tactics might be a better plan. Or maybe an offer to put a baseball bat at every cubicle.

Protecting Yourself

What can you do to protect yourself if a situation like Aurora, CO erupts? You don’t need Special Ops training,  but it makes sense to listen to what a SEAL recommends.

Today on America Live with Megyn Kelly former Navy SEAL Brandon Webb shared his expertise and advice with viewers. Based on his experience as a SEAL and sniper Webb offers the following simple suggestions for the average citizen to help protect himself from becoming a victim:

Carry a high power pocket flashlight. Non lethal but causes temporary blindness when flashed in the eyes even during daylight. Buys a person 3-4 critical seconds to get away.

Moving targets are harder to hit. Know where the exits are. Know the difference between concealment and hiding.

Be aware of your surroundings. Walking with head down, texting does not allow you to see and hear people around you.

Have a plan.Think about what you would do ahead of time.

 


Following the horrific tragedy last week, Webb wrote a blog called ” Navy SEAL Lessons Learned from Aurora Colorado” which can be read at his website: SOFREP.

Readers may also be interested in The Red Circle, a new book by Webb looking at the inner workings of the US Navy SEAL Sniper Program.