Run. Hide. Fight: The Government’s Solution to Mass Shootings

October 13, 2015

Run. Hide. Fight: The Government’s Solution to Mass Shootings


While sifting through some archived material, I came across this video from 2012 that was published by Ready Houston, the city’s PSA organization.

While this video is old, I decided to watch it again because I remembered that there was something off about the video.

It took less than a minute for me to remember what caught my attention. Check out the video below and pay close attention to the one minute mark.

If you pause the video exactly at one minute, you will see a partial shot of a posting for Texas statute 30.06. If you are unfamiliar with the statue, the posting verbiage is below:

Pursuant to section 30.06, penal cide (Trespass by holder of license to carry a concealed handgun), a person licensed under subchapter h, chapter 411, government code (concealed handgun law) may not enter this property with a concealed handgun.

It is this glaring contradiction that makes me want to believe that they accidentally showed this posting, but after watching it a few times it is obvious that the camera explicitly pans to the sign and focuses in for a split second.

The entire premise of the video is what to do in an active shooter situation. Horrible acting aside (this is a PSA after all) I am flabbergasted that the very people that want to increase the amount of gun free zones that we have in this country and tighten gun control laws would call out the fact that this scenario typically plays out in buildings that have this posted or do not need to post it under state and federal law.

This video is highlighting the fact that every single person in that office was disarmed because they are everyday, law abiding Americans. The only person breaking the law in that video was the shooter himself and I find it hard to believe that if he woke up that morning content on killing some people that a simple sign would stop him (which it obviously didn’t.)

It is tragic that it has come to admitting that gun free zones don’t work, yet we have politicians and government organizations that are pushing to increase of criminal killing fields across the country. I understand that I am biased in this argument, but I just cannot wrap my head around the logic, or lack there of, regarding gun free zones.

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