Several questions come to mind.
- Could you attack someone who was attacking a stranger under these circumstances?
- Would you pick up a tool or would you rush in?
- Would you use a projectile that you found in the immediate area if you weren’t carrying a weapon?
- Have you imagined yourself in a situation like this?
- Remember that the body will not go where the mind has not imagined.
Excerpted from what was originally filmed for educational purposes at law enforcement academies throughout North America.
This was considered a ground breaking video on knife attacks back in the 80s. Most schools either didn’t train for knife attacks or they did so unrealistically. Things have gotten better but we have a long way to go.
This is a great example of why you need to pressure test your skills.
Shooting accuracy on the range does not translate directly into accuracy in a real fight. Though factors like shot anticipation, bad trigger control can certainly play a part, I do not believe these are the main reasons. I believe that shooters look at the threat and refuse to allow anything to obstruct their view of the threat, which in this case means the gun sights. After seeing too many good shooters miss horribly low, I’m noticing they aren’t using their sights oftentimes. Worse still, they are not even TRYING to use their sights.
Video of son rushes to protect father.
This is a very uncomfortable subject that many parents will avoid. You need to have a plan in place that your children can follow.
This mugging was ugly from the start, but let’s learn some lessons about how to cover our Active Self Protection so we don’t get into the situation these boys did!
UPDATE: Police have arrested a suspect: https://get-asp.com/x89y
Notice she kept the gun far out of reach by her side. in the beginning. It would have been harder to disarm her due to this.
When practicing strategic compliance. It might be wise to toss your wallet past your attacker to split their attention.
A federal judge on Monday ruled that Broward County schools and the sheriff’s office were not legally obligated to protect and shield students in the shooting that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., last February, according to a report in the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
The outlet reports that U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom tossed out a lawsuit brought by 15 students who survived the school shooting that argued the sheriff’s office and the Broward school district had a legal duty to protect them during the massacre.
Bloom, however, reportedly ruled that the defendants were not constitutionally obligated to protect students who were not in custody.
“The claim arises from the actions of [shooter Nikolas] Cruz, a third party, and not a state actor,” she wrote in the ruling last week. “Thus, the critical question the Court analyzes is whether defendants had a constitutional duty to protect plaintiffs from the actions of Cruz.”
“As previously stated, for such a duty to exist on the part of defendants, plaintiffs would have to be considered to be in custody,” she continued.
Scot Peterson, one of the defendants in the case, was the only armed deputy stationed at the high school on the day the gunman, Nikolas Cruz, arrived at the school with an assault rifle and killed 17 people.
Peterson resigned from his job at the Broward County Sheriff’s Office shortly after the shooting in February after being the target of backlash for not intervening during the mass shooting.
“His arbitrary and conscience-shocking actions and inactions directly and predictably caused children to die, get injured, and get traumatized,” the lawsuit had claimed of Peterson.
The students argued in the lawsuit that the defendants’ “either have a policy that allows killers to walk through a school killing people without being stopped. Alternatively, they have such inadequate training that the individuals tasked with carrying out the policies … lack the basic fundamental understandings of what those policies are such that they are incapable of carrying them out.”
The ruling comes a week after Broward Circuit Judge Patti Englander Henning rejected Peterson’s argument that he had “no legal duty” to intervene during the school shooting, saying that he had an “obligation to act reasonably” during the incident instead.