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WASHINGTON, D.C. - If you are facing an attack from a gunman, you might want to grab a pair of scissors. The Department of Homeland Security suggests that could be an effective way to deal with a mass murderer. A 4 minute video to protect yourself against a mass shooter. Whatever means possible, Homeland Security suggests a pair of scissors. The video left Stephen Tabeling, a 35 year veteran of law enforcement, in a word - perplexed.
"To confront a person with a pair of scissors in your hand," says Tabeling. "I don't think that's good advice."
We showed the instructional video to folks on the street.
"I know the answer is not grabbing a pair of scissors and do the best you can," says Mark Wood. "That's beyond silly to me."
"I probably wouldn't head for the scissors," says Kathleen Bashman.
Tabeling, a former police chief and homicide detective, now retired, says hide in a locked room or get out of a building, but don't confront an active shooter with scissors. How would he grade the Homeland Security video?
"Probably a C," says Tabeling.
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Prince Edward presents Edinburgh's awards in Tenn.
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By ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth's youngest son, Prince Edward, is visiting Tennessee to promote one of the British royal family's charities, the Duke of Edinburgh's awards.
The prince presided over an awards ceremony at the governor's mansion in Nashville on Thursday for the first batch of young Tennesseans to participate in the leadership and character program.
About 80 youths received the award by participating in community service, skills development, physical fitness and adventurous journeys through the Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, LEAD Academy, Montgomery Bell Academy or the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Organization.
Following the event, Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam invited the awardees and their families to tea inside the governor's residence. Later on Thursday, the prince was scheduled to headline a black-tie gala at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville.
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