Active Shooters: How Concealed Carriers Should Carry & Respond

Even concealed carriers who avoid gun-free zones and bad parts of town are still at risk from active shooters, because active shooters can strike anywhere. This relatively new type of killing spree that first shocked the nation in 1966, when Charles Whitman killed 17 and wounded 32 in Texas, has become more com- mon as terrorists, alienated students and others seek publicity for their causes and revenge for real or imagined injustices by publically slaughtering innocents. Malls, theaters, fast-food restaurants, military facilities, stores, churches and schools have all been turned into killing fields by active shooters. The person with a concealed-carry license must therefore be ready to survive whenever an active shooter strikes.