As many of you know, I am in the Navy – and one thing the military does is “exercise” responses to various events. This may be in the form of Carrier Strike Groups practicing flight ops during controlled emissions (EMCON) or it might be a larger Joint Task Force (JTF) practicing various Operational Plans. Today, there was some type of “Law Enforcement Exercise” on my base. I was not specifically involved in this exercise. As part of their activities, the entire command was e-mailed the below brochure with tips on how to respond if we found ourselves in a active shooter situation like the Sandy Hook Elementary School or the Theater Shooting in Aurora, Colorado. The brochure was prepared by the Department of Homeland Defense.
On a Navy Base, most people would not be allowed to carry guns for personal protection. Only base security forces like gate guards and base police would normally have weapons readily available.
What do you think of the tips found on these cards? Do you agree with them?What would you do differently? How would these apply if you were in a grocery store or out on a city street where we might have our concealed carry weapon on us?