My wife and I attended a movie recently at the Malco theater in Collierville. A notice posted on the doors said handguns were not allowed inside — I am sure in response to the shootings in the theater in Colorado.
I expressed my thoughts to a manager, who stated she agreed with me, and I also sent a complaint to the theater, asking where is the common sense in this decision. Their response was: "After numerous discussions with the Federal Department of Homeland Security as well as other law enforcement agencies, it was suggested by all that we post a 'No Gun Policy.' All other major theater chains in the country have adopted a similar policy."
Will anyone who is intent on doing harm to anyone in the theater obey this sign? No. Who will obey the sign? Only law-abiding citizens and theater customers who have been through an FBI background check and approved for firearms carry. They are the very most law-abiding citizens in our community.
So the theater's managers tell the criminals there are no firearms in the theater and you can come and do all the killing you want, without fear of anyone stopping you. Sound like a safe place to be? I think not. It's just another example of a citizen's rights under the Constitution being taken away.
I'll watch my movies on Blu-ray, in the safety of my home.