If you have children then you probably know what a pain in the ass it is to bring your kids to a movie theater when they are little, but it’s also necessary. The only way to teach the wild beasts how to behave in public is by exposing them to the aforementioned public. So we bring our kids to the movie theater (usually during the day when fewer people are there) and teach them that throwing popcorn is not okay, speaking during the movie is a sin, turning on electronic devices in a no-no and kicking the seat in front of you is not respectful. As a parent that is our job, but the other people who go to watch a movie also have a job: don’t be a douche. Unfortunately, an Illinois ammosexual didn’t learn that last part and now a child is forever scarred.
The Paducah Police Department in Paducah, Kentucky, explained in a Facebook post that they were called to the Cinemark Theater to break up a fight:
A man told Davie that he and his son were sitting behind another man, and the son was kicking the back of the man’s seat. Witnesses said the man got up and cursed the youth, asking if he was going to continue kicking his seat. The boy’s father interceded and a fight broke out between the two men. As the father got the upper hand in the fight, witnesses said, the other man pulled a gun and said, “What the (expletive) are you going to do now.”
In case there is any confusion here, let me explain how to properly react when someone’s child does something that annoys you: you speak to the parent. There is absolutely no reason to ever yell at a stranger’s child because you are irritated. If said child is doing something to piss you off and you see an adult with them, it’s very easy to turn to the adult and politely explain why you are annoyed. That’s the first mistake Mr. Gun Fondler made.
The second mistake he made was pulling out a fucking gun because he was losing a fight. When you start a fight with someone and you lose, threatening their life is never the answer. Pulling out a firearm in a crowded movie theater after the shootings we have had in public places over the last few years is despicable. This guy was the worst kind of coward.
Fortunately, the movie theater staff were able to detain Mr. Good Guy With A Gun and police arrested him when they arrived. Nobody died that day.
As for the gun rights imbeciles who will now claim this guy wasn’t a “good guy,” that’s bullshit. The right-wing and NRA have taught their supporters that the best way to solve their problems is by pumping those problems full of lead. Then they wonder why their “good guys” are doing exactly that. We’ve seen it over and over and over and over and over and over (get the point) and over again.
Welcome to the NRA’s America.