What a great idea former Gov. Rick Perry has! He points out that if everyone in a movie theater were armed to the teeth and ready to blaze away in the dark as soon as a “mentally impacted” person starts shooting, everyone would be so much safer!
Just imagine how safe and secure you’d feel in that theater, with an unknown number of people sitting around you carrying loaded guns.
HOUSTON (CBS Houston/AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry believes people should be allowed to bring guns into movie theaters.
Speaking to CNN on Sunday, the former Texas governor says people who have been appropriately trained should be allowed to carry firearms.
“I will suggest to you that these concepts of gun-free zones are a bad idea,” Perry told CNN. “I think that you allow the citizens of this country, who have appropriately trained, appropriately backgrounded, know how to handle and use firearms, to carry them. I believe that, with all my heart, that if you have the citizens who are well trained, and particularly in these places that are considered to be gun-free zones, that we can stop that type of activity, or stop it before there’s as many people that are impacted as what we saw in Lafayette.”
The Republican vision for America.
Of course, most theaters have their own policies banning firearms, because theater owners aren’t nuts. Is Perry proposing to legally compel private companies that own movie theaters to allow patrons to carry weapons?