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Man Who Brought Gun To Thornton Theater Won’t Be Charged(CO)
cbslocal.com ^ | 4 September,2012 | NA

Posted on 09/05/2012 5:00:31 AM PDT by marktwain

THORNTON, Colo. (CBS4) – Charges will not be filed against a man who brought a gun into a movie theater in Thornton.

James Mapes was arrested at the Cinebarre Theater one week after the theater shootings in Aurora.

The Adams County district attorney determined Mapes has a concealed carry permit and did not make any threatening moves with the weapon. The district attorney says Mapes did not violate any laws.

Mapes told CBS4 he’s happy to hear the news and knew he was innocent all along.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: banglist; co; opencarry; theater
Now, will the city settle out of court?
1 posted on 09/05/2012 5:00:36 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Did not violate any laws.
Did not make any threatening gestures.

So, why was he arrested?


2 posted on 09/05/2012 5:03:57 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: marktwain

I’m curious how anyone knew that the guy had a concealed gun..........I’m armed most everywhere I go, but no one knows I am.

I’m sure a lot of freepers are..........


3 posted on 09/05/2012 5:06:35 AM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: marktwain
The district attorney says Mapes did not violate any laws.

What???

Well, he otta' get no less than 25 years for THAT!!

4 posted on 09/05/2012 5:15:14 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: SJSAMPLE

Hoplophobia


5 posted on 09/05/2012 5:15:34 AM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: basil; marktwain

—dredging through my memory and what the Denver Post still has online, I think he was open carrying —which is okay —and has a concealed carry permit also—


6 posted on 09/05/2012 5:17:26 AM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: SJSAMPLE

Well, it took the police a few weeks to figure those things out.


7 posted on 09/05/2012 5:17:40 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: basil
I’m curious how anyone knew that the guy had a concealed gun..........

I've spent time in hospitals, at airports, most any place normally gone to and haven't had issue.

Good point Basil.

8 posted on 09/05/2012 5:19:09 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: basil

I remember reading that a theater manager noticed the gun and then went and told the police. I don’t know how he noticed it though. maybe it was open and in plain sight or maybe it was printed, maybe his shirt lifted up. These things happen. Maybe he needs to get a smaller gun or a larger shirt.


9 posted on 09/05/2012 5:22:32 AM PDT by RC one
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To: marktwain

Whew! That was close!~sarc... What next?

Man that walked down street will not be charged?
Woman who started car will not be charged?
Boy who walked to school will not be charged?

Same damn thing!


10 posted on 09/05/2012 5:45:10 AM PDT by albie
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To: SJSAMPLE

(Did not violate any laws.
Did not make any threatening gestures.
So, why was he arrested?)

Because the Police are clueless to the laws they are supposed to enforce and or for intimidation purpose.


11 posted on 09/05/2012 6:18:12 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: RC one
Its called harassment....
12 posted on 09/05/2012 6:20:33 AM PDT by Youngman542012
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To: basil

“I’m armed most everywhere I go, but no one knows I am. I’m sure a lot of freepers are..........”

After the Aurora incident, I will not go into a theater w/o my piece (CCW), posted or not.


13 posted on 09/05/2012 6:37:17 AM PDT by panaxanax (Voting 'Third Party' will ensure a Communist-Marxist-Socialist dominated Supreme Court!)
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To: basil
I’m sure a lot of freepers are..........

The Moto GP was in Indy a few weeks ago. During the festivities over the weekend, part of downtown is restricted to motorcycles and pedestrians only. There are a LOT of people and more motorcycles than I've ever seen (never been to the big events though). Anyway....

With all the rough looking bikers you'd think there might be trouble. But I noticed something and pointed it out to the folks I was with. I saw at least 4 people open carrying downtown. I'm sure of the thousands that were there, there were likely hundreds of CCW folks in close proximity (me included).

The whole weekend, not one shooting downtown, no arrests for violence, nothing.

14 posted on 09/05/2012 6:38:53 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: marktwain

Good. Now give him his guns back.


15 posted on 09/05/2012 6:41:53 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: basil
..........I’m armed most everywhere I go, but no one knows I am.

Yep. Lots of freepers are.

16 posted on 09/05/2012 6:46:35 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: rellimpank

He had it about half-concealed in a huge nylon holster sticking off his belt like a WW2 walkie-talkie. Zero discretion.


17 posted on 09/05/2012 6:47:54 AM PDT by Rocky Mountain High
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To: rellimpank
Open carry is a touchy thing, my CCW instructor told my class even if it's legal and the carrier has all required documentation, it seems to alarm some folks.
18 posted on 09/05/2012 6:52:28 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: marktwain

How long will it take to get his gun back?


19 posted on 09/05/2012 7:00:02 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: marktwain

The Moscow theater hostage crisis, also known as the 2002 Nord-Ost siege, was the seizure of the crowded Dubrovka Theater on 23 October 2002 by some 40 to 50 armed Chechens who claimed allegiance to the Islamist militant separatist movement in Chechnya. ...

from the Wiki entry on the incident.

I have long thought that when an Islamist wanted to commit jihad in the US, it would be in a crowd like at theater. It is clar that Islamists aren’t the only ones who think a theater is the perfect place for mahem.


20 posted on 09/05/2012 7:26:04 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: marktwain

He should sue for false arrest.


21 posted on 09/05/2012 8:09:18 AM PDT by nonsporting
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