Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Important safety tips...

Greg Ellefritz has an article worth reading if you think you are likely to ever intervene to stop an active shooter:
"I’ve written about the danger of being shot by responding officers after intervening in an active killer attack many times, but I’ve never given precise guidelines about how to handle the post-shooting procedures in order to reduce the chance of being mistakenly killed. This article describes exactly what you should consider doing to keep from being killed by other first responders during an active killer attack..."
Greg is a smart dude and has put a lot of thought into this scenario. You should go and read the whole thing.

This is a big factor in why, unless an incident jumps off literally right in front of me, that my preplanned course of action is going to be to head toward the nearest exit away from the gunfire. 

Not only might there be arriving officers, but some unknown number of fellow CCW carriers might also have decided to get involved. I don't want to be running around with a gun in my hand while a bunch of people are running around looking to shoot people who are running around with guns in their hands.