Beefing up security at the cost of moviegoers, huh?So what happens when
another shooting happens at a Mall or a University? Are we going to require
TSA-style strip searches at all of those entrances as well?There is
a better way...
Sad for those in Colorado. Theaters should offer free tickets to one
or more Conceal Carry Holders per showing, so honest, law-abiding CCW holders
could step-up and neutralize such situations in the future.
"I don't think they could have prevented this," he said.
"It's just a random act of violence."Really? How about
putting alarms on theater exit doors that sound an alarm when someone uses that
door? It is reported that the shooter bought a ticket and went out an exit door
(no alarm sounded), propped the door open, then went to his car and returned
with his weapons and ammo through that propped open door and began shooting
people. Sounds like a big lawsuit against the Theater coming to me. And I will
not patronize a theater that has "free access" exit doors anymore.
We don't need to look at or blame the cinema. It's just the setting.
We need to consider what would make a person willing and able to walk into a
crowd and start shooting them.
RE: DutchmanAny kind of security you can think up,some
else think of way to defeat it.Alarms on any alarm door can be
easily defeated by just disconnecting the wire at top of the door.A
knee-jerk reaction to a traumatic and rare event serves no one, just look at the
loss of freedom because of knee-jerk reactions to 9/11.True freedom
come from eternal vigilance, personal responsibility, and teaching true right
and wrong and true morality, and not the leftest liberal teaching of
mushy grey morals and views of right and wrong, and more government control and
taking freedom away from all because of one bad actor.
FYI-side exit doors in theaters alarmed so employees can keep people for opening
the doors to let friends sneak in. Apparently this theater employees must have
an employee entitlement rule where they won't investigate friends giving
friends a free movie pass so the alarm is ignored.What do you tell
children? It is part of the risk of being an american with rights and freedoms
that are inherent with a nation of free people with rights to protect and react
to personal threats. Life and freedom are companion risk that all americans know
and accept. This is why they say freedom isn't free because it can cost
lives as well as other risks to keep government out of your life. To keep
government from controlling your lives we put our lives at risk even from other
craaies. No one broke the law until the shooting started and then
its up to ones own abilities to act according to the thereat or attack. Theses
events are so seldom and rare I don't see that theaters, schools, etc, need
to increase security, just make sure the employees are americans and trust
worthy with integrity and values.
National Guard Troops stationed at every theater yep that's what we need.
Can't stop crazies no matter what you try. It's ridiculous to think we
can prevent every tragic event that can occur.
Just like placing concrete barriers around buildings after 9/11. Or an increase
of law enforcement at Trolley Square. I will stay home and watch DVD movies.
(More people are killed in domestic violence in their homes.)
O K Corral, here we come.Soon young people will be saving their $ for a
gun instead of the latest electric gadget. It will be really "cool" to
get to the age when they can pack that gun everywhere they go. They will always
be ready at any event they attend. Should they feel threatened, bullets,
unfortunately may ricochet off of walls, etc., and hurt many innocent
bystanders, but at least one bullet should hit the crazy nut who initiated the
violence. Right? The gun manufacturers will find it difficult to keep up
with the demand for a "small, but deadly weapon". Everyone will have to
purchase a bullet proof vest and bullet proof headgear for everyday wear.This week, the questionable Mr. Zimmerman, tried to break into the News talk
tour. Zimmerman stated, " It was God's will that I shoot and kill
Treyvon Martin".... Not a society I wish to live in.Wonder how
we the people, and the next President will deal with this.
There will be a thorough investigation of this sad sad event and here's
what they will find:Emergency exits never monitored by the theaters
own security people and doors were not armed with alarms or the alarms were
turned off.Emails and reports written by security consultants hired
by the theater owners advising the owners to arm the exit doors with alarms or
monitor the existing alarms to make sure they are operational.Legal
concealed weapon permit holders were required by the theater owner by policy to
leave their guns in their cars in the theater parking lot and not carry the
concealed weapon on their person into the theater. By this policy, if proven
true, the theater owner disarmed the very people who had a right to defend
themselves and others from a mad gun man. Remember, it was an off duty cop with
a gun that brought down the mad gun man at Trolley Square.The civil
lawyers are going to have a field day with this horrible event. The theater
owners better get their check books out.