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  1. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    15 Jan '14 01:56
    Great idea because, you know, if there's a mass shooting you want a bunch of civilians to be able to pull their guns out and start popping away. Of course. you get incidents like this along the way, but hey omelet-egg thingy:

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/14/justice/florida-movie-theater-shooting/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
  2. Standard member vivify
    rain
    15 Jan '14 02:12
    Shooting people who use phones in a theater should be mandatory.
  3. 15 Jan '14 04:34 / 2 edits
    It depends on the film.

    For example, I went to go see Avatar. Big mistake. If only I had had a gun I could have spared myself a great deal of misery
  4. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    15 Jan '14 13:10
    In fact the last remark was that it was neitehr allowed to use mobile phones nor to bring weapons.

    Maybe it would have been better if both contestants would have been limited to use their fists.

    To provoke someone is never a good idea (even if the other isn't going in to that). To shoot someone is of far larger consequence.

    I understand that the OP is against the use of guns, and rightly so.
  5. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    15 Jan '14 17:17
    Originally posted by vivify
    Shooting people who use phones in a theater should be mandatory.
    I use my phone to check the time only. I look at it inside my Bills Jacket. Who wears a watch?
  6. 16 Jan '14 09:49
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    Great idea because, you know, if there's a mass shooting you want a bunch of civilians to be able to pull their guns out and start popping away. Of course. you get incidents like this along the way, but hey omelet-egg thingy:

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/14/justice/florida-movie-theater-shooting/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
    Yeah, having guns in theaters is a pretty ridiculous idea. I wouldn't take a gun to a theater, even if it was legal to do so. I'd rather (a) fight back unarmed, or else (b) not go to the theater in the first place, if I thought a shooting was likely (basically, it isn't). Also, on private property, the owner can legally stipulate that guns are not allowed, i.e. that being unarmed is a condition of being allowed on the premises. Right of Admission Reserved.
  7. 17 Jan '14 00:47 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by karnachz to No1Marauder
    Yeah, having guns in theaters is a pretty ridiculous idea. I wouldn't take a gun to a theater, even if it was legal to do so. I'd rather (a) fight back unarmed, or else (b) not go to the theater in the first place, if I thought a shooting was likely (basically, it isn't). Also, on private property, the owner can legally stipulate that guns ar ...[text shortened]... that being unarmed is a condition of being allowed on the premises. Right of Admission Reserved.
    If John Wilkes Booth had not brought his gun (which he used to kill
    President Lincoln) to Ford's Theater, US history would have been different.

    Are you aware of the dramatic principle known as "Chekhov's gun"?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chekhov's_gun
  8. 17 Jan '14 01:35
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    Great idea because, you know, if there's a mass shooting you want a bunch of civilians to be able to pull their guns out and start popping away. Of course. you get incidents like this along the way, but hey omelet-egg thingy:

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/14/justice/florida-movie-theater-shooting/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
    When encountering anyone about anything, I try to remember that people snap, and we (in the US) have laws allowing concealed guns to be carried. The shooter might deserve and get jail, but the texter will still be dead.
  9. 17 Jan '14 01:44 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    If John Wilkes Booth had not brought his gun (which he used to kill
    President Lincoln) to Ford's Theater, US history would have been different.

    Are you aware of the dramatic principle known as "Chekhov's gun"?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chekhov's_gun
    Means, motive, moment. That's all you need.
  10. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's only business
    21 Jan '14 03:31
    More fun with guns in FL

    Florida mom kills teen kids in murder-suicide: cops New York Daily News - 5 days ago
  11. 21 Jan '14 04:17
    Originally posted by JS357
    Means, motive, moment. That's all you need.
    Speaking of 'means, motive, moment', in Italy a nun has just given birth,
    and she complained that she did not understand how she could have
    fallen pregnant. A miracle could have happened. Or she could have been
    impregnated while she was unconscious. Or there's something else that
    has slipped her mind. Now she may be expelled from her convent for not
    keeping her vow of chastity. Would it be more charitable to forgive her?