Written by: Greg Ellifritz
Please be careful this week. Terrorists and crazy people put a lot of credence in the importance of symbolism. Historical anniversary dates are important to them.
This week contains the anniversary dates of:
– The Boston Bombing
– The Columbine Shooting
– The Virginia Tech Massacre
– The Waco Hostage Siege
– The Oklahoma City Bombing
– Hitler’s Birthday
Use some extra caution in your daily activities this week. Read up on some of the bombing and active killer information linked below and be prepared to protect yourself.
Besides exercising general awareness, I would avoid any large public groups or protests. On April 20, there will be another nationwide “school walk out.” These walk outs are designed to raise awareness about school violence issues. Please discourage your child from participating in any of these events.
As I mentioned about the last batch of these “walk outs,” they make very good symbolic targets for terrorists and active killers.
What better target than a large group of unprotected kids who are in a predictable location at a set place and time? A killer could target one of these protests very easily. It’s far easier to set up in a car 100 yards away from one of these events and shoot kids like fish in a barrel than it is to actually smuggle a gun into a school and commit a rampage there. Many of these large protests are also vulnerable to a vehicle run-down attack.
These killers crave media publicity. They want infamy. Think of how much attention a massacre at a gun violence protest would generate. That’s going to be a very tempting target for some of these lunatics.
Don’t take the chance. Keep your kids safe and far away from any of these protest sites. If your children do attend, have them remain on the edges of the crowd so that they can get away quickly in the event of an attack. Make sure they stay alert and look for any potential threat cues. Make sure they are constantly aware of the closest piece of cover and the nearest escape route. They shouldn’t hesitate to bolt at the first sign that something bad is happening.
I hope we make it through this week without another large scale attack. People are crazy, but you don’t have to allow them to victimize you.
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