Navy Yard’s “Shelter in Place” Order Leaves Victims Sitting Ducks
Navy says “shelter in place,” while DHS says use scissors to defend yourself
September 16, 2013
Reports have confirmed at least six dead and ten more injured after multiple gunman allegedly opened fire inside the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters building Monday morning in D.C.
Police say three shots were fired around 8:20 a.m. in building #197. Reports have varied regarding how many shooters were involved. Initially there were believed to be three shooters, now reports are alleging two shooters were involved, one wearing fatigues.
The Navy has issued a “shelter-in place” order for personnel, which seems to fall right in line with the notion that you’re not supposed to adequately defend yourself in the event of a mass shooting, but instead put your life and safety completely in the hands of police and other local authorities.
Just a month after the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted a video on their website that provided instructions on how to deal with a mass shooting at work. However, even the DHS video advises victims to evacuate if possible, which completely goes against the Navy’s order to “shelter in place.”