Passive resistance doesn't work so well

"Getting under desks and praying for rescue from professionals is not a recipe for success" -- British self-defense expert Maj. Robin Browne, commenting on his company's work in a Texas school district teaching students how to rush and subdue an armed attacker, quoted in an Oct. 13, 2006 Associated Press story.

From Opinion Journal's Political Diary.



Blogger jerry hull said...

i`m not so much afraid of dieing as i`m afraid of being killed. i do not like the thought of going, by someone else`s hand, without a fight. i`d bite the bad guy in the neck before i`d lay down. the best defence is a good offence has always felt right to me.

4/23/2007 6:01 PM  
Blogger MaverickNH said...

I understand this school pulled out of the program after adverse media exposure. True?

4/23/2007 8:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe this guy is training kids under 21 (thru high school) to throw desks and books and bags at an attacker as he enters the room, then rush him and piledrive him into submission.

As a desperate fit hits the shan measure, sure, this is great, but I dread to think of the liability issues should a school advocate this, teach it, use it, and a kid gets killed.

In these schools, teachers, staff and regular civilians should be at liberty to decide for themselves whether or not to be armed.

Preaching to the choir, I know ;-)


4/23/2007 9:25 PM  

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