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Homeland Security mass-shooting training video suggests you bring scissors to a gunfight [VIDEO]

Desperate times call for desperate measures, we suppose.
Desperate times call for desperate measures, we suppose.

Paper, rock, scissors, AR-15?

An "Active Shooter Training Video" put together by Homeland Security suggests that in a desperate situation, you might consider trying to take out a gunman with a pair of scissors.

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"If you are caught out in the open and cannot conceal yourself or take cover, you might consider trying to overpower the shooter with whatever means are available," the narrator says as the camera cuts to a scissors-clutching hand.

Here's the footage (the scissors part is about 1:50 in):

The part about the scissors is the subject of some funny YouTube comments. For example:

"The safety of our country rests on the blades of scissors...just be sure not to run with them..."

"Also people might try the option of overpowering the firepower of the shooter with a nail file, sellotape snail, and I believe you can also fire staples at them. Jeeze if I saw someone coming at me with a staple gun I'd probably pee myself outta fear!!!!"

"I trust that guy had his SOID card (Scissors owner ID). Actually I did grab a pair like that at the last scissors show I went to." 

Your tax dollars hard at work, folks!


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