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This is a discussion on colarado has ccw,but no one was carrying at the movie? within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Main Category category; Originally Posted by Miles CowboyUp Ihrig where was anyones situational awarness during all of this... Someone that had a gas ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miles CowboyUp Ihrig View Post
    where was anyones situational awarness during all of this... Someone that had a gas mask a rifle and body armour would defintily stick out of the crowd, even if he was able to someone conceal it with a trench coat, etc..
    He wouldn't stick out in this case. A lot of people go to these comic book movies premieres in elaborate costumes, dresed both as good guys and bad guys. Google "comic-con" and click on "images". You'll get an idea of what I'm talking about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Treo View Post
    Colorado has State Preemption Aurora can't ban concealed carry the theater is posted but all they can do is ask you to leave.

    You might want to have some idea of what you're talking about before you do


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketgeezer View Post
    My wife and I still go to the movies, not to often but still we never ever go anywhere unarmed, movies included, he would have had to get us with the first few shots, or he would have gotten some back, in this perticular instince I don't know if I could have done anything, but I'l be dammed if i would just hide and wait to get blasted
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    Quote Originally Posted by gramps14609 View Post
    so sad the theater bans guns. it may have turned out different if this movie theater didn't have their heads in the sand. as iv'e said before, banning guns from law abiding citizens is going to reek chaos here. bad guys will always have guns. well movie theater hows your banning guns working out for you now?
    I'm going to play the Devil's advocate here. Not picking on you Gramps, but just using this as an "in" to the train of thought.

    Everyone seems to be coming down of the "no gun" "ban" in theaters, MO, Aurora etc, etc. as the cause for not preventing the mayhem. "If someone had a legal gun they could have defended the crowd, dropped the bad guy, saved the day" etc, etc.

    What about locking the doors? What about the responsibility of the theater for not having the EMERGENCY exit door alarmed?

    So far the reports say the guy (a guy) sat in the front row. As the movie began he went out a front EMERGENCY exit and blocked the door open. Minutes later the gunman entered. So either there was an accomplice or the gunman himself went out that door.

    How long would you sit in a theater with an EMERGENCY alarm going off before you did something about it? Everyone is saying a citizen with a gun would have changed the outcome. Possibly. But I'm saying that if the doors were alarmed and or locked, none of it would have happened.

    The responsibility for all the death falls on two players. The gunman and most of all on the theater owner.
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    Count me in with the crowd who never goes ANYWHERE unarmed, posted signs or not! At age 65, and going thru the things I have in my life I won't let some schmuck zap me, and will not give up without a fight! see below

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domineaux View Post
    Sorry for the incorrect information I posted about Aurora banning concealed carry as noted in what I thought was a fairly reputable source.
    I have found many more sources explaining that while municipalities may restrict open carry, they are preempted from doing so with concealed carry.
    Sorry I got snarky Cease fire is anything but a reputable source
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bozz View Post
    First of all, what a tragic incident. Whether or not the theater or City's unjust rules would have changed anything is pure speculation.

    For those that say the gunman would be a nearly impossible target due to the homemade tear gas, dark theater, and crowd.... I call BS! He was certainly able to make a target out of 70+ people under those conditions!
    He was wearing a mask and goggles to protect himself. I don't think there were too many in the audience that well prepared.

    I can assure you, that I wouldn't just go shooting all crazy and hitting innocent people.... BUT, I can promise that if I were in that theater and not one of the first victims, I'd be awaiting my chance for some clear shots and my gun would be EMPTY or I'd be DEAD trying.
    I don't know you Bozz so this is a legitimate question. Do you have combat experience or force on force training? Most people, and you may be one of the few fortunate, don't the experience and when exposed to such a vicious and violent action, go into an adrenaline rush that makes it impossible to do anything other that act instinctively. If a person doesn't have FOF or combat training, I doubt they would or could do anything other than join the herd and stampede.

    It does no good to carry a gun, but NOT have the mindset that you are more capable and WILLING to step up when the need arises. I'm not talking about playing cowboy defending a banks money if you end up in a robbery... I'm talking about defending ones LIVES against a sick, madman like we just saw.

    Think about it.
    My thinking tells me you're right about this Bozz. Unfortunately there are too many of us that DO carry but DON'T have the mind set necessary if they are thrust into a life or death situation. Different people will make different survival decisions in this scenario. I know I'm not the one that's going to go toe to toe with a mad gunman, but if there is time to make a conscientious decision, I like to think I'm make the decisions to get me out alive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B2Tall View Post
    I'm also wondering why nobody tried to tackle him. He can't be facing every direction at once, and there almost had to be people behind him and in close proximity. Food for thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whitefeather View Post
    When major events occur, such as this, I often turn the AM dial from conservative talk radio to the liberal progressive channel. I attempt to understand why people take positions that are so apposed to my core beliefs. I shared, in an earlier post that progressive radio was early on blaming the Tea Party etc.

    Yesterday afternoon I tuned back into "the other side" and found the conversation was about conceal carry. A caller had phoned in stating that he was licensed to carry and that he believed CCW holders could have made a difference. The woman host made light of the caller, referring to him as "Gomer". {I guess a reference to Gomer Pyle) She said that the last thing needed were other guns blazing away, killing additional movie goers and each other.

    Returning from a corporate money making break,() the conversation returned to what could be done to mitigate this type of tragedy. The hostess believed that the future should require better security. She had no problem with a police presence. To her credit she believed that although she would like to see guns go away, "the toothpaste was out of the tube" and realistically it was not going to happen.

    I found myself in disbelief that this hostess could be so dismissive of a conceal carry caller and yet want more security. She obviously new very little, if anything about how well trained numerous CCW holders are. Many have similar tactical training as most police officers. I firmly believe that a number of CCW holders on this site would do as well as LEO's in like situations.
    Both sides are easily dismissive of the other simply because it's what the side they represent want to hear. Would that happen to have been Dusty Rhodes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by walt629 View Post
    The gunman and most of all on the theater owner.
    Umm...."most of all the theater owner???" You sure you want to stick with that train of thought?
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