NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) - A local North Texas terrorism expert says what happened in Orlando should be a wake-up call.
He advocates a bold new strategy to avoid becoming a victim.
Whether it's a nightclub in Orlando or an office in San Bernadino, Clint McNear says terrorists have too many easy opportunities to kill a lot of people at once.
"They are all soft targets," says McNear.
The retired Garland officer took us to soft targets around Dallas such as mass transit and nightclubs where he encourages an unusual approach to terror attacks, a warrior mindset.
"You've got to pick up a vase. You've got to fight for your life," says McNear.
McNeer says casualties can be reduced if people realize hiding in those situations doesn't work.
"You're a doomed captive, there are no longer hostages, you're a doomed captive, run if you can't get out, fight," says McNear.
He teaches situational awareness which he says can make a difference between living and dying.
"You got a look around you got to determine your exit," he says.
McNeer's bold approach may not be for everyone.
But he says it helped save lives during the 2009 Fort Hood massacre where soldiers fought the gunman.
"Once people see the first man fight people want to follow they want to live," he says," "If you can't get out I would rather die fighting than lay there waiting to die."
McNeer travels the country teaching personal safety as it relates to terrorism.
He has a training seminar scheduled this Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon at GT Distributors in Dallas.
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