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How To Keep Gunman At Bay? Homeland Security Says Scissors

In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting last month, along with the Pheonix office shooting on Wednesday – Homeland Security has released an informational video explaining how to protect yourself against a gunman if one should attack you.

The video, seen below, explains “If you are caught out in the open and cannot conceal yourself or take cover, you might consider trying to overpower the shooter with whatever means are available.”

While the narrator is saying the above quote, the video shows a man pulling scissors from his office desk. It also says you should runaway, hide under your desk, or take cover if caught in an active shooting. Other options listed are blocking your office door with heavy furniture, hiding behind large cabinets or desk. It also says that you should silence your cell phone to help you not be noticed.

The video clocks in a nearly 4 minutes long and features images from the shootings of years past; Virginia Tech, Fort Hood, and Gabrielle Gifford.

How about those scissors? The video closes with saying that if you arm yourself with an office weapon to put it down as soon as police arrive.

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