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Video teaches how to react in mass shooting situation
April 16th, 2008 @ 9:14am
Randall Jeppesen reporting

On this anniversary of the Virginia Tech shootings, local colleges and universities are getting ready to use a video to teach students how to react if a mass shooting ever happened here.

The video is called "Shots Fired." Brigham Young University Police Lt. Arnold Lemmon says every BYU student, faculty and staff member will receive an e-mail this week encouraging them to watch the film. "[It] teaches them how to respond in an active gunman situation," he explained.

He says the video teaches three outs: "Get out, hide out, or take out, which means defend yourself," he said.

Utah State University and Westminster College also are among the 200 colleges and businesses that will use the film as a teaching tool.

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I am anxious to see such a video. I like the last part of the 3 outs: "Take Out". Arm yourselves!!!
 

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tapehoser said:
I am anxious to see such a video. I like the last part of the 3 outs: "Take Out".
Me too.

I've always thought it's pretty clear that in most active shooter situations where the victims are unarmed the best thing the victims can do is rush the shooter en masse. Before I started carrying I always told myself that if I was in that kind of situation, I'd go on an all-out offensive rather than waiting to be shot. Attacking may or may not improve your odds of survival, but it will almost certainly reduce the death toll, and if your odds suck to begin with, why not try to help others?

I can see people who believe they can escape or hide successfully doing that, but in cases where the shooter is blocking the only exit and systematically picking people off, doing anything but attacking seems stupid. I suppose you could hope the shooter gets bored, or runs out of bullets... I think the reality is that the victims are completely unprepared, physically or mentally, and simply don't think.

Step one, IMO, is to prepare yourself mentally. Decide how you will react in advance so you can do it FAST.

Step two, of course, is to prepare yourself physically with the best weapon available to you. If a location restricts you to a very poor choice of weapons, you might want to reconsider whether or not you want to be in that location.
 

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I believe this is an OPSGEAR production. Supposedly they are offering the DVD to campuses for free to help with education. Click here to watch the trailer or learn more about the video or buy your own copy.
OPSGEAR web page said:
How does Law Enforcement prepare for the unthinkable event? Hear the first person account of one of the most successful takedowns in Police history. The Trolley Square shooting lasted about six minutes from the time the 911 call went out and officers had secured the threats.

This inside look into the minds, commitment and training methods used by our warriors on our city streets will inspire you while at the same time rock your senses. Shots fired is a film that will keep you wanting more as these incredible warriors share their insights, stories and real live training footage.
 

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I have a downloaded copy of this video but struggle to post an almost 50 MB file. If someone knows how to get this on, please let me know.

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I have a downloaded copy of this video but struggle to post an almost 50 MB file. If someone knows how to get this on, please let me know.

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If that is legal, I'll let you post it on my server... just let me know and I'll help you do it. Then we can post a link here.

But beware... I doubt it's legal to do that.
 

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That's the video we had at that staff meeting a while back. It's actually pretty good.

Edit: You can get to the UofU copy from here. Note that you will need a campus IP to view it. If anyone needs help with that I might have a way around it (although it will mean a bit of work on your end).
 

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Unless permission to distribute is given in/on the video, you need permission from the copyright owner to distribute. It should be obvious when you watch the video. You would want that permission in writing.
 
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