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WASHINGTON, D.C. - If you are facing an attack from a gunman, you might want to grab a pair of scissors. The Department of Homeland Security suggests that could be an effective way to deal with a mass murderer. A 4 minute video to protect yourself against a mass shooter. Whatever means possible, Homeland Security suggests a pair of scissors. The video left Stephen Tabeling, a 35 year veteran of law enforcement, in a word - perplexed.
"To confront a person with a pair of scissors in your hand," says Tabeling. "I don't think that's good advice."
We showed the instructional video to folks on the street.
"I know the answer is not grabbing a pair of scissors and do the best you can," says Mark Wood. "That's beyond silly to me."
"I probably wouldn't head for the scissors," says Kathleen Bashman.
Tabeling, a former police chief and homicide detective, now retired, says hide in a locked room or get out of a building, but don't confront an active shooter with scissors. How would he grade the Homeland Security video?
"Probably a C," says Tabeling.
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Ky. veteran killed in Afghanistan blast
May 17, 2013 23:53 GMT
FORT THOMAS, Ky. (AP) -- A Kentucky veteran who was working as a civilian contractor in Afghanistan has died in an explosion in Kabul that killed at least 15 people including six Americans.
The father of 26-year-old Michael Robert Bradford of Fort Thomas said his son was smart, good in different sports and about to become a father.
Gary "Moose" Bradford, also of Fort Thomas, told The Kentucky Enquirer (http://bit.ly/12i0nVO ) he found about his son's death from Michael Bradford's wife, Sasha, on Thursday afternoon. He said he was in total disbelief.
The couple's first child is due in a few weeks.
Two American soldiers were killed along with four American civilian contractors with DynCorp International, based in Falls Church, Va.
Other survivors include his mother, Linda Bradford of Johnson City, Tenn.
Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com
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