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At least 3 men accused of making threats during or after watching the new Batman movie have been arrested in separate incidents, underscoring moviegoers’ anxieties and heightened security in the wake of a deadly mass shooting at a Colorado theater showing the film.
A Maine man was arrested when he told authorities that he was on his way to shoot a former employer a day after watching “The Dark Knight Rises,” Maine state police said Monday.
Timothy Courtois of Biddeford, Maine, had been stopped for speeding, and a police search of his car found an AK-47 assault weapon, four handguns, ammunition and news clippings about the mass shooting that left 12 people dead early Friday, authorities said.
Luckily none of these incidents were actually carried out, but it shows the dangers we are facing in this nation. Going to the movies used to be considered a fun and safe way to get out. Now people have to fear for their lives in movie theaters.
And when you look at the Maine incident, you get an eerie reminder of James Holmes. This guy was heavily armed, but look at what they found in his home:
Police searched Courtois’ home later Sunday and found a machine gun, several other guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition.
Again, there is no reason for any American to have so much ammunition. These are the type of idiots that will force the government to take a tough stance on gun regulation. These are the type of idiots that the NRA defends, yet fails to realize that eventually they will become their biggest nemesis. It isn’t the lawmakers that will force new gun regulations, it’s people like Timothy Courtois and James Holmes.