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  • TSA At The Movies: Theater Chain Looks To Bring Security Theater To The Movie Theater

    08/23/2015 12:59:30 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    Tech Dirt ^ | 08/21/15 | Tim Crushing
    from the more-hassle,-same-safety dept Thanks to a string of theater-related tragedies, going to the theater is about to become as enjoyable as going to the airport. Following two recent deadly incidents at movie theatres in the US, the Regal Entertainment Group – the nation’s largest movie theater chain – this week added a bag and purse check policy as a security measure in some of the 569 theaters it operates. “Security issues have become a daily part of our lives in America. Regal Entertainment Group wants our customers and staff to feel comfortable and safe when visiting or working in...
  • Life for James Holmes: Swift verdict from Aurora theater shooting jury

    08/07/2015 4:23:38 PM PDT · by TomGuy · 117 replies
    FOX31 Denver ^ | August 7, 2015
    CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- It took almost three years for the case to reach trial. That trial played out over the course of three months. The jury needed just 6.5 hours to render a verdict. James Holmes has been sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.
  • Active shooter reported at Antioch theater (Nashville, TN area) (update: shooter is dead)

    08/05/2015 11:51:50 AM PDT · by OrangeDaisy · 161 replies
    wsmv.com ^ | 8/5/2015 | Chuck Morris
    Posted: Aug 05, 2015 1:36 PM CST Updated: Aug 05, 2015 1:46 PM CST Posted by Chuck Morris Connect NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Police are responding to a call of an active shooter at the Carmike 8 Cinemas on Bell Road in Antioch. The incident occurred just after 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday. Dispatch confirmed three EMS units have been sent to the scene. Witnesses at a nearby business reported one person covered with blood. Check back to WSMV.com and Channel 4 News for updates.
  • FIGURES. Lafayette Shooter Was Obama Supporter: “I Was For His Re-Election, I Liked His Spending”

    07/24/2015 7:42:44 PM PDT · by South40 · 145 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 24 JUL 2015 | Jim Hoft
    The gunman who opened fire inside a packed movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, Thursday night, was 59-year-old John Russell Houser, police said at a news conference today. ((snip)) Houser also supported Barack Obama. He wrote this in his Manifesto (why do mass murderers always seem to have a rambling manifesto?) I accepted this it came to me that the president is doing exactly what Tim McVeigh did,only the president is much more effective.The way I see it,the faster he wrecks this nation, which in no way resembles what it’s founders envisioned,the faster working people with morals may re-assume command.ie I...
  • Two Killed, Eight Injured in Louisiana Theater Shooting

    07/23/2015 6:55:18 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 169 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | July 23, 2015 | M. Alex Johnson and Erin Calabrese
    Two people were killed and at least six others were injured in a shooting Thursday night at a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, authorities told NBC News.
  • Theater Shooting Lafayette LA

    07/23/2015 6:37:19 PM PDT · by Joe 6-pack · 48 replies
    KPEL 96.5 ^ | 7/23/15 | N/A
    Theater shooting here in Lafayette, LA tonight. Three confirmed dead so far.
  • Theater Shooter Found Guilty of First Degree Murder

    07/16/2015 3:43:21 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 28 replies
    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4)– Gunman James Holmes was found guilty in the Aurora theater shooting that left 12 people dead and dozens more injured, putting the death penalty option at the center of the courtroom. The jury began delivering their verdict at 4:15 p.m. Thursday. Holmes was found guilty in the following 24 counts for first-degree murder and first-degree murder extreme indifference in the deaths of Jonathan Blunk, Alexander J. Boik, Jesse Childress, Gordon Cowden, John Larimer, Jessica Ghawi, Matthew McQuinn, Micayla Medek, Veronica Moser-Sullivan, Alex Sullivan, Alexander Teves, Rebecca Wingo.
  • Woman attacked after 'shushing' teens at movie theater

    04/08/2015 5:52:28 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 41 replies
    WPXI ^ | April 8, 2015
    STROUDSBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania woman said she was attacked, after urging a group of teens to be quiet during a movie. Cindy Santamaria-Williams, of Stroudsburg, said the three girls were loud and cursing, so she “shushed” them. After the movie, the girls were waiting for her outside with five other teens. Santamaria-Williams suffered a broken eye socket and bruises during the attack. "They immediately jumped on me and knocked me to the ground, punched me in the face," she said. She said she hopes someone will come forward to help police catch the young suspects. “They were in my...
  • Gene Saks, Tony-Winning Director of Neil Simon Hits, Dies at 93

    03/29/2015 8:18:23 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 29, 2015 | Bruce Weber
    Gene Saks, an actor who switched to stage and film directing in midcareer, winning three Tony Awards and becoming the leading interpreter of the plays of Neil Simon, died on Saturday at his home in East Hampton, N.Y. He was 93.
  • The History of Motion Pictures...1940

    02/16/2015 8:02:18 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 16 replies
    pictureshowman ^ | 2004-2015 | The Picture Show Man
    Year 1940 In the United States there are 17,500 movie theaters in operation, one for every 8,000 people. Out of a total U.S. population of 130 million, it is estimated that 55–60 million Americans go to the movies every week.
  • Woman Showcased by Obama in SOTU is a Former Democratic Campaign Staffer

    01/21/2015 10:00:44 AM PST · by tje · 35 replies
    The Beacon ^ | January 21, 2015 12:07 pm | Brent Scher
    The woman whose story of economic recovery was showcased by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union address is a former Democratic campaign staffer and has been used by Obama for political events in the past. Rebekah Erler has been presented by the White House as a woman who was discovered by the president after she wrote to him last March about her economic hardships. She was showcased in the speech as proof that middle class Americans are coming forward to say that Obama’s policies are working. Unmentioned in the White House bio of Erler is that she...
  • Theater cancels Planned Parenthood abortion celebration

    01/20/2015 6:22:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | January 18, 2015 | saynsumthn
    In celebration of the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Kansas and Missouri was planning to have cocktails, appetizers and a screening of the film, Obvious Child, at Standees Prairie Village. STANDEES is a neighborhood dining and entertainment theater in Kansas. The event was scheduled for January 21, 2015 – that was until, Standees rescinded the invitation to host the abortion celebration. The announcement from Planned Parenthood about the cancellation read,”We regret to inform you that, on very short notice, Standees has informed PPKM that they have rescinded their commitment to host our film event on...
  • ´Part of this job is also the theater of it... it doesn´t come naturally to me´: Obama admits

    09/07/2014 12:43:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/7/14 | Staff
    US President Barack Obama admitted he should have expected to be criticized for hitting the links on the same day that he addressed the beheading of American journalist James Foley and spoke with his family. ´Part of this job is also the theater of it,´ he told NBC News´ Chuck Todd. ´Well, it´s not something that always comes naturally to me. But it matters. And I´m mindful of that.´ He added: ´I should have anticipated the optics´ of playing golf. Obama, who was on vacation at the time of Foley´s murder, was heavily criticized for heading to the golf course
  • In Audiences on Broadway, Fewer Guys Among the Dolls

    04/01/2014 10:43:56 AM PDT · by Borges · 39 replies
    NYT ^ | 3/29/2014 | PATRICK HEALY
    More men are steering clear of Broadway, and not even this spring’s ultimate bro show — “Rocky,” the new musical about the beloved boxing underdog — has found a way to fill seats with them. While men have been hanging back for years, their current scarcity, at a time when overall Broadway attendance is down, is particularly stark. Only 32 percent of audience members last year were men, or 3.7 million, compared with 42 percent (or 4.2 million) in 1980. This season is not providing any relief. Yankees fans skipped the baseball-themed “Bronx Bombers,” which flopped fast. John Grisham guys...
  • Martin Gottfried, Theater Critic and Author, Dies at 80

    03/08/2014 7:57:23 PM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 7, 2014 | Daniel E. Slotnik
    Martin Gottfried, a drama critic and the author of several biographies of entertainers and playwrights as well as two influential studies of the Broadway musical, died on Thursday in Manhattan. He was 80.
  • Hearing in Florida movie theater shooting to focus on video

    02/04/2014 6:24:59 AM PST · by NautiNurse · 90 replies
    Tampa Tribune TBO,com ^ | February 3-4, 2014 | Eddie Daniels
    WESLEY CHAPEL — A court hearing will be held Tuesday on a motion by the Pasco County State Attorney’s Office seeking guidance on the release of the surveillance video that shows the January shooting death of Chad Oulson. [snip] The motion seeks clarification on three items. First: Should the video be released to the defense attorneys and, if so, should it be a copy or viewed under the supervision of the state. [snip] The video depicts the shooting of Oulson and “related acts” before and after the shooting, the motion says. [snip] The motion will be heard at 11 a.m....
  • The Grammys: Theater of Antichrist

    02/01/2014 7:56:45 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 31 replies
    La Salette JOurney ^ | February 1, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    In his excellent and prophetic book Trousered Apes, Professor Duncan Williams documented extensively the banishment of God from society in the West and said that as a result, "the Western world and its culture is saturated with violence and animalism....We are teaching savagery and are naively appalled at the success of our instruction." Professor Williams continues, "What shocks an audience today will be acceptable tomorrow and thus the contemporary dramatist [or reality show producer, my note] is constantly impelled to seek further excesses to gratify a warped taste which he has himself implanted in the public mind....The whole modern cult...
  • Widow tells ‘GMA’: Put theater shooter in prison for life

    01/23/2014 8:42:56 AM PST · by 4Runner · 280 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | January 23, 2014 | Rick Mayer
    Nicole Oulson told a national television audience today that she wants Curtis Reeves, the man accused of killing her husband in a Wesley Chapel movie theater, to spend the rest of his life in prison. “He brought an unfair life sentence to me to have to raise my daughter alone, to have to live without the love of my life, for my daughter to grow up without her daddy by her side for graduation and marriage,” Oulson said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “It was so unnecessary, it was for no reason. So I want him behind bars and to...
  • Some of what people are saying about the case of Curtis Reeves Jr. (truncated title-barf alert)

    01/17/2014 12:14:22 PM PST · by Anton.Rutter · 10 replies
    tampabay.com ^ | Jan. 17, 2014 | Michael Kruse
    The Times' Dan Ruth: ... when it comes to guns and Florida, the official state symbol should be an NRA campaign check. The Times' Sue Carlton: Where isn't there a gun anymore? Not far away, the University of South Florida was recently forced to let students keep guns in their cars because of an appeals court ruling. We are gun-mad, with no plans to change. Creative Loafing's Mitch Perry: At this point if we were doing talk radio we'd hear from a Second Amendment enthusiast saying that in fact, more guns should be allowed, so that ... what? Nicole Oulson...
  • Florida theatre killing proves guys with guns are primed to shoot

    01/17/2014 6:10:16 AM PST · by Anton.Rutter · 267 replies
    latimes.com ^ | Jan. 15, 2014 | David Horsey
    Guns don’t kill people, popcorn kills people. Or maybe it’s texting. Or just being in the wrong place at the wrong time with some fool who thinks he needs to take a gun to the movies.
  • Couple shot, man killed at Grove 16 movie theater in Wesley Chapel, FL

    01/13/2014 12:19:26 PM PST · by NautiNurse · 66 replies
    BayNews9 ^ | January 13, 2014 | Staff Report
    Wesley Chapel, Florida--A couple was shot and the man was killed Monday afternoon at the Grove 16 movie theaters in Wesley Chapel, authorities said. According to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, the victims were got into an argument with another couple who were sitting in front of them. An altercation ensued, and the the male suspect shot the couple, authorities said.Both victims were being transported to a Tampa-area hospital, but the male victim died. The female victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said..Another patron inside the theater was able to detain the suspect until deputies arrived, and he was taken into...
  • London Theater Balcony Believed to Have Collapsed

    12/19/2013 1:11:21 PM PST · by MWestMom · 34 replies
    Time World ^ | 12/19/13 | AP
    Broke on Fox News within the last hour. The Apollo theater was showing a family show “The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime.” Injuries have been reported.
  • London theatre collapse: scores injured at Apollo in West End

    12/19/2013 2:44:39 PM PST · by sushiman · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12/19/13 | Conal Urquhart
    Seven people seriously hurt after part of Shaftesbury Avenue theatre collapsed during The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time .
  • Peeing in Theater Leads to SWAT Team Response

    09/22/2013 5:05:27 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 71 replies
    Neatorama.com ^ | 22SEP2013 | Miss Cellania
    An incident at the Bridgeport Village Regal Cinema in Portland, Oregon, involving multiple law enforcement agencies, turned out to be a comedy of errors. During the movie, "Prisoners," an elderly man stood up and urinated. It is believed he may have been drinking. The urine fell on a teenager sitting in the row in front of him. This upset a nearby woman who started yelling "Gun!" over and over. Theater patrons began running for the exits, and someone called 911, which led to "a massive response from multiple agencies." 'Investigators tell FOX 12 they quickly figured out what happened after...
  • Milo O’Shea, an Actor of the Stage and Screen, Dies at 86

    04/04/2013 11:33:44 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 3, 2013 | Douglas Martin
    Milo O’Shea, an Irish character actor — recognizable by his black bushy eyebrows, tumble of white hair and impish smile — whose films included “Ulysses,” “Barbarella” and “The Verdict,” died on Tuesday in Manhattan. He was 86.
  • "Book of Mormon" already breaks record in London

    03/24/2013 1:21:35 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 85 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 22, 2013
    <p>NEW YORK The seemingly unstoppable hit "The Book of Mormon" has broken another record — this time on the other side of the Atlantic.</p> <p>The quirky, profane musical opened Thursday night to some critical bashing, but the next day earned the highest one-day gross in London theater history.</p>
  • Alleged Colorado Theater Shooter Could Face Medicated Interviews

    03/11/2013 6:33:57 PM PDT · by oxcart · 18 replies
    NPR ^ | March 11, 2013 | Eyder Peralta
    "Judge William Blair Sylvester issued an order Monday with a list of questions and information he will give Holmes if Holmes enters that plea. ... "The defense asked Judge Sylvester to tell Holmes in court the consequences of an insanity plea and the judge agreed last week. "That list includes that Holmes could face a narcoanalytic interview using drugs that are medically appropriate." According to the local CBS station, a "narcoanalytic interview" is conducted using a "truth serum," usually sodium amytal and pentothol that lowers inhibitions and is thought to lead to a more truthful exchange.
  • IT'S OFFICIAL: HOUSE PASSES FISCAL CLIFF BILL

    01/01/2013 8:07:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 239 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/01/2013 | Joe Weisenthal and Grace Wyler
    After a long day of fiscal cliff chaos, the House will finally hold a vote tonight on the fiscal cliff bill passed by the Senate early Tuesday. The decision to hold an up-down vote virtually guarantees passage of the bill, which would extend the Bush tax hikes for households earning under $450,000. that the bill will pass. For most of the day, House Republicans have said that they could not support the bill without spending cuts, but by Tuesday night it was clear that GOP leaders could not come up with the votes to pass an amendment to add those...
  • Off-duty policewoman thwarts San Antonio cinema gunman

    12/30/2012 4:18:46 PM PST · by maine-iac7 · 19 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | 17 Dec 2012 | Brett Wilkins
    A quick-thinking off-duty Texas policewoman shot and wounded a rampaging gunman who had entered a San Antonio restaurant and movie theatre with his gun blazing. breakMovie-goers responded with shock and panic as gunfire erupted in the theater. "We though we were going to die," patron Tara Grace, who was purchasing a drink from the concession stand and locked herself in a bathroom stall with five other terrified patrons, told the Express-News.
  • Charges dropped against lawyer who brought gun to theater(CT)

    12/03/2012 2:48:07 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    ctpost.com ^ | 3 December, 2012 | Staff
    NEW HAVEN -- State prosecutors have dismissed charges against a prominent New Haven lawyer who was arrested in August after bringing a handgun to a city movie theater showing the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises." Sung-Ho Hwang, 46, an immigration attorney and president of the New Haven County Bar Association, was charged with breach of peace and interfering with police after officers said they found a loaded handgun in his waistband. The arrest came not long after a gunman opened fire during a screening of the same film in Aurora, Colo., in July, killing 12 moviegoers and wounding 58....
  • Did Colorado shooter single out Cinemark theater because it banned guns?

    09/11/2012 7:01:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 10 September, 2012 | John Lott
    With 12 dead and 58 wounded, the July 20th shooting at the Cinemark Century 16 Theater in Aurora, Colorado was sure to result in a lawsuit. On Friday, the first suit was announced, claiming Cinemark has “primary responsibility.” The theater did have responsibility for the attack, but not for the reasons that the lawyers bringing the case think. The lawyer bringing the suit, Attorney Marc Bern, with the New York city law firm of Napoli, Bern, Ripka and Scholonik, suggested the theater should have had security guards the night of the attack. Yet, checking bags or metal detectors at the...
  • Man Who Brought Gun To Thornton Theater Won’t Be Charged(CO)

    09/05/2012 5:00:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | 4 September,2012 | NA
    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.
  • Open Carry in Harkins Theater, August 29, 2012

    08/29/2012 6:01:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    opencarry.org ^ | 29 August, 2012 | Dean Weingarten
    Today I open carried my Glock 17 into the Harkins Theater in Yuma Arizona to watch the 1:40 pm showing of 2016. Nothing remarkable happened. Arizona is a constitutional carry state, and you do not need a permit for open or concealed carry. However, when the temperature is 104 in the shade, and there is little shade to be had, open carry is quite a bit more comfortable than concealed carry. I did not see any signs banning guns. I regularly carry openly with the primary purpose of exercising my Constitutional rights, and the secondary purpose of defense of self...
  • Police Charge New Haven Man Who Took Handgun to 'Dark Knight' Showing (New Haven, CT)

    08/08/2012 6:35:45 AM PDT · by Celerity · 30 replies
    WPIX / Hartford Courant ^ | 8/8/2012 | Staff Report
    Staff report The Hartford Courant 8:09 a.m. EDT, August 8, 2012 NEW HAVEN— Police rushed to a Temple Street movie theater shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday after receiving calls of an armed man in the theater. The first arriving officers searched the Criterion - Bow Tie Cinemas at 86 Temple St., where patrons said they'd seen the man with a gun in a holster. They first searched a theater where "The Watch" was being shown, then found him in a neighboring theater where the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises" had not yet begun. Officers went into the theater, ordered...
  • Man With Gun At Theater Wants Apology From Police(CO)

    08/04/2012 6:49:23 PM PDT · by marktwain · 42 replies
    thedenverchannel.com ^ | 3 August, 2012 | Lance Hernandez
    DENVER -- What was supposed to be a regular night at the movies ended up being anything but for James Mapes on Sunday. The Northglenn man was arrested in the middle of a movie at the Cinebarre Theater in Thornton after someone called police to report that a man had gone into the theater with a gun. Mapes told 7NEWS that he’s worn his sidearm into the same theater several times. “Never had a problem,” he said. That changed on Sunday. “The movie stopped and the lights came on,” Mapes said. “Someone said, ‘I just got a call from my...
  • 3 people carry guns into movie theater in Putnam County(TN open carry)

    08/01/2012 4:34:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    wsmv.com ^ | 28 July, 2012 | Micca Terrell
    COOKEVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Despite a sign prohibiting weapons, police said three people had brought guns into a movie theater Friday night where the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises" was showing. According to the Herald Citizen, all of the gun carriers had permits. Police said the movie was stopped briefly and officers entered the Carmike Highland Cinemas on South Jefferson Avenue around 9 p.m. According to investigators, a theater employee called police after seeing a man with a holstered pistol walk into the theater. Police found the gun carriers after making an announcement in the theater. The officers explained...
  • Movie theaters review gun policies after Colorado shootings

    07/31/2012 4:42:54 AM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 33 replies
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 31JUL12 | John Beifuss
    A screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Cookeville., Tenn., was halted on Thursday after a theater worker reported seeing a moviegoer with a gun. According to the Cookeville Herald-Citizen, a police officer who arrived at the auditorium discovered three men with handguns. The men didn't think they had done anything wrong: Each was one of the state's 344,000 handgun carry permit holders. They were told to put their guns in their vehicles, in accordance with theater policy, and then the movie resumed. The story didn't make national headlines, unlike the July 20 "movie massacre" in Aurora, Col., that left...
  • Gun owner says pistol at Hanover theater not a message(open carry)

    07/28/2012 6:31:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    eveningsun.com ^ | 26 July, 2012 | STEPHANIE WEAVER
    The man who attracted local attention when he carried a pistol into a Hanover theater Monday night said his actions had nothing to do with the gunman in Colorado three days before that killed 12 movie-goers and wounded 58. Ryan Ruby, 27, of Littlestown, said he wasn't trying to make a point or draw attention to himself when he went to see "The Dark Knight Rises" openly carrying his pistol. For him, he said, it was habit. Ruby said he's been carrying a firearm openly for about two years. He goes to the movie theater in Hanover at least once...
  • MILLER: The assault on weapons

    07/27/2012 5:24:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 24 July, 20112 | Emily Miller
    Gun grabbers wasted no time exploiting Friday’s shooting in Aurora, Colo., by calling for more restrictive firearm laws. Their liberal agenda is off target because, with U.S. gun ownership at its highest level ever, the public sees crime is way down. This blows a hole in the left’s argument, but it doesn’t stop it. Despite the House being strongly pro-gun and the Senate marginally so, some Democratic senators want to seize the opportunity to peddle pet legislation. On Tuesday, Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg of New Jersey kicked off an effort to reinstate the expired ban on high-capacity magazines. His bill...
  • Alleged gunman a 'quiet and easy-going' neurosciences drop-out

    07/25/2012 2:07:49 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 46 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | 7/20/12
    MSNBC reports that public records show Holmes lived with two roommates at the apartment, which is reserved for students, faculty and staff from the medical campus.
  • Victim's Brother To MSNBC: The Families Won't "Politicize This" For Your Gun Restriction Agenda

    07/25/2012 1:23:50 PM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 24 July, 2012 | Greg Hengler
    Note how Michael Eric "Where's My (Black) Thesaurus" Dyson sets up the gun control question with a question about the "inspiring" appearance by The Doer Of All Good Things. Victim's brother refuses to play by the MSM playbook and blame guns for the theater shootings. He does a good job of throwing it back in the MSM's face. Video at the link
  • MILLER: Dispelling gun myths

    07/24/2012 4:42:07 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 23 July, 20112 | Emily Miller
    There is evil in the world, and the face of it was seen Monday when James Holmes made his first court appearance since he allegedly killed 12 innocent people at a showing of the Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colo. As he sat with demonic-looking dyed-orange hair and bizarre facial expressions, it was hard to conceive of any law that could thwart such a maniac intent on mass murder. That hasn’t stopped those on the left from seizing this tragedy to call for more gun-control laws. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, author of the expired assault-weapons ban,...
  • ON GUN-FREE ZONES

    07/24/2012 12:14:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Backwoods Home Magazine ^ | 23 July, 2012 | Massad Ayoob
    Our last entry here touched on “gun-free zones,” and whether the theater where the latest mass-murder atrocity took place guaranteed its premises to be a safe hunting preserve for the mad dog killer who wrought horror there. In blog commentary, I was asked if I could provide a link to confirm that the establishment where it happened, and its parent chain Cinemark, forbade law-abiding armed citizens to legally carry firearms there. ----------------cut---------------- Debate over whether a court would determine that the “guns forbidden” policy carried power of law seems moot: we’re talking practical reality here. Most of us go by...
  • Disrupting the Infamy Game: How to Change the Coverage of Mass Shootings

    07/23/2012 5:47:08 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    theatlantic.com ^ | 23 July, 2012 | J.J. Gould
    Anyone remember a fourth-century-BC Greek named Herostratus? He's the guy whose name history has recorded solely on account of his having burned down the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, in 356 BCE -- so that history would record his name. In a 1993 paper called "Ethical Problems of Mass Murder Coverage in the Mass Media, published in the Journal of Mass Media Ethics, Clayton Cramer explored a variation on the question my colleague Robert Wright is rightly asking now, following Roger Ebert's New York Times op-ed on Friday: Given that intense media...
  • Police called after theater disturbance during 'Batman' showing

    07/23/2012 10:52:54 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 7 replies
    WTAE ^ | July 23, 2012
    WEST HOMESTEAD, Pa. - Police say nobody was arrested when a fight broke out during a Pittsburgh-area showing of "The Dark Knight Rises," prompting audience members to flee the theater. Homestead police Chief Jeffrey DeSimone says his officers were called to handle crowd control at the AMC Loews Waterfront 22 theater during the incident shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday. DeSimone suspects patrons ran out of the theater because they were a little "jumpy" in the wake of a shooting that left 12 dead during a midnight premiere of the movie last week in Aurora, Colo.
  • Navy SEAL Lessons Learned From Aurora Colorado

    07/23/2012 10:08:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 188 replies
    sofrep.com/ ^ | 23 July, 2012 | Brandon Webb
    As I continue to read about the terrible tragedy in Aurora, Colorado, I can’t help but think there’s some lessons from my time as a Navy SEAL that I can pass on to the average citizen. So here goes… Don’t Make Yourself an Easy Target When at sporting events, concerts, and the movies, choose seats that give you a tactical advantage always. What do I mean? Choose seats that allow good and east vantage points and a hasty exit point. Always stack the odds in your favor. It’s the reason I still combat park (back in to a space) and...
  • Shooting suspect gun club membership rejected(CO)

    07/23/2012 9:30:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 22 July, 2012 | Gillian Flaccus and Nicholas Riccardi AP
    AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Aurora shooting suspect James Holmes applied to join a Colorado gun range but never became a member after the owner became concerned over his “bizarre” message and behavior.
  • Colorado Shooter's Behavior "doesn't add up"

    His behavior doesn't add up His behavior already reveals stark inconsistencies that question the mainstream explanation of events. For example, he opened fire on innocent people but then calmly surrendered to police without resistance. This is not consistent with the idea of "killing everyone." Furthermore, he then admitted to police that his apartment was booby-trapped with explosives. If you were really an evil-minded Joker trying to kill people (including cops), why would you warn them about the booby trap in advance? It doesn't add up. "Holmes was taken into custody shortly after the shooting, police said, adding he didn't resist...
  • Shooter Took Prescription Drug Before Attack

    07/21/2012 5:05:35 PM PDT · by nightlight7 · 54 replies
    Denver Chan. 7 News ^ | July 21, 2012 | editors
    First responders to the Aurora theater shooting at first thought the shooter was a fellow officer, and the shooter had taken 100mg of Vicodin about two and half hours before the shooting, according to information from sources.
  • Lesson of Colorado: Ignore Victim Disarmament Zones and pack concealed anyway.

    07/21/2012 8:51:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 57 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 20 July, 2012 | Mike Vanderboegh
    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...