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Hey Big Sis... If Scissors are enough, for us......

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by BTPost, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Hey Big Sis... If Scissors are enough, for us...... then they certainly should be enough for your Guys as well... No Need for 7000 "Assault Weapons" for your Agencies......

    Homeland Security has advice for confronting mass murders: scissors
    • By S.A. MILLER, Post Correspondent
    WASHINGTON — Is your workplace getting shot up by a crazed gunman?
    No problem — just grab a pair of scissors and fight back!
    That’s some of the helpful advice in a new instructional video from the Department of Homeland Security that was posted on the agency’s Web site just a month after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
    “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,” says the narrator in the video, which shows an office worker pulling scissors out of a desk drawer.

    DUCK AND CUTTER: A Homeland Security video shows these scenes as helpful advice to workers on what to do if a mass killer strikes their office — grab any weapon at hand, and hide under a desk.

    The video, titled “Options for Consideration,” also advises that people who get caught in an “active shooter” situation should run away, hide under a desk or take cover out of the line of fire.
    The nearly four-minute-long video opens with chilling scenes from the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, the 2009 mass shooting at Fort Hood in Texas, and the 2011 attempted assassination of Gabrielle Giffords.
    But the video quickly shifts to hokey footage of office workers scampering under desks, crouching in corners and racing into closets to hide from a rampaging gunman on the loose.
    “To protect your hiding place, lock the door if you can. Block the door with heavy furniture,” recommends the male narrator, speaking in measured, authoritative tones.
    Other survival strategies promoted in the video include hiding “behind large items such as cabinets or desks. Remain quiet. Silence your cellphone or pager. Even the vibration setting can give away a hiding position.”
    Richard Feldman, president of the Independent Firearm Owners Association, said he has a better option for consideration than a pair of scissors when confronting an armed mass murderer — a legal firearm.
    “That’s why I prefer a gun, and I usually do carry a gun when it is lawful to do so,” said Feldman. “Clearly, you use whatever you can” to fight for your life, he said.
    So if scissors are all you’ve got, grab them by all means.
    The video is part of the Obama administration’s ongoing campaign to reduce firearm violence in the wake of the horrific mass murder last month of 20 children and six teachers in Newtown, Conn., said a Homeland Security official.
    Homeland Security has operated an active-shooter preparedness-training program for years, and the “Options for Consideration” video was in production prior to the Dec. 14 shooting in Newtown.
    The video was released to coincide with President Obama’s sweeping proposals to curb gun violence in America, said the official.
    Obama’s most controversial proposals include a ban on military-style assault rifles and high-capacity ammo clips, as well as expanded background checks for firearm purchases.
    Security consultant Andrew Scott called the information in the video “adequate.”
    He conceded that Homeland Security was correct in recommending that people use scissors to attack a gunman but only in a “last, worst-case scenario.”
    “Just the suggestion [to fight back] is a positive move,” said Scott, a former SWAT commander in North Miami Beach. “You don’t want to be sheep for the slaughter.”
    But if you do arm yourself with shears, the narrator warns you to drop them when cops arrive.
    “Put down any items. Immediately raise your hands,” is the closing advice.
  2. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member


    Bring scissors to a gun fight?

    Here, shooter, let me trim that for you.
  3. Idahoser

    Idahoser Monkey+++ Founding Member

    if scissors were effective for self defense, we'd be having senate hearings on banning assault scissors with one or more cosmetic features of military scissors
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  4. ditch witch

    ditch witch resident bacon hoarder Site Supporter+

    I'd laugh, but I read an article earlier today about confiscations of "dangerous weapons" in the UK that showed photos of a lot of kitchen knives, screw drivers, a dented baseball bat, and a pair of blue handed scissors.
  5. Dawg23

    Dawg23 do or do not, there is no try

    actually ive had to watch that video at work for the last couple of years, or one very similar. LOL talk about dumb. but that the .gov for ya. o_O
  6. KAS

    KAS Monkey++

    when i worked at the court house they would take all of that kinda stuff from no letter oppeners or sizzors
  7. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    When I was getting trained for my Federal Agent position, I had to take a MANDITORY Fed Drives Course... It was SO STUPID...but I had to complete it, in order to drive a FED Vehicle... Wasted half a Day on that one.... Dumb...
  8. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Well now, I'm pretty sure that my dollar store Scissors just will not cut it.!!!

    I'll need to upgrade to a pair of Assault Safety Scissor's...or A.S.S. for short.
    I'll be needing some help here on finding my new A.S.S.
    and a few question's on how can i carry my A.S.S.
    Can i carry my A.S.S. conceled ?
    If i open carry my A.S.S. Will the bad guy see my big A.S.S. and run away ?
    So many question's about good A.S.S.....
    I'm sure there are plenty member's on board here that know more about A.S.S. than i do ?
    All input welcome..When i buy my first pair of A.S.S. i need to get the right A.S.S. first time out.!!!

    Thanks' Gator
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  9. scrapman21009

    scrapman21009 Chupacabra Hunter

    Just make sure to never expose your A.S.S. in a school zone, you get in big trouble for that!
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  10. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Ought not to sit on your A.S.S. either. They are supposed to be sharp and you could cut something off your carcass you'd rather keep attached. (Not to mention that if you are sitting on them, deploying is difficult.)
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  11. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    And never display you A.S.S. in public unless you need to use it, immediately. If you do, there will be lots of paperwork afterwards. And at NO TIME should you ever consider selling you A.S.S. without a license. You could immediately lose your A.S.S. to the first LEO to arrive.
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  12. scrapman21009

    scrapman21009 Chupacabra Hunter

    If any and I me ANY LEO TOUCHES MY A.S.S that's when the fight is on!!
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  13. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    scissors (500x375). I have found me some A.S.S. The world is now a much safer place !!!
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  14. Dogfood

    Dogfood Monkey+

    Wow the nuts really are running the asylum. I mean trust me, I know most anything can be utilized as a weapon but come on that is just stupid sounds about like Obama and keeping the right air pressure in your tires to lower gas prices.
  15. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    My Assault Safety Scissors look more like hedge loppers. With a 120 degree index, they become 2 straight edged loppers.

    Wonder if those are TSA friendly?
  16. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Here...Someone has fixed it ....

  17. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    The Original One sure made Big Sis out to be an "IDIOT" This one is much better..... Apparently, someone with some Common Sense, actually reviewed this video, and decided to fix it, for ReRelease... However it was, will likely get FIRED, "For competence"........
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