Mass Shooter Caught on Camera Teaches Lessons for Survival | Active Self Protection


We hear a lot about the Run/Hide/Fight mentality but we must recognize that it’s not a hard and fast rule. Hi everyone. This is John with today’s Active Self Protection lesson from the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington. It’s surveillance video of the deadly shooting rampage that happened there recently that teaches us some important lessons about how Run/Hide/Fight works, about some of the most effective strategies for getting out of the danger zone against a mass shooter, and about how sometimes those strategies don’t work. So our murderer now walks into the mall armed with a Ruger 10/22 and he is just going to look for the maximum number of victims that he can get before he runs out of ammo or someone stops him. And you can see him stalking here, looking for his first victim. And, the first one that he finds unfortunately, here she is, is a sixteen year old girl. And you see him come up and get on target, and that’s why we say you gotta be aware of what’s going on around ya, and see what happens around ya so you can respond instantly. I don’t blame her for not. That’s an odd thing to see in the mall. We see it from her perspective here, that she just gets a second or two to see what’s going on to try to flinch. To get away. To get down. And unfortunately she does not do that here. And so he is going to put several shots in her, and a .22 we don’t say is an optimum defensive round. But we do know that it is absolutely lethal, and it does so here. Here we see a different approach. We see these girls here, hear the shooting go on, and they instantly get down, if you notice. They get out of his line of sight, and then they get around into to some concealment. And that’s incredibly important because getting out of the line of sight is what’ll keep that bad guy from seeing you. And because he doesn’t see them here the concealment here works every bit as well as cover. They got down out of his line of sight and then they got behind something that he could not see them. So, they couldn’t run so they hid for the moment. But in that Run/Hide/Fight mentality they didn’t just get married to their concealment. The second that they could run, they ran. You know, we talk about Run/Hide/Fight your first choice is to run. As soon as they could they got away from their cover, their concealment and ran. This man, on the other hand, sixty-one year old victim here and unfortunately he stayed up, he didn’t get down, and get out of the line of sight, and because of that you know, you could probably outrun somebody with a pistol, but with a rifle, it’s much harder and so this guy gets shot multiple times as well because he wasn’t able to get out of the danger zone. You can’t get out and away from there, you gotta get down and get behind some kind of concealment. You know we talk about Run/Hide/Fight, there’s a reason we put fight at the end. It’s your last choice unless you’re really trained to do so. But you gotta be willing to do so. Here we’re going to see people running and they’re getting out of the danger zone, but now we’re going to see these three people, a fifty-two year old clerk, a sixty-four year old woman, and her ninety-four year old or ninety-five year old mother who are going to hide here. They can’t run, I don’t blame a ninety-five year old woman for not being able to run. So they hide, but when the hide doesn’t work, you’ve gotta be willing to fight. And the reason for that is what we see here as this guy finds them, and so they don’t have any other answers and he is going to shoot and kill this clerk hiding behind her makeup case see these two women crouching for their lives, and murder both of them. And now these people have lost their lives, there’s no worst outcome that they could possibly have. So that’s why we say, if you can’t run, you cannot hide you fight with everything you have, because there are absolutely no other ways. Of course, if either of them, or any of them had been armed, this would have been a very different outcome. So now we see the guy put his gun down Why? Think he ran out of ammunition. And so he’s just gonna run off. And this one is terrible, folks. This man has been caught, was caught several days later, charged with five counts of murder. So we see here the reason we talk about that Run/Hide/Fight mentality. Run if you possibly can, get out of the danger zone. If you cannot run, get low, get behind cover, and hide. If you cannot run and you cannot hide, you must fight with everything you have to protect your live and to protect everyone around you.

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  1. UPDATE and additional lesson on this mass shooter…there was an off-duty Sheriff in Macy's that night, but HE DIDN'T HAVE HIS GUN ON HIM. That makes me so upset. Carry your dang firearm, friends. Everywhere. https://get-asp.com/1c1j

  2. Nothing makes me feel more disgusted than watching somebody die while stuck at their shitty customer service job. You know they would rather be anywhere other than there, and then a fucking crazed gunman comes in and you're stuck behind your counter. Just another obstacle preventing you from getting the hell out of there.

  3. This was the worst one that I watched. This is just terrible. The 90 year old lady and her daughter. Lived her whole life for this. Gosh!

  4. In case you didn't know, the shooter was from Turkey. It's been a while but I seriously hate to be fucking born in this country so I'll do whatever makes it look more terrible, and yes, there are camels in Turkey. Normally there isn't, but just believe in it.

  5. I will immediately head toward such a coward! If I go, I will do all in my power to take this devil with me so I can shove him down to the depths on my way up…

  6. Sad day but I thought all mass shootings happened with the AR 15 that’s atleast what the media preaches and for all the internet idiots not catching the sarcasm please keep the comments to yourself till you educate yourself

  7. I mean, of course it takes an evil person to kill. Period. But it takes one seriously evil son of a bitch to kill women and children. They were completely innocent. He killed two elderly women and a 16 year old child. Truly evil.

  8. I'm sorry but I once heard someone say "If you hear the sound of the gun, then the bullet wasn't meant for you".
    Those other people in the mall had the chance to duck and hide simply cause they were not DIRECTLY the target like the first girl.
    If the shooter had started with them just like he started with the girl, they would've been dead too.

  9. This run,hide, fight is P.C. BULLSHIT. You can't out run a bullet hiding may or may not work depends on where the event occurred. Fight… With what? If the majority of Americans carried a weapon they knew how to use, mass shootings would stop. These phycos know that most people aren't armed and won't fight back. Picture what would happen if a large group of people in a shopping mall or College campus class room such as V.A.Tec. rushed this asshole and stomped his guts out. The shooter is always outnumbered. In the V.A. Tec. Shootings there should have been swarm of books, chairs and anything else available. Then they should have swarmed him and torn him a part. Same thing in the Miami night club. There were over 100 people in the room. They lay down like sheep waiting to be slaughtered every time. One shooter gets away with these attacks even though he's greatly out numbered. At this point what have you really got to lose if escape isn't an option. Unfortunately P.C. BULLSHIT has turned Americans into sheep. What is wrong with you people? Do you really believe you can outsource self defense? It's your life, if it's not worth it to you to defend your an idiot. Unfortunately for the rest of us they keep supporting political whores that pander to their lack of courage to dissarm all of us. Gun laws only dissarm the law abiding. When seconds count Police are minutes away

  10. This guy is such a piece of sht.. Im gonna get my CCL just for this reason. I would risk my life if I was in this situation than let this guy continue and shoot others. Just end your own life if you're that miserable not other people that did nothing..

  11. I am always on edge and am looking around, it hasnt saved me yet but maybe one day it will. Stay alert guys, be aware and trust your instinct.

  12. I hate lames like these who are worthless people who don’t have the balls too fight firearm with firearm. I wonder what happened with his parents. I blame them probably let him do everything he wanted since he was a kid

  13. Firstly , I’m terribly sorry for the victims and their families . This demonstrates that a gun free zone equals a free kill zone . I hoped somebody had a gun and responded . I bey that these predators are no different than any animal . Any resistance or show of force will discourage the predator. If a would be killer plans his killing spree , he clearly would choose another spot . Think about it. The problem is a lack of guns in the hands of good citizens and love for your fellow citizens.

  14. Voilà pourquoi les États-Unis c'est de la merde, les armes en libre circulation et accessibles par n'importe quel fou!

  15. Yet another place where a "no weapons" sign caused a group of people to be sitting ducks. What a shame. Thoughts go out to the families. Hopefully they remove that sign. Unfortunately they will probably put up more signs, thinking that will help. It's such a shame.

  16. Just watched this for the first time. Makes me absolutely sick. Please if able always carry a firearm. Be prepared you never know when this could happen too you.

  17. This makes it ever more important for me to at peace with myself and God and i also need to get my ccw license and a good cc weapon. The world is just getting more and more crazy.

  18. whats wrong with people !!!! damn thats why i got my 9mm M&P S&W on me all the time 17 rounds in the magazine ill be so happy to empty it on one of those crazy mother fuckers

  19. Say what you want about gun control, but if anyone who has trained with their weapon was there, legally carrying their gun, this would have been different. Theres a debate to be had, but its undeniable that if a determined defender who was proficient with a gun was there, theres a good chance there would have been less innocent deaths and possibly even his death.

  20. This pisses me off! They post a"no gun" sign at every entrance of my local mall! And CCW's are supposed to abide by them!

  21. I love when fucking cowards kill themself, not even take the punishment they deserve just end it like the fucking pussies they are, please disarm them and lock them in a room with me, we'll see who the fucking big guy is then fucking asswipes

  22. This is why parents need to be involved in their childrens lives. Kids need to fear the consequences of their bad actions. This is becoming a disgusting trend worldwide.. These are Hands Down the Worst the most regressive times in the history of humanity..

  23. Yea but you bring your gun into a mall to protect yourself and because they have a sign saying no guns it doesn’t protect you from the bad guy but makes it so if you use your gun in defense you get screwed and in trouble for having it in the first place.

  24. I'd love to cut that guy's balls off and scoop his eyes out of his sockets while he's alive. Then pull his guts out through his esophagus.

  25. Where's the citizens with concealed carry license? That was pretty bad, all those poor old ladies. Another good lesson John. Thanks.

  26. God watching this just made me furious. What an absolute piece of shit, they oughta physically torture him for the rest of his life.

  27. He just freakin WALKS IN and starts this bullshit. godammit. And why with the older ladies? wtf is he doing? None of these people were deserving targets. Poor people.

  28. so fucked up cause 99 percent chance is this is a no gun zone … and if you had a gun concealed and killed the dude killing people youd probably still get fucked legally to hell

  29. We got to be ready for this type of thing. Too many mass shootings. Every able body sane men should carry concealed weapon as a self defence. We should introduce firing squad for the mass shooters.

  30. Torture these scumndont deathboenalty dont jail they domt learn cut his fingers off toes paralyze him an Male him spen the rest of his days in a wheelchair with no hands

  31. 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬People in America they need to get the shit together piece of shit like that make me sick

  32. Can’t wait till I’m 21 so I can buy my firearm, protect myself, family and friends, I swear to god if one person was there with a firearm, the gunman woulda ran off if he knew he was getting shot

  33. Another update, shooter hangs himself. https://www.king5.com/article/news/crime/cascade-mall-shooting-suspect-arcan-cetin-dies-in-jail/281-431870782

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