The British National Police Chiefs’ Council has released a video instructing unarmed and defenseless citizens what to do in the event of a terror attack or shooting.
The video says potential victims should “run, hide and tell.”
Run, hide and tell did not work out very well for the victims at the Bataclan theatre in Paris. Although some survivors managed to escape through an emergency exit into the street and made their way onto the roof and others took refuge in toilets and offices, a large number of concert-goers were sitting ducks. Run, hide and tell was not an option.
Ditto the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris. The magazine staff knew they were targets. But thanks to France’s restrictive gun laws, self defense was nearly impossible.
In the United States anti-gun activists like to say armed citizens rarely if ever stop mass or active shooters. What they fail to mention is 92% of mass public shootings between January 2009 and July 2014 took place in gun-free zones where armed self defense is illegal.
As the San Bernardino shooting demonstrated, strict gun laws cannot stop mass shootings. An armed potential victim, however, may have stopped the shooters in California.
The UK police video basically tells citizens they have absolutely no options beyond running away and hoping they are not shot in the back. It offers little solace beyond instructing people to hide and wait to be executed.
It also feeds into the current atmosphere of mass hysteria used by the government to push for intervention and war abroad.