A Man Who Brought A Gun To A Movie Theatre Because He Feared Mass Shootings Accidentally Shot Someone
SeattleTimes- A man accused of shooting a stranger at a Renton movie theater told officers he was carrying an unholstered gun because he worried about mass shootings, police said.
Police say the man suspected of accidentally shooting a stranger at a Renton movie theater told them he carried a firearm because he feared mass shootings.
Dane Gallion, 29, told officers he took the gun to Regal Cinemas 14 at the Landing on Thursday night because he was “concerned about recent mass shootings in public places,” according to a police account in a probable-cause statement released Saturday.
That same anxiety prompted him to keep the gun unholstered in his waistband, the statement says.
The shooting victim, a woman who was wounded in the shoulder, was in stable condition Saturday, according to a nursing supervisor at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
According to the police account, Gallion gave inconsistent descriptions of how his firearm discharged while at “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.”
I think it's safe to say that the craziest people in the world are the people that bring a gun to a public place and open fire on a crowd so as to live out some twisted, grandiose delusion they created in their own minds. I don't think too many people would argue with that assessment.
Then you have the people that let those people effect their day-to-day activities. The people that won't go to a movie, or a concert, or a sporting event the days following any tragedy, no matter how small the venue or how far the distance from the actual catastrophe. They are decidedly less crazy, but also pretty delusional to think that one or two shootings is enough of a sample size to mean that they are actually at risk in some random theater.
Tucked neatly in between those two people on the crazy scale is the person that is convinced their particular movie is going to be shot up, but doesn't let that stop them from going. I think he's the person that sets the bar for imprisonment. Obviously the shooter's gotta go to jail, but so does the paranoid guy chilling with a pistol in his waistband -not paying any attention to the movie- and eagerly awaiting the smallest shadow of suspicious activity. The guy with a itchy trigger finger while sitting in a goddamn war flick. The guy that thinks the only way to temper the violence in a dark, secluded environment is to introduce the presence of ANOTHER weapon. Yup, even without trying he's just as dangerous to society as the person that has intentions to kill. I guess it is minor relief that he did this during '13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi' instead of 'Ride Along 2' or 'Sisters'. He's still an idiot, but at least he's an idiot with a good sense of what kind of movie draws the serial killers. Although, Kevin Hart and Amy Poehler do occasionally make me want to...uhhh...laugh. Yeah, definitely laugh.