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Local Theater ensures patrons are defenseless!

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by OLDNEWBIE, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Attention all mass killers! Patrons of this theater have all been disarmed for your convenience.
    http://www.kezi.com/news/321336461.html
    watched "The Gift" at Regal Cinemas at Valley River Center. She said an employee checked everyone's bags, specifically for weapons.

    "Before you get concessions, as they're taking your tickets, they checked your bags. They were looking for weapons and just trying to keep everyone safe with the recent shootings,"


    With the recent violence including the man armed with a hatchet and a pellet gun, unleashing a can of pepper spray inside a theater in Tennessee, and the deadly shooting last month at a movie theater in Louisiana, most moviegoers say they are willing to give up a little privacy for safety.

    "I think they should do it. We're just sitting ducks in there. There's kids in there," said moviegoer Steve Baldwin.

    These people are not thinking logical!!!!
     
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  2. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    The comments section has a few people that aren't stupid enough to swallow the line,
    "most moviegoers say they are willing to give up a little privacy for safety."

    I'd also like to ask the so called reporter and KEZI, how does she know what most movie goers are willing to do?!?

    I don't Facebook so I can't comment. If you can, please callout KEZI's report as not being accurate or even trying to get someone else to comment who thought it was stupid to search bags!
     
  3. SHPD_Retired

    SHPD_Retired Saint Helens Well-Known Member

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    Are they doing pat down searches of all patrons. How many men, and most of these shooters have been men, carry bags with them? They may find a ar handgun in a bag but I could have 2 or 3 handguns on my waistband and do a lot of damage.
     
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  4. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    This is asinine. I don't do movie theaters very often but my wife and kids do. I'm gonna try and get them to go to another theater next time.
    Let others line up, be willingly searched and disarmed then herded into the dark room hoping the next medicated shooter decides to put his weapon into a bag.
     
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  5. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Well the scenario will most likely be the first one to get shot or chopped up will be that person that is "checking" for weapons, and they won't even know it is coming. I do not know how people can actually be that ignorant :(
    They are making sire that no good guy with a gun will be there to stop a bad guy with a gun.
    Baboons have more intelligence than the anti gun human.
     
  6. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Yep, sheep LOVE to relinquish freedom for Sudha security. What idiots.
    Id ask for my money back and tell the manager their bigoted actions against the law abiding has lost my business, and I see a LOT of movies and yes, even drop big money on those over priced concession.

    Damn, with cable these days.. Id rather pay a little extra to rent it at home and keep my rifle by my side and a pistol on my hip, sip on some tequila and eat some ribs.
     
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  7. CamoDeafie

    CamoDeafie Albany Well-Known Member

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    yea, just wait a few months for the movie to come on DVD or Blu-Ray and be done with it. Unfortunately for my gift of deafness, I need to use caption glasses, and only Regal Cinemas offer them locally, the smaller theaters do NOT....but then again, I am okay with waiting a few months rather than dropping $10 or so at a time for a movie that I probably would enjoy more at home.

    As for the weapon thing, I believe it is the corporate policy of Regal Cinemas to disallow any and all forms of armament by the citizens who are customers.

    EDIT" yup there's a few threads on this on this forum about Regal Cinemas' anti-gun policy., even a Yelp review stating that they do NOT welcome legal CHL/CCW carriers at their theaters.

    http://www.2acheck.com/boycott-regal-cinemas/
     
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  8. misterarman

    misterarman Vancouver,Wa. USA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Another good reason to not go to a movie. Seems like Hollywood "star" after star is coming out anti gun and I choose not to support people against my rights.
     
  9. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    IIRC, one or more of the theater shooters went to the movie, then went out through an exit, propped the exit door open, then came back in through the exit door, with the weapons retrieved from their vehicle.

    All this does, as others have noted, is ensure that the women in the theaters are unarmed unless they carry on their body like most men do.

    Also, movie theaters have searched bags for some time for drinks and food - they want you to buy their overpriced crap food instead of bringing your own.
     
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  10. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    There you go. I just saved everyone a million bucks. Yer welcome.

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  11. soberups

    soberups Newberg Well-Known Member

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    They are checking the bags to make sure that you pay them $6 for a bottle of water instead of bringing in your own.
     
  12. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    All other things aside, if they are checking bags, are they providing armed security in the theaters?

    Federal buildings, schools and other places where you can't take a firearm all provide at least some form of armed protection for the patrons.
     
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  13. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    We're done with theaters for now. Just too risky, and I don't appreciate being frisked to go into what amounts to a public place. I'll spend my money, and my time, elsewhere. And, quite honestly, it doesn't feel like we're really losing anything - the theater experience has been going downhill for years.

    Screw Regal - there is absolutely no way they can stop one of these attacks by digging through bags. Hell, what the f#&k would they do if little 17-year old Jimmy making minimum wage opens a bag and finds an AK pistol inside? What kind of training does he have to stop someone with a weapon? And honestly, who thinks that this would actually stop someone who is intent on causing harm? Theaters are a bad place to be right now.
     
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  14. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Comments section:
    Austin
    If it's concealed and you have a CHL you should be good, all they can do is ask you to leave if by some rare chance they happen to see it.

    Thea
    because those intending harm carry in their shopping bags.

    Christie
    Funny, so where do men carry their weapon if they aren't carrying a purse or bag !?
    This doesn't make sense.

    Tyson
    Soft target alert, soft target alert!!!

    James Carr
    It is an illusion of security.
    It is too easy to avoid the ticket person and just walk in with a weapon.
     
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  15. misterarman

    misterarman Vancouver,Wa. USA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    On top of politics movies take too much time away from reloading and shooting.
     
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  16. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Wife took me to see MI at Regal Cinema Gresham last nite, fun action flick.
    (she also took me to dinner at La Costita on Stark)
    With apologies, the ticket guy checked purses and backpacks, had to ck for weapons.

    Spidey senses tingled more than ever! Soft target alert!

    CC means concealed.

    Corporate mandated this stupidness. Gresham Regal is managed by fine folks.
     
  17. P7id10T

    P7id10T Cedar Hills Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Last movie I saw in the theater was American Sniper. Wanted that one on the big screen.
    Nothing showing that I cannot wait to appear on Redbox or Netflix.
    Nor do I care to mortgage the house in order to pay for entertainment.
    My spare change, albeit not much lately, goes into ammunition.
     
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  18. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Disappointed on lack of comments but the gist was all except a couple thought it was BS to search.
    I went to the contact us link and complained that the story was biased and inaccurate.
    The reporter stated it like it was a fact that,
    "most moviegoers say they are willing to give up a little privacy for safety.".

    Kezi Reporter Grace Lim is full of crap in my opinion!
     
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  19. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Also I've given upon going to movies like many here because of cost, prefer to wait and watch at home in comfort etc.

    But this kind of nonsense effects me still in the fact that these idiots are inviting more shootings by advertising that they try to ensure the moviegoers are unarmed!
    At least the women who carry in their purses anyway!
    This leads to more of the low information voting public on board with more gun restrictions.
     
  20. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    We wait until they come out on Netflix. But most folks just have to see them when they come out for reasons I'll never know why.....
    I'm a cheap ole bastage & their popcorn sucks!!!!:p:p:p:p And BTW, they are cracking down on people like me who brought their own food & beverages, don't be fooled by their antics of safety....

    I will punch anyone (except the wife) who touches my junk!!!!!o_Oo_Oo_O
     
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