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Gun Control in Action: Amtrak Safety Video Suggests Throwing Duffel Bag at Gunman for Protection
TownHall ^ | August 6, 2014 | Cortney O’Brien

Posted on 08/06/2014 8:45:52 AM PDT by Olog-hai

I was waiting in line for my train to New York at Washington, DC’s Union Station. […]

On the TVs was this safety initiative released last year, which describes what to do if confronted by a gunman in the train station. The video’s three suggestions were as follows:

It was the third option that caught my attention. As opposed to fleeing the scene or hiding, “Take Action” suggested you take matters into your own hands to try and “disrupt” or “incapacitate” the intruder. In the video clip associated with “Take Action,” a woman and a gentleman are talking, when they suddenly realize a gunman is in the building. That’s when the male bystander jumps into “action.” What does he do to try and “incapacitate” the intruder? He throws his duffel bag. …

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: amtrak; banglist; duffelbag; safetyvideo

1 posted on 08/06/2014 8:45:52 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Never bring a duffel bag to a gun fight.


2 posted on 08/06/2014 8:50:34 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (If Obama hated America and wanted to destroy her, what would he do differently?)
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To: Olog-hai

Oh sure, throw your duffel bag at the gunman and p*** him off even more. Then what do you think will happen next?


3 posted on 08/06/2014 8:51:08 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Olog-hai

ayep! that oughta do it!


4 posted on 08/06/2014 8:52:29 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Olog-hai

How about spit balls?


5 posted on 08/06/2014 8:56:50 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Olog-hai

I wonder what one is advised to do if attacked by a man with a duffel bag?


6 posted on 08/06/2014 8:56:53 AM PDT by William Tell
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Oh sure, throw your duffel bag at the gunman and p*** him off even more. Then what do you think will happen next?

Reminds me of that picture of the penguin about to crash cymbals an inch above the head of the sleeping polar bear.

7 posted on 08/06/2014 8:57:01 AM PDT by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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To: USCG SimTech

How did the penguin get to the wrong pole?

I know some auk species are referred to as “penguins”, but they are all generally capable of flight as well as brief spurts of underwater swimming.


8 posted on 08/06/2014 8:59:39 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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Your flying full body tackle had better be 1/10th of a second after that duffel bag.


9 posted on 08/06/2014 8:59:45 AM PDT by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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How did the penguin get to the wrong pole?

Your not supposed to think about the science behind the validity of the picture, just the comical point of it. It was a "shopped" graphic.

10 posted on 08/06/2014 9:03:24 AM PDT by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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To: Olog-hai

I work at a military base, and we’re forever having “active shooter” drills. I usually tell the younger troops, “if he gets in here we’ll take him out together ... you charge him and I’ll be right behind you!”


11 posted on 08/06/2014 9:03:56 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Olog-hai

Will I be restricted to carrying only five duffel bags?


12 posted on 08/06/2014 9:13:59 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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13 posted on 08/06/2014 9:14:25 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Olog-hai

AMTRAK? Throw the chickens that are wandering the aisle at them.


14 posted on 08/06/2014 9:15:11 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Olog-hai
I like the first one - "Take Flight"



15 posted on 08/06/2014 9:15:44 AM PDT by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ RomanRoadsMedia.com - a Classical Christian Approach to Homeschool])
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To: Olog-hai

Throwing my panties at them would probably be more useful. *rolls eyes*


16 posted on 08/06/2014 9:18:10 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Illegals Are Getting Flat Screet TV's....NOT TB Screenings!)
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To: Olog-hai
Throwing items and improvising weapons, yelling...

"What the hell are we supposed to use man? Harsh language?"

/Aliens

17 posted on 08/06/2014 9:22:13 AM PDT by DemforBush (Six o'clock in *Berlin*. They were having lunch in Cleveland.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Only if the shooter is Tom Jones. :-)


18 posted on 08/06/2014 9:23:17 AM PDT by DemforBush (Six o'clock in *Berlin*. They were having lunch in Cleveland.)
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To: Olog-hai

Personally, I think this is a much better train safety video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=of-57Ivfwz8


19 posted on 08/06/2014 9:23:49 AM PDT by DemforBush (Six o'clock in *Berlin*. They were having lunch in Cleveland.)
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To: Olog-hai

Wait a minute. How can there be a gunman in a gun free zone?


20 posted on 08/06/2014 9:23:53 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Truth is the enemy of our dysfunctional government.)
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To: DemforBush

LOL!


21 posted on 08/06/2014 9:24:59 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Illegals Are Getting Flat Screet TV's....NOT TB Screenings!)
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To: TigersEye

However many you can fit on your duffel bag clip. For more impact, fill each duffle bag with magazines. :)


22 posted on 08/06/2014 9:25:05 AM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Springfield Reformer

I can haz hi capassity luggeej?


23 posted on 08/06/2014 9:26:18 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Olog-hai

I’m on my way to the mall to get a duffel bag.


24 posted on 08/06/2014 9:27:07 AM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: Olog-hai; USCG SimTech
How did the penguin get to the wrong pole?

He made a wrong turn on his way home after buying the cymbals........

25 posted on 08/06/2014 9:29:21 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Is there such a thing as a vegan zombie?)
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To: VideoDoctor

I’d get one, but I don’t got no duffels. I gave them back to the Air Force.


26 posted on 08/06/2014 9:29:58 AM PDT by Safetgiver
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To: Old Yeller

Being logical is a thought crime in Obamatopia. Find a reeducation facility near you and turn yourself in, immediately! /s


27 posted on 08/06/2014 9:30:25 AM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: VideoDoctor

>> “I’m on my way to the mall to get a duffel bag.” <<

.
Would that be an “Assault” duffel bag?
.


28 posted on 08/06/2014 9:31:08 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Olog-hai
If you're going to throw a duffel bag ...
29 posted on 08/06/2014 9:32:15 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Hot Tabasco
They need better directions at Albuquerque.


30 posted on 08/06/2014 9:34:36 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: TigersEye

Sure, as long as it’s not a camouflage pattern. That would make it an assault duffel bag, and therefore clearly nefarious.


31 posted on 08/06/2014 9:36:04 AM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: DemforBush
Im surpised no one mentioned passion fruit or pointed sticks!

OR BANANAS!

32 posted on 08/06/2014 9:37:28 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: DCBryan1
Im surpised no one mentioned......pointed sticks!

"SHUT UP!"

33 posted on 08/06/2014 9:38:50 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

34 posted on 08/06/2014 9:40:51 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: Springfield Reformer

How about a retractable pull handle? I like luggage with retractable handles.


35 posted on 08/06/2014 9:47:05 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Olog-hai

Maybe you could wound him with harsh words or a withering glare instead.


36 posted on 08/06/2014 9:48:52 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: Olog-hai
My clothes are not baggy enough to conceal a duffel bag. What - do they think we all dress like Japanese tourists?
37 posted on 08/06/2014 10:00:24 AM PDT by kitchen (Even the walls have ears.)
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To: Olog-hai

Since it’s AMTRAK, make sure the duffle bag is also stuffed with millions of taxpayer dollars and is thrown underhand by Willie Green.


38 posted on 08/06/2014 11:38:50 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: Olog-hai

A duffel bag makes a FINE self defense weapon - as long as it’s filled with loaded guns...


39 posted on 08/06/2014 12:20:28 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: Olog-hai

“Do not describe your duffel as ‘all duffels look alike’...”


40 posted on 08/06/2014 12:21:45 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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