How to survive a shooting
Former Navy SEAL Brandon Webb on how to protect yourself
- Duration 5:43
- Date Jul 24, 2012
Former Navy SEAL Brandon Webb on how to protect yourself
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-- out our top story this hour today we're learning new details on the accused shooter in Colorado James holes.
Holmes reportedly had no trouble napping.
On a blueberry muffin just hours after he allegedly walked into a movie theater and shot 71 people murdering twelve of them.
These folks are sitting there like sitting ducks just watching -- movie theater on their own time of course they were not allowed to have firearms in that movie theater.
As is often -- usually the case.
So what could they do what could you do.
To protect yourself if god forbid you find yourself -- similar situation.
Former navy seal and author of the book that that's their -- Brandon Webb has some thoughts about this and Brandon you you took to the Internet to right.
It's right down your lessons.
That people could do because you were so upset about what happened as we all have -- in Aurora that you thought what.
There must be something I can do to help -- you actually do have some lessons for folks that you say will help in an emergency number one.
Involves this device you have sitting here on the desk tell -- what it isn't quite believe we shall have one.
So you know just -- talk about the article I wrote real quick note.
Just seeing this happen again it's just the frequency of these active shooter scenarios like I just didn't want to let these people -- -- game without really.
Taking these lessons learned in this situation and sharing some tips with the average that a -- like let's look let's learn from this in the future written and and make empower people.
And give him some tips that that would help them survive in the future but -- a great tool is.
This is a tactical.
Flashlight but -- anyone can -- this that the 500 movements.
-- this one's made by sure fired a couple companies that make him Princeton -- of another one.
You can see it's.
It'll blind somebody in the daylight so you know for somebody to carry this light you can take it anyway take on the airplane and it's it's really effective tool.
Self defense tool it's -- -- -- -- somebody for how many seconds -- you're you're gonna -- somebody for probably three to four seconds in the daylight.
At night time it'll it'll be.
-- more of an effect because usually people are their eyes are dark adapted to that tonight is that enough to to do something.
Absolutely I mean you think -- this situation that what this does is it buys you time and and really creates space.
-- it said.
Have a plan in and get out of there so I mean.
If you're on -- street at night and somebody's.
You know coming -- you you could blind them and it gives you it's you know it's essentially -- them blinds them and gives you enough space to get away and and in this in this the -- situation you know that the biggest thing and covered on the article I wrote on -- dot com.
You know -- the plan they have you have to think self rescue in these situations closing your eyes.
And hoping that it's it's gonna go -- it's it's not the case.
Teach you -- -- they -- it was a navy seal there's -- that there's a difference I guess between it and getting getting cover.
Can -- that the difference seal cover and concealment.
That's another tip buy shares like you can hide behind something and it made.
It may hides you but if someone is spraying bullets you know did.
The difference you cover and concealment is hiding behind a bush that silicon sheet through.
Are hiding behind a concrete maybe a wall and in a movie theater where you actually it's gonna provide ballistic protection and help you.
And provide protection for.
Maybe go to -- steps -- can to get to something more -- more.
Substantial I wanna talk future -- regular thing to talk about how you mean you always sit with your back to the wall at a restaurant.
Certain practical things that you -- what you park.
It just being more aware I think you you find these days you know the technology these Smartphones like a walk down.
-- Fifth Avenue in new York and -- people head down and they're in their phones and and you see it at night his so it's just become more aware of your situation.
And make yourself less -- -- victim and in this particulars these active shooter situations.
-- if you look historically mostly shooters there they're not well experienced marksman so for one.
Hitting a moving target is very hard on the trained sniper and I think people don't realize you can get up and run and and take action get out of that movie Peter.
Because -- is and it's either fighter flight that's your instinct and sometimes you know you -- power -- -- -- -- -- -- dead -- you wanna get out of sight but you're saying the odds are in your favor to run for you have run for it and think self rescue consider it if anyone's been in a situation where they've had to dial 91 -- an emergency.
You minutes if not our expert for these first responders to attack and it's -- -- a really challenging jobs so but when.
In this situation where you lives on the line you have a just this.
Ruthless killer spraying bullets and get out of their take action you also say there's no reason to put yourself and in events that are more likely to have some sort of incidents for example what -- -- -- were.
I take my my kids to Disney World and so I purposely changes.
Times of the year that they're going to be -- of the crowd because you look at the world we live and unfortunately it it's a dangerous place.
You have you know terrorism going on globally in these radical Islamist and they want.
The biggest bang for their -- -- they they want Yankee Stadium packed as opposed to you.
You know what's the San Diego Padres who at 30% capacity so.
Say there's a reason not London the Olympics right now and that's not to say that people go -- -- -- it's just saying you know you if you think about practically had to minimize your risks overall.
They have a plan one want to -- -- consider -- -- and thank you thank you appreciate your time.