It’s not something you want to have to think about. But, apparently, sometimes you do. Some wise words from The Truth About Guns:
“The first thing I’d do is to tell my family to get down behind the seats. The chances are an active shooter won’t shoot what he can’t see. Unless he’s seen YOU, he’s going to find plenty of other targets. Then I’d tell my family to get away from me, if they didn’t already do it [as I’d told them many times].
“At that point I’d assess the situation. My goal: find the nearest exit and get us out . . . I know some readers consider that cowardly but my primary mission in life is to provide for and protect my family. I want to get them out of harm’s way as quickly as possible.”
But what if there’s more than one threat, I asked. What if you’re taking your family away from one maniac straight towards another? Or a bomb? The rabbi reckons he’d operate under the assumption than an active shooters is alone. Even more than that, it doesn’t matter.
“You’ve got to deal with the threat you know not the threat you don’t know.