In the wake of tragedies such as the November 13 Paris attacks and  December 2 mass shooting at San Bernadino, discussions on gun control and terrorism have been dominating the news. Regardless of your stance on gun control, it is important to be aware of your surroundings and have a plan for your safety if you find yourself in a situation with an active shooter. RUN. HIDE. FIGHT. is a survival strategy from Ready Houston, an emergency response preparation team. Watch their training video below for information on surviving an active shooter event. 

Please note that the following video from the Houston Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security is a dramatization of an active shooter event intended to provide valuable training and safety information. The dramatization may be upsetting.

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If you need help or believe that you or others may be in danger, get to safety and call 9-1-1.

If you're interested in learning more about the issues surrounding gun control in America, checkout our online database, Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Opposing Viewpoints in Context has up-to-date encyclopedia entries, news articles, videos, statistics, academic journals, and more and a wide range of current events and provides information from multiple perspectives and opinions. You can get there by going to, hovering over Research at the top of the page and then "View All". Then, select "Opposing Viewpoints in Context". If you are on a computer outside of the Library you'll be prompted to log in with your KRL card number. Click on "Browse Issues" and scroll to "Gun Control". You can also get there by clicking here.

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