On a slow news day, there’s nothing like a little bit of everyday idiocy to provide some much-needed entertainment. It’s been almost a month now since the tragic The Dark Knight Rises shooting happened in Colorado, and many moviegoers are clearly still on edge. We’ve heard reports of people bringing weapons to theatres for self-defense and, in some of these cases, arrests have been made. However, what many of these people probably don’t realize is that sometimes your own weapons can end up being used against you. Case in point: a man attending a screening of The Bourne Legacy this week accidentally shot himself in the ass. I guess maybe his chems just wore off?
According to the Associated Press, a 56-year-old man in Sparks, Nevada was injured when a gun fell out of his pocket and onto the floor during the movie, firing a bullet right into his own buttocks. His injuries are not said to be life-threatening and fortunately no one else was hurt. Someone needs to get this man a holster.
He did have a permit to carry the gun, so it’s currently unclear if any charges will be laid. That being said, I’d be pretty pissed if I was one of the other folks in that screening with him. I’m not sure how often people used to bring guns to the movies with them prior to July 20th (I’m not even clear on the legality of this in the U.S.), but I sure hope the paranoia starts to wear off soon. Do you still feel unsafe when attending movies? Should movie theatres install metal detectors or some other form of additional security?