In an effort to reduce the casualty count in mass murders, both the corporate world and the groves of academe have adopted the strategy called “Run-Hide-Fight”
Run: Get the heck outa Dodge as soon as possible. Unfortunately, this doesn’t stop an active killer from murdering those who can’t run from him, and if you’re in his line of sight, you can’t outrun a bullet.
Hide: A locked, blacked out classroom may not offer a target, but the killer may be able to shoot his way through a locked door, as the monster did at Sandy Hook. And it does nothing to stop the murderer from harming others.
Fight: This is usually presented as “throw books at the gunman or try to hit him with a stapler or something.” It’s a bit like Polish horse cavalry charging German machine gun emplacements: a noble way to die in righteous cause, but shall we say, not the optimum strategy.
Kudos to Liberty University for taking a better approach. Please take time to watch it to the end, and if you don’t have a whole eight minutes, start about four minutes into the training video:
Or Click Here for video.
The young man who sent me this is a student at both that school and mine. I don’t want to expose him to the vitriol of anti-gun “progressives,” so I won’t mention his name here, but he certainly has my thanks. And so does Liberty University!
*Run, Hide, Fight is a registered Trademark cf the City of Houston, TX