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CAN AVERAGE CITIZENS REALLY SAVE LIVES IN ACTIVE-SHOOTER SITUATIONS?
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http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/04/...rts-found/

Quote:CAN AVERAGE CITIZENS REALLY SAVE LIVES IN ACTIVE-SHOOTER SITUATIONS? HERE’S WHAT EXPERTS FOUND

Chuck Wexler, executive director of Police Executive Research Forum, told the outlet that there has been a paradigm shift. He said that the “don’t get involved, call 911″ advice is no longer pertinent, with “active shooter” situations requiring Americans to defend themselves — and the lives of others.

Researchers studied 16 attacks and came to some intriguing findings. Of the 16, in 13 instances, civilians were key in either subduing the attacker or shooting the assailant (in three of the cases, the assailant was shot). In other incidents, the Times reports that the gunman was delayed until authorities arrived.

In an analysis of 84 such shooting cases in the United States from 2000 to 2010, for example, researchers at Texas State University found that the average time it took for the police to respond was three minutes.
“But you see that about half the attacks are over before the police get there, even when they arrive quickly,”

“The take-home message is that you’re not helpless and the actions you take matter,” Dr. Blair told the Times. “You can help yourself and certainly buy time for the police to get there.”

So, it seems conventional wisdom has changed, with experts telling average citizens to learn the skills needed to defend themselves in the event of an emergency situation. Read the entire Times report here.
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Link to the site that wrote the story, less TheBlaze cut& paste, advertisements and obnoxious auto-starting audio: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/07/us/in-....html?_r=0
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Hopefully the public starts to come around and fight for their rights to arm themselves.
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