Early reports of the tragedy in Aurora point to a deranged madman entering a theater during a Batman movie and opening fire on the audience. No indication of foreign terrorist involvement.
–Sadly, one of the risks–and benefits–of living in a free society is people have access to guns and you can’t make every theater, retail store, and public building a secure fortress.
–There will be a ready market for increased security gadgets to check movie patrons.
–President Obama handled a Florida campaign rally perfectly when he spoke of the event, mourned the loss of members of “our American Family,” observed a moment of silence–and walked off the stage. VERY PRESIDENTIAL.
–Mayor Bloomberg of New York is a callout jerk. He challenged both Romney and Obama to support gun control…totally inappropriate to insert politics at a time of tragedy.
–Local theater operators should increase their vigilance of emergency exits to insure they are properly locked from the inside, but still operable for fire exits.
The big question surrounding the movie will now be whether or not it gets a thumbs up or thumbs down from patrons–especially parents who want their kids to make it home, even if it is after curfew.
To insure more advertising-free Boise Guardian news, please consider financial support.