6 Things Your Children Must Know To Be Prepared For A School Shooting

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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.

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3 Comments

  1. Reagan said:

    Great advice. ALICE training works for a reason, and it encompasses many of these points.

    • momsandgunsblogmomsandgunsblog said:

      WOW. We didn’t know about ALICE. Just searched Google and read all about their program. Thank you for the information.

  2. Karina said:

    While your description is molsty accurate, you neglect the thrill of a trigger that, when caressed with the gentlest of intention, goes “Bang!” Hell, my subconscious doesn’t even know when it’s gonna break.When I take first-timers to the range, the free pistol is the *last* thing we shoot, and I show them how light the trigger is, everyone makes it go “click” (on an empty chamber) the first three “shots” I make them dry-fire and, even then, a good portion of the first shots go into the dirt before the sights come onto the target.It’s a fabulous reinforcement to Rule #3, “Keep your finger *OFF* the trigger till your sights are on the target.”The only way to keep it from being boring (when shooting) is to have a shot plan so meticulous that it keeps your mind engaged until those few seconds of silence “in the aiming area”…. … Bang!

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