Sunday, September 09, 2012

The Day Is Here

I'm not any kind of soothsayer or prophet by any means, and the idea was hardly mine. I did say the day would come that lawyers would start suing businesses who ban guns for self defense on their premeses, but not provide adequate security for their customers.

Possible Lawsuit Over Aurora Movie Shootings Targets Owner


AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – A possible lawsuit is brewing over the shootings at the Aurora movie theater, and there may be many more. The suit could target the owner of the theater. Lawyers in New York they say Cinemark is the main entity they’re planning to go after for compensation for the victims. They’re hoping they can reach some sort of settlement right off the bat, but they’re prepared to go to court. “We have the experience and the contacts to hopefully end this litigation quickly,” attorney Marc Bern said.
Obviously there is more to the story - some of the mental health professionals that dropped the ball are also possible targets. It irks me that it is huge settlement seeking lawyers who will probably be the agent of change, but if that is what it takes, so be it. Poorly considered feel good gun bans that result in people getting killed should have consequences.

3 comments:

Bob said...

Excellent points. Linked here: http://bobagard.blogspot.com/2012/09/banning-guns-for-self-defense-and-not.html

Mr.B said...

No one forced them to enter the theater. They chose to.

I do not see where this is the theaters fault.

Jeffro said...

If the theater bans guns on the property, in an area that allows CCW, then they need to supply adequate security, since they, by their actions, took that task upon themselves.