Active Shooter Situation: Homeland Security ASS Awareness ProgramSubmitted by Chris Conspiraski on Thu, 01/31/2013 - 16:12
Virginia Tech. Fort Hood. Gabrielle Giffords. Sandy Hook.
These are all ASSes that will live on in our memories. Homeland Security has taken proactive steps to educate Americans on what to do in the event of an ASS. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oI5EoWBRYmo&feature=youtu.be
But have they done enough?
An ASS (Attempted Shooter Situation) can be very scary if you've never been in one before. Why don't schools and business run ASS drills like they run fire drills? An ASS could occur anytime, anywhere. Are Americans woefully unprepared for ASSes?
What about ASS detectors? They could work similarly to smoke detectors: if an ASS is detected somewhere in a building the ASS alarm would sound, potentially saving the lives of an untold number of would-be victims of the ASS.
There also needs to be a poster and flyer campaign detailing how to identify an ASS, how to protect oneself from the ASS, or run away from it if possible, and a number where text messages can be sent in case the ASS is within hearing distance and it would be unsafe to speak to a 911 operator.
Americans must demand more from their government. Demand a plan of action. Demand more tools for ASS preparation and deterrence. ASSes threaten our safety and rob us of our birthright. ASS awareness is a necessity and a right. Even if you don't fear for your own safety please think of the children, and how an ASS could devastate their future.
Demand a plan.