carry in theatre?

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by potentialglock, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    I'm going to see skyfall tonight. Is it legal or advisable to carry in a movie theatre? After aurora I'm almost scared not to.
     
  2. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    If you are legally allowed to conceal carry where you live and there is no sign posted "No Firearms" I would certainly say go ahead and carry.
     

  3. gearhead396

    gearhead396 New Member

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    If you are licensed to carry everywhere and always
     
  4. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    I carry in the theaters all the time with no problems.
     
  5. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    If you are legal to carry and no sign is posted, you should still be sure to turn off any laser or light attachments.
    ;)
     
  6. utf59

    utf59 New Member

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    Check your state laws.
     
  7. KG7IL

    KG7IL Active Member

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    I would be sure that it stays concealed. I would carry and do carry in a theater.
    If you are comfortable carrying, go for it.

    Remember to find an inconspicuous way to ensure that it is concealed and still with you at all times.

    I don't usually worry if someone sees me carry, because it's usually a trip to the feed store, neighborhood Safeway and other places out here where God, Guns and Guts are still a virture.
    However, the theatre is not far from the liberal housing developments that taint this great area. Those libs could go bonker's if they saw a gun.
     
  8. cvia

    cvia New Member

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    My theater never had a sign posted until after the CO shooting. Now it's no guns allowed. Makes perfect since right? Hhmmm theater had no guns sign crazy guy shot it up. Lets copy. Stupid management.
     
  9. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    In some states even a handwritten sign in crayon Carries the weight of law. In some states NO gfz sign Carries any weight at all.

    Me? They can all kiss my ass. Those signs are meant for the wackos that want to go on a mass killing spree, they don't apply to me, the vet who's fought for freedom and now simply wants to enjoy a nice evening out and about for dinner and a movie.

    I've said before, I'll say again, my actions are not always legal. I never recommend or condone anyone breaking the law. But I admit I do it all the time.
     
  10. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    So if there's a sign posted and if I get caught what would happen? Jail time or just a fine?
     
  11. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    It depends on the state. It is my understanding that in some states you will be escorted off property while in others you can be cuffed, stuffed, and escorted downtown.

    That is why everyone is hedging what they advise; IT VARIES FROM ONE AREA TO ANOTHER, AND WE DON'T ALL LIVE IN THE SAME COUNTY. :rolleyes:
     
  12. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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    Depends on your state, here in Indiana all they can do is ask you to leave. If you don't leave then they can file charges. Here a "no firearms" sign has no legal weight, except for govt buildings, aircraft etc.

    The Aurora shooting only solidifies my need to carry. A mass shooting can happen anywhere, hell one even happened recently at a beauty salon, tho i don't recall where.

    I live by the saying, "Idrather be tried by 12 than carried by 6!". Meaning id rather be fined and/or sit in a cell for a night or two than be killed because I needed my gun.
     
  13. fa35jsf

    fa35jsf New Member

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    Well here in Oklahoma they recently passed open carry. Since then I went to a movie theater and noticed a "No open carry weapons permitted" sign. However I guess that doesn't apply to concealed now does it. ;)
     
  14. partdeux

    partdeux Well-Known Member

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    State laws trump, know them
     
  15. Sixwire

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    In Mo there can be a $100.00 fine for ignoring the sign. Best choice is to conceal properly and don't get caught. If you do get caught, just leave. I always carry and never have a problem. Ignoring a sign while open carry is probably a chance to meet the police.
     
  16. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Don't they tell you to do that on the movie screen before the movie starts?
    Oh, wait, that's "turn off your cell phone and other electronic devices".

    That's to keep the sheeple from panicking and stampeding.
     
  17. Polygon

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    That depends on the laws. If there aren't any "no weapons" signs and you can carry concealed legally, then of course you can. Here in Utah those signs are meaningless. If they find that I am carrying a gun, the most they can do is ask me to leave. I'm going to see Skyfall tonight as well. The theater I'm going to has a no weapons policy.

    That's not going to stop me.
     
  18. Sonic82

    Sonic82 New Member

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    No...those signs are to satisfy the liberal patrons that things are safe in that particuler business. They can now feel content that while watching the movie there will be no harm come to them. They feel good that their local theatre is run by responsible management who can make strong decisions on the customers behalf.
     
  19. jimogden1984

    jimogden1984 New Member

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    I may be wrong but I believe in mo they also have to have the sign on every door. If you get caught with it they can only ask you to leave. If you refuse they can get you for trespassing.
     
  20. Byron0022

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    By not obeying their wishes you are playing into the reason why they don't want people carrying guns to begins with. If they ask you not to, take your business somewhere else, I do. Your right to carry a gun doesn't give you the authority to do what you want on someone else's property. I'm a gun owner and a vet, please don't assume I am a liberal.