Liberals need to be taught a lesson.
That lesson, as backed up by plenty of data, would show that a gun-free zone is anything but safe.
Many theaters across the nation are gun-free zones. And that hasn’t ever stopped criminals from using them as target rich environments.
One of the largest in the nation, Regal Cinemas, plans to enforce their gun-free policies by searching people’s bags and backpacks to “increase security.”
An asinine move to be sure, but hey they think it’ll keep people safe…(eye-roll).
One of the largest movie theater chains in the country, with screens in 44 states, is now checking bags and backpacks for weapons as a security measure.
Regal Entertainment Group, headquartered in Tennessee, runs cinemas under their name and that of Edwards Theatres and United Artists Theatres in nearly 600 locations and, effective immediately, they are screening for weapons at the door.
“Security issues have become a daily part of our lives in America,” reads a statement on the REG website.
“Regal Entertainment Group wants our customers and staff to feel comfortable and safe when visiting or working in our theatres. To ensure the safety of our guests and employees, backpacks and bags of any kind are subject to inspection prior to admission,” says the updated policy.
The move comes after a summer in which a gunman with a history of mental illness opened fire in the Grand Theatre in Lafayette, Louisiana during a showing of the Amy Schumer comedy “Trainwreck,” killing two and injuring nine before taking his own life.
Two weeks later another deranged subject attacked a Carmike theater in Antioch, Tennessee, purchasing a ticket for “Mad Max: Fury Road,” and then attacking moviegoers with an airsoft gun, pepper spray, hatchet and fake bombs before being killed by responding police.
Both chains in those attacks have a no-weapons policy.
Gun control groups were quick to comment on Regal’s new policy, blaming the gun industry.
“This is the inevitable result of the gun lobby’s agenda to put more guns in more hands, in more places, no questions asked,” said former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety group through social media Thursday.
REG contends their initiative to check bags may be controversial, but is worth the blow back.
“We acknowledge that this procedure can cause some inconvenience and that it is not without flaws, but hope these are minor in comparison to increased safety,” reads their policy.
If it weren’t such a bogus strategy to stop gun violence we could easily laugh this off as a minor inconvenience.
But all a policy like this does is let’s serial killers rest assured they can storm a theater and encounter little resistance.
Remember when the attack happened in Aurora Colorado the shooter came in the back of the theater, not the front.
Checking bags isn’t going to prevent anyone from storming through the front doors and shooting at will either…but it will prevent legal carriers from keeping their weapons on them to help retaliate.
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