I hate to say it but just like many have a right to carry a business has a right to post the sign, if they really think someone with criminal intent is going to abide by a sign then shame on them. The sad part of the whole thing is that in a civilized society (which likely doesn't exist anymore) there would be a need for neither.
Shocking that your opinion would differ. I have come to expect it with every post. An armed society is a polite society.
Well said and to add to it I we have a right to spend our money elsewhere as well.
BTW Aurora had these signs posted
And I did. I used my movie money to buy yet another 100 round box of 12 gauge shells and a long sleeved camo shirt.
samhill wrote:To say the truth we don't go to see a movie too often nor do I carry often but I would probably be guilty of walking right past a sign thinking nothing of it, I would wonder if something should happen would the establishment actually put up much of a fuss if a crime was prevented? If so around here anyway I would think they might as well just close up shop.
The sign would not deter me from carrying. Had I decided to see the movie, the wife and I both would have carried into the theater regardless of their liberal sign. I just do not wish to spend ANY money with businesses that have caved to the liberal witch hunt agenda.
samhill wrote:Flyer, in a dark rapid spontaneous moment how in the hell would you know where shots are going to be fired? If you have it in a situation like that then IMO you either (if lucky enough to not be a victim or a family member) or you shouldn't even be allowed to carry again. In a case where someone freezes or finally finds out that it ain't as easy to return fire as it is to shoot a target or animal I could more understand that than being in the mindset that if you don't shoot toward me or mine I won't fire. Nothing personal JMHO having had to use a weapon against a human & receiving fire I found it isn't the easiest thing to do & if you wait you may never get the shot.
I have played this out 100 times in my head. If we are in a theater and some psycho comes in shooting, my family is getting down on the ground immediately while I scan the scene for the gunman. Movie screens make more light then you think, it would be fairly easy to see the muzzle flash of the shooter and amid the chaos, the likely hood that he is going to see you first is minimal. If I had a shot, I would take it. If he got within 20 feet of my family I am ambushing him and emptying the clip. Shooting a living, breathing human may be harder then one thinks, but I would never, ever hesitate to save the life of my wife and kids. Never. Whether that means hand to hand combat, edged weapons, or using my gun, my family comes first. Their survival trumps everything else.
I have never had to pull my gun and use it. I have pulled it once, we were in a fast food parking lot in the suburbs of Detroit and a young black guy was walking through the parking lot scoping cars. He spotted us and approached and I shook my head no at him. He hesitated, then continued to advance so I pulled my .45 so he had a full view of it. He stopped, turned, and quickly walked away. No idea what he wanted, and I didn't care to find out. I had my wife and kids in the car. Later that night there was a car jacking in the same area, no idea if the kid was involved or not...