First, the term “active shooter” is a misnomer. When we all go to the range, we are all active shooters. The correct term should be active killers. But, I was apparently not consulted when this bit of propaganda was coined. Be that as it may…
The Houston Police Department made a pretty good training video a while back, but it never mentioned being armed. In contrast, the Liberty University incorporates the reality that in free states like Virginia, it is likely that some citizens will be armed when terrorists or some other psycho shows up wanting easy victims. Excellent training video with great advice.
Along the same lines, Mas Ayoob wrote seven great tips for armed citizens facing terrorists. A mandatory read.
Be armed, trained, and ready.