They Were Just Going To The Movies

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So when the Dark Night Rises came out, we were excited to go see it. My son had a friend sleep over for his birthday and we rested so that we could go to the Midnight movie. When we get to the movie theater, we grab popcorn and drinks and head into the show. The place is packed so we are stuck on the second row. The seats are back far enough that we have a pretty good view of the screen. My wife is to my left, then my 8 year old daughter, me, then my son on my right, and next to him is his friend. Throughout the movie the kids started dozing or fighting sleep. I think that my daughter slept through everything!! Every time I looked at my son his eyes were bright red and barely open but I think he made it. His friend was out for some and awake for most. We had a great time and really enjoyed the movie.

When we came out, we heard the news from Colorado. Wow, some guy blasted his way through the movie theater killing innocent people. That little girl, the military guys, all those people. All I could do is think what if…what if…man, we were on the second row…what if that had happened here. My babies, my wife, our friends child.

It is a shame that you have to think about things like this all of the time and be aware of your surroundings and who is near you and what are they doing!!! Now more people will be taking weapons with them for protection and then you will have an even bigger mess if something like this happens. They just arrested a potential copy cat today that had a gun, ammo, and knives in his bag at a screening of the Dark Night movie. They went to his house and he had armor and gas masks as well as more weapons.

People, all these victims were doing is having a good time with their families. Why are we killing each other? When is it going to end?

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