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HOUSTON A local security expert says killings like the one in Colorado are more about a desire for infamy than anything else.

Former FBI agent Chuck Joyner says gunmen are often unwilling to negotiate and that their mission is simply to kill as many people as possible.

We now recognize in this situation, they want nothing from us other than to make an impact and to create terror. So now the thinking, the philosophy is, that you must act, you must respond as quickly as possible to stop the threat, he said.

In situations like what was seen overnight in Aurora Joyner says it s critical to have an exit strategy. Even if your surroundings appear safe, he says knowing the quickest way out can save your life.

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