A new Department of Homeland Security video to give Americans guidance on dealing with mass shootings and gun-related attacks includes this gem: Grab your scissors.
Newser.com reports a voice in the video suggests: “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.”
The scene that appears on the video then is a man arming himself with scissors.
Newser.com reports an administration official said the video was intended to bolster President Obama’s gun control message.
Other scenes from the video: Workers crouched under desks, and scurrying to office corners and closets, as the voice advised to “protect your hiding place.”
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Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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