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(Bay News 9)   Two shot, one dead in movie theater dispute over texting. Shhh   (baynews9.com) divider line 301
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2014-01-13 05:15:12 PM  
The police are saying the shooter complained to management about his texting first but they did nothing. See, theater owners! Do your jobs!
 
2014-01-13 05:16:40 PM  
How long before this is called a terorrist attack?
 
2014-01-13 05:19:51 PM  

Big Beef Burrito: What ever happened to good, old-fashioned fisticuffs?



Sometimes even the threat of a good thrashing is enough to resolve the situation...

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Shut your traps and stop kicking the seats! We're trying to watch the movie! And if I have to tell you again, we're gonna take it outside and I'm gonna show you what it's like! You understand me? Now, shut your mouths or I'll shut 'em for ya, and if you think I'm kidding, just try me. Try me. Because I would love it!
 
2014-01-13 05:21:51 PM  
I always sext with the lights on.
 
2014-01-13 05:31:28 PM  
B...b...but what if I'm a DOCTOR and I HAVE to text during the movie?!
 
2014-01-13 05:33:20 PM  

Prank Monkey: jaytkay: You gun nuts really need to calm down and stop this nonsense.

And if gun nuts you mean gang banger idiots I agree. We don't know anything about the guy who did this yet but I would bet you a whole $1 he was not carrying that gun legally.


Get your wallet out, the shooter was a retired cop. Sorry to shoot a hole in your gang banger theory...
 
2014-01-13 05:35:54 PM  

Prank Monkey: And if gun nuts you mean gang banger idiots I agree. We don't know anything about the guy who did this yet but I would bet you a whole $1 he was not carrying that gun legally.



Just like the Batman theater shooter, eh? Eh?

Let's not turn this into a gun control dick waving contest.
 
2014-01-13 05:36:51 PM  

RevBigfoot: Prank Monkey: jaytkay: You gun nuts really need to calm down and stop this nonsense.

And if gun nuts you mean gang banger idiots I agree. We don't know anything about the guy who did this yet but I would bet you a whole $1 he was not carrying that gun legally.

Get your wallet out, the shooter was a retired cop. Sorry to shoot a hole in your gang banger theory...


Just another piece of evidence showing that the carrying of firearms should be restricted to law enforcement, active and retired.
 
2014-01-13 05:40:51 PM  
They pull a cell phone, you pull a gun.

That's the i.imgur.com way!
 
2014-01-13 05:42:16 PM  
Retired police officer, huh? Someone has the PSTD.
 
2014-01-13 05:43:20 PM  

RevBigfoot: Prank Monkey: jaytkay: You gun nuts really need to calm down and stop this nonsense.

And if gun nuts you mean gang banger idiots I agree. We don't know anything about the guy who did this yet but I would bet you a whole $1 he was not carrying that gun legally.

Get your wallet out, the shooter was a retired cop. Sorry to shoot a hole in your gang banger theory...


Damn it. 7 min late. I wanted that dollar.

/auto correct turned "damnit" to "Hannity", and then to "Damon it".
 
2014-01-13 05:46:04 PM  
If being a jerk in public is now a shooting offense in the US, I'm pretty sure that over time the problem will correct itself.
 
2014-01-13 05:46:44 PM  

RevBigfoot: Prank Monkey: jaytkay: You gun nuts really need to calm down and stop this nonsense.

And if gun nuts you mean gang banger idiots I agree. We don't know anything about the guy who did this yet but I would bet you a whole $1 he was not carrying that gun legally.

Get your wallet out, the shooter was a retired cop. Sorry to shoot a hole in your gang banger theory...


Won't be hearing from him again unless it's under an alt.
 
2014-01-13 05:47:11 PM  

Confabulat: Retired police officer, huh? Someone has the PSTD.


Post-sexually transmitted disease?
 
2014-01-13 05:49:57 PM  
Number of days since last mass shooting: -1
 
2014-01-13 05:56:15 PM  

Confabulat: Retired police officer, huh? Someone has the PSTD.


A retired cop in  Wesley Chapel with PSTD? Did some teenagers outun him during his security gig at the corner Wal*Mart?
 
2014-01-13 05:59:47 PM  
This movie is pretty obvious bait for GUN NUTS.

www.digitaltrends.com

So a Responsible Gun Owner feels like a badass just cuz he's strapped and shoots the father of a 3 year old little girl for texting DURING THE PREVIEWS proving once again that all these tough-talking hobbyists are a bunch of pants-pissing cowards.
 
2014-01-13 05:59:51 PM  

shtychkn: Tax Boy: silverjets: Hollywood wants to get people back to the theaters?  Try building a theater where I can see and hear the movie but I can't see or hear the morons around me

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We can dream.


That is patently false. When I saw Hobbit 2, the only disruption was an old guy w/ dementia who kept asking his son (I think) the same questions over and over again.
 
2014-01-13 06:01:28 PM  
At first I was like "well, finally" but then I was like "wait, during the PREVIEWS?"  Florida, sigh.
 
2014-01-13 06:06:35 PM  
The shooter was a retired cop.  He's probably thinking "What's the big farking deal?  Nobody gave a damn when I shot people before.  I can do whatever the hell I want, damn it!".
 
2014-01-13 06:07:08 PM  
Needless to say, a silencer wasn't used. That'd be polite!
 
2014-01-13 06:07:43 PM  
So there's a pig right now on the news practically defending the ex-pig who did the shooting, saying "PTSD" like 20 times.

What sucks is that he's an ex-cop so they can't put him on paid administrative leave.
 
2014-01-13 06:10:45 PM  
Theater...? Oh, yeah.. .those places I used to visit weekly when I was younger and people knew how to watch a movie with some respect for others. I remember those.

I saw TWO movies in a theater last year. The rest I watched at home.

/HD projectors are a great investment.
//Big beautiful digital image, no texters or noisy assholes, and much lower price per movie.
///The projector pays for itself if you just consider what you save in travel, concessions, and movie ticket prices.
 
2014-01-13 06:12:34 PM  

ZeroCorpse: Theater...? Oh, yeah.. .those places I used to visit weekly when I was younger and people knew how to watch a movie with some respect for others. I remember those.


Eh, I still love going to the movies. Never have any problems with cell phones or texting or even shootings where I go.
 
2014-01-13 06:16:27 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: So a Responsible Gun Owner feels like a badass just cuz he's strapped and shoots the father of a 3 year old little girl for texting DURING THE PREVIEWS proving once again that all these tough-talking hobbyists are a bunch of pants-pissing cowards.


Retired cop.  He was probably aiming at the woman and accidentally killed the man.
 
2014-01-13 06:17:00 PM  
I'm torn. On the one hand, people in Floriduh really need to stop standing their ground.

OTOH, I farking hate people who can't put away/shut off their cell phone in a movie theater. And people who can't shut the fark up during a movie.

Either watch the movie or leave. This is not that hard.
 
2014-01-13 06:20:45 PM  

Dimensio: RevBigfoot: Prank Monkey: jaytkay: You gun nuts really need to calm down and stop this nonsense.

And if gun nuts you mean gang banger idiots I agree. We don't know anything about the guy who did this yet but I would bet you a whole $1 he was not carrying that gun legally.

Get your wallet out, the shooter was a retired cop. Sorry to shoot a hole in your gang banger theory...

Just another piece of evidence showing that the carrying of firearms should be restricted to law enforcement, active and retired.


Exactly. Old people and women should take their beatings.
 
2014-01-13 06:28:08 PM  
This is a 2 for one.

1, The idiot with the phone got to die
2, the shooter self identified, and will be removed from society
 
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2014-01-13 06:35:50 PM  

tricycleracer: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: While I don't condone shooting someone for texting during a movie, I can certainly understand it.

This was during PREVIEWS.


What is it with people calling commercials "previews"?
 
2014-01-13 06:37:11 PM  
Weird thing is that Wesley Chapel is the only place in Florida that I have ever been attacked.

/traveled the entire state
//work and play
 
2014-01-13 06:40:05 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: Weird thing is that Wesley Chapel is the only place in Florida that I have ever been attacked.

/traveled the entire state
//work and play


You get attacked that often?
 
2014-01-13 06:42:52 PM  
Gun/cop crowd is surprisingly silent. Still preparing their statement I guess.
 
2014-01-13 06:47:11 PM  

loaba: I always sext with the lights on.


Rebel.
 
2014-01-13 06:48:05 PM  
We can only trust cops with guns. They've had the training and proper vetting by society. Sort of like the NY counter-terrorism chief who used his gun as a laser pointer in a presentation with foreign officials. Link
 
2014-01-13 06:51:53 PM  
I love a story with a happy ending.
 
2014-01-13 06:53:00 PM  

Gordon Bennett: dkimball: They forgot the import part...What movie were they going to watch?

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Came into the thread looking for the "God Bless America" movie, leaving satisfied, yet still hollow inside.
 
2014-01-13 06:55:52 PM  
He's retired. He's not going to be able to pull that crap now.
 
2014-01-13 06:56:49 PM  

Thelyphthoric: Came into the thread looking for the "God Bless America" movie, leaving satisfied, yet still hollow inside.


Love that movie. Released at a bad time I guess although I can't imagine a good time for it to be released.
 
2014-01-13 07:05:44 PM  
"The suspected decides to pull out a .380 (handgun), and he shoots the victim," Sheriff Chris Nocco said. "It's absolutely crazy that it would rise to this level of (violence) over somebody texting at a movie theater."

No, that's normal behavior for a cop. If he hadn't been retired, the wife would be facing 20-to-life.
 
2014-01-13 07:09:26 PM  
Things is, there's really nothing to understand. Talking loudly or texting in a movie theater is rude. That's it, it's rude. No one gets hurt or is endangered. That it occurred during the previews isn't even relevant.

Dude on phone was rude - not a killing offense.
Dude on gun was wrong - and will be prosecuted.

That's how it breaks down, kids. I wonder how the NRA is going to spin this one?
 
2014-01-13 07:10:02 PM  

jaytkay: You gun nuts

 texting idiots really need to calm down and stop this nonsense.
 
2014-01-13 07:13:49 PM  

dascott: At first I was like "well, finally" but then I was like "wait, during the PREVIEWS?"  Florida, sigh.


The movie has started when the previews are showing.  Some people are interested in them and they run after the showtime starts.

While what happened in the article is pure insanity it could have been avoided with the slightest amount of common courtesy for those around you.  Especially if you continue you text after someone has expressed it bothers them.
 
2014-01-13 07:17:13 PM  

Tradskinzd: I read in another article that it happened during the previews. Who the hell gets that worked up over the previews...
So, who wants to guess how long until the shooter pulls the "Stand Your Ground" bs?



The sheriff said that the victim had thrown popcorn - Justification
 
2014-01-13 07:19:12 PM  

IRQ12: While what happened in the article is pure insanity it could have been avoided with the slightest amount of common courtesy for those around you


It could have been avoided by the guy not pulling out a gun and blowing him away. I understand what you're saying, the texting guy was an asshole but you're making it sound like the gunman had no other choice but to kill him.
 
2014-01-13 07:19:29 PM  

The water was cold: Tradskinzd: I read in another article that it happened during the previews. Who the hell gets that worked up over the previews...
So, who wants to guess how long until the shooter pulls the "Stand Your Ground" bs?


The sheriff said that the victim had thrown popcorn - Justification


Well to be fair if you throw popcorn at a cop they would probably get away with shooting you because of "assault on a LEO" etc.

Not his fault he was trained that way.
 
2014-01-13 07:22:22 PM  
Another responsible gun owner heard from.
 
2014-01-13 07:24:30 PM  
Dead or alive, you're coming with me" -  president
 
2014-01-13 07:31:58 PM  

Mugato: Gun/cop crowd is surprisingly silent. Still preparing their statement I guess.


What statement is there to make? This ex cop is a massive dirtbag who used his deadly weapon to settle a petty dispute. Somehow that reflects poorly on me because I too own a shooty bang-bang. The thread goes back and forth between people using the same tired trolling of well regulated, "police your own bad behaviors Islam gun owners, etc. and nobody figures out how to keep something like this from happening unless it hurts the other side more at the same time. It is very easy to point out dick holes like this after they pull a stunt like this, the hard part is preventing them from doing it.

/It would also be a plus to prevent them from doing it without treating every adult like an irresponsible hot-headed child.
 
2014-01-13 07:35:11 PM  
Who goes to a movie at noon on a Monday?

On second thought, they probably went to the movies at that time to avoid the teens/assholes who go to movies on weekend nights.  Ironic.
 
2014-01-13 07:36:29 PM  

jaytkay: You gun nuts really need to calm down and stop this nonsense.


The shooter was a retired cop.
 
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