(Closed) Theatre to blame for the CO shooting? should victims sue?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 4
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We’re going to make sure whoever is accountable is going to take responsibility for this tragedy.” Um…wouldn’t that be the guy who did the shooting? I understand that, yes, maybe the cinema could have had an alarm on the exit door, but there are loads of venues everywhere with emergency exits without alarms. Also, the idea of suing Warner Bros. for making ‘violent’ movies that inspire people like this is ridiculous.

I understand that this guy may need medical treatment and/or therapy following the shooting which he can’t afford and is trying to get money from here, but I’m really not sure how it’s going to work….

Post # 5
1555 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Obviously, the gunman is the one that actually caused the tragedy. However, the theater is at fault for not having the emergency exit up to date, or however he managed to prop it open. There is usually an alarm that would go off, I don’t see how he was able to prop it open without being noticed..

Post # 6
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I really hope this case gets dismissed. Yes it’s important to hold corporations responsible for their actions, but in this case I don’t see how they could have known that anything like this would happen.

Post # 7
1849 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

ugh these kinds of stories really frustrate me… There seems to be too much of a drive to hold at least someone financially accountable for every bad thing that happens. 

Post # 9
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I don’t necessarily think this guy should be suing but I do think that exit doors in general should always be equipped with an alarm. Just my personal view. 

Post # 10
1505 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014


Post # 11
3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Sounds like an opportunist. What kind of alarm should they have, beyond a fire alarm. I see people exit from those doors all the time. They are there for safety reasons, and if they didn’t have them and a fire or something broke out they would be in trouble. It doesn’t make sense to have a guards stationed at all theatre doors.  I don’t think the theatre did anything wrong.

A ton of money is being raised and givien by the Film company for victims.

Post # 12
3357 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012


so HOOOOWWW is the theatre responsible for this?

Post # 13
2196 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

It’s not hard to sneak into a theater. I used to do it all the time when I was a teenager. Also I almost always leave through the side exit door so it would be super annoying if they were alarmed.

It’s the shooters fault. No one else.

Post # 14
3771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I felt really bad when I first heard about the situation.. because those were my first thoughts… “Why the heck did the theatre not have the emergency exits armed??” The only reason I thought this though is because my roommate in college had a friend who worked the reels at AMC (it was awesome b/c we always got to preview movies to make sure she put the film together right on the spool) and I remembered her saying something about how the exits are supposed to be locked and hooked up to the alarm. The theatre she worked at had a couple that weren’t set up b/c it was easier for employees to get in and get stuff set up…

That being said.. I don’t blame the theatre, becuase obviously the gunman is at fault… BUT had the doors been armed… he wouldn’t have been able to get back in (because him exiting would have set off the alarm) BUT… I’m sure he would have figured something else out.. since he is clearly disturbed and had thought so much of the situation out.

Post # 15
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

That is an absolutely ridiculous case. 

Post # 16
8516 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I guess the next step is everyone will be screened as they enter any place like a theatre. We will all have to arrive at cinemas etc 1-2 hrs early to get through the security checks and metal detectors.

That said I think it is very irressponsible that the doors weren’t armed. Where I am they all are and everyone knows not to go through them unless it is an emergency because the alarms will go off. I mean that is what they are for right- emergencies? Fires, gas leaks, homocidal maniacs etc etc So I can kinda see how the theatre could have some responsibility but regardless of whether the door was alarmed or not the guy would have shot people before the response showed up.

Has there been any talk in the media around mental health services? When something happens here it is the first thing that is brought up- that more mental health services are needed to prevent tragedies like this? Just wondering because I can’t find anything online that mentions it. Just crap stories like this about people suing!

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