The SHOCKING Way Homeland Security Wants You to Defend Yourself from Somebody Like the Oregon Shooter

This would be funny, if it weren’t so very sad–and dangerous.

A Department of Homeland Security document on how to respond when an active shooter is in your vicinity offers advice that you wouldn’t quite expect to listen to if you’d like to make it out alive, or to stop the shooter in his tracks.

Here’s Obama’s DHS advice:

  1.  Run.
  2.  Hide.
  3.  Throw Things.

We’re not even kidding.

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Only as a last resort does the DHS want you to fight back against the shooter, which to be fair could make sense in certain situations… like if you don’t happen to have a gun.

But when it does come time to engage a madman, you’re supposed to throw things at him?  If you’re in a college setting, sitting at your desk, are you supposed to hit the gunman with your notebook? A pen? Perhaps a spitball will do the trick?

This isn’t a one-off suggestion, it is a prevailing theme amongst Democrats. A couple of years ago, in the middle of a debate which sprang up from the Gabby Giffords shooting, a Colorado Democrat did indeed suggest that rather than using a weapon for self-defense, one could use a ballpoint pen.

Another suggested that Judo would work against a gunman.

Christ, if we’re not going to allow people to defend themselves with a gun and make them shooting ducks in these gun free zones, at least have the decency to allow them to carry something. Anything. Even a butter knife would help.  Oh wait … Here’s a story on a shooting at a Sikh temple in 2012:

“The dead included temple President Satwant Singh Kaleka, who was shot as he tried to fend off the shooter with a butter knife.”

Just more proof that guns don’t kill people, gun control kills people.

Comment:  What would be the best way to counter an active shooter in your area?

Rusty Weiss has been covering politics for over 15 years. His writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, Fox... More about Rusty Weiss

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