We are now getting predictable squeaking about how maybe we need weapons screening and armed guards at movie theaters, as implied by the following:
The Colorado movie theater complex that was the scene of a gunman’s massacre didn’t have any uniformed security guards on duty the night of the shooting, even though other theaters operated by the same company did provide such protection
That theatre generally uses off-duty police as guards so they might be armed. But still, the shooter was in full body armor, was heavily armed, and came in a back door. He was ready. Security guards wouldn’t have been expecting what happened (who possibly could have been?) so he could have easily killed them first.
But I’m sure the military-security industry is pushing for weapons screening everywhere and lots more armed private guards as well. Feel safer? I don’t. The increased militarization of our society is ominous and Orwellian.