An as-yet-to-be-named man committed suicide at Universal Studios theme park yesterday. As Dirk Diggler observes:
Legally mandated gun free zone — check.
Court order of personal protection against a stalker making him a prohibited person — check.
Security for a large venue searching belongings but realizing impossibility of screening — check.
Another myth proposed by the antis literally (and tragically) shot down — priceless.
Shannon Watts was not available for comment.
He wasn’t wanded because he looked liberal.
I was just there in December. I saw no one wanded. Only bags, backpacks, etc. were checked (and not that well, either.)
At least he only offed himself. Too many people have been taking others with them of late.
I’ll second that notion. I’m just confused as to how it happened in California of all the safe places in the country.
Too many people have been taking others with them of late
Product of a narcissistic leftism indoctrination that is performed from kindergarten through graduate school and then continued on by the leftist media.
I know that the lines at Universal can be extremely tedious, but this was a total overreaction.
The “secret” is to get on the single riders line. You can ride almost instantly.
The failure of feel good policies presents itself once again.
Gun-prohibited person in a gun-prohibited place located in a gun-damn-near-prohibited state pulls gun. The answer: obviously, extend the prohibitions to other people and locations. Nothing like exporting success…
“Drain the oceans, and the sharks will die.”
Must be an isolated incident of gun laws failing…..oh wait:
Kind of feels like this article is gloating over a mentally ill person’s recent suicide the way it was written and the comments following it. Condolences to those that witnessed the event or aftermath.
Not in the least. It’s a tragic situation that happened in a public venue. But as Dirk points out, it also illustrates the fantasy of gun-free zones. Not to mention court orders keeping “prohibited persons” from getting their hands on firearms.
If he’d been intent on taking other people with him (such as his estranged wife/girlfriend who was working at the park that day), before turning the gun on himself – something he could have easily done – this would have been a much bigger and much more disturbing story than it already is.
Bingo. If there is a silver lining, it is that he did not kill his ex, whom he already had been ordered by the court to quit stalking her (she worked there) nor did he engage in a gun battle with officers hoping to commit suicide by cop (and potentially harm others). Gun free zones are a fantasy and only those with private security have the luxury of calling for their implementation everywhere. Take away Shannon’s, Bloomy’s, Steve Ballmer’s and other anti’s private armies and let’s see how they adjust to society.
Gun free airlines didnt stop a pilot from murdering 150.
Just pointing out reality.
What if he instead had tried to take others with him? Law-abiding would-be carriers would have been put in mortal danger due to being disarmed. Gun Free Zones cost lives, and utterly failed to prevent someone bent on harm from carrying out that harm.
“Law-abiding would-be carriers would have been put in mortal danger due to being disarmed.”
Only IF they knew how to read. 8>)
stop band wagoning
Here’s how this will be spun: More evidence that the only solution is the removal all all firearms from civilian ownership.
The come-back to this is:
If no-one has guns then everyone is totally defenseless against anyone who is bigger and stronger. Your grandparents will be completely vulnerable to any home invader. Is that what you want?
“removal all all firearms from civilian ownership”
How about removing all people? I can’t believe I didn’t think of that before! That wuld solve all of our problems. /sarc
So, what was this about gun control laws preventing suicide again?
Oh yeah! They don’t!
This story can not be true. California has strict gun laws, so dude could not possibly have snuck a gun into Universal!
When / how did Universal Studios Hollywood become a “legally mandated gun free zone”? Even if there are signs posted, it’s my understanding that such signs do not carry the force of law in California.
here is “company” policy. . . . http://www.universalstudioshollywood.com/faqs/policies-and-restrictions/ (no weapons allowed). Oh but it is a posted sign. the antis have you believe that is all you need.
Reading Universal’s policy it appears you cannot bring your hands or feet into the property either. Either of these could be used as weapons. Especially if your victim is smaller or weaker and has no weapon of their own.
Following a complete and thorough investigation, it was discovered that the plastic “No Guns” Sign posted at the door was defective and the PPO had not had the appropriate boxes checked; thus allowing the perpetrator to commit this heinous act.
More laws that wont be followed by criminals are expected to remedy this situation.
Must be a late April Fools joke. Universal is a gun free zone, so there’s no way someone could have gotten one in there.
It’s like the other day, I thought I saw someone going 70 on the highway, but I knew it was just my imagination since the posted limit was 65. Funny how that is.
Great one more reason today call guns a “health issue”.
Isn’t killing yourself illegal? Will he be brought up on charges?
Yeah security isn’t tight. No metal detectors or wands so you can walk right in as long as whatever you have is out of sight on your body. I walked in with my edc folder in my pocket. A gun wouldn’t be any harder.
Even with a wand there’s no guarantees. The hockey arena near me had security with wands last time I was there but it was totally for show. Missed both my knives (one in pouch on belt and one visible in tiny jean pocket) and only patted down the lining ofy coat a bit. Meaning even if I had a gun it would have been safe tucked in anywhere on the waistband.
They need to stop with joke security. It’s just an annoyance and does nothing for safety. Like gun laws.