Cinemark Theaters Was on Notice Their NO GUNS Policy was a Gun Free Killing Zone

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Cinemark Theaters Was On Notice Their NO GUNS Policy was a Gun Free Killing Zone

Manasquan, NJ –-( As far back as 2009 pro-gun activists had made Cinemark management aware that their NO Guns Policy was just creating a gun-free zone where only the innocent and law-abiding would be unarmed.

“Headquartered in Plano, TX, Cinemark Holdings, Inc. is a leader in the motion picture exhibition industry with 459 theatres and 5,181 screens in the U.S. and Latin America as of March 31, 2012,” their website reports.

Cinemark owns the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, scene of last night’s mass shooting. Cinemark doesn’t allow anyone other than law enforcement officers to carry legal firearms in their theaters.

The ban hadn’t escape the attention of some of Cinemark’s law-abiding, gun-toting customers—even before last night’s homicidal frenzy…”

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I’ve come to realize that having a cocealed weapon is really only for when you’re in your vehicle commuting from place to place. There are several businesses who are exercising their right to disallow their patrons to carry a defensive weapon on their person while in their place; either not realizing or not caring that potential criminals and bad guys in general, don’t give a damn if you are a gun free establishment or not. If they are intent on commiting a crime in your establishment, they’re not going to see your sign and say, “lemme go get a knife… Read more »

Baldemar Butanda

I understand you should pick your fights(when to run or make your stand) ,if this isn't a time to stand and fight for life….you can't let evil run unchallenged.


For Will to say introducing more guns would have made the situation worse is obscene. If it had been your wife or daughter laying in a pool of blood would you say the same? This is the same "we know better than you and the founders" mentality that is destroying America. They did what people like Will tell them to do – they waited on the police, and 12 innocent people are dead

Not really

A robbery is different than a deranged lunatic who went to the theater ONLY to kill….For all we know the robbers had absolutely no intention to shoot anyone….Holmes on the other hand WENT OUT to shoot people.

You can't compare outcomes in robberies to Aurora/Virginia Tech type of shootings…where the killers went out just to kill.

But I agree that gun free zones are stupid


I guaran-dang-tee you that there were a number of patrons in that theater who were packing heat, but when push came to shove, they ran like everyone else because that’s what instinct tells a person to do. Moreover, introducing more guns into that situation would likely have made matters WORSE–not better.

. . . and, yes, I do have a CHL, and I do carry! But I’m also a criminologist and former cop; this is my bailiwick. Guns aren’t the answer. If more guns made people safer, there never would have been a WILD West!