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The Brody File: Republicans, Reckoning and Revival - August 11, 2016

This week on the Brody File we take a look at the GOP members joining the anti-Trump movement and the conservatives that say that’s a bad move. Plus, travel with us to Oklahoma as we introduce you to the Baptist Teacher turned politician, ... ... Read Transcript


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THERE IS A CHOIR IN

WASHINGTON, D.C., AND IT'S

NOT MUSIC THAT DONALD

TRUMP HEARS.

IT IS A GROWING CHORUS OF

PROMINENT REPUBLICANS WHO

SAY THEY'RE TOO DISGUSTED

TO HOLD THEIR NOSES AND

PULL THE LEVER FOR TRUMP.

WELCOME TO "THE BRODY

FILE."

I'M JENNIFER WISHON IN FOR

DAVID BRODY.

AFTER ALL OF DONALD

TRUMP'S TURMOIL, SOME

REPUBLICAN LEADERS ARE

GOING PUBLIC WITH THEIR

DECISION TO VOTE OUTSIDE

THE G.O.P.

THEY SAY TRUMP LACKS

DISCIPLINE AND KNOWLEDGE

ABOUT POLICY.

THEY'RE SICK OF HIS CRUEL

COMMENTS AND UNWILLINGNESS

TO SAY HE IS SORRY.

ABIGAIL ROBERTSON IS ON

"THE BRODY FILE" THIS WEEK

WITH MORE ON WHO IS

CROSSING THE LINE AND HOW

G.O.P. LEADERS ARE

RESPONDING.

ABBEY, WHAT THE HAPPENS?

THE HAPPENS THIS WEEK

ARE A NUMBER OF NOTABLE

REPUBLICANS WHO ARE SAYING

THEY CAN BE WITH DONALD

TRUMP.

THEY FEEL SO STRONGLY

ABOUT THIS THEY WOULD

RATHER SEE A MEMBER OF THE

OTHER PARTY WIN THE WHITE

HOUSE IN NOVEMBER.

Reporter: G.O.P.

LEADERS ARE WORKING SO

HARD TO UNITE THE PARTY,

BUT THERE A COUPLE OF

REPUBLICAN REBELS WHO ARE

NOT ONLY NOT SUPPORTING

DONALD TRUMP, BUT SAY THEY

WILL VOTE FOR OTHER

PEOPLE.

LET'S START WITH REPRESENT

RICHARD HANNAH FROM NEW

YORK, HAD SAYS HE IS

VOTING FOR HILLARY

CLINTON.

AND THERE IS SCOTT RIGIL

FROM VIRGINIA, WHO CAN'T

QUITE BACK CLINTON.

AND SAYS HE WILL VOTE FOR

GARY JOHNSON, THE

LIBERTARIAN CANDIDATE, WHO

HE THINKS IS THE MOST

FISCALLY CONSERVATIVE NAME

ON THE TICKET.

AND THERE IS SENATOR SUSAN

COLLINS FROM MAINE, WHO

DOES NOT KNOW WHO SHE WILL

VOTE FOR IN NOVEMBER.

RIGHT NOW IT IS NOT TRUMP,

HILLARY OR GARY.

IT IS WORTH NOTING BOTH OF

THESE ARE RETIRING

CONGRESSMEN, AND SENATOR

COLLINS IS NOT UP FOR

RE-ELECTION UNTIL 2020.

THAT BRINGS ME TO OUR

OTHER LIST, FILLED WITH

FORMER SENATORS,

GOVERNORS, REPUBLICAN

STAFFERS, WHO ARE NOW

SAYING THEY'RE WITH HER.

NOW, G.O.P. LEADERS WHO

REALLY WANT TO SEE A

CANDIDATE WHO AT LEAST

SAYS THEY WILL SUPPORT

CONSERVATIVE VALUES IN THE

NEXT ELECTION, THEY'RE NOT

HAVING ANY OF THIS.

MY FIRST MESSAGE IS,

HOW SELFISH OF YOU.

GARY JOHNSON IS NOT GOING

TO WIN THE PRESIDENTIAL

ELECTION.

I MIGHT ADD, THANK GOD,

BECAUSE HE IS FAR LEFT ON

VALUES ISSUES AND A LOT OF

OTHER ISSUES.

Reporter: HE SAYS

REPUBLICANS WHO SUPPORT

HILLARY CLINTON ARE

VIOLATING EVERYTHING THE

PARTY STANDS FOR.

THEY CAN'T POSSIBLY

BELIEVE THAT HILLARY

CLINTON WOULD BE BETTER

FOR AMERICA THAN DONALD

TRUMP.

I'LL TELL YOU ONE

POLITICIAN THAT I DO TRUST

TO DO EXACTLY WHAT THEY'RE

SAYING, AND THAT'S HILLARY

CLINTON.

SHE SAYS ALL OF HER JUDGES

WILL BE PRO-ABORTION.

SHE SAYS THAT WE'RE GOING

TO RAISE TAXES ON THE

SUCCESSFUL IN OUR COUNTRY.

SO ON ISSUE AFTER ISSUE

SHE IS NOT ONLY MAKING

THESE PROMISES, SHE HAS

BEEN PART OF AN

ADMINISTRATION THAT

ACTIVELY TRIED TO CUT BACK

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, THAT

SUED THE LITTLE SISTERS OF

THE POOR, FOR CRYING OUT

LOUD.

I WOULD SAY TO THOSE

FOLKS, MAYBE DONALD TRUMP

IS NOT TELLING THE

TRUTH -- I WOULD SAY TO

THEM I GUARANTEE HILLARY

CLINTON IS TELLING THE

TRUTH ABOUT HER

INTENTIONS.

Reporter: HE BELIEVES

THEY WILL REGRET

SUPPORTING HER.

THIS IS A DEGREE OF

DISLOYALTY I THINK WILL

COME BACK TO HAUNT THEM.

BUT MORE SERIOUSLY, IT

WILL END UP HURTING THE

COUNTRY AT THE END OF THE

DAY.

Reporter: WITH AT

LEAST ONE UPCOMING SUPREME

COURT APPOINTMENT, HE

THINKS THERE IS MUCH MORE

AT STAKE IN THIS ELECTION.

HILLARY CLINTON AS THE

NEXT PRESIDENT, SHE WILL

PROBABLY GET THREE SUPREME

COURT DECISIONS, AND THEN

EVERYTHING THAT

CONSERVATIVES CARE ABOUT,

THE SANCTITY OF LIFE,

MARRIAGE, RELIGIOUS

LIBERTY -- ALL OF THOSE

ISSUES ARE OVER.

IT WILL TAKE 50 YEARS TO

BOUNCE BACK, IF WE BOUNCE

BACK AT ALL.

I'M LOSING PATIENCE WITH

SOME IN THE PARTY THAT ARE

WILLING TO PLAY GAMES

ABOUT THIS, OR WHO THINK,

WELL, HILLARY CLINTON, IF

SHE IS PRESIDENT FOR FOUR

YEARS, WE'LL GET BACK FOUR

YEARS FROM NOW AND

EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY.

NO, IT WON'T.

THEY NEED TO UNITE BEHIND

THE PARTY.

JUST LIKE VALUES VOTERS,

FOR DECADES, HAVE UNITED

BEHIND NOMINEES THAT THE

REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS GIVEN

US.

Reporter: WE ARE JUST

UNDER 90 DAYS OUT FROM

ELECTION DAY.

SO, JENNIFER, THERE ARE A

LOT OF TWISTS AND TURNS

THAT COULD STILL COME

BETWEEN NOW AND ELECTION

DAY.

IF THERE ANY REALITIES

IN POLITICS, THAT'S IT.

> ON THE FLIP SIDE, SOME

STAUNCH REPUBLICANS ARE

REFUSING TO STICK WITH THE

PARTY.

PHIL ROBERTSON WAS AN AVID

CRUZ SUPPORTER, BUT NOW HE

TELLS "THE BRODY FILE" IT

IS TIME TO VOTE FOR TRUMP.

HE IS NOT RUNNING FOR

PRESIDENT.

HE LOST THE NOMINATION.

DONALD TRUMP'S NAME IS ON

THE BALLOT.

I SUPPORTED CRUZ UNTIL

DONALD TRUMP SAT HIM DOWN.

WHAT AM I GOING TO DO,

TURN DEMOCRATIC AND VOTE

FOR HILLARY CLINTON?

I KNOW HER RECORD.

I'M JUST STAYING WITH

MR. TRUMP BECAUSE HIS NAME

IS THE ONE ON THE BALLOT.

HE IS THE ONLY GAME WE'VE

GOT.

THE HAND HAS BEEN DEALT.

THE REPUBLICAN PEOPLE HAVE

SPOKEN.

SO I'M GOING WITH THE

REPUBLICAN PEOPLE AND

MR. TRUMP.

WHEN WE COME BACK, IT

IS THE END OF WHITE

CHRISTIAN AMERICA.

YES.

STAY WITH US.

Jennifer: WELCOME

BACK TO "THE BRODY FILE."

HERE IS SOMETHING

SURPRISING, WHITE

EVANGELICALS ARE NO LONGER

A MAJORITY IN AMERICA.

IT IS TRUE.

IF YOU LOOK LIKE ME AND

YOU LOVE JESUS, YOU ARE NO

LONGER IN THE MAJORITY.

HERE IS WHY.

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Jennifer: IN THE TIME

SINCE PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS

ELECTED, THE NATION HAS

EXPERIENCED A DRAMATIC

SHIFT.

IN THE LAST EIGHT

YEARS, WE'VE GONE FROM

BEING A MAJORITY WHITE,

CHRISTIAN COUNTRY TO BEING

A MINORITY WHITE,

CHRISTIAN COUNTRY.

IF YOU TAKE ORTHODOX,

CATHOLICS,

NON-DENOMINATIONAL --

EVERYONE WHO IDENTIFIED AS

A WHITE CHRISTIAN.

Jennifer: IN 2008,

WHITE CHRISTIANS MADE UP

50% OF THE POPULATION.

TODAY THEY MAKE UP 45%.

WHITE COUPLES ARE NOT

HAVING ENOUGH BABIES TO

KEEP UP WITH BIRTH RATES.

AND AN INCREASING NUMBER

OF WHITES, ESPECIALLY

MILLENNIALS, ARE LEAVING

THE CHURCH.

IT IS A NEW REALITY THAT

ROBERT JONES DEALS IN HIS

NEW BOOK.

Jennifer: YOU SAY

WHITE CHRISTIANS ARE

HAVING AN DENT THETIT IDENTITY CRISIS.

DURING THE EIGHT YEARS

WHITE CHRISTIANS HAVE BEEN

ON THE DECLINE, THE

CULTURE HAS CHANGED

DRAMATICALLY.

GENDER IDENTITY ISSUES ARE

IMPACTING SCHOOLS, AND

CHRISTIANS ARE FACING

UNPRECEDENTED LEVELS OF

PERSECUTION, AND GAY

MARRIAGE IS AN ISSUE.

GAY MARRIAGE IS AN

ISSUE.

CONSERVATIVE WHITE

CHRISTIANS OPPOSED IT FROM

THE EARLY '70s, ALL THE

WAY THROUGH, AND IT IS AN

ISSUE THAT HAS KIND OF

BEEN LOST.

IT HAS BEEN LOST IN THE

COURTS AND THE COURT OF

PUBLIC OPINION.

Jennifer: EIGHT YEARS

AGO, 40% OF AMERICANS

SUPPORTED SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE.

TODAY 53% SUPPORT IT.

JONES HOPES HIS BOOK

SERVES AS A GUIDE TO THE

SIGNS OF THE TIMES.

THERE IS THE SENSE THAT

SOMETHING DIFFERENT IS

BEING DEALT ACROSS AMERICA

AND IS MATERIALIZING

ACROSS RACIAL AND

POLITICAL DIVIDES.

HIS BOOK ISN'T ABOUT THE

PRESIDENTIAL RACE, BUT HIS

FINDINGS HELP EXPLAIN WHAT

IS FUELING THE TRUMP

TRAIN.

I THINK THE ANGER THAT

WE'RE SEEING IS ROOTED

MORE IN THIS SENSE OF

ANXIETY ABOUT CULTURAL

CHANGE, AND THIS SENSE OF

NOSTALGIA FOR A TIME WHEN

CONSERVATIVE WHITE

PROTESTANTS WERE MORE

CENTRAL TO THE AMERICAN

STORY AND HAD THEIR HANDS,

FRANKLY, MORE ON THE

LEVERS OF POWER.

Jennifer: NEARLY 80%

OF EVANGELICALS FEEL

CHRISTIANS ARE BEING

DISCRIMINATED AGAINST IN

AMERICA.

AND THEY BELIEVE THAT

DISCRIMINATION AGAINST

WHITES HAS BECOME AS BIG

OF A PROBLEM AS

DISCRIMINATION AGAINST

OTHER GROUPS.

WE'RE SEEING RACIAL

UNREST.

NOT THAT DIVISIONS HAVEN'T

BEEN THERE, BUT THEY'VE

BEEN EXPOSED IN A WAY I

HAVEN'T SEEN IN MY

LIFETIME.

ONE CHALLENGE, I THINK,

FOR WHITE CHRISTIANS IS

MAKING CONNECTIONS WITH

THEIR BLACK BROTHERS AND

SISTERS ON MANY OF THESE

QUESTIONS.

Jennifer: FOR

INSTANCE, 80% OF BLACK

CHRISTIANS SAY RECENT

KILLINGS OF BLACK MEN ARE

PART OF A LARGER PATTERN

OF HOW POLICE TREAT

AFRICAN-AMERICANS.

JUST 29% OF WHITE

EVANGELICALS AGREE.

NO MATTER WHERE YOU FALL

ALONG THE GRAPH, THE FACT

IS AMERICA'S CHRISTIANS

ARE STILL MOSTLY

SEGREGATED.

MARTIN LUTHER KING WAS

SAYING 11 a.m. ON SUNDAY

MORNING WAS THE MOST

SEGREGATED HOUR IN

AMERICA.

SO THERE IS STILL NOT AS

MUCH OF THAT KIND OF

CONNECTIVE TISSUE BETWEEN

THESE TWO WORLDS OF

CHRISTIANITY.

Jennifer: THESE ARE

SHIFTS THAT EXPLAIN SOME

OF THE AMERICAN ANGST

AMONG THE HEADLINES.

YOU KNOW, CHRISTIANS HAVE

TO BE PART OF THE

SOLUTION.

AND COMING UP, WE'RE GOING

TO HEAR FROM TWO U.S. SOME

SENATORS, ONE BLACK, ONE

WHITE, WHO HAVE A SIMPLE

IDEA.

STAY WITH US.

Jennifer: WELCOME

BACK TO THE SHOW.

HAVE YOU EVER HOSTED A

FAMILY WITH A DIFFERENT

SKIN COLOR OVER FOR DINNER

AT YOUR HOME?

THINK ABOUT IT.

TWO U.S. SENATORS, TIM

SCOTT AND JAMES LANGFORD

SAY THAT IS A GREAT PLACE

TO START FOR BRIDGING

RACIAL DIVIDES.

THEY CALL IT "SOLUTIONS

SUNDAY."

"SOLUTIONS SUNDAY" IS A

SIMPLE CONCEPT OF PRAYING

AND PLAYING TOGETHER.

EVEN IF YOU DON'T GO TO

CHURCH, THE CONCEPT OF

PRAYER IS HAVING A CAUSE

BIGGER THAN YOURSELF AND

WORKING ON THAT CONCEPT

TOGETHER.

BREAKING BREAD AND HAVING

A MEAL TOGETHER.

BRINGING PEOPLE WHO HAVE

LIVED, PERHAPS MOST OF

THEIR LIVES, WITHOUT EVER

HAVING A MEAL WITH SOMEONE

WHO IS NOT OF THEIR COLOR.

Jennifer: THIS IS

STRAIGHT OUT OF THE BIBLE,

FOLKS.

MATTHEW 22: 39 SAYS: "LOVE

YOUR NEIGHBOR AS

YOURSELF."

THIS IDEA OF SOLVING

PROBLEMS AROUND THE

KITCHEN TABLE IS ONE

SENATOR LANGFORD PRESENTS

ALL OF THE TIME.

I TRAVELLED TO OKLAHOMA TO

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MAN

WHO MAY VERY WELL RUN FOR

PRESIDENT ONE DAY.

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WE'RE WORKING WITH SO

MANY KIDS, SO MANY

BACKGROUNDS, SO MANY

FAMILIES.

HEY, HOW ARE YOU?

IT IS VERY NICE TO MEET

YOU.

I'M JAMES.

HOW ARE YOU?

I'M DOING GREAT.

Jennifer: EATING

STREET FOOD ON ROUTE 66,

TALKING JESUS WITH

DEMOCRATS, OR WORKING TO

BLOCK FEDERAL FUMBLES ON

CAPITOL HILL, OKLAHOMA

SENATOR JAMES LANGFORD IS

EXPOSED.

HE LIKES DR. PEPPER AND

LOVES HIS GIRLS, TWO

DAUGHTERS, LIBERTY BELL,

THE DOG, AND HIS BELOVED

WIFE, CINDY.

WE MET IN HIGH SCHOOL.

THERE IS SOME DEBATE ON

WHAT YEAR WE MET.

OF COURSE I'M RIGHT.

SOPHOMORE YEAR.

JUNIOR YEAR.

Jennifer: LANGFORD

SEES HIMSELF AS THE MOST

UNLIKELY PERSON TO EVER

RUN FOR OFFICE.

CINDY CALLS THIS LIFE'S

GREATEST INTERRUPTION.

THIS IS NOT SOMETHING WE

EXPECTED.

Jennifer: IN HIGH

SCHOOL, HE FELT CALLED TO

FOLLOW JESUS.

AFTER BECOMING A BAPTIST

MINISTER, HE SPENT MOST OF

HIS TIME RUNNING THE YOUTH

PROGRAM AT FALLS CREEK,

THE LARGEST CHRISTIAN CAMP

IN THE WORLD.

THEN AFTER MORE THAN 20

YEARS IN MINISTRY, BOTH

JAMES AND CINDY FELT GOD

PREPARING THEM FOR

SOMETHING NEW.

ONE DAY AFTER PRAYING,

LANGFORD READ HIS LOCAL

CONGRESSWOMAN WAS MOVING

ON TO ANOTHER OFFICE.

IT IS AS IF IT JUMPED

OFF THE PAGE.

I HEARD GOD SAY, THAT'S

WHAT I WANT YOU TO DO.

IT WASN'T AUDIBLE.

IT WAS THIS OVERWHELMING

SENSE OF, YOU ASKED ME

BEFORE WHAT I'M LOOKING

FOR, AND THAT'S IT.

I REMEMBER LEANING BACK IN

MY CHAIR AND SAYING,

THAT'S INSANE.

THAT'S NOT EVEN RATIONAL.

THAT CAN'T BE IT.

BUT I COULDN'T SHAKE IT.

Jennifer: HE RESIGNED

FROM FALLS CREEK, TAPPED

INTO THE COUPLE'S SAVINGS,

AND RAN AS AN UNKNOWN IN

THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY.

THAT WAS 2010.

NOW HE IS THE JUNIOR

SENATOR FROM OKLAHOMA.

FOR THE LANGFORDS, IT CAME

DOWN SIMPLY TO OBEDIENCE.

EVERY PART OF WHAT HE

DOES IS TO HONOR CHRIST,

BE OBEDIENT TO HIM.

TO KNOW HIM AND MAKE HIM

KNOWN.

AND IT IS EVIDENT IN

EVERYTHING THAT HE DOES.

Jennifer: HERE IN

OKLAHOMA, FOLKS JOKE IF

YOU DON'T LIKE THE

WEATHER, JUST WAIT BECAUSE

IT IS ABOUT TO CHANGE.

BUT VOTERS HERE HAVE COME

TO LEARN THAT SENATOR

JAMES LANGFORD STICKS TO

HIS PRINCIPLE IN

WASHINGTON, EVEN WHEN

THEY'RE NOT POPULAR.

WE HAVE LOTS OF PEOPLE

WHO KNOW WE DON'T HAVE A

POLITICAL BACKGROUND, AND

THEY SAY, ARE YOU HAVING

FUN?

I NEVER UNDERSTOOD THAT

QUESTION.

THIS IS A JOB AND A TASK.

I'M NOT THERE TO BE A

CELEBRITY.

THERE IS A LOT OF WORK

THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE AND

IT IS A MESS.

Jennifer: LANGFORD IS

A POLICY MAN, WHO RELISHES

OVERSEEING FEDERAL

REGULATIONS.

WHAT SOME MIGHT FIND

OBSCURE, HE SEES AS

NATURAL.

LIKE WORDING OF FREEDOM OF

NOTION RATHER THAN FREEDOM

OF RELIGION.

HE FOUGHT TO HAVE IT

CHANGED.

THERE ARE THE TYPE OF

SYSTEMATIC PROBLEMS IN

GOVERNMENT THAT

CONSERVATIVES LOVE TO

COMPLAIN ABOUT, BUT RARELY

TACKLE.

> WHAT'S THE MOST

OUTRAGEOUS THING THAT YOU

HAVE DISCOVERED THAT THE

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS

SPENDING TAX DOLLARS ON.

BASICALLY SECURITY

SAYING THESE INDIVIDUALS

HAVE DIED.

AND WHY ISN'T THAT FILE

SHARED WITH THE I.R.S.

WE HAVE SOCIAL SECURITY

NUMBERS OUT THERE WHERE

PEOPLE HAVE DIED 10 YEARS

AGO.

PEOPLE ARE FILING TO GET

BENEFITS ON OLD NUMBERS.

THE INFORMATION NEVER GOT

TO ANOTHER PARTY.

THAT'S DUMB.

THAT'S BILLIONS OF DOLLARS

IN WASTE.

Jennifer: HE BELIEVES

THE CHURCH SHOULD DO A

BETTER JOB OF INFLUENCING

THE CULTURE, INSTEAD OF

PASSING OFF COMPLICATED

PROBLEMS TO WASHINGTON.

HE CAPITALIZES ON CHANCES

TO SHARE HIS FAITH, AND

ENCOURAGES AMERICANS TO

LIVE THEIRS.

OUR FAITH CALLS US TO

PEACE, LOVE, AND JOY.

WHEN WE EXHIBIT THE JOY OF

CHRIST, NOT BEING

DEMEANING AND HATEFUL --

WE EXHIBIT DEEP LOVE FOR

ALL PEOPLE.

EVERY PERSON IS CREATED IN

THE IMAGE OF GOD.

I CAN STRONGLY DISAGREE

WITH THEIR LIFESTYLE, BUT

TO DEEPLY ACCEPT THAT

PERSON, WITHOUT ACCEPTING

MAYBE THE LIFESTYLE CHOICE

THEY HAVE MADE.

AND TO BE ABLE TO SAY,

WHAT WOULD IT TAKE FOR ME

TO PRESENT THE GOSPEL FOR

YOU, FOR YOU TO EXPERIENCE

THE GRACE OF GOD THAT I

HAVE EXPERIENCED AS WELL.

Jennifer: AND HE AND

CINDY ARE EXPERIENCING THE

BLESSINGS OF THEIR

POLITICAL LEAP OF FAITH.

WE'VE HAD SO MANY TIMES

OF PEOPLE COMING TO KNOW

CHRIST WITH JAMES THERE,

AND HE'S BEEN A PART OF

THAT.

AND SOME OF THOSE PEOPLE

THAT YOU WATCH AND YOU

THINK, ONLY MY GOD COULD

DO THAT.

Jennifer: DESPITE THE

MANY PROBLEMS LONGFORD

SEES IN PLAIN VIEW, HE

SUGGESTS AMERICANS

SHOULDN'T LOSE HOPE.

THERE ARE A LOT OF

BELIEVERS THAT HAVE BEEN

ELECTED IN THE LAST FIVE

OR SIX YEARS.

I LOOK AT THAT AND I

THINK, GOD IS UP TO

SOMETHING.

AT THE END OF SODOM AND

GOMORRAH, GOD WAS PULLING

ALL OF THE BELIEVERS OUT.

AND HE IS STILL SENDING

PEOPLE INTO THIS PLACE.

SO WHAT HE HAS NOT WRITTEN

OFF, WE SHOULD NOT WRITE

OFF.

Jennifer: YOU KNOW

THE REALITY OF MASS

SHOOTINGS HAVE

UNFORTUNATELY BECOME

COMMON PLACE, SO WHAT IF

YOU KNEW WHAT YOUR CHANCES

ARE OF GETTING SHOT?

THE MATHEMATICS OF STAYING

ALIVE, NEXT.

Jennifer: WELCOME

BACK.

HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT

ABOUT WHAT YOU WOULD DO IN

THE CASE OF AN ACTIVE

SHOOTER?

THE U.S. HAS ALREADY SEEN

MORE THAN 130 MASS

SHOOTINGS IN 2016 ALONE.

AMBER C. STRONG SPOKE WITH

PERDU UNIVERSITY

RESEARCHERS WHO SAY ONE

MINUTE COULD MEAN THE

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIFE

AND DEATH.

SAN BERNARDINO,

NEWTOWN, CONNECTICUT,

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, PARIS,

FRANCE, CITIES THAT SEEM

TO HAVE LITTLE IN COMMON,

AND YET THEY HAVE ALL SEEN

THE TRAUMATIC AFTERMATH OF

AN ACTIVE SHOOTER.

THE U.S. IS HOME TO A

THIRD OF THE WORLD'S MASS

THE SHOOTINGS.

THAT'S MORE THAN 130 IN

2016 ALONE.

WHEN AN UNSUSPECTING

BY-STANDER COMES IN THE

RANGE OF A SHOOTER WITH

THE INTENT TO KILL, TIME

IS OF THE ESSENCE.

ABOUT 50,000 PEOPLE PASS

THROUGH NEW YORK'S TIME

SQUARE EVERY DAY.

IN A PLACE THIS CROWDED, A

SINGLE MINUTE COULD MEAN

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN

LIFE AND DEATH.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS

COMPUTER MODEL.

THE BLACK DOT REPRESENTS

THE GUNMEN.

INNOCENT PEOPLE ARE

DEPICTED IN GREEN.

IF A VICTIM IS SHOT, THEY

TURN RED.

ON AVERAGE, AN ACTIVE

GUNMAN SHOOTS ABOUT THREE

PEOPLE PER MINUTE.

THE AVERAGE POLICE

RESPONSE TIME IS 10

MINUTES.

POLICE HAVE TO ARRIVE

FASTER, OR VICTIMS NEED TO

CREATE A BARRIER BETWEEN

THEMSELVES AND THE GUNMAN.

THE OBSTACLES COULD BE

A LOCKED DOOR, A LOCKED

VESTIBULE.

WE HAVE THAT IN MANY OF

OUR SCHOOLS.

WE HAVE LOCKED DOORS.

YOU BUZZ IN THE FIRST

DOOR.

YOU HAVE A SPEAKER AND YOU

OFFER WHAT YOUR BUSINESS

IS.

AND BASED UPON YOU

ANNOUNCING YOURSELF AND

YOUR BUSINESS, YOU GET IN

THE SECOND DOOR.

Reporter: THIS

DOCTOR, FROM PERDU

UNIVERSITY, SAYS THAT

LOCKED DOOR CAN SLOW A

SHOOTER BY TWO OR THREE

MINUTES.

AND HE OFFERS OTHER WAYS

TO STOP THE GUNMAN.

THE DATA SUGGESTS,

SINCE THE YEAR 2000 THAT

THE F.B.I. PUBLISHED, AS

SOON AS THESE ACTIVE

SHOOTERS ARE CONFRONTED,

THEY CEASE THEIR ACTIVITY.

THEY EITHER CEASE BECAUSE

THEY'RE ENGAGED BY THE

POLICE OR THE FRIENDLY

SHOOTER.

THEY SURRENDER.

OR THEY KILL THEMSELVES.

Reporter: SO BACK TO

TIMES SQUARE, WE RECALL A

REAL LIFE SCENARIO, LIKE

WHAT HAPPENED IN PARIS,

MANY OF THE ACTS WERE

OUTDOORS.

WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOUR

CAUGHT IN A CROWDED PLACE

OUTSIDE.

HE SAYS THE BEST WAY TO

SURVIVE IS TO GET MOVING

AND FAST.

THE FASTER YOU MOVE,

THE LONGER YOU MOVE, THE

HARDER A TARGET YOU'RE

GOING TO BE TO HIT.

THE FURTHER AWAY YOU ARE,

MAKING YOU BASICALLY A

MORE ELUSIVE GUNMAN.

Reporter: THAT'S

BECAUSE MOST GUNMAN AREN'T

TRAINED TO HIT AN ACTIVE

TARGET.

THEY HOPE BY STUDYING THE

NUMBERS, THEY CAN FIGURE

OUT WAYS TO REDUCE

CASUALTIES WHEN AND IF THE

NEXT GUNMAN STRIKES.

AMBER C. STRONG, CBN NEWS,

REPORTING IN NEW YORK

CITY.

Jennifer: THANKS,

AMBER.

FASCINATING STUFF.

> COMING UP NEXT,

REVENGE OF THE POKEMON.

THE POPULAR GAME HAS

CREATED SOME SURPRISING

ENEMIES.

WE'LL EXPLAIN, NEXT.

JENNIFER: WELCOME BACK.

THIS IS THE PART OF THE

THOUGH WHEN DAVID BRODY

USUALLY PAYS HOMAGE TO HIS

JEWISH ROOTS.

BUT SINCE I'M A SOUTHERN

GIRL, HERE IS THE "BLESS

YOUR HEART MOMENT OF THE

WEEK."

THE CHURCH LADY RECENTLY

EXPLAINED THE GLOBAL

SENSATION OF POKEMON GO.

PEOPLE ARE LITERALLY

RUNNING INTO EACH OTHER

TRYING TO CATCH THIS

VIRTUAL CREATURE.

THE POKEMEN OF SWITZERLAND

ARE TIRED OF GETTING

CAUGHT.

THE VIDEO, NOT

SURPRISINGLY, WENT VIRAL.

CONGRATS TO THEM AND TO

ALL OF YOU POKEMON LAYERS

OUT THERE, BLESS YOUR

HEART.

THAT'S IT FOR US, Y'ALL.

I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU

ON Facebook, TWITTER, OR

INSTAGRAM.

UNTIL NEXT TIME, GOD

BLESS.

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