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James Holmes Massacre First Lawsuit: Should Movie Theaters Have More Security?

★~DoctorWhoGuru~★ 2012/07/24 19:47:03
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One of the victims in the James Holmes mass murder spree has lawyered up and plans to file a lawsuit ... because he feels the theater dropped the ball in a very fatal way.

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  • Adam 2012/07/26 11:35:24
    No
    Adam
    +1
    They should no longer be a gun free zone. No need for security if people can protect themselves. Though since they wouldn't allow it yes they are responsible.
  • shadow76 2012/07/26 05:42:08
    No
    shadow76
    +1
    This guy is just an opportunist. Trying to make money off tragedy it is disgusting.
  • Reggie☮ 2012/07/25 15:07:17
    No
    Reggie☮
    +2
    NO. The fear mongering has got to stop. More security is not the answer to someone who is obviously mentally deranged. You can't have security EVERYWHERE and you can't protect from every incident that might happen in the REAL world. If you are afraid of the world you live in stay home and hide under your bed.
  • Farnsworth 2012/07/25 09:03:08
    No
    Farnsworth
    +3
    so we now need a theater version of the TSA?

    You can't plan and protect everybody from crazy
  • 'Zedd 2012/07/25 08:54:50
  • tnybeard 2012/07/25 06:41:21
    Yes
    tnybeard
    +1
    well having sercurity isnt always the right thing to have this guy had some serious issues but maintaing it wouldnt hurt its just sad that you can be safe anymore watching a good movie at a movie house anymore. but i do belive having the right to bear arms just not for killing people and for one thing you cant blame the movies dont make you go out and shoot people its your choice to do what you want to do not the movies
  • TheTruth1313 2012/07/25 06:30:56
    No
    TheTruth1313
    +2
    This is just another knee-jerk reaction. In any case, the psycho just would've shot the security first. Suing the theatre is also asinine. The only one that should be held accountable here is the psycho himself. And I hope they put that psychotic chew toy down into the ground asap.
  • Adam TheTrut... 2012/07/26 11:38:01
    Adam
    +1
    I disagree. If the theatre wasn't a gun free zone this might not have happened or someone could have at least shot back.
  • TheTrut... Adam 2012/07/29 06:54:35
    TheTruth1313
    Good point.
  • Don Leuty 2012/07/25 05:44:27
    Yes
    Don Leuty
    +2
    If the don't allow weapons, then they should provide weapons.
  • Christian 2012/07/25 04:31:39
    Yes
    Christian
    +1
    You need somebody riding shotgun wherever you go these days.
  • PandoraBoxe 2012/07/25 03:52:56
    No
    PandoraBoxe
    +2
    Security was not the issue here. A very sad, angry soul is what this was about and is now about the victims and the survivors and their families and friends and recovery and grieving .... Stop mentioning his name. Do not give credence to this person by sharing his name. REMEMBER THE VICTIMS NOT THE PERPETRATOR!
  • Diverbelo 2012/07/25 03:15:02
    No
    Diverbelo
    +3
    I dont want to live in a society that is paralyzed by fear. Tragedies will always happen. Sad part of life.
  • Reggie☮ Diverbelo 2012/07/25 15:09:26
    Reggie☮
    I agree 100%.
  • Ira 2012/07/25 00:54:58
    No
    Ira
    Always leave another choice like maybe or other. It is never black and white nor should it be.

    Depending on one's position, the conservative answer will be no. People must be responsible for themselves and that means defending themselves from criminals as well. After all, police have no obligation to protect you from crime. This is out of the mouth of a true blooded American Christian Conservative right here on SH.

    If you are liberal in your politics, then yes. We pay taxes for police they should be there to protect and serve, just like it is written on police vehicles all over the country.

    If we are to have a society with extremely liberal and relaxed gun laws where anyone can purchase an arsenal of dozens of guns, rifles shotguns and assault rifles designed for the military along with thousands of rounds of ammunition, then it should be incumbent upon that society to offer protections to the population in areas where large gatherings are a common occurrence. After all, there is no study that suggests a society is safer with guns in everyones protection. Does anyone remember the old west? WHom so ever could afford a gun wore one like a shirt or boots. How is it that we had abandoned this practice? Think about it.
  • frequent–antagonist 2012/07/25 00:25:03
    No
    frequent–antagonist
    +1
    It's not as if this happens all the time.

    Simply that should be all that needs to be said. Theaters are generally fairly safe places, you needn't all go acrobatic f#cking pirouette over a single incident.
  • Happy 2012/07/24 23:19:10
    Yes
    Happy
    +2
    They should, but i still don't think the theater should be sued.
  • my2cents 2012/07/24 22:49:38 (edited)
    Yes
    my2cents
    +2
    They will now, if only to protect themselves from lawsuits.

    The victim here is suing THREE people: the theatre, Holmes's doctors and the maker of the movie, Warner Bros.

    Just another opportunist looking for a quick pay day. How about holding the SHOOTER responsible? No point in that, he doesn't have any money.
  • Rebel Yell 2012/07/24 22:44:02
    Yes
    Rebel Yell
    +3
    I have been in theaters and have seen people exit the emergency or exit door. I assumed they worked for the theater, which they probably did. Because of fire code restrictions, there must be easy access from a theater. I suppose theaters will now post security at exit doors, which will up the ticket price... already too high considering most movies come out on cable within weeks. I haven't been to a movie in over a year.
  • sol 2012/07/24 22:23:15
    No
    sol
    +1
    There are more important things that officers should be worried about.
  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2012/07/24 22:12:38
    No
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +5
    No, there is no way to defend against a nut case.
  • KarenInKenoshaWisconsin 2012/07/24 21:34:18
    Yes
    KarenInKenoshaWisconsin
    +1
    But not in a police state sort of way.
  • YeahISaidIt 2012/07/24 20:57:01 (edited)
    Yes
    YeahISaidIt
    +1
    I hate to say it but the only thing our security searches for at our theater are teens engaging in sex acts. I've snuck in candy dozens of times at theaters so who's to say that people haven't BEEN having their guns on them? It's the perfect setting and perfect place to start a massacre.
  • hazeyjane 2012/07/24 20:54:19
    No
    hazeyjane
    +2
    No because against nutcases like these there is no protection!!!
  • Adam hazeyjane 2012/07/26 11:46:00
    Adam
    Yes there is. It's called arm thyself.
  • BOOGIE-WOOGIE-MUSIC-MAN-ROC... 2012/07/24 20:27:31
    Yes
    BOOGIE-WOOGIE-MUSIC-MAN-ROCK-N-R
    +1
    Do they have precautions in place? to prevent candy bars and goodies from being stolen out of the concession stand? yes. are people at random allowed to come in and Rob the cash boxes? absolutely not. this one is definitely a no-brainer?
  • DiViews2014 2012/07/24 20:08:20
    Yes
    DiViews2014
    +1
    You should not be able to exit and re-enter in the manner believed that Holmes brought in the arsenal he used. That system has been in place for many years and because of this massacre it will have to be changed.
  • Altering_Minds. 2012/07/24 20:04:21
    Yes
    Altering_Minds.
    +1
    Not to lock down the country, but add more gaurds to call when people panic...or kill...not gaurds that moniter people, ones hidden that can be called during panice...or killing...
  • Philo-Publius 2012/07/24 20:04:06
    No
    Philo-Publius
    +1
    Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, the theater owner should not have been so careless as to have created a place where the public – including crazy people from the public – could come into proximity of one another...
    Lionel Hutz
  • Mark 2012/07/24 20:03:30
    No
    Mark
    +2
    Ambulance chasers are to be expected. Not sure how this helps anyone, apart from the greedy lawyers.
  • Adam Mark 2012/07/26 11:48:29
    Adam
    It may convince the theatre not to be a gun free zone (which is like saying defenseless people here come kill at will).
  • Mark Adam 2012/07/26 13:15:44
    Mark
    Making it easier or harder for nut jobs to get guns is upto you guys.
  • Adam Mark 2012/07/28 01:22:27
    Adam
    I'm more concerned about releasing the gun restriction laws that allow the government to have total domination on us.
  • Mark Adam 2012/07/28 11:28:14
    Mark
    If you dislike your government so much, try over throwing it.
  • Adam Mark 2012/07/28 12:11:19
    Adam
    I don't dislike the design of my constitution. I love it. This is why I'm heavily concerned about the trouncing of it by our corrupt politicians. Over throwing is a last and final option in which the 2nd Amendment was designed to allow. This is why the left wants to get rid of it as they know they will be unable to have total domination as long as the people can fight back.
  • Helmholtz 2012/07/24 19:49:19
    No
    Helmholtz
    +3
    I feel like life is a gamble and that we shouldn't expect everyone else to protect us. Businesses should be expected to offer reasonable protection, sure, but I don't think that anyone saw this coming. Two things: first, if we constantly buff up security on the last target, then we'll always be behind anyway and, second, I don't want to live in a police state.
  • HarleyCharley 2012/07/24 19:48:57
    No
    HarleyCharley
    +4
    we don't want to lock down the whole country....

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