Instead of debating whether the US needs to reassess its gun control laws in the wake of a series of mass shootings, Fox News has been spending time this week teaching school children how to fight and disarm someone intent on murder instead.

Which, as Gawker points out, is, er, exactly what the Department of Homeland Security recommends you do not do when someone is roaming around with a firearm (you should either run away or hide).

Host Elizabeth Hasselbeck starts by asking martial arts instructor Tony Morrison if "we need to be having this conversation".

To which he replies that we cannot keep our children sheltered and we must urge them to be vigilant.

From which point a short conversation ensues about the "active shooter" drills (!!!) the children go through at their schools.

Following that Morrison and his assistant Sepi Melamed demonstrate exactly how a child should try to approach an attacker if they come into their school with a gun (or, in this case, a martial arts teacher with a stapler).

After that display, Hasselbeck continues:

Let me ask you this. You just turned and then used some moves on him. Do you keep running once you do that or do you actually turn and like fight, kick and get this guy down?

Morrison explains:

Well, once you've engaged the gunman, you just have to take him out. You're not actually going to try and get away and you're going to make sure you've done some damage to him.

That's right, for four of the most 'Murican minutes of television you are ever likely to watch, see below:

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