New Program Teaches Border Agents to Flee and Hide When Confronted

It’s an Obama world.
A new program is teaching US border agents to run, hide and call for help when they are confronted by a shooter.

(Raw Story)

Run for your life!
Conservative Observer reported this from the local 2544 website:

In another nauseating series of “Virtual Learning Center” brainwashing courses that Border Patrol agents are forced to sit behind a computer for hours and endure, we are now taught in an “Active Shooter” course that if we encounter a shooter in a public place we are to “run away” and “hide”. If we are cornered by such a shooter we are to (only as a last resort) become “aggressive” and “throw things” at him or her. We are then advised to “call law enforcement” and wait for their arrival (presumably, while more innocent victims are slaughtered). Shooting incidents cited in the course are Columbine, the Giffords shooting and the Virginia Tech shooting.

These types of mandatory brainwashing courses and the idiocy that accompanies them are simply stunning when they are force-fed to law enforcement officers. Anyone with an ounce of common sense knows that any three of the above shootings would have been stopped cold by an off-duty law enforcement officer or a law abiding citizen with a gun. The Fort Hood shooting would have been stopped cold by someone with a gun as well. The shooters in these situations depend on unarmed and scared victims. It gives them the power they seek. We could go on and on with examples of shootings that could have been stopped by someone with a firearm. One of the videos in this course actually shows a terrified female hiding behind a desk as an example of how to “hide” from some deranged shooter.

Multiple quizzes throughout the course and a final test ensure repeatedly that we know that we only have three options when encountering some murderous thug in a public place. 1. Run away; 2. Hide; and 3. Only put up a fight as a last resort by acting aggressively and throwing things at the shooter. Not one mention anywhere of “if you are carrying a gun and you have the opportunity take the shooter out”.

Calling 911 in these instances is obvious, but we all know that waiting on the arrival of uniformed law enforcement will ensure more people are killed, injured, or taken hostage. Telling law enforcement officers that in all instances they are to run away and hide from some thug while innocent victims are butchered is simply inexcusable and pathetic.

Hat Tip Dave S.

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  • Clarice Bradwith

    We are ruled by wuzzies. Perhaps to these wimps the old slogan THESE COLORS DON’T RUN means little, but it still does to me.

    We must become MEN again.

    Teaching agents how to hide from the bad guys. Yikes!

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  • Joanne


    The USS Jane Fonda – WTH! Okay people, you can’t make up this insanity.

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  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Not one mention anywhere of “if you are carrying a gun and you have the opportunity take the shooter out”.

    Aren’t Border Patrol agents armed??

  • archer52

    I can’t imagine this is a real active shooter response. Unarmed what do we do? We run and hide. We aren’t Jean Claude Van Damme. In real life the guy with the gun doesn’t have a long conversation with you justifying his evil acts, allowing you time to do a reverse spin kick that somehow is quicker than him pulling the trigger, he just shoots you in the noggin and moves on.

    In our training for active shooters, we are armed, formed in a small team and go hunting him down. I can’t say what the feds are babbling about, but the assumption is we are armed and attacking the shooter. The theory is if he is running from us and engaging us, he isn’t shooting innocent people. The theory also assumes we will cut safety protocols and some of us will get killed in the effort to pin the shooter down. Serious stuff and very sobering.

    It was developed as a direct result of shootings like Columbine where the police did follow procedures and were criticized for doing so.

    Also, as I said, I can’t speak for the feds. But we were reminded that engaging alone with a bad guy, depending on the threat level, does endanger civilians. If it is a robbery and the guy just wants money, let him have it. There was a case where an off duty cop shot a bad guy in a McDonalds when the guy jumped the counter and attacked the clerk. No shots were fired UNTIL the cop engaged. He caught the bad guy in the chest and head and killed him. He felt pretty good until he turned around and saw an eight year old girl with a hole HER head from the bad guy’s errant round.

    Did he have a choice? Should he have waited until the bad guy shot someone? Waited until he had one good head shot? He didn’t know, but he is scarred forever.

  • Nelle

    #3, that site is satire. Not very good satire, but it’s not serious.

  • archer52

    My point is, the feds can train you to run, but cops know sometimes running isn’t an option. Screw the trainers who do what they are told, you do what you are told, and then in the real world, you do what you think is right at the time.

  • pink tie Republican

    This training coming to the Marines soon.

  • stuart

    Nelle #7 The web site may be satire, but it is indicative of just how screwed up this country’s government is that the story is believable. Twenty,- heck even four- years ago no one would have bought into it. It would have been regarded as a sick jest. Now?…

  • Adirondack Patriot

    Actually, Obama wanted them to BOW and then run and hide, but Janet Napolitano prevailed.

    They just need to run and hide.

  • scituate_tgr

    When seconds count, the police are just minutes away.

  • Remco Kimber


    The police ALWAYS show up on time,

    to draw the chalk lines,

  • Rachelle

    What can you expect with a gay president and as for Big Sis…pictures tell it all.

  • how dumbed down are we bg
  • Patty

    Police have had their hands tied for years. Kinder and gentler department. But rest assured they will shoot because they have a family to come home too.

    Read when you have the time.

    Nation of Cowards

    When top Obama administration officials like Eric Holder are stepping into the fray, you know this is beyond political. It’s all about this politically correct mindset and ideology that’s far too rampant among the political elites.

    Fast and Furious has been about gun controls. Once another border patrol is victim to an attack we will be seeing once again investigations and documents being covered up. But here is prove right here in the Title:

    New Program Teaches Border Agents to Flee and Hide When Confronted


    Meet the Radical DOJ Lawyers Suing Sheriff Joe

  • Patty

    The Unarmed Life

    The liberal elite know that they are philosopher-kings. They know that the people simply cannot be trusted; that they are incapable of just and fair self-government; that left to their own devices, their society will be racist, sexist, homophobic, and inequitable — and the liberal elite know how to fix things. They are going to help us live the good and just life, even if they have to lie to us and force us to do it. And they detest those who stand in their way.

    Holder and Obama and Napolitano idea for America. Radicals turning the Police, Military, Border Patrol into liberals. No better words describe U.S. under the thumb of the progressives. And this is why this nation has become weak and we all are weary. We are mad as Hell but the only conclusion I see is VOTING THEM THE HELL OUT IN NOV.

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  • john

    This is what insane proggresive liberals have in store for all Americans. Run and hide. Got that Zimmerman, and any other trouble making pain in the butt citizens who think they have a right to defend their borders, much less themselves. I pray this country survives another 4 months under this evil, sniveling Armholes destroying this country at every level.

  • stjaustin

    Unbelievable! Maybe we should just lay down and get it over with.