FBI Criticized For Release Of Mass Shooting Survival PSA

Posted May 15, 2023 by with 2 comments

Which is worse: Being at a mass shooting, or the fact that the FBI had to make a PSA about how to survive a mass shooting? The FBI video begins at about 1:50 in the clip above, and here’s more context via The Guardian:

A newly resurfaced FBI video purportedly training Americans to give themselves their best chance of surviving a deadly mass shooting is drawing scorn across the US and abroad. In the video, released in 2020 by the US’s top law enforcement agency, actors portraying everyday Americans explain to viewers ways in which they could at least survive – or, preferably, even stop – a mass shooting once the bullets start flying.

There were 31 mass killings in 2019, 21 in 2020, 28 in 2021 and 36 in 2022. As of Monday, there had been 224 mass shootings in the US so far this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive, which defines a mass shooting as one in which four or more victims are injured or killed.


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