While Regal Cinemas has been on the naughty list for some time now, they’re digging themselves an even deeper hole in the firearms community with their latest announcement regarding security.
If you go to a Regal Cinema, you will be greeted with a new sign at the ticket counter:
“For the safety and comfort of all our guests: Backpacks and bags of any kind are subject to inspection prior to entry to this facility.”
This new policy is said to be the reaction to the recent theater shootings, one in Lafayette, Louisiana and another outside Nashville, Tennessee.
The company’s Facebook page is seeing it’s share of backlash, with many comments in favor of patrons carrying concealed firearms.
“Just returned 2 movie tickets because ticket collector wanted to check my bag for a gun… Didn’t ask to frisk my husband who was also carrying so i guess your policy isn’t flawless”, wrote one woman.
Regal wrote on it’s website, “We acknowledge that this procedure can cause some inconvenience and that it is not without flaws, but hope these are minor in comparison to increased safety.”
The lesson that can be taken away from this policy change, especially for women, is to find ways to conceal your firearm on your person. We’ve covered the inherent dangers of purse carry before and if you avoid it while going to a Regal Cinema, they won’t find it while poking around in your bag.
You can’t help but sit back and laugh just a little. After all, I can conceal 3 firearms on my person and have 3 magazines for each of them if I really wanted to. Heck, throw on some cargo pants and a big jacket, and you could bring even more.
Here’s the point: it’s not going to do any good to stop mass shooters, but it will do a great job with hindering the law-abiding from protecting themselves.
A question for Regal Cinemas; if we can’t carry into your theaters, who do you have on staff that will guarantee our safety?
Up next: Stop and Frisk.