from Off Grid Survival:
While active shooter situations are still pretty rare, it’s a phenomenon that does seem to be increasing in regularity. From the recent shooting in Colorado, to terrorist attacks around the globe, these events do happen and they are something that we need to be prepared to respond to.
Being able to protect yourself in an active shooter situation begins with having a good sense of what’s going on around you. As I suggested in a previous article, about protecting yourself during a flash mob situation, knowing your environment is one of the most important safety precautions that you can take in any situation.
Before entering any public place, you want to scope out the situation. If anything looks out of place, or your gut tells you something isn’t right; Listen to your instincts and leave.