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    Fox News Wants Your Kids to Charge at Active Shooters


    According to the FBI
    , the first two things your kids should attempt in any active shooting situation are 1) run or, if that’s not possible, 2) hide.

    According to Fox & Friends, Little Johnny needs to stand his goddamn ground.


    In a segment earlier today, Elizabeth Hasselbeck brought on two martial arts instructors who have apparently been busy teaching children the art of running at active shooters. But as Media Matters points out, never once does anyone explain that staying to fight should be an absolute last resort.

    Hesselbeck starts by noting that “in an active shooter situation, five seconds can mean the difference between life and death. But there are some things you can do and your children can do to make a difference.”


    She then asks trainer Tony Morrison (not that Toni Morrison) whether “we need to be having this conversation.” Tony replies:
    Well, we can’t make our kids ignorant about the fact that the world is a dangerous place right now.... We start by telling them what kinds of things to look for, to be more vigilant, to start paying attention to their surroundings, and we call it situational awareness.
    When Tony’s assistant successfully disarms him of his stapler, Elizabeth remarks on the fact that she then “turned and used some moves on him.” So if your school-age child manages to somehow approach and steal an active shooter’s gun, should they then keep pummeling the presumably enraged murderer—or should they run?:
    Once you engage the gunman, you have to—you have to just take him out. You have to fight strong. So you’re not actually going to try and get away until you actually make sure that you’ve done some damage to him. Because if you don’t, then he’ll just pursue you.
    “Once you engage the gunman, you have to take him out” is a “stop, drop, and roll” for a new generation of American children.


    If you really want to keep your children as safe as possible, don’t ever let them watch Fox & Friends.

    Source: Fox News Wants Your Kids to Charge at Active Shooters


    Yeah, that's it. Send a few jabs in the general direction of his face and hope that he's stunned and just stands there drooling.

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    What we were even thinking with gun control? This is so much better. I'm sure parents are relaxed now, imaging their children doing this.

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    "Younger kids might throw objects from the room at the shooter — heavy biology textbooks can pack a punch if they’re thrown at the appropriate velocity, one ALICE training instructor said. Students can also simply run around and make noise, which breaks the shooter’s concentration and make it harder for him or her to aim."

    from another article: Fighting back against school shooters - Business Insider

    Like younger kids have "heavy biology textbooks".
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    Why not throw a math book, so they can also learn what travels at a faster rate: a book or a bullet.

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    The question is, has she taken the gun from the instructor? If yes, then it is a well executed surprise attack - straight kick in the crotch, couple of elbow hits in the face. If there is a situation, where there is no way out (can't run, can't hide) and there is this window of opportunity, this might work. Better than cowering and just waiting to be shot dead.

    On the other hand, YEARS of training is needed; to automatise certain moves, play and practice as many scenarios as possible..
    Also, the training should fit the person. I'm short, I need to employ other strategies than a tall person. And practice so much...

    I really think that self-defence classes should be manadatory (for girls definitely!) at school from an early age. Of course the type and the instructors have to be seriously vetted, monitored etc.

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    Bulletproof blankets are now being sold for your kids to use during school shootings - AOL

    Bulletproof blankets are now being sold for your kids to use during school shootings

    The Bodyguard Blanket, made by a company called ProTecht, is a "bulletproof 5/16-inch pad made from the same materials used by our military." Sounds like a useful tool for civilians in a war zone, right?

    Except that's not who it was created for. Its being marketed to American "children of all ages," or rather, their concerned -- and not entirely crazy -- parents.

    You know you live in a country with a gun control problem when there is actual market demand for bulletproof blankets made specifically to shield small children from gunfire. A statement on the blanket's "About" page reads:

    Despite increased security measures in recent years, U.S. school shootings continue to rise. The tragedy at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary school in 2012, warns us that children of all ages are at risk. As of Feb. 12th, 2014 approximately 44 school shootings have occurred in the United States since that tragic day. Regrettably, 28 lives were senselessly lost by these murderous acts. It is sad to say that these numbers continue to rise each year.

    What will be done to stop or reduce the number of deaths caused by school shootings? Debates continue throughout the nation on the appropriate course of action that will need to be taken to reduce school shootings and related deaths. Our children, who attend pre-school to 12th grade and college, as well as thousands of dedicated teachers, continue to be at risk from these attacks while at school each day.
    Naturally, people aren't exactly thrilled about the product-- or more specifically, the environment that created a market for the product. Kelli Catana, mother and writer for Hot Moms Club, explained her outrage at the Bodyguard Blanket.

    "This is depressing to me not because a company has made this incredible product, but because we live in a world where our children and educators have to think about having bulletproof blankets in school."
    Kelli Catana

    "I remember when I was a kid in school our drills were all about 'stopping, dropping and rolling' in case of fire." she told The Sun. "Now, our kids go through lock down procedures in case someone unstable decides to shoot up their school."

    Over the past few years, we've been bombarded with news headlines in which countless parents' worst nightmares have actually come true.

    In 2012, the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School claimed the lives of 26 children and staff members. According to Time, there have been 23 shootings on college campuses in 2015 alone. The list goes on and on and on.

    So while moms like Kelli are right in their outrage, until we figure out a real solution to mass shootings, the Bodyguard Blanket seems like a perfectly viable purchase for a concerned parent to make -- no matter how much it sounds like the punchline of one of Saturday Night Live's commercial parodies.

    And if you're worried about the blanket being marketed exclusively to children, worry not, as it's not just for school shootings, its for ALL shootings. "Bodyguard blanket can provide protection when used properly in many settings. These include, home, highway (cars and trucks), workplace, shopping center, amusement park, sporting event or any other location where people reside."

    Is a world where a bulletproof blanket is actually the perfect holiday gift for all ages really a world we're content to live in?


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    That vest won't protect the kid from an accurate head shot. Better get the matching helmet too.
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    What is this bullshit? You're going to get more kids killed.
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