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4 Simple Tips To Help You Survive An Active Shooting

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Unfortunately, knowing how to survive an active shooting is quickly becoming one of the most necessary survival skills today. Active shootings have become more and more frequent as of late. And the most terrifying part about this is that there’s no real way to plan for such an event. Oftentimes, it just happens without warning.

Now, true, you have very little control over the shooter’s actions once he/she decides to start firing. However, it’s important to quickly  grab onto what you can control: your reaction to the event.

This information is more crucial now than it’s ever been. That’s why we all need to be aware of and follow these…

Simple Tips To Help You Survive An Active Shooting


You know that saying, “When you fail to plan, you plan to fail?” That saying was made for situations like these. Since shootings happen most often in large, public areas (i.e: schools, movie theaters, concert halls) it is imperative you make a plan when you get there and prepare for if an active shooter strikes.

Imagine the scenario in your mind, and play it through. Where’s the nearest exit? What’s an alternative escape route in case the previous one is inaccessible? Is there a self-defense weapon you can bring with you? These are things to assess ahead of time.

It’s also incredibly important to remain aware of the people and situations around you. So often, a shooter will give suspicious signals that they are about to do the unthinkable. And, yet, many of us don’t see or recognize these because we’re buried in our phones, are living in our own heads, or are just plain unaware of what’s going on around us.

If you see something, say something. If someone is acting suspiciously, or you just have a bad feeling about someone, report it. You may be saving the lives of everyone around you. In addition, choose seating that’s facing the door/room, and is near the exit. This will help you get out quickly if a shooting occurs.


This should be a no-brainer – however, something happens when you get caught in an active shooter situation. Many times, your body freezes, and your feet refuse to move. You are literally frozen in fear.

That’s why it’s absolutely crucial to plan out your escape route ahead of time. That way, your body and brain can be alert, active and ready for when the shooting occurs.

As Sofrep News states:

Don’t lie there with your eyes closed and get shot. Think and move. In these situations you have to take charge and get in the mindset of self-rescue. You cannot wait for first-responders – it takes too long. A good decision executed quickly is better than a great one never executed.

Another important note: when you run, run in a zigzag pattern. It may be more difficult to hit a moving target, but it’s extra difficult to do when the runner’s movements are unpredictable. Don’t look back and give yourself every opportunity to survive.


If  you  can’t run away and  you must hide, remember to always choose cover over concealment. What does this mean? It means concealment both protects your body AND allows you to stay hidden. For instance, it’s always better to hide behind a concrete wall rather than a movie seat. If possible, always go the concealment route.

If at all possible, try to make sure you can see what’s going on around you while staying hidden. This can help you determine the shooter’s route, and will help you run in the opposite direction when it’s safe to do so.


This option should be an absolute last resort. However, desperate times call for desperate measures. If you’re put in a situation that forces you to fight back, it’s best to have a self-defense weapon on you to help you out. It doesn’t have to be a gun, either – almost anything can be useful as a weapon. Grab anything you can find.

Your response is ultimately going to reflect your level of preparation, ability, and skill at the time of the event. That’s why  taking self-defense classes, shooting courses, and other training can really help you out here.

In addition, as Sofrep News states:

When doing close quarter combat drills in the SEALs, we’d draw a gun with someone over 20 feet away running at us. In most cases you can be on someone before they can draw and take a shot. I’m not advocating running straight at someone, but if you have the tactical advantage (jam, re-loading, distraction or the shooter isn’t paying attention) then take the shooter down or get the hell out of there. Remember that a moving target is extremely hard to hit, even for the well-trained shooter. Deal with the situation with your eyes wide open.

An active shooter can show themselves and begin firing at any time. But, by taking the proper precautions and planning accordingly, these can significantly increase your ability to survive an active shooting. Remember, you’ll be most effective when you transition from a “victim” mentality to a “survivor” mentality. Prepare Now, Survive Later!


Mayorkas in Hot Seat For Allegedly Encouraging Illegals to Vote for Biden


During a recent congressional budget hearing, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas found himself under intense scrutiny by Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC) concerning a deeply troubling allegation. The Heritage Foundation’s Oversight Project reported the discovery of a flyer, purportedly from Resource Center Matamoros, which brazenly encourages migrants to vote for President Joe Biden, promising, “We need another four years of his term to stay open.” This inflammatory material, allegedly found by independent journalists in Mexico and reported by Muckraker, raises grave concerns about the integrity of our electoral process.

The flyer, still unverified by mainstream media outlets and missing from the Resource Center Matamoros’s official resources, points to a potential scandal of significant proportions. The implications are severe—suggesting a concerted effort to manipulate U.S. elections by influencing the migrant population, a group explicitly ineligible to participate in our voting system.

Rep. Bishop confronted Mayorkas directly: “The Heritage Foundation Oversight Project has released this document that is allegedly a flyer distributed by a non-governmental organization in Mexico called the Resource Center Matamoros … which is said to read, in part, if translated, ‘Reminder to vote for President Biden when you are in the United States. We need another four years of his term to stay open,'” illustrating a critical lapse in border security and immigration enforcement under the current administration.

Mayorkas’s response was both dismissive and inadequate, stating that “individuals who are not citizens of the United States cannot vote in federal elections” and claiming that DHS does not oversee election enrollments but merely enforces border policies. However, this response starkly highlights the core issue—the Biden administration’s lax enforcement and oversight policies, which have allowed millions, including two million undocumented ‘got-aways,’ to potentially exploit loopholes in the electoral registration process.

Secretary Mayorkas and the Biden administration must be held accountable for their role in what appears to be a flagrant disregard for the laws that safeguard both our borders and our ballots. This incident is not an isolated blip but a symptom of a broader, more disturbing trend under Secretary Mayorkas’s DHS: a deliberate softening of immigration policies that seem designed to favor political over practical interests.

It’s imperative for the integrity of our democratic process that thorough investigations are conducted. If migrants are indeed being instructed, implicitly or explicitly, to support a particular political outcome, such actions must be met with the full force of the law. We must demand more than lackluster assurances from our leaders; we need concrete actions and transparent accountability to restore faith in our immigration system and electoral integrity.


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Biden’s Blunders: Scripted Leadership in Crisis Times?


Once again, President Biden has been caught on camera, not trusting his own words during crucial moments. During a recent Oval Office meeting with Iraq’s Prime Minister, while the world reels from a violent missile and drone attack by Iran on Israel, Biden couldn’t step away from his pre-written scripts.

Photographs reveal that Biden, aged 81, resorted to a detailed cheat sheet, which embarrassingly included all-caps stage directions for pausing, allowing for translation. This was during his first public address since the devastating attack on Israel over the weekend. The contrast was stark next to Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia’a Al-Sudani, who spoke freely, without the aid of notes.

Instead of addressing the nation live while missiles were still threatening lives, the White House chose to “call a lid” early in the evening, opting only to release staged photos of Biden in the Situation Room. It was only after the immediate crisis had eased that Biden communicated with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to express U.S. support, and convened a discussion with G7 leaders—again, following the script too cautiously, reportedly urging Netanyahu to limit Israel’s response, seemingly more worried about political optics than decisive leadership.

In public, Biden stated, “The United States is committed to Israel’s security…We are committed to a cease-fire that will bring the hostages home and prevent the conflict from spreading further.” Yet, these words, read from his script, now ring hollow, reflecting a pattern of relying on scripted safety nets even in supposedly spontaneous discussions.

This tendency to lean heavily on pre-written prompts was noted not only in moments of international crisis but also in less formal settings like private fundraisers, causing discomfort among his own supporters, as per reports from Axios.

As crises unfold, the leader of the free world should be expected to address his nation and the world with conviction and authenticity, not hide behind carefully curated words. The frequent appearance of Biden’s cheat sheets raises concerning questions about his ability to lead through unscripted challenges—where real leadership is tested not by the ability to follow a script, but to speak from the heart and adapt with strength.



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Migrant Invaders Brazenly Charge at Swimmers in Speedboat


In a blatant affront to American sovereignty, a dozen illegal immigrants executed a dangerous and illegal invasion of our shores, arriving at a California beach via speedboat with reckless disregard for the safety of Americans enjoying their leisure time. One surfer narrowly escaped harm as the vessel tore through the water at high speeds, a clear symbol of the contempt these lawbreakers hold for our laws and our people.

This latest episode in Carlsbad, a mere 30 miles north of San Diego, is a chilling reminder of the organized lawlessness that is being orchestrated across our borders. Once ashore, these illegal entrants scurried toward luxury vehicles, suggesting a level of premeditation and support that borders on an invasion facilitated by criminal networks.

Compounding the audacity of this episode was the abject failure of local law enforcement to respond, leaving law-abiding citizens to fend for themselves. Such incidents underscore a terrifying erosion of law and order, signaling to criminals everywhere that our borders are open for exploitation.

This incident is not an anomaly but a stark representation of a broader crisis fueled by a border policy that might as well hang a welcome sign for criminals and opportunists. The alarming influx of illegal crossings, particularly in the San Diego sector—where nearly 7,000 breaches were reported last week alone—is a direct result of deliberate inaction and misguided policies that invite chaos and endanger American lives.

The economic and social strain this unchecked immigration inflicts on our communities is unsustainable. The closure of local migrant shelters, once hemorrhaging millions of taxpayer dollars monthly, is a testament to the fiscal burden imposed by these continuous waves of illegal entrants. This burden has now shifted to our airports and bus stations, turning them into makeshift shelters and degrading the quality of life for residents and tourists alike.

It is evident that our current administration lacks the will to address this crisis effectively. The projected figures are a dire warning: with over 8 million people potentially on our streets, including two million with criminal intentions, the situation is nothing short of a national emergency.

Congress must act with urgency to secure our borders and overhaul an immigration system that has been exploited far too long. We need robust enforcement of our immigration laws, substantial penalties for those who violate them, and an end to policies that encourage illegal entry into our country. The time for tolerance of this disorder is over. The safety, security, and sovereignty of the United States must be enforced rigorously and without apology. We must protect American citizens and the integrity of our nation.


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