A former DEA agent gives some advice in case of an active shooter:
WAAY 31 did some digging to find out what well-intentioned gun owners should do to avoid being shot by police during active shooter situations. This comes in the wake of the Birmingham mall shooting. Many questions remain unanswered as the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, or ALEA, continues its investigation.
An expert, who teaches civilians what to do in active shooter situations, said this is a situation that could happen anywhere. The first thing he recommends to gun owners is to try to run away and to not pull out your gun unless you are in direct contact with the shooter. That is because of what could happen when police arrive.
“You will be considered a threat if you have a firearm in your hands,” said Noell Bishop. He served over 20 years in the military and was a Drug Enforcement Administration agent for 20 years. – Kody Fisher for WAAY 31, Expert Advises Gun Owners to Not be a Hero