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Originally posted by zroth
reply to post by xenthuin
Why are you surprised?
This is the culture.
Corporations make all of the money off of someone's idea. Then they patent, then they sue.
Divorce is a big law suit.
Civil crimes are sue fest for restitution.
The legal system is an extension of the capital religion in America.
Originally posted by edaced4
reply to post by snarky412
but the cinema does not allow weapons in the theater
I heard something along these lines as well
ETA found this link: City of Aurora police would have arrested anyone who stopped the Batman massacre with a concealed weapon.
I have no idea of credibility of this site...never heard of it before
edit on 24-7-2012 by edaced4 because: (no reason given)
Manager: Excuse me guys but firearms are not allowed in here, you’ll have to put them in your vehicle.
My friend: Really when did that happen, I’ve carried here many times with no problem, well we’d like to see your policy on that please!
Manager: Okay come with me
We followed the manager up to the ticket counter and he showed us this small cardboard sign that said “NO FIREARMS ALLOWED” at the very bottom. We told the manager that we wished to receive a full refund and we would not be returning to the theater in the future. He said nothing, and we were given our refunds with no further problems . . . We ended up going to a shopping mall that has a theater inside and we were able to see our movie without being asked to leav
In the wake of over a dozen murders at a movie theater in Colorado, film critic Roger Ebert rushed to decry America's "insane" gun laws in a New York Times op-ed. Within the piece, he pooh-poohed concealed carry laws by noting that no one in the theater shot back at the gunman.
But Ebert misses an important point. The Cinemark theater chain has a "gun-free zone" policy.
In the NYT, Ebert chided America for allowing gun ownership for the common man. That James Holmes is insane, few may doubt. Our gun laws are also insane, but many refuse to make the connection. The United States is one of few developed nations that accepts the notion of firearms in public hands. In theory, the citizenry needs to defend itself. Not a single person at the Aurora, Colo., theater shot back, but the theory will still be defended. [emphasis added]
Originally posted by freethinker123
Whats with all the hate for this guy? He's just survived an attack the likes of which most of you will never experience in your lives and lost a friend to that whacko.
Do you guys think people should just accept that some lunatic can shoot up a cinema without any comeback?
I'd like to know this crazy got into the cinema armed to the teeth in the first place if weapons are outlawed on the premises. If the corporation owning the cinema isn't enforcing its rules and the law then it should be sued until it complies.
I'm not a fan of the sueing culture in the US, but there is actually a reason why it is pretty easy to start legal process.