So the newspaper the other day ran an article talking about the local Regal theater implementing a new “check the bags of patrons” in the wake of the Aurora shooting.
Yeah. They really are that dumb.
Two things immediately leaped, leaped, I say! out at me.
1) The only people who bring bags in to the theater are girls. And I can’t personally think of any mass shooting done by a female. Ever.
and of course, 2) MR. BATSHIT IN DENVER DIDN’T EVEN BRING A BAG IN TO THE THEATER. Unless you count coming in through the emergency exit? That’s it! They should implement a “All Emergency Exits Will Be Permanently Sealed Off” policy! It would have been way more effective in this case at preventing Mr. Batshit from coming back in with his guns!
On the plus side, the newspaper interviewed a lady who pretty much pointed out how completely epically failtastic the theater’s policy is. Unfortunately, it appears that the stupid that is Regal is endemic to their entire corporate system. Even more unfortunately, the only other choice of theater in town never has any of the good new releases and hasn’t mopped their floors since 1994, while the Regal really is a pretty swanky place (theater seating, tons of legroom, CLEAN, etc).