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Homeland Security Video, Grab Scissors if there is active shooter in Bldg.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Rockfish61, Jan 31, 2013.

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  1. Rockfish61

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    Homeland Security advice Video how to defend if there is active shooter in your workplace. Grab Scissors.

    "Homeland Security has advice for confronting mass murders: scissors

    By S.A. MILLER, Post Correspondent
    Last Updated: 5:44 AM, January 31, 2013
    Posted: 1:09 AM, January 31, 2013

    WASHINGTON — Is your workplace getting shot up by a crazed gunman?

    No problem — just grab a pair of scissors and fight back!

    That’s some of the helpful advice in a new instructional video from the Department of Homeland Security that was posted on the agency’s Web site just a month after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut."

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/shear_bravery_beats_guns_feds_d9BanDpupuVezePd6trYoM

    I think I will stick with 7+1 I have in the small of my back. thanks
     
  2. CoRoMo

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    If they are advocating the use of weapons for the purpose of defense, I don't know why they won't recommend the most effective weapon readily available today. Maybe it's because scissors are impotent in repelling tyranny.
     
  3. Vern Humphrey

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    Government employees -- dumb enough to bring a pair of scissors to a gunfight.
     
  4. BHP FAN

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    OK, but you're going to have to register those scissors and get a CCW. Oh, and no extended blades.
     
  5. c4v3man

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    Best buy your assault scissors with the grip thing that goes up before they're banned...
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  6. Cosmoline

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    Running is the best option. Hunkering down in rooms makes it easier for the cops to organize the scene, but doesn't help survival chances much. My advice to people is to find--or MAKE--an exit and get as far away as possible. Break windows, smash doors, destroy whatever property you have to in order to get out. It's justified if your life is under threat. Still targets are dead targets.
     
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    Maybe they'll issue some belt fed staple guns
     
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    Running is fine -- if you can run. Most killings occur in crowded rooms where there is no room to run.
     
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    Next up, a ban on assisted-opening scissors and scissors with thumbhole grips.
     
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    Workplace shootings have a trend of focusing on management who have or are perceived as having victimized or bullied the shooter, with collateral loss of life often being those who are in the line of travel to get at that person or those persons.

    It's not a universal, but I bet even in a crowded room if your cubicle is in a corner off the line of travel from entrance/exits to the boss, you're probably less likely to catch a round . . .
     
  11. joeschmoe

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    Why not just shoot back?
     
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    If that's an option, sure. Usually it isn't. These guys always seem to target the gun free areas or places where firearms are very unlikely. Not too many go to busy gun ranges to try their hand at mass shooting.
     
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    Wouldn't just be easier to least let people just take a Conceal Carry class, get a permit, and some kind of carry piece? I'm just a early 30's guy in college not the Honor Harrington of unarmed combat.
     
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    It does not explain what to do if a crazed scissor man enters the building..........
     
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    These people are NUTS! Scissors should be banned from civilians! All their good for is killing Innocent paper! Especially those evil black scissors!:neener:
     
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    *snerk*
     
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    Depending on where you work, firearms may not be authorized. Federal property, for example, is a blanket GFZ. However, I like to think my pocket knife would be a much better weapon than a pair of scissors.
     
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    My momma always said NOT to run with scissors though.
     
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    To the folks who say running is a good idea. I grew up near Detroit. The 3 people I personally knew who'd were murdered. 2 shot to death and one beaten with a tire iron all had one thing in common. They were all running from the bad people(s). If your close your better off jumping on them. How do you run from a man with a gun? The only thing to do is return fire. That home land security video is dangerous advice. Out run a bullet ha!
     
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    Remember your kindergarten years? What kind of scissors were in the Sandy Hook classroom? Yep, safety scissors. "You could put an eye out with those!", but only if you really worked at it.
     
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    +1

    In Britain, the police advise women to use hair spray, a handful of coins, and keys between the fingers to ward off attackers, but self defense sprays amd brass knuckles are illegal, as is carrying anything with the intent to use it as a weapon!

    DHS is acknowledging that you need a weapon to stop an attack, yet shies away from the ideal weapon; a handgun. Small enough to have on you, effective enough to actually make a difference.
    Hell, they don't even advise carrying a knife, just improvise with scissors!
     
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    My "hair cutting shears", were 4-$500.00, each,"like the one above", actually I looked in a beauty supply near home, when the wife was buying color supplies, and they were more than that now. It's cheaper to use an, "LCP".
    "Now cut that out", "Jack Benny"
    How about a rubber band and paper clip?
     
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    High cap defense scissors
     

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    Didn't they used to tell women to use plastic combs, but not steel hairpins, to denfend themselves? Also to vomit on attackers? And play dead?

    Same nonsense here.
     
  25. ctsracer

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    Choice of "weapons" is limited

    Unfortunately, many government facilities band firearms, cannot even bring any firearms onto the grounds and leave in your car. So....the choice of weapons is very limited.
     
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