So I was looking at a a 20+ hour day of air travel. Well due to all kinds of goodness it went to +60 plus hours of travel time and a stay at a Best Western in the suburbs of Detroit…
It starts like this…
Get to the airport and arrive at the gate and my 4:40 takeoff time has been pushed to 5:08 due to no equipment (airline jargon for the AIRPLANE).
Equipment arrives at the gate at 4:50.
The people have to deplane, then they “Clean” and resupply the airplane, by this time it is 5:10.
Then the elderly and handicapped board, followed by First Class and those frequent fliers (me).
Then the fun begins. You see an inordinate amount of people have decided that they HAVE to carry all of their stuff with them. Hence they have an oversized roll aboard and an oversized laptop roll aboard. Now these people have decided that they need the overhead space that is usually assigned for 3 seats for just their two items. These people are known as douchebags. Don’t try and defend yourself douchebag, I can fit in 5 days worth of clothes and my sundries in a roll aboard that actually fits in the sizer, even then I check it half the time.
So due to the douchebags it is now 5:45 and we finally back away from the gate. Well the next hurdle is thunderstorm that is over Pittsburgh. So we now spend another 30 minutes on the tarmac waiting for them to let us take off. By this time I am thoroughly hosed as my connecting flight to Amsterdam takes off at 7:10
So here I sit in a hotel in a shady suburb of Detroit doing a blog post while my clothes are in the washer..
Now that the air has cleared a bit on the recent mass shooting by a crazy nutbag in Colorado, I have been thinking a lot about gun free zones.
Aurora would be a gun free zone if not for the 2003 Colorado law that took local gun regulations out of the hands of the local municipalities. Though that law does not stop business from banning firearms on their premises.
CineMark is definitely a company that has decided to ban firearms on its premises.
Now Colorado has roughly 5.1 million citizens and roughly 130,000 concealed carry permits have been issued since 2003, So my new math brings that to around 1 in 39 people have a carry permit.
So the average theater has roughly 150ish seats depending on size, which means that we are looking at probably 2-3 people that statistically could have been carry permit holders in that theater.
How long is it going to take for some lawyer to come up with one of those people (or family of a victim, heaven forbid) that had a permit but were not able to carry due to the theater policy?
By disarming their customers have they taken on the responsibility to protect them?
What are the chances of CineMark still existing as a going concern once they loose a lawsuit based on the fact that they failed to protect their customers?