This morning at approximately 10:00 am local time, there was an active shooter reported at UCLA in the Engineering IV building, which resulted in the campus being put on lockdown. Police reported finding two deceased men in the engineering building at 11:40 am. One of the deceased men could possibly be the gunman but police state they are still working on clearing the building and the investigation is still on-going. This could possibly be a murder-suicide.
Here are some SOFREP articles on how to survive an active shooter event:
Today’s active shooter is evolving, becoming more sophisticated and tactically proficient—oftentimes equipped with combat training and experience. We now have to consider the possibility of knife attacks and suicide bombers while keeping an eye out for criminals and crazies—the disgruntled employee, scorned husband, or the student that was bullied. This article is an examination of what steps should be taken, both individually and as a society, to overcome this new threat.
The massacre of elementary school students and teachers at Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Connecticut, changed the way we view how to defend against an active shooter. We realized these attacks can happen anywhere. The most recent attack in Paris by ISIS reinforces this reality. While the accepted definition of an active shooter is a bit vague, I think it is time we define an active shooter as anyone actively engaged in killing people—whether an individual or a group, including suicide. Remember, there is almost always collateral damage from stray bullets and ricochets….
Shots Fired! What To Do If You Encounter An Active Shooter or Terrorist by Escape the Wolf
What makes us unique and our articles invaluable are our bench of Professional Predators and debriefed bad guys. Our lessons collect bad guy dirty tricks and professional tactics combined together to provide a capability for our members. Basically, each lesson will give you a capability NOT a familiarization. Whether its cyber threats, active shooters, rapist or murderers – we will cover the counter tactics…
Massive hemorrhage is one of the leading causes of death in motor vehicle-related trauma, and with only minutes to death from a significant arterial bleed, the reality is that a percentage of salvageable casualties will die from potentially compressible bleeds prior to emergency services arriving. The authorities in the United States have recognized this fact in regard to active shooter scenarios and terrorist mass-casualty incidents, and have instituted the bystander “Stop The Bleed” campaign aimed at empowering the civilian first-responder in such a scenario to save lives (Homeland Security, 2015)…
What the hell is wrong with us? Seriously, what is happening to the fabric of our society? How do we explain the fact that a small fraction of a certain subset of our society—young, often socially isolated males—now find it to be a valid course of action to use a weapon to murder as many people as possible before turning the gun on themselves or perishing in a hail of police bullets? I have no idea. I have no answers.
I do not think “the availability of guns” is the answer, for one, though certainly it is one part of the possible solution. I do not think that the media’s tendency, at least in the past, to pore over and report on the various personality traits and manifestos of past shooters, thus bestowing on them sought-after infamy, is the whole answer, either. It probably plays into the phenomenon, though. A phenomenon I’m afraid isn’t going to end anytime soon, unfortunately….
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