When James Holmes entered a movie theater and killed 12 people during a screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colorado late last month, he made an entire nation feel unsafe. Between that incident and the Sikh temple shooting, our citizens are getting really paranoid. Within one week of each other, two people have been arrested for carrying guns to “The Dark Knight Rises.” It does not sound like they were going to cause a massacre, but they simply wanted to bring it to the theater just in case some self-defense action would be needed.
Police in Ohio arrested a 37-year old man named Scott Smith. Smith brought a gun into a Cleveland-area movie theater. He also allegedly tried to bring a satchel into a 10PM Saturday showing of the movie. After an off-duty cop was notified, police found a 9mm Glock handgun, ammunition clips, and three knives. Smith did not have a permit for the concealed weapon. Smith was arrested without incident and even offered to put the guns back in his car.
On Tuesday night, a 46-year-old man with a loaded handgun was arrested in Connecticut. Sung H. Hwang was charged with breach of peace and interfering with police after the officers found a handgun in his waistband. The officers arrived at the Criterion-Bow Tie Cinemas on Temple Street shortly after 10PM on Tuesday after it was reported that a man inside had a gun.
About a dozen people were inside waiting for the movie to start. Officers asked each one to raise their hands and file out where they were patted down and escorted outside. Hwang remained in his seat and used his cellphone. Hwang refused to put his hands up and he was taken into custody by force. The gun was found in the waistband of his pants.
[TMZ and Boston.com]