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Man shot over texting in movie theater

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Reverend Conehead, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member

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    Someone might want to watch the previews, but I agree it's not as important before the movie starts.
  2. vlad

    vlad Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Hey ABQ, hope you're well.

    In my opinion if someone feels they "need" to carry guns they have other issues to sort out - unless they want to live in the wild west where everyone has a gun and just blammos people for any reason. Its all very interesting...I've never been a big gun person myself. I mean its fun to shoot stuff but I'm not stressing on the "making my life safer" side of it. If I was I'd eat a lot healthier, refrain from drinking, and sleep 8 hours a night, haha. I'm also not opposed to them, though I think peoples' arguments are fairly silly.

    Isn't it sad that a school shooting isn't the top headline dominating the news anymore? Are we already that desensitized to it? I hope not!
  3. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Foolishness... smh
  4. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    You better sit low when you are texting in the theater now...never know what crazy tool is out there ready to shoot.
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  5. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Right.. Me and the other parents in there doing the same thing, since all I go to now are kids movies. lol
  6. BigStar

    BigStar Stop chasing Zone Supporter

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    You could probably set up a bbq picnic in a kids movie theatre and no one would blink.
  7. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Kids are totally in a trance when they're watching the movie...lol
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  8. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    I'm all for shooting people who text during a movie; however, the shooting should be handle by the management or local authorities, not by other patrons.
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  9. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Hey Vlad,

    Doing OK and hope you are same. I understand your point of view and if I believed that if, as a society, we could live life without guns, I would probably lean towards that view myself. Unfortunately, I just don't think it's realistic to believe that people will not have guns.

    This case is certainly different then the norm. I'd imagine that more was going on here then just an elderly guy getting upset over somebody texting. I'm going to guess that this person probably had some medical issues that we know nothing about. I'm guessing that this is probably what lead him to doing what he did. Certainly not an excuse but probably the reason this happened the way it did.

    The underlying aspects of this are really fear. Fear drives a lot of why people own guns. To remove that fear, you have to be able to remove the threat of violence and that's just not going to happen anytime soon, if ever. It's hard wired into us over millions of years of evolution. Hard to fight nature where that is concerned.
  10. FloridaRob

    FloridaRob Well-Known Member

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    during the movie of Lone Survivor, there was a guy behind us translating the Afghanistan Language tor his friends that were with him. I actually whispered to my wife that made me nervous and wondered if he had a suicide vest on. Someone with a gun may have been so inspired or depressed by the movie to start shooting anyone who looked like a mid-eastern terrorist.
  11. da_whiz_kid

    da_whiz_kid Active Member

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    ??? le' sigh...
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  12. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    yeah because anyone who knows Farsi must by definition be a terrorist right?
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  13. CanadianCowboysFan

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    the thing is, people are safe, the chance of getting shot in a movie theatre is so infintesimal that it is virtually non-existant but some people are afraid of their own shadows these days.

    Crime is down all over the western world but many truly believe the second they step outside their outside their house, their kids will be abducted and raped, their car will be carjacked, they themselves will be raped etc
  14. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    Can you imagine how much texting was going on after the gun shot? Everybody got there as fast as they could and going to text to who know? Hundreds of cell phones going on now.

    Stupid movies...
  15. Wheeltax

    Wheeltax Well-Known Member

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    on the contrary, it becomes the only thing anyone behind you can see. Hugely distracting.
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  16. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    a movie theatre screen is at minimum 264 inches with some being 384 inches or even 624 inches. If a 6-7 inch phone is all you can see, then you may need to see a doctor about your A.D.D
  17. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    Think dude, think.
  18. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member

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    No, he doesn't. The theater is dark and those phones glow. Turning on a phone in a theater is like turning on a flashlight. Anyone more interested in texting than in watching the movie has no business being in the theater. No one deserves to be shot over texting in a theater, but they do deserve to be kicked out.
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  19. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    I'd re-examine that line of thinking.
  20. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    If it's dark in the theater, that's a pretty clear indicator to put away your lit cellphone.

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