A Texas government program prepares citizens for what has become a new and sick American phenomenon of mass killings: Run, fight and hide.
The “Houston Ready” website offers a free 15-minute DVD for families to prepare themselves for a mass murderer and teaches how to respond.
The site states, “The Houston Region is the kind of place where big ideas typically become larger-than-life realities. Throw any challenge our way and we meet it head on. But are we really ready for anything?”
Ready Houston is designed to provide quick access to local and national information on disaster preparedness and is a localized version of a federal government program.
Shooting sprees have been an increasing plague in the United States, occurring almost every week. Last week’s murders of 20 school children and six adults in Connecticut spawned urgent appeals for gun control laws.