[Non-Review Post] Shooting in Lafayette Movie Theater

Posted: July 24, 2015 in Uncategorized

Another day, another shooting in public. This one apparently in a movie theater. Wonder what fun precautions theaters will decide to put into place. No shows at night now? Anything to keep us safe (except take these stupid fucking guns away but…you know…people need their toys so they can pretend they’ll over throw the government some day or save the day in the middle of a shootout like they’re Clint fucking Eastwood). Apparently the shooting was during a showing of “Trainwreck”, but I’m not sure the particular feature had anything to do with this, unlike the Aurora shooter specifically choosing that last Batman film.

Movie theaters have always held a special place in my heart because, well, I love movies, and the theater is still the best way to watch a movie (that one, unpleasant experience with asshole teens during “It Follows” aside). When these shooting happen in theaters (there was also a time a guy shot another guy for talking during the trailers before “Watchmen” a few years back) I feel a closer violation, as opposed to my general disgust with the United States that I normally feel when a mass shooting leads to no action…except maybe taking a flag down that should never have been flying in the first fucking place.

How many people have to die before we come to the realization that the 2nd Amendment is as useless now as the 3/5ths Compromise would be if we still had that relic? Or remember that the original Constitution didn’t allow citizens to directly elect senators? Or that only white, land-owning men used to be able to vote. There are a lot of great things in the Constitution, but it, and the Founding Fathers, were far from perfect. Plus, hey, the 2nd Amendment was meant as a collective right and not an individual right, regardless of what the modern Supreme Court made up for the Heller case.

I promise not to put up many posts on this blog that aren’t straight movie reviews, but this particular shooting being in a movie theater, I felt it was justified.


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