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by Georgia Concealed Carry on August 9, 2015 · 2 comments

Another “feel-good” policy despite the fact that we have unfortunately seen repeated examples that this doesn’t work, Regal Cinema Theaters does not allow firearms.  We’ve seen two perfect examples in the past few years of insane gunmen who drove past theaters that allowed firearms so they could walk into these so-called safe zones and open fire on innocent law abiding citizens.  It just doesn’t make sense.

A perfect example.. let the ranting begin.

Today, August 9, 2015, I took my family to the Regal Snellville Oaks Stadium 14 so my daughter could see Shaun The Sheep (not bad if you like kids movies… a couple good laughs for adults hidden in there).  As my wife, daughter and I walk in, a female employee walks over and politely asks if she can look in my wife’s purse.  We asked why and she said “.. after the recent events in Tennessee, all Regal theaters have to physically inspect all purses and bags.”  Really??  My wife had a relatively small purse so what exactly is she hiding?  Not surprisingly, the bad joke of “good thing you took your AR-15 out this morning” didn’t go over well.

Here’s the kicker.. I had an HK P30L tucked in my IWB holster and a Ruger LCP in my pocket.  I don’t normally carry two firearms but did today.  Did I get searched?  No.

So, Regal is looking out for our best interests and decides they are going to search all backpacks and women’s purses when you go in but everyone can easily conceal carry.  Does this make sense to you?  How many of the “mass shootings” at movie theaters were committed by women who brought the firearms in their purses?

This is another perfect example of executives who have been brainwashed into believing that signs on a door and misguided efforts can avoid the efforts on insane minds.  The worse part is you could talk to the executives about this and it would do nothing.  Unless they are willing to put up metal detectors and bring in armed security, nothing is going to stop someone from unleashing horrific damage in a movie theater.. actually, there is something.  Like the president of the NRA said, the only things that is going to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.  The gunman in the Colorado movie theater shooting drove past several movie theaters that allowed firearms because he wanted to go to a theater where no one else had a gun.  Why is this so hard to understand?

/end rant

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Steve January 25, 2016 at 2:24 pm

I had the same experience at Regal 22 Austell Ga. Ticket Usher ask to look in wife’s purse even took a flashlight and peered in. Wife ask what she was looking for. Weapons she says. I say we don’t keep them in our purse, we tote ’em on our side. She gives me a funny look but that’s all. Ruger .380 in my jacket pocket. What a joke this policy is.


Georgia Concealed Carry June 21, 2016 at 1:10 pm

Yes some of us had the same experience more than once. They went through purses, ignored seeing an M&M bag and a bottle of water, and were looking for weapons. It’s comical.. there’s no rifle or large capacity magazine in there. There was however an HK P30L holstered on one hip and a Glock 17 on another (both completely missed).


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