Voorhees: A moviegoer and gun-free zones (letter)
December 19, 2015
Buying a ticket to see the latest Bond movie at Dillon's Skyline Cinema last weekend, I was shocked to see a small sign announcing that the theater is now a gun-free zone. I almost changed my mind and left. So called gun-free zones are the most dangerous places in America. A year ago the Crime Prevention Research Center released a report showing that 92% of mass public shootings since 2009 took place in gun-free zones. Columbine was a gun free zone. The Aurora theater was a gun free zone. The Newtown school was a gun free zone. The Paris attack was a gun free zone. The South Carolina church massacre was a gun free zone. And San Bernardino was a gun free zone. We know that shooters deliberately choose such places because no one will be able to shoot back. Now, every time I see a movie in Dillon, I'll have to worry about a mass murderer taking advantage of yet another gun-free zone. Well, at least there's Netflix.