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Surviving a Shooter-When Nothing is Left to Be Done

Updated on May 2, 2013

This Guy is done...He is Running Away...!


The Moment You Don't Want to Face...

We are living hard times and we got to be ready for these type of incidents. Some psychopaths are not receiving enough attention and, as we predicted and said it before, violence will worsen our living by having our veterans with no jobs; or by pushing them into ominous low wage jobs, after serving their country?

"Shoot!" You know you have seniority and those 6 weeks vacation to rub against these poor kids that were on foreign lands. These fellow citizens were trained to be cold and calculating persons, and literally able to kill "execution style" with no problem. What can we actually do when we are facing a killer with an AK-47 rifle that was sold legally? Well, almost nothing.


As Soon As You Hear That rattling Sound..

Drop to the floor! So many people become plain curious about it. Even when we drive by an accident, right? We slow down to feed our morbid nature. Just practice yourself on your living room, move that center table and try to practice a drill that could save your life. Drop down the best you can. Martial arts gurus suggest helpful techniques and you better assume the one suitable to your body and weight. You've got to be sure that your thinking beats that fear!


You See it Coming and You Think You Have a Second... and not Two...

Run in zig zag, cutting his/her chances hit by half. These scumbags, or animals, are not really good aiming at moving targets. They know they will blow themselves up, or will get a complimentary "Christmas gift" from the SWAT team.

They just want to cause the most harm possible, and usually look for that victim under the table who will be pleading and begging for a second chance in life. They love you that way. They want to make all this rampage attack worth the thrill. So if you have a little more time, run for your life. Make it harder on them by hitting and knocking down shelves or heavy material and equipment. "Run Forrest, run son of a ## !!"


This just came in...To Our Mind, Coldblooded

Okay you are face to face with the shooter. He is going to kill you at any second. This is better than nothing:

  • If you are at close range, play the game of passing out. Create the moment and create that saliva, and let it out through your mouth and hold both hands to your heart as though your body is giving up leaning forward like passing out; aim your full body as a weapon toward him. This is you or him. Your family is behind you waiting to see you alive!! Get that bull out of your body!
  • If you are 3 feet away, look right behind him (wide open eyes)... making him believe that there is someone behind him. Either throw yourself at him or drop safer to the nearest cover while he turns around. Your decision will be made at that moment. Just remember, your family wants you alive!!


Okay, you are held hostage...

This perpetrator against the law, have you from behind and wants to use you as a human shield. Start getting prepared to play that impending heart attack. This is better than nothing. We are telling you!! This shooter is busy looking around for that SWAT sniper.Take a deep breath for better thinking. Say, "oh my heart!!"

Get the shooter hooked up. Act the part. When you are going down as passing out, take an impulse and push yourself against him. He wanted to hold you as a shield, and he thought you were passing out. But counter attack, by taking an impulse to hit him back. You decide if the SWAT team is already around and think you are clear for a second.

Most likely, your action will make him a sole target to our Enforcement officers. A variation of this technique: after you make him believe that you are falling away and down from him, turn around and hit him hard between his legs. Beat the s## out that groin area. Just think of your hubby cheated on you!! and use that knee like never before!! Ouch!!

If possible insert your fingers in his eyes. Just remember, he is in pain already!!


Last tips and recommendations

Do not look for trouble. Stay alert and stay away from those scenes from a "die hard" movie.

  • Do not look for "action" and get caught up in the middle of a confrontation. Mind your own business.
  • When driving, you are positively next to potential violence: Bullies, divorced individuals, angered or fired dudes from a postal office; you name it! So, do not race them or start getting smart by tailgating or bringing attention. Just hold that instinct and adrenaline for fishing or hunting (Or your partner... you know?)
  • At work: keep track of disgruntled co-workers. "If you see something say ..." You've got it!
  • Open your eyes and clean those ears. You too Fred and Greg!
  • Stay tuned for the latest news. Violence might strike near your neighborhood. Times are harder than ever! -- The last shooting in New Jersey was just 10 minutes away from us.
  • Do the same thing as you do. On a red light, never ever stop next to any individual. You know what we mean.
  • Learn CPR whenever offered at work, or first aid tips from your Red Cross site.


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  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    5 years ago from New York

    Pamela99, we sincerely thank you for your support and yes, common sense could save so many lives. Thanks for the votes!

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    5 years ago from United States

    It is unfortunate that we live in such violent times, but the fact is we do. Your hub gives a wealth of good advice. Your just can't be to careful and common sense goes a long way. Voted up, useful, interesting, and shared.

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    Michelle Liew 

    5 years ago from Singapore

    Lord, I would never wish these on my worst enemy. But you are so right because you'll never know when you'll need these tips. Hopefully, no one will ever need to use's one of those must-know-but-do-not-want-to-know situations. Great advice, and I'm sharing.

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    5 years ago from New York

    Hi Kelly, just like you said, we never saw so muchy violence when we were kids. Totally agreeing with your advice to your kids. Have a great weekend!

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    Kelly Umphenour 

    5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    I do not slow down for look - ew! I always tell the kids too - don't look there are some pictures you just don't want to carry around in your head for a lifetime.

    Its scary what goes on now days. This never happened when I was a child. That's what I find's like a virus.

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    5 years ago from New York

    Thanks so much Eddy! You always so kind! Hope you stay with us!

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    5 years ago from Wales

    A brilliant hub Lord and here's to so many more by you.


  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    5 years ago from New York

    Rubi, Once again! There are no words to thank you! Your comments are felt and shared within our heart. The times are hader and people are becoming victims of these crazed human beings

    @RCrumple, The tips are just generalistic. The moment of true can blind our survivalist efforts. But we can try. Thanks Sir!

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    5 years ago from Kentucky

    These are not good times. Many are desperate to simply feed their families. Others are simply evil. Regardless, they generally carry weapons that can kill, and have no reservations in using them. Your advice on how to react is very good and clear. These are tactics recommended by law enforcement agencies and survival specialists. Very timely, sir. Hopefully, God forbidding it occur, very useful!

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    Ruby Jean Richert 

    5 years ago from Southern Illinois

    Joseph, Lives could be saved by following your advice. It's getting meaner and meaner out their, so many unemployeed, anger is rampant. Thank's fot the tips...

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    5 years ago from New York

    Nell Rose, everybody reacts differently, you are right. Some have a survivalist ego. Others just plead for second chances; by the time you want to talk, you might be gone. It really depends though. Thanks for reading us!

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    5 years ago from New York

    Well said express10, But one thing is being here in front of this screen and another is trying to get close to an accident just to see dismembered bodies or the scene itself. There is something in us that makes go straight to danger. Many date rapes can be prevented by the victim, but they chose to date these "interesting" machos than the average dude. Thanks!

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    5 years ago from New York

    Thanks Tammy for your commenting. Our self defense background and mostly instinct made us come up with sensitives ways to deal with scary situations like this one. It can burst at any second anywhere. Just be safe!

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    Nell Rose 

    5 years ago from England

    These are really good ideas if by any chance you come face to face with a shooter, whether in the heat of the moment you could remember to do it is a different thing I think, I just hope we would all take it on board and listen to our minds screaming get down! scary thought though, voted up! cheers nell

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    H C Palting 

    5 years ago from East Coast

    Very useful hub filled with reminders for those who don't care to be aware or proactive. A large percentage of getting through something like this is common sense such as being aware and avoiding certain situations.

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    5 years ago from North Carolina

    This is a scary thought, but we must take the possibility seriously. There are some desperate people in the world determined to get what they want and need. Important information!

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    5 years ago from New York

    Maria, Impotence and outrage made me write this hub. There is so much we can do to avoin danger. We never know when violence is going to pop up. Thanks Maria! Nice to see you this morning!

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    5 years ago from New York

    Curiad you must know better by your martial arts background. Thank you for reading us myestimated friend from CA. Hope you are doing better! Take care!

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    5 years ago from New York

    Hi there Billy, might be disturbing but the ideas came from nowhere. Just the fact that innocent people at a Pathmark Supermarket died 3 days ago. In fact they were killed cold blooded..and the loser shot himself afterwards! Thanks my friend!

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    5 years ago from New York

    Faith Reaper what a wonderful advice from your mom. The sign of the times are becoming a reality before our eyes. Thanks for the long resposnse. God bless you and your family!

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    Joseph De Cross 

    5 years ago from New York

    Jackie Lynnley, you are as worried as us. There is so much tension and territories are being marked. There is no way some people are going to stay quiet. Thanks for your deep commenting!

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    Maria Jordan 

    5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA


    I pray that no one has to use these tips, however, today it is mandatory reading. Our instincts can be amazing and a will to live rules, when in our power. Hugs, Maria

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    Mark G Weller 

    5 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

    Well done Joseph, you offer some great tips here!

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    Bill Holland 

    5 years ago from Olympia, WA

    Powerful hub Joseph; these are scary and crazy times we live in and I agree, it is only going to get worse. Hopefully people don't freeze when confronted by danger....there is always hope if you keep your wits.

    A troubling hub but necessary nonetheless. Good job Joseph!

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    Faith Reaper 

    5 years ago from southern USA

    Hi Lord, yes, I agee with Jackie, there is just going to be more and more crime. Times are pretty bleak to say the least. You, or you all came up with some great tips! I have always heard as far as women being abducted, to NEVER get into their car, even if they have a gun to your head, but to just start screaming and making all the noise you can, if you are able, kicking and fighting and running if you get a chance, because once you are in their car, then it is pretty much over with for you. If your car has a car alarm, make sure to carry your keys with you once you are going to your car, and then if someone you believe is going to harm you, just set the alarm off in your car to draw attention. My mom, way back in the day, always told us, when we are approaching our vehicle from a distance, always glance under it before you even get close to it, to make sure there is no one in under it and always check in the back seat before getting into your car. I will always remember that. Also, women are stalked in their lifetime ( I forget the percentage rate), but it is a lot more than one would think, so to reduce that risk, do not take the same route home, to and from work every day, and their chances of being stalked will reduce a little. His Word tells us of all this trouble and how the people will be in these days, but we already know of these things and the end of the story!!! Very insightful and informative hub, Lord. Thanks for your concerns for everyone's safety these days. The best thing to do for our country and the world is to get on our knees before the LORD and pray. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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    Jackie Lynnley 

    5 years ago from The Beautiful South

    Could be. Going to be 4.4 million unemployed this month. That alone could make some crazies. I do predict there will be much more crime. Good advice.


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