Virginia Tech : A mother's reaction
Fighting back is always safer, over all. And it doesn't necessarily have to involve having a gun to shoot back with. What it requires is a MINDSET of self-defense and action.
It's bad form to point out what people who are now dead or wounded should have done because invariably someone is going to charge that they are being blamed for what happened to them. Let's be clear. This is one person's fault and one person's fault only.
But no one is helpless.
My family has been studying martial arts for the last two years and I'm well aware of just how little that means *physically*. Mentally is something else. No one with sense would bring a karate chop to a gun fight. The mindset of self-defense, on the other hand, (and the first principle is "run away") is vital. Take action. If you can't run, Fight back.
As we're hearing about this, it seems that any time someone *did* something, they saved lives.