Click Click D'oh wrote:Stuff like this is part of the problem... the mindset for dealing with these situations. As long as they are teaching the active shooter response of locking doors and sheltering in place, things will continue to get worse. Bullets go through walls. The shooter knows the classrooms are full.
Most places teaching active shooter response have moved beyond what schools are teaching. Rules of active shooter response: 1) people are going to die. 2) The only way to minimize how many people are going to die is to stop the shooter as fast as possible. The best way to do that is to train immediate mob response. It's real hard to shoot people when twenty people are sitting on your chest.
Locking the door is actually counterproductive because it just gives the shooter more unhindered time to do his work.
Exactly what type of firearm would a shooter use to breach that device? I understand if you are in the open, say the cafeteria, that rushing the shooter while throwing anything handy at him to disrupt his aim is a valid principle, but if you can barricade yourself in a room with a device of this type, how is that throwing the advantage to the shooter? He or she knows that time is working against them. Better to move on to an easier target.
Boris wrote:That thing looks pretty easy to use.
What's to stop a potential shooter from using it to lock himself and a room full of people inside and nobody outside can get in to help???
It's fine if the bad guy is outside, but not so much if he's inside.
At that point Click's plan falls into place. Everyone needs to rush the shooter. Yes, some are going to be killed or wounded but the alternative is to get picked off one by one which is what happens when students or customers try to hide under tables or in bathroom stalls.
I think it's a good, cheap, deterrent type insurance policy. I hope the young mans family is able to develop the business after he enters the service and he exits a wealthy young man.
What's the point of an open door policy if inside the open door sits a closed mind?