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Thread: Could this be the beginning of the end for gun-free zones?

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    Could this be the beginning of the end for gun-free zones?

    A judge in Colorado ruled that lawsuits by several families of the victims of the Colorado cinema massacre in 2012 may go to trial. The cinema company tried to get the lawsuits dismissed.

    I am not a lawyer, but if a jury decides that the cinema is liable, I would image that either a) other gun-free zones would think twice about banning firearms, or b) they would choose to provide security.

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    Jan 2012
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    First off, I don't think that this judge's decision will stand ... the argument was not that people were not able to defend themselves- which I think would have had merit. But the argument was that they could have foreseen the shooting.

    I thought of the same thing .. but alas, no, I don't think it will have any real effect as you (and I) desire.

    Now if another person makes a claim that their policy did not allow them to defend themselves (and wins) then businesses would have to weigh their anti-leanings against needing to hire security and the associated costs involved with that.

    I could be wrong .... businesses might put in metal detectors or other intrusive measures as well as a condition for entry.

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