WashPost Utterly Skips Guns As a Self-Defense Option During a 'Shooting Event'

Townhall.com Staff
Posted: Jan 27, 2014 9:40 AM

After a recent high-school graduate killed two people and then killed himself at Columbia Mall in suburban Maryland on Saturday, The Washington Post added to its mall-shooting package at its PostTV site with the focus on advice: “Protecting yourself in a shooting event.”

Utterly left out was the idea of protecting yourself with a gun. Instead, the Post suggested all the  sensible get-away scenarios – move to safety, take cover, look for an exit. In a video repurposed from 2013, Post reporter Nia-Malika Henderson interviewed former Navy SEAL Matt Maasdam for a minute and disputed the notion that anyone should fight a shooter with a gun or anything else: