2. the public wouldn't know any difference other than not seeing a sign banning guns. You're right BG's don't care about signs, but that has nothing to do with whether a business liable for someone doing something illegal in their business. (As long as the business didn't allow the activity)
You are making assumptions that cameras would have prevented this horror...BTW: going to ever answer if a theater is responsible if they let in a CCP holder and someone gets injured or killed?
Here I looked it up for you, since my "assumption" was correct.
18-12-106. Prohibited use of weapons
(1) A person commits a class 2 misdemeanor if:
(a) He knowingly and unlawfully aims a firearm at another person; or
(b) Recklessly or with criminal negligence he discharges a firearm or shoots a bow and arrow; or
Do you really think that any state doesn't make it illegal to discharge a firearm and injure or kill someone whether intentionally or negligently? :rolleyes:Quote:
18-3-204. Assault in the third degree
(1) A person commits the crime of assault in the third degree if:
(a) The person knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury to another person or with criminal negligence the person causes bodily injury to another person by means of a deadly weapon; or
The theater didn't make it easy, they had a fire door which by law must remain in a manner that people can get out of the door without any trouble. Now whether that door is required to sound an alarm when opened might be debateable. Maybe you can check CO statutes to see if it must sound an audible alarm when opened. If statutes don't require that, then where is the theater at fault.
But it is still private property, right? The owner makes the rules, right? Would you want the government to dictate what you can and cannot do on your private property .. with the realm of public safety, such as making bombs or meth, or whatever? My goodness, the Supreme Court has ruled that a business corporation, has free political speech! Surely, if a business corporation has freedom of speech and can influence political elections, then it can safely say "NO GUNS" and not be worried about the pesky little detail of the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution. I hope my sarcasm is coming through here. If I was at that movie house in Colorado, carrying my legally permitted concealed weapon, and saw a 'no guns sign' would I have turned back ... probably not. "Concealed" is concealed, right? If I was in that movie house in Colorado when that psycho opened fire, do I think I would have made a difference ... probably not. Maybe, just maybe, if I wasn't hit, or paralyzed from shock, or crapping my pants, crawling under a seat, and close enough to see through the smoke bombs and muzzle flashes, and saw the shooter exit that door, maybe I would have had enough adrenilline, sense,courage, whatever to bar that door. Try to keep it shut and shoot that f***er in the face if he tried to come back through. I pray to God I'll never know.