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Credit to Ed Stein for this post.
I normally stay away from movie theaters these days, but I decided I really wanted to see Die Hard With Nukes on the big screen. I’ve seen all nineteen in the series, and the special effects are supposed to be the best ever. This is one I didn’t want to wait and see on TV.
The hardest thing about going to the movies these days is deciding what to carry. I generally feel safer in crowds with my big baby, the SR-25, but the gun holders in most seats are too small for it, and it gets heavy on the lap in a two-hour film, so I brought the AK47 with the folding stock instead. I wish the movie theaters would keep up with the times and accommodate modern weaponry. It’s not easy trying to balance both a semi-automatic and giant tub of popcorn on your knees.
Standing in line for tickets, I spotted a guy carrying a really cool Russian Sig 556R, which I’ve never seen up close, but something in the way he was glaring at everyone else made me decide not to approach him. You never really know whether someone is planning to shoot up the place or is just prepared to stop someone from shooting up the place. If you’re in doubt, it’s best not to engage.
Of course, he might just have been angry at those unarmed idiots in the line who selfishly expect the rest of us to protect them if someone starts shooting. As we all know, the only defense against a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. I’m one of the good guys, but I confess I kind of resent it when other people don’t feel a duty to pull their own weight.
The second hardest thing about going to a movie is deciding where to sit. Am I more comfortable next to someone holding an AR15 with a high-capacity clip who might or might not be planning to light up the place, or next to someone who’s unarmed and who might be a more desirable target? Or maybe they just appear to be unarmed but are packing under their coat. It’s always a guessing game.
The best place is probably in the very back row, where you don’t have to worry about who’s behind you, and where you have the best view of the entire place. The downside is the screen is so small from up there, and the explosions aren’t nearly as cool. Also, it’s farthest from the exit, so if anything happens, you’re guaranteed that you’re going to have to stand and fight. Not that I mind, because, as I said, I’m one of the good guys, so I think I have a responsibility to try to bring the bad guy down if he’s stupid enough to start something.
As it turned out, nothing much happened during the movie, although I ended up missing most of it anyway because I was concentrating so much on which of the other people in the theater might be a homicidal maniac. I was particularly worried about that guy a few rows down who had a six-pack of Red Bull in one hand and a Ruger in the other. He already seemed pretty jazzed before the previews ended.
I was kind of bummed when I found out that it was one of the other theaters in our multiplex that got shot up by some loony-toon who’d just gotten fired from his busboy job and ditched by his girlfriend. He missed his appointment with his shrink and spent the afternoon acquiring a pretty hefty arsenal at a gun show. Evidently the noise of multiple nuclear explosions in our theater drowned out the shooting next door. If I’d been there I might have stopped him. Then again, the armed patriots who were there took him down him pretty fast. Only 71 died, so it didn’t even make the national news. The police don’t bother anymore to figure out which ones the shooter nailed and which ones got it in the crossfire. It’s a pretty hopeless task. But, hey, that’s the price we have to pay for our freedom.
Now I have to decide whether to try and see the movie again tomorrow night or wait until they release the video game.Credit to Ed Stein for this post.... more
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