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by Charles L. Cotton
Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: ISIS Mall Attack - How can we prepare?
Replies: 158
Views: 11287

Re: ISIS Mall Attack - How can we prepare?

simianangel wrote:
TomsTXCHL wrote:Perhaps we can agree that we need to take "fear" out of these discussions.

If we walk-around fearful of a terrorist attack, the terrorists have already won.
They won when the bed wetters prohibited nail clippers in carry-on bags.
"Bet wetters?" Knock it off.

Chas.
by Charles L. Cotton
Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: ISIS Mall Attack - How can we prepare?
Replies: 158
Views: 11287

Re: ISIS Mall Attack - How can we prepare?

TomsTXCHL wrote:
ripnbst wrote:I fear preparing for something like this is not as "fanatical" as some anti's would like to make you think.
Still, unless you actually work in a mall, the chances of being in the wrong place at the wrong time are incredibly small.

I have not added this to the list of things I worry about.
The chance of any particular individual having to use their self-defense handgun is very low. Nevertheless, we train, practice, and carry handguns on the off chance we are among the statistically improbable intended victims.

I don't fear anything, but I'm prepared for everything.
Chas.
by Charles L. Cotton
Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: ISIS Mall Attack - How can we prepare?
Replies: 158
Views: 11287

Re: ISIS Mall Attack - How can we prepare?

Excaliber wrote:
TomsTXCHL wrote:
Cedar Park Dad wrote:I don't now about the Nigeria Mall, but most closed in (vs. open air) malls at least here have lots and lots of exits. In contrast to crazy shooter scenario, I'd proffer the best solution is absolutely not to find somewhere safe and sit tight, but instead get out of there through the nearest anchor store in the mall.
For a Mills-style (one level) mall the best escape would be out-the-back of whatever shop you might be in. But I don't know about places like Barton Creek Square with its multiple levels (and some internal shops). Are there other escape routes than thru the main hallways to "anchor stores"?

Flooding "anchor stores" to their exits sounds to me like a theater/church/don't-yell-fire-there scenario.
Have you noticed that you don't ever see products being delivered to stores via the main hallways in malls?

That's because there is a series of back hallways behind all the stores where these activities take place.

My instruction to my family for an active shooter situation in a mall is to run to the rear of whatever store they're in, go through the door labeled "employees only," go around, over, or through anyone who tries to stop them, and follow the exit signs into the service corridor and out of the building. .

The same plan works for most other stores and restaurants (where you go through the kitchen), except there is no service corridor.
Thanks for the tips. I didn't know malls were structured like this; probably because my vow never to enter one! :lol:

Chas.
by Charles L. Cotton
Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: ISIS Mall Attack - How can we prepare?
Replies: 158
Views: 11287

Re: ISIS Mall Attack - How can we prepare?

nightmare wrote:If that's directed to me, I leave judgment of innocence in God's hands. Man's got to know his limitations.

Regardless, I have no duty to protect a society that violates my rights, whether in matters great or small.
What?? To which post are you responding?

Chas.
by Charles L. Cotton
Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: ISIS Mall Attack - How can we prepare?
Replies: 158
Views: 11287

Re: ISIS Mall Attack - How can we prepare?

Charles L. Cotton wrote:
Tic Tac wrote:In a situation like that, my weapons are for exfil only. A society that decides to license and tax my RKBA is unworthy of those arms in its defense.
I'm not sure I understand. This thread is about a terrorist attack in a mall. Are you saying you wouldn't help defend innocent people because Texas has a concealed handgun law?

Chas.
Still waiting for an answer.

Chas.
by Charles L. Cotton
Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: ISIS Mall Attack - How can we prepare?
Replies: 158
Views: 11287

Re: ISIS Mall Attack - How can we prepare?

We can avoid malls and movie theaters, but most of us who regularly attend church aren't going to forgo that, so planning for the inevitable is something everyone should consider. Playing the odds is nothing more than applying the "other guy syndrome" to a different subject. Statistics don't mean anything when you are the one hit by lightening, robbed at gunpoint, or miss the lottery by one number.

Chas.
by Charles L. Cotton
Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: ISIS Mall Attack - How can we prepare?
Replies: 158
Views: 11287

Re: ISIS Mall Attack - How can we prepare?

Tic Tac wrote:In a situation like that, my weapons are for exfil only. A society that decides to license and tax my RKBA is unworthy of those arms in its defense.
I'm not sure I understand. This thread is about a terrorist attack in a mall. Are you saying you wouldn't help defend innocent people because Texas has a concealed handgun law?

Chas.
by Charles L. Cotton
Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:20 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: ISIS Mall Attack - How can we prepare?
Replies: 158
Views: 11287

Re: ISIS Mall Attack - How can we prepare?

Excaliber wrote:
jmra wrote:My plan is as follows:

Stay out of malls - hate them anyway.
Stay out of theaters - you'll be able to watch it at home soon enough.
Stay out of cities - nasty places anyway.
:iagree:

I already told the wife: no mall trips without me, and it's not easy or fun to try to get me to go to a mall.
As the Lord said about King David, "a man after my own heart!"

Chas.

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