Taking your kids to the range to hear and recognize the “popping” sound of a firearm could save their lives when seconds count.
1. Avoid Denial
You must teach your children to avoid denial. In Virginia Tech, students rationalized the sounds of gunfire as construction noises. Students in Columbine initially thought the gunfire was caused by firecrackers being lit as a student prank. The students at Beslan, Russia, thought balloons were popping. Students and teachers in shooting events universally express the thought that “I couldn’t believe it was happening.” This denial and rationalization leads to a paralysis. The waiting for verification of actual gunfire takes time that can better be used to escape.
Learn the best option for escaping.
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