Run. Hide. Fight. Surviving an Active Shooter Event is a video produced by the City of Houston Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security. The video is a project of Houston UASI Community Preparedness Committee, and was funded by a Department of Homeland Security Grant.
The video purports to describe the best strategies for countering a workplace shooting event, in which a black-clad, shaved-head white assailant with a short pump-action shotgun begins shooting people in an office lobby.
The first person shot is an overweight unarmed security guard who notices what is going on but is unable to stop the shooter early in the fight.
We think there are a lot of problems with the video. Our big takeaway: Run. Hide. Fight. could be an NRA commercial for why businesses should allow workplace carry, rather than fighting carry-at-work legislation. But we’d like to hear what you think. When you comment, please cite the running time code(s) for your critiques so other viewers can get to the scenes and see the situations where you agree or disagree with the video’s advice.