I was alerted to the tragedy in a movie theater in Aurora, CO early this morning. Incidents like this are horrific and just cannot be predicted. From what I can gather the assailant kicked in the door with a gas mask on and a bullet resistant vest, threw a gas canister into the theater, and then shot individuals with a shotgun or a rifle as they tried to leave the theater.

Please keep in mind you are not allowed in NC to bring a firearm into a theater. I am in no way saying that this tragedy could have been avoided if someone was carrying in the theater, but at least the audience would have had the opportunity to try to stop the threat as they waited for police to respond.

My thoughts are with those who were impacted by this tragedy.

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