CSI Publishing of Dallas, Texas announced the release of the Second Edition of Mass Shootings: Six Steps to Survival by John Matthews. Examining more than 60 mass shootings that have occurred in the United States since 1980, this book focuses on the actions taken and decisions made by those who survived these horrific attacks. Armed with this new information, the old axiom “fight or flight” is dispelled or at least modified for this new breed of killer. Fight by yourself and you are almost assuredly going to join the ranks of the victims if not the overall body count; flee and present a target for the killer or draw his attention, and chances are you will not make it out alive.
The 2nd Edition has been updated with the mass shootings of 2013, including Santa Monica and the Navy Yard shooting in Washington, DC. Comprised of vital information gleaned from survivors who have successfully endured some of the most tragic and violent incidents in US history over the past 30 years, Mass Shootings: Six Steps to Survival presents an easy-to-understand model that law enforcement officers can teach to citizens of nearly any age.
Whenever a mass shooting occurs, citizens deluge policing agencies with questions such as:
How would I respond to a heavily-armed gunman who is determined to kill as many people as possible? What would I do if I were caught in the wrong place at the wrong time: in a crowded movie theater, at a popular concert, out celebrating at a city festival, or simply eating lunch with my child at school? Do I have the knowledge and skills necessary to survive an attack? How do I save myself and help others?
All of these questions and more are answered in Mass Shootings: Six Steps to Survival. Law enforcement personnel and the public they serve will be able to learn from the actual experiences of mass shooting survivors and understand both successful and unsuccessful tactics which have been utilized by these individuals in past incidents.
Mass Shootings: Six Steps to Survival can be ordered directly from CSI Publishing at http://communitysafetyinstitute.org/bookstore-mass-shootings-six-steps-to-survival/.