Reader Brian Jacobsen recalls a recent conversation with a theater owner:
A couple of weeks ago I sent you guys an email after being asked to leave a local theatre here in gun friendly Indiana. Ironically enough, during that conversation (with the corporate suit in Tennessee), after he insulted gun owners repeatedly and genially (quoting stats that sounded a lot like Brady campaign talking points), I asked him what exactly I was supposed to do if confronted with an armed madman? He replied that the cinema chain spent millions on security. I assured him that I believed they did but—-
no matter how much they spent, could he guarantee that I and my wife wouldn’t be confronted by a crazy person with a gun? Well no, he agreed, but guns would render the theatre no longer ‘family friendly.’
I wonder which is less family friendly? Me, a responsible citizen carrying a lawful firearm, or a lunatic shooting seventy people?
I have to wonder if he had cause to recall our conversation recently. I know I did.