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Something I've never seen at a theater...

Discussion in 'Defensive Carry & Self Defense' started by cascadianliberty2012, Nov 19, 2016.

  1. cascadianliberty2012

    cascadianliberty2012 None Well-Known Member

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    Tonight, Saturday, I just was at the Century Cedar Hills Beaverton movie theater to see Hacksaw Ridge and guess what? They have ARMED guards!

    Has anyone seen this before?
     
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  2. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    About bubbleguming time since they insist on disarming the sheep who frequent those places. ;)
     
  3. Larrabee

    Larrabee Oregon Active Member

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    I wonder how many snowflakes get offended and demand refunds?
     
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  4. tkdguy

    tkdguy Portland, Oregon Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Metal detectors? L
     
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  5. Alexx1401

    Alexx1401 Pierce County WA Well-Known Member

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    Never go to the theaters any more. Got tired of some As$#ole with his damn cell phone or parents with baby crying in an R rated movie. Never heard of armed guards here yet. Not sure if I saw one with them I would feel better or worse. Having worked with some armed security before a LOT of them should not be allowed out with a gun. The old movie "Armed and Dangerous" often comes to mind when I see one.
     
  6. HB of CJ

    HB of CJ 43N, 123W Kinda Active Member

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    Is the theater a free kill zone place? Can you CC? If the joint is a free kill zone and the management decides they need ARMED guards, then there is no way I would attend that theater. Also I would make my decision very vocally known to management followed up with a written letter to the powers that be.

    Reason? Extreme example. If that happened at Grants Pass Oregon, their ticket count would approach zero. Josephine County. The Southern end of our County has practically ZERO law enforcement. If nobody attends their films, policy will change. I also do not like war or shoot 'em up films. Respectfully.
     
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  7. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  8. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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    SO, Let me get this strait, A movie theater has "Hired" armed security who have firearms? What weight or force of law do these Guards possess and by who's authority? Wouldn't that be a Police State by definition? And, does this further infringe upon my Right to self defense? If these Axxhol's are NOT Badged deputized LEO, Then they are illegal in a Public environ! NO THANKS, I will stay at home and NetFlix any show I would have gone to see!
     
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  9. cascadianliberty2012

    cascadianliberty2012 None Well-Known Member

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    How is that illegal in Beaverton? Armed on private property that is open to the public?

    I feel like so many people on here are just looking for a reason to get mad, like everyone is pissed that so many theaters (not this one) have no gun signs and cite reasons of security for that, so when one theater shows they take some level of care for their patrons, people still get pissed.

    There is no pleasing anyone.
     
  10. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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    It's the Legal aspect that worries me. They remove my rights, yet grant extra ( Mercenary) right's to others who are not Sworn Deputies or Legal LEO to carry out armed security in a public venue! Who do they answer to? Who over sees them legally? What happens if they shoot, are they held to the same standards as LEO? What legal recourse do we have if one of them pops off a wild shot and hits an innocent, Who is held accountable then? Who trains them, and to what standards are they trained to? Me thinks this is a Very BAD Idea!!! How bout you take down the No Gun Signs and instead make it a welcome carry zone and let me decide what sort of personal security I wish to provide my self and my family!
     
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  11. Lance Jacobs

    Lance Jacobs South Willamette Valley Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I know that some theater security concerns have been expressed about the upcoming movie based on the violent mature 18+ video game ASSASSIN'S CREED. But that is a full month away from being released in theaters, on Dec 21st

    There are some concerns that some crazy fan of that game might want to nuts at a showing, and kill people. It would be something like what that nutcase in Colorado did for the Batman movie, dressing up as the Joker.

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    Maybe they just want people to feel safer during the holidays. Would an Islamic Terrorist pick Thanksgiving or Christmas to make an attack?? Theaters are very soft targets to hit, as everyone inside is unarmed.
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  12. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Armed guards, LEO's, Arachnids from Klendathu. The rare times I'm entering a theater, I'm packing! :s0040:
     
  13. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    I am my own personal protection, I don't trust many especially goons I don't know...
    I'll just wait till I can stream it onto my boob tube....:cool:
     
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  14. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    We have an outside company at my work that hires armed guards.

    They are your typical mall ninjas.
    Sometimes you will get retired LEOs. There was a couple guys that I wouldn't trust with a flashlight.

    Personally I think it's a good idea, However, I won't allow that in place of my personal carry.

    I will carry no matter what, if they don't like it they can ask me to leave and I will respectfully oblige.

    Of course I've only been to 2 movies in probably 6 years.
    Lone Survivor
    American Sniper
    Pretty sure I wasn't alone
     
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  15. nwslopoke

    nwslopoke forest grove Well-Known Member

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    The question is, what authority do they have? I'm all for an extra layer of protection. I'll still keep my system. But how are they different from mall, Safeway or any other private security? If they try to go hands on, as far as I am concerned they are Joe Blow. They can call the police and I'll deal with them if i decided to stay.
     
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  16. Alexx1401

    Alexx1401 Pierce County WA Well-Known Member

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    Unless they have a metal detector out front I am armed. If they do put up a screening station out front I would never even consider buying a ticket.
     
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  17. biggie24420

    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I don't always pack a pistol.... actually I do lol... and that isn't the only thing I take with me. I take snacks and water with me and I CC that as well lol, I take extra mag, bright flashlight and I make sure I chose where I sit. I am not paying $10 for two drops of water, a half of a potato chip, and one bite of a candy bar.
    I don't go to the movies a lot, my work gives out free tickets form time to time, and I have a few free tickets and I will be going out on a few dates soon so I'm sure I'll be going out to the movies soon.

    If I do see armed security there, I think I will go and talk to him/her and pick their brain. I work in the security industry and in my experience, I'd say a good bunch are idiots and I would not trust them with a gun (I've had my moments too... just being honest). But bottom line, I see another "good guy" with a gun and more good guys with guns (that armed security and I) the better the odds. I just hope they don't mistake me for a bad guy and shoot me too... that would suck lol.

    I have never been physically searched but if they try, I will ask for the most attractive person and they have to buy me dinner before they touch me. If that doesn't fly, I guess I'll leave and I will ask if I can have my free tickets returned to me. I would not make a scene, I would be polite, and I will pull out my snacks and eat them as I walk away lol. I will however leave without any issues because I wouldn't want to deal with the Waffen SS.... I mean the Beaverton PD ;)
     
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