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Gun arrest at a theater - Westlake, OH

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by cowboy1964, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. cowboy1964


    Sep 4, 2009
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2012
  2. Glock_9mm


    Jul 10, 2012
    Wow, what was this guy thinking.....It is encouraging that a teenager was alert enough to notice this.

    Last edited: Aug 8, 2012

  3. youngdocglock


    Jun 28, 2012
    This is why im waiting for the DVD.....I carry all day, all night, every day of the year....however too many nutjobs out there right now, especially surrounding this movie.
  4. akgunnut


    Feb 17, 2007
    I guess it has gotten to that point to where you can't even go out and enjoy yourself without living in fear of someone could be carrying weapons and might use them. I rarely go to movie theaters but not because I'm afraid of someone may come in carrying weapons and may or may not shoot up the place. It's cheaper to just watch it online or buy it on DVD and dealing with the large crowds annoy me. We seem to live in the age of the thought police where you'll get arrested and thrown in jail when there has no been real crime committed. The guy never shot anyone, although carrying a bag with guns and knives may seem a little odd and he complied. It's difficult to tell what people are thinking and this guy may very well have been plotting to do a copy cat shooting following the Aurora CO massacre. What a sad country we live in where people have to live in constant fear and worry about what someone else is thinking.
  5. youngdocglock


    Jun 28, 2012

    i Personally Just dont want to deal with it, and very close to my home we had a suspected copycat already last month...i dont like movie theaters anyway, always some dumb kids talking loudly or acting like fools and destroying the movie haha.
  6. Drain You

    Drain You NRA member

    Apr 25, 2012
    I'd be amazed if every theatre in America isn't marked with no gun signs by the end of the year. Technically that carries the weight of law in some areas. Technically that sign won't keep you from dying either.
  7. Glock_9mm


    Jul 10, 2012
    Each state and county has specific rules about this. Personally, I will not support a theater that has these signs posted. I can wait 4 months for a new movie to come out on PPV or go elsewhere. The money I save I'll spend on ammo and range fees! :wavey: until I see signs, I'll continue to go to matinees while the crazies are sleeping!
  8. NEOH212

    NEOH212 Diesel Girl

    Mar 25, 2008
    North East Ohio
    Illegal carry aside. A interesting fact here is how many people recently have been arrested for carrying a gun into a movie theater.

    What's more interesting is these people didn't shoot anyone...:whistling:

    Not everybody that carries a gun is a nut hell bent on committing mass murder.

    That concludes today's lesson.
  9. NEOH212

    NEOH212 Diesel Girl

    Mar 25, 2008
    North East Ohio
    Oh but those signs will make the ignorant, naive, and anti-gun folks feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that anyone that's carrying a gun into the building with the intent of killing everyone will immediately stop at the first sight of a no guns sign. :whistling:
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2012
  10. Steff1


    May 13, 2008
    They're making a big deal of this on the local news. Apparently the guy had one of those Maxpedition shoulder bags that an off duty PO spotted. (guess I can't use that for a while). Gives credence to the "greyman" theory of fitting in.
  11. Gary1911A1


    Jun 14, 2005
    Ohio for now
    I have one of these bags too, but I guess I won't be using mine anytime soon either. I use to go to the local movie theater in the afternoon, but rude people talking on cell phones and this recent stuff I have decided to just stay away.
  12. RussP

    RussP Moderator

    Jan 23, 2003
    Central Virginia
    Discussed here..."No one should have known" you CCW'd
  13. broncobuddha1


    Jul 22, 2011
    Knoxville, TN
    Regal cinemas. Bummer. They're headquartered here which means they're going to post if they havent already. Crap.
  14. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

    There's another thread on this forum where a man with a permit was observed with a gun in his waistband and 911 was called. Officers responded, made contact, and the permit holder was arrested.

    Some in that thread speak to the Cops being in the wrong because the guy had a permit, and as such shouldn't have approached/done any of the actions they did.

    These were similar circumstances (other than the man was determined through the investigation conducted by the officers not to be a permit holder).

    So, the question begs, are those same folks going to post here that the charges will be dropped because the Police acted in a manner they should have/was illegal?

    Last edited: Aug 9, 2012
  15. Rcsteffen


    Dec 25, 2011
    I live nearby this theater. Been there several times with my kids. I've also eaten a few times at the Cracker Barrel where the guy walked in with a shotgun and killed his estranged wife and 2 kids last year. And people wonder why I carry now...
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2012
  16. Misty02


    Aug 25, 2008
    I see no problem with the police approaching and investigating when they receive the call. If the person is carrying illegally, then arrest him/her. If the person is carrying legally and it is not against the property owner’s wishes, then let them be. If it is legal but the property owner doesn’t want them there, ask them to leave.

    There is only an issue if the person gets arrested when they were doing nothing illegal. Most do a lot of research and work hard to stay on the right side of the law, it would be wrong to have those people end up with a record and exorbitant legal expenses because someone was alarmed or scared by the presence of a firearm.

    Heck, I’ve asked both my sons to stay away from movie theaters while carrying in a conventional matter if printing can be even remotely possible. It is not illegal to print in Florida but I don’t want to have to deal with that kind of mess. Honestly, we don’t need that added kind of stress in our lives while out and about doing nothing that is against the law. The way things are going it won’t be long before we read of an arrest at a retail store because someone reached for something and had part of their weapon temporarily exposed or their shirt rested on the grip once they lowered their arm.

    If the possible consequences is that police will investigate and let the person carrying legally go, then it is not a big deal for me. The possibility of being arrested for disturbing the peace or any other charge because others became alarmed? That is another story and that is where I'm seeing all of this going.

  17. amd65


    Nov 13, 2004
    North Coast of Ohio
    When I see a guy with a Maxpedition bag, I automatically think "gun".
  18. jph02


    Jun 10, 2012
  19. simotek


    Jul 29, 2012
    DC Area
    I agree. Which is why if I was going to carry a bag around it would be a stylish man purse. But unfortunately the manly men in society haven't advanced far enough yet to accept that a man purse is ridiculously convenient and doesn't make you any less of a man. Especially when you ask your fiancée for some gum and she says, "sorry I left my purse in the car."


    Last edited: Aug 9, 2012
  20. jeanderson

    jeanderson Toga!... Toga! Platinum Member

    This is in my backyard and saw many news stories.

    What was interesting was that he chose to sit in the middle of the last row. Now if you take his side, and argue that he was just super paranoid about defending himself, he wanted to be facing any potential attacker. If you think he's a wacko and was going to attack, having your victims all in front of you and facing away is a great tactical advantage. Only he knows.

    To me, the three knives was the strangest part of the whole thing.