A Georgia man has been jailed on charges of stolen property and carrying an unlicensed firearm, after walking into a movie theater with a stolen gun. The 21-year old, William Gossett from Covington, stole a gun in Ohio and then made his way to western Pennsylvania. There he took the gun, along with bullets, to the Cinemark Theater in Center Township. He entered in military battledress (camouflage trousers and jacket) with a large bag in which he carried the stolen gun and bullets.
Police say they stopped Gossett after seeing him walking in the theater carrying a large bag and wearing long-sleeved military fatigues despite temperatures in the 90s.
Police say Gossett has a felony record in Georgia and can’t possess the handgun, which police didn’t describe.
He doesn’t have an attorney listed in court records.
So what’s next for the young felon? And more importantly, what were his motives? It is a scary world when we cannot even go watch a movie with our family without the dangers of being attacked. This is just one more reason why gun-free zones need done away with; so legal gun-owners can carry everywhere. If we cannot protect ourselves in an area that we are most vulnerable, then we are walking blindly to the slaughter.
The Colorado shooting in 2012, in which 12 people were murdered and 58 were wounded, was also in a Cinemark theater. According to www.foxnews.com, It also happened to be the only movie theater in the area that banned guns. I do not believe this is a coincidence. Instead of creating more gun-free areas, as the liberals would have it, we need to be able to legally carry at all times. This will not only help ward off crazy people with malicious intent, but will also allow us to protect ourselves when one does show up. We need to take heed and learn from these past incidents because those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it.
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