Skip to comments.Lesson of Colorado: Ignore Victim Disarmament Zones and pack concealed anyway.
Posted on 07/21/2012 8:51:43 AM PDT by marktwain
You know, my daughters go to the movies. What if Malia and Sasha had been at the theater, as so many of our kids do every day? -- Barack Obama reacting to the "Colorado Movie Massacre."
I'll tell you what would have happened -- the Secret Service protective detail would have put several bullets through the facepiece of the moke's gas mask -- end of story. The hypocrisy of these Mandarins, who live in bodyguard envelopes whenever they venture out of their designated Green Zones, knows no bounds. One of my daughters went to another midnight showing of the same movie here in Birmingham last night. She went with her boyfriend who was packing his permitted FEG Browning Hi-Power clone, despite the fact that the theater has a "no guns" policy.
Virginia Citizens Defense League lists Cinemark Theaters (which also owns Tinseltown, Cinearts, and Century Theatres) as being victim disarmament zones upon orders of the management. If so, it was only a matter of time before something like this happened.
Of course, as I lay on the couch upstairs this morning trying to control my nausea, I watched the predictable blood dancers of the victim disarmament crowd (Bloomberg, the Brady Bunch, et. al.) who made it more difficult to hold down my breakfast (a struggle I ultimately lost).
To me, the lesson of last night is to ignore Victim Disarmament Zones and pack concealed anyway. Only you are responsible for your safety, not some risk-averse corporate drone a thousand miles away.
We will find out in time what motivated this evil prick, but the essential lesson is that only the ARMED intended victims of a mass shooting can interrupt them in time to make a difference. The same goes for government-sponsored genocides.
What is interesting is the “fight or flight” response of the masses today. Had 20 rushed him it would have been over but it sounds like everyone ran.
That will work until we have to pass thru a metal detector just to get into the movies.
The libs cannot comprehend that law enforcement is only effective after a crime has been committed. If you find yourself in the middle of a crime you can only rely on me, myself and I.
It was dark, he was wearing black and a ballistic vest, CS gas makes you cry, and people were running in a panic.
I've trained in tactical situations, and I would not be very confident in bringing the perp down.
These mass shootings are all done by mentally imbalanced people, but all of them are sane enough to commit their deeds in no-gun zones.
But I would have given my life trying to protect the others...
I hear you. However, if it was clear that more people were going to get shot, including myself, it would be worth the extra risk to bring him down. Aim for what is not protected.
>>I’ve trained in tactical situations, and I would not be very confident in bringing the perp down.
What’s your confidence level for bringing him down if you are not armed? Most people aren’t saying that a guy with a Kel-Tec or J-frame should go charging up to a guy with an assault rifle. But, when you find yourself cornered by the press of the crowd on one side and the armed nutjob on the other, that little pocket gun is at least a chance to survive.
And think of the lawsuits against you if one of your shots hit someone.
What was amazing to me is that nobody tried to jump him. They were so close. Just one person jump on him, and others would follow.
We need a "Let's Roll!" attitude in facing evil.
I defer to your training in that assessment and take it at face value as accurate. But the difference between being armed and being unarmed is the difference between difficult and near impossible.
Sharp claws are better than soft paws, knives are bettrer than knuckles, and a pistol is better than either.
Don't know how it would turn out with one, but you do know how it turns out without one.
ps, body armor is nice, but still hurts like hell and sets one back to catch a fat round center of mass.
That would not had affected this situation. The theater did not secure the exit doors by either passive or active monitoring of their use. Security measures exist to monitor or alarm these doors as well as the software to indicate an out of normal opening or closing of these doors. As far as the taping over the strike, additional measures such as magnetic latches would also have prevented this from happening. The theater owners are in deep legal trouble on this.
I believer the applicable words are “Close with and destroy the enemy” and maybe “If you’re going to go down, take them down with you”.
Of course I’m writing that as an overage, armchair Rambo sitting at a computer.
Could I have actually done it or tried it? I don’t know since I’ve never been in the situation. I hope I’ll never have to find out.
(Yeah...that'll do it...place more weapons of destruction @ his ready disposal /sarc)
While I hate placing the primary focus/"blame" on anybody other than the terrorists, the theater didn't even need to place security people directly @ the doors -- until an alarm would signal that a door's been propped open for "x" amount of time. I mean such an alarm makes financial sense alone (freeloaders getting in)
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