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    Police: Texting argument in movie theater sparks fatal shooting - CNN.com

    A retired police officer is accused of shooting a man dead during an argument over texting in a Florida movie theater Monday afternoon, police said. The victim's wife also was wounded when the shooter pulled a handgun and fired once before the afternoon showing of the war film "Lone Survivor" at the theater complex in Wesley Chapel, Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said.
    The suspect, Curtis Reeves, is a retired Tampa police officer and will be charged with second-degree homicide, Nocco said.
    This is the other side of the coin. Some times having a "good guy" with a gun ends up being far more dangerous than what would probably have been a simple assault or verbal spat. If we had several times more people running around with firearms for "safety" I wonder how many incidents like this would increase. Humans can lose their temper and react irrationally in the moment. This reminds me of another story where a guy leaving his driveway in his truck was accosted by a door to door salesman and shot him point blank out of pure momentary rage.

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    Re: Police: Texting in movie theater sparks fatal shooting, retired officer arrested

    A total waste. What is wrong with people?
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Police: Texting in movie theater sparks fatal shooting, retired officer arrested

    Texting in a theater is annoying.

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    Re: Police: Texting in movie theater sparks fatal shooting, retired officer arrested

    How is texting annoying? Talk on the cell phone yes, but texting?

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    Re: Police: Texting in movie theater sparks fatal shooting, retired officer arrested

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    How is texting annoying? Talk on the cell phone yes, but texting?
    I should say that texting during the movie is annoying. That bright screen is really distracting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Texting in a theater is annoying.
    agreed its also very ignorant

    ive seen 3 people kicked out for texting, they are cracking down on it in pittsburgh
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    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I should say that texting during the movie is annoying. That bright screen is really distracting
    exactly
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    Re: Police: Texting in movie theater sparks fatal shooting, retired officer arrested

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    How is texting annoying? Talk on the cell phone yes, but texting?
    The bright lights are distracting.

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    Re: Police: Texting in movie theater sparks fatal shooting, retired officer arrested

    Quote Originally Posted by Verax View Post
    Police: Texting argument in movie theater sparks fatal shooting - CNN.com

    This is the other side of the coin. Some times having a "good guy" with a gun ends up being far more dangerous than what would probably have been a simple assault or verbal spat. If we had several times more people running around with firearms for "safety" I wonder how many incidents like this would increase. Humans can lose their temper and react irrationally in the moment. This reminds me of another story where a guy leaving his driveway in his truck was accosted by a door to door salesman and shot him point blank out of pure momentary rage.
    We should disarm cops, sounds good.

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    Re: Police: Texting in movie theater sparks fatal shooting, retired officer arrested

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    agreed its also very ignorant

    ive seen 3 people kicked out for texting, they are cracking down on it in pittsburgh
    I think they're cracking down on that everywhere.

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