HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Oh dear - another theater...

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 03:16 PM

Oh dear - another theater shooting - this time in Tennessee

WTFF!!!

63 replies, 6300 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 63 replies Author Time Post
Reply Oh dear - another theater shooting - this time in Tennessee (Original post)
malaise Aug 2015 OP
jberryhill Aug 2015 #1
HooptieWagon Aug 2015 #4
jberryhill Aug 2015 #42
Warpy Aug 2015 #27
Arugula Latte Aug 2015 #2
malaise Aug 2015 #3
Arugula Latte Aug 2015 #6
NCTraveler Aug 2015 #9
malaise Aug 2015 #12
NCTraveler Aug 2015 #18
malaise Aug 2015 #19
B Calm Aug 2015 #23
snooper2 Aug 2015 #25
tabasco Aug 2015 #31
Eleanors38 Aug 2015 #35
jberryhill Aug 2015 #51
Cleita Aug 2015 #5
malaise Aug 2015 #7
Cleita Aug 2015 #13
alarimer Aug 2015 #10
Deadshot Aug 2015 #11
Cleita Aug 2015 #17
csziggy Aug 2015 #38
KamaAina Aug 2015 #14
sub.theory Aug 2015 #24
jberryhill Aug 2015 #28
Cleita Aug 2015 #29
jberryhill Aug 2015 #41
Cleita Aug 2015 #45
jberryhill Aug 2015 #46
Cleita Aug 2015 #48
jberryhill Aug 2015 #49
vankuria Aug 2015 #37
Ghost in the Machine Aug 2015 #55
Initech Aug 2015 #43
Cleita Aug 2015 #44
NCTraveler Aug 2015 #8
malaise Aug 2015 #16
NCTraveler Aug 2015 #20
malaise Aug 2015 #21
sub.theory Aug 2015 #15
malaise Aug 2015 #32
olddots Aug 2015 #22
Aerows Aug 2015 #26
Paladin Aug 2015 #30
Eleanors38 Aug 2015 #33
fifthoffive Aug 2015 #34
Eleanors38 Aug 2015 #36
Crabby Appleton Aug 2015 #39
jberryhill Aug 2015 #47
Eleanors38 Aug 2015 #63
HipChick Aug 2015 #40
jberryhill Aug 2015 #50
Snobblevitch Aug 2015 #52
Warpy Aug 2015 #53
beam me up scottie Aug 2015 #54
Eleanors38 Aug 2015 #60
Lint Head Aug 2015 #56
Duckhunter935 Aug 2015 #57
malaise Aug 2015 #58
Duckhunter935 Aug 2015 #59
Eleanors38 Aug 2015 #61
Duckhunter935 Aug 2015 #62

Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 03:19 PM

1. I'll betcha I know the type of person who did it...

 


One with a gun.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 03:32 PM

4. Apparently the only injury was by hatchet.

 

that seems to be the most recent report.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to HooptieWagon (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 10:36 PM

42. How many hands did this guy have?

 


He had pepper spray in one hand, a hatchet in the other hand, and a gun in his other other hand?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 04:32 PM

27. They were showing "Mad Max, Fury Road"

so it could have been another deranged MRA type. All the BBC says is that he's 51 years old and doused the audience with pepper spray first.

There are too many loons out there with grudges and guns. You can't do much about the grudges. All you can do is make sure they can't get guns.

I'm sick of this shit even when the carnage is limited.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 03:24 PM

2. I'm so disgusted by this country.

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 03:30 PM

3. Jackass on M$NBComcast saying theaters must increase security - not one fugging word

about guns. The reason there are copycats is because guns are too easy to access.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to malaise (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 03:33 PM

6. Yes. We can't restrict our preciouses now, can we?

 

That's against FREEDOM.

If you get shot dead and lose not just your freedom but your life, well ... sucks to be you.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to malaise (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 03:38 PM

9. Great point on how they present the problem. nt.

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NCTraveler (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 03:43 PM

12. He also carefully separated mentally ill persons and terrorists

They disgust me - they are part of problem

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to malaise (Reply #12)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 03:47 PM

18. Anything except the fact that millions and millions of guns in this country.....

 

ARE RESTRICTING OUR FREEDOMS. Sorry to yell.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NCTraveler (Reply #18)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 03:49 PM

19. Sometimes yelling and screaming are necessary

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to malaise (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 03:55 PM

23. Our elected politicians don't seem to care about making it harder for people

 

to purchase guns. So it makes sense to me that theaters have to increase security.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 04:14 PM

25. Hatchets must be banned, I bet this was the work of some ICP asshole

 

Since we are all speculating!

damn juggalos

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to snooper2 (Reply #25)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 08:00 PM

31. How common are hatchet killings?

 

What is the basis for your argument to ban hatchets.

Do hatchet killings occur every day in America?

Please explain.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to tabasco (Reply #31)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 08:19 PM

35. Should a hatchet incident be the base for talking Gunz in GD?

 

Do you want to lift the ban on Gunz Talk in GD (it is already a "rolling exception" as evidenced by this OP)? I don't mind Gunz being discussed here if the exception was dropped; there are many posts which can be made about the positive aspects of armed SD, policies too encourage safe and responsible firearms use, home safety recommendations, etc. These could be posted here as well. If you want Gunz to be in GD again full-time (it seems that way de facto), I'll support you.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to snooper2 (Reply #25)

Thu Aug 6, 2015, 12:29 AM

51. Apparently no one was killed by the hatchet

 

good thing he didn't have a gun.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 03:32 PM

5. If we don't get some tough gun laws in this country, I think theaters are

going to have to put in security like in government buildings and airports have with metal scanners and X-ray machines that you put your stuff in plastic trays. As a matter of fact I don't think I will go to the movies again until the theaters do this. I don't don't want to lose my life to a lunatic with a gun and a grudge.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cleita (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 03:35 PM

7. Then they win

Time to stop the guns

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to malaise (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 03:44 PM

13. Oh for sure, but these incidents have been going on for decades now and gun

laws are getting slacker not tougher. I don't have much choice but to go to plan B.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cleita (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 03:39 PM

10. At the same time, though, I am sick of the pat-downs and searches everywhere

Mostly they've been instituted under a bogus threat of "terrorism" at stadiums and wherever, but it's mostly nonsense. The real threat is from lunatics with guns.

So either the choice is to not leave the house, or be subject to unreasonable searches.

Yet no one talks about banning guns or having very restrictive permit processes. Because we have more to fear from a guy (usually, but not always, a white guy with a gun and some kind of grievance.

So I don't know.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cleita (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 03:40 PM

11. Didn't James Holmes get into the Aurora theater through a back door?

But I agree with you. The gun laws need to be tougher in this country.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Deadshot (Reply #11)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 03:47 PM

17. Somebody must have let him in. those doors should have panic hardware which

opens from the inside in case you need to escape a fire but lock on the outside. There is no lock to pick either. So someone left the door open or let him in deliberately.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Deadshot (Reply #11)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 09:12 PM

38. He bought a ticket then propped the door open

While he went out to get his protective gear and weapons.

Police said Holmes bought a ticket, entered the theater, and sat in the front row. About 20 minutes into the film, he left the building through an emergency exit door, which he propped open with a plastic tablecloth holder.

<SNIP>

He then went to his car, which was parked near the exit door, changed into protective clothing, and retrieved his guns.[8][9] About 30 minutes into the film, police say, around 12:30 am,[10] he reentered the theater through the exit door. He was dressed in black and wore a gas mask, a load-bearing vest (not to be confused with a bulletproof vest), a ballistic helmet, bullet-resistant leggings, a bullet-resistant throat protector, a groin protector, and tactical gloves.[11] Initially, few in the audience considered Holmes to be a threat. According to witnesses, he appeared to be wearing a costume, like other audience members who had dressed up for the screening.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Aurora_shooting#The_shooting

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cleita (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 03:44 PM

14. The Georgia Aquarium has had metal detectors for years

 

I was quite taken aback to discover this. Apparently someone down there has a grudge against belugas.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cleita (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 03:58 PM

24. Sad but true

I think you may be right. At this point, people are going to start being afraid to go to a theater and unless the industry starts taking proactive steps people will just wait to see a movie at home where they won't be massacred in the dark. What on Earth is behind all of this anger and violence?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cleita (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 04:48 PM

28. There were 1.2 billion movie tickets sold last year

 


Combined, we less than 20 deaths.

Personally, I'd be scared out of my mind to DRIVE to the movie theater where I will be a lot safer from any harm.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to jberryhill (Reply #28)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 05:18 PM

29. It takes only one bullet to kill you. A bullet that has no place in

an entertainment complex like a theater. No guns, no bullets equals no deaths by gunfire.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cleita (Reply #29)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 10:35 PM

41. Or traffic accident

 


Which is orders of magnitude more likely to lead to your demise than being shot in a theater.

Last year 30,000 plus people died in car crashes. 12 people were shot in a theater. The math doesn't lie.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to jberryhill (Reply #41)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 11:55 PM

45. Not the same thing. You have to go out in traffic.

You don't have to carry a gun and ammo with you unless you are a soldier in a war zone or a cop on duty.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cleita (Reply #45)

Thu Aug 6, 2015, 12:00 AM

46. I'm not suggesting you take a gun anywhere

 


The point is that you, an unarmed person, are safer from harm in a movie theater than you are in the car on the way to or from the theater.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to jberryhill (Reply #46)

Thu Aug 6, 2015, 12:11 AM

48. Tell that to the families of the victims of the shootings just this year. eom

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cleita (Reply #48)

Thu Aug 6, 2015, 12:25 AM

49. So whether something is true, depends on how someone feels?

 


So if a guy says "Black men are dangerous criminals" and I call him a racist, can you tell me what I should say to "Tell that to someone who was the victim of a black criminal!"?

Maybe this is difficult to understand, but fear is an irrational thing.

Yes, out of 1.2 billion theater visits last year, a dozen people were killed by shooting.

Every five days in the U.S. a child dies by choking on their food. Go tell them how healthy it is to eat! What sort of reasoning is that?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cleita (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 09:04 PM

37. Agreed

I'll admit I'm too scared to go to the movies right now, unless some type of security is put in place.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to vankuria (Reply #37)

Thu Aug 6, 2015, 01:35 AM

55. I live 6 miles from a Nuclear Plant... I ain't scared of NOTHING!! :-)

Where in Tennessee did this happen? I have been on the go most of the day & night and haven't heard about it until now. Unless I missed it, or just because I haven't read all of the replies yet, I haven't seen a link yet.

Shootings have been on the rise here recently. Just a few days ago, in the town next to ours, there was a triple shooting that left 2 dead and one wounded. Even odder, one of the dead, who had been shot the most, had just threatened to kill my son a couple of weeks ago. Then he robbed someone else for over $1200.00! He was a well known thief and a violent meth-head. HUGE, too! I'm 6'3" and 215 lbs and he made me look small.

Live by the gun, die by the gun... I guess he pissed the wrong person off this time...

Ghost

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cleita (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 10:42 PM

43. The day I have to pack heat to go to a movie theater...

Is the day I stop going to movie theaters. Let's face it, the gun nuts want to bring back a society where dueling is legal.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Initech (Reply #43)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 11:53 PM

44. Dueling had rules and formalities. This is just free for all. eom

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 03:37 PM

8. People like Mark Cuban own movie theaters(not saying that is bad).

 

Get ready for the discussion on guns to get ramped up a little. This is going to start cutting into the profits of the 1%.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NCTraveler (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 03:47 PM

16. I hope so

The gun manufacturers are also part of the 1% - they never lose.
Meanwhile all our rights disappear

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to malaise (Reply #16)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 03:49 PM

20. Gun rights are now messing with corporate America on a weekly basis.

 

I don't have much hope with it myself. I'm probably even stretching. A girl can dream.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NCTraveler (Reply #20)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 03:53 PM

21. Something's got to give

This cannot continue - bet no one asks the ReTHUG clowns about guns tomorrow night

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 03:45 PM

15. Unbelieveable!

Well, it looks like we are now risking our lives by going to a movie theater. Simply unbelievable. What in the heck is wrong with this country?!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sub.theory (Reply #15)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 08:06 PM

32. Statistically it's not that bad but the media will frighten everyone

It suits them - more guns all around

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 03:54 PM

22. I feel like moving to a more civilized country

 

face it America is doomed by ignorance and greed .

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 04:23 PM

26. Dammit

 

Not again!!!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 05:33 PM

30. Standard response from the Gun Enthusiasts: Tough shit.

And that goes for the next dozen armed invasions of movie theaters, and all the carnage involved. Our deaths don't trump Gun Enthusiasts' rights. Just ask them.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 08:11 PM

33. The shooting was done by the cops, taking out a hatchet wielder.nt

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Eleanors38 (Reply #33)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 08:19 PM

34. Actually

He shot at a police officer in the theater building. The cop returned fire, and fled out the back. The perpetrator was apparently shot by the Swat team. Unsure whether he was inside or outside at the time.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to fifthoffive (Reply #34)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 08:34 PM

36. So noted. Probably SBC.

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to fifthoffive (Reply #34)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 09:38 PM

39. H had an Airsoft replica pistol

not a real gun.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Crabby Appleton (Reply #39)

Thu Aug 6, 2015, 12:02 AM

47. And he apparently has three hands

 

One to hold a hatchet, one to hold pepper spray, and one to hold an airsoft pistol.

He was obviously down to his level one melee weapons.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to jberryhill (Reply #47)

Thu Aug 6, 2015, 04:58 PM

63. In his backpack, a "hoax bomb."

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 09:54 PM

40. Suddenly my On Demand Offerings on my TV

are looking real interesting..

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to HipChick (Reply #40)

Thu Aug 6, 2015, 12:28 AM

50. Except

 

The marginal disadvantage of remaining sedentary at home versus walking to your car and across a parking lot is more likely to kill you from the lack of exercise.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Aug 6, 2015, 12:34 AM

52. This guy had an Airsoft, pepper spray, and a hatchet.

How is this classified as a theater shooting? (Other than the cops doing their job.)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Snobblevitch (Reply #52)

Thu Aug 6, 2015, 01:12 AM

53. Apparently he opened fire with the Airsoft

after spraying women with pepper spray and smacking some guy in the arm with his hatchet.

This guy wasn't playing with a full deck. Thank goodness he didn't have a real gun, a lot of people would have been dead.

Too many other guys with stupid imagined grudges have real guns these days and you know it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Snobblevitch (Reply #52)

Thu Aug 6, 2015, 01:13 AM

54. Initial reports said there was a gun battle between the dead guy and the cops.

Local channels are still calling it a theater shooting, not sure about the msm.

Vincente Montano was mentally ill and had a criminal record.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to beam me up scottie (Reply #54)

Thu Aug 6, 2015, 02:57 PM

60. If it's AP, the weapon will be a .50 Browning aircraft machinegun. Or AR 15.

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Aug 6, 2015, 06:36 AM

56. They reported it was a pellet gun.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Aug 6, 2015, 06:41 AM

57. got awful quiet

 

when it turned out he did not have a gun at all. Seems like some in this thread should take back their postings when the real facts came out.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Duckhunter935 (Reply #57)

Thu Aug 6, 2015, 07:13 AM

58. Deal with the lying SWAT cops and the media

who reported a shootout.

Nothing changes the fact that guns kill - notice no one died but the man who was shot by the cops

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to malaise (Reply #58)

Thu Aug 6, 2015, 07:34 AM

59. Or the normal

 

People here that do not wait for the facts and once again have been proven to be wrong in their assumptions.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Duckhunter935 (Reply #57)

Thu Aug 6, 2015, 03:04 PM

61. Reminds me of the Naval Yard killings when MSM reported...

 

the weapon was an AR 15. Reading through Google topics, it was AR 15, AR 15, one after another.

Later in the day came the report the weapon was a hoary Remington pump shotgun.

Google topics MSM corrected, MSM corrected, one after another.

When the media is so locked into a Narrative™ it's just too much to let go. But it's still good enough for this forum!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Eleanors38 (Reply #61)

Thu Aug 6, 2015, 03:47 PM

62. I saw that, they did not correct

 

Themselves either.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread