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Nassau Police Tighten Movie Theater Security

Colorado mass shooting prompts precincts to step up patrols in areas where the film "The Dark Knight Rises" is being shown.

The Nassau County Police Department will increase attention and security at  theaters showing the film "The Dark Knight Rises" following an overnight mass shooting in Colorado in which at least 12 people were killed.

"There will be increased attention, K9, BSO and ESU," a public information officer stated. "It will definitely be a little more than normal."

The officer also said that the increased security means more patrols.

According to CBS 4 in Denver, a gunman threw tear gas into a midnight showing of the new film "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colo., before opening fire on the crowd.

The incident elicited a response from Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, whose family was affected by a mass shooting on the Long Island Rail Road in 1993.

“The horrific nightmare of a mass shooting on innocent civilians in a crowded public place has, sadly, come true once again," she said. "I mourn alongside the people of Aurora for the many killed and injured and the countless family and friends whose lives, as a result of the consequences of this event, will be negatively affected for decades to come."

The film is showing at theaters in Rockville Centre, Levittown, E. Garden City, Westbury, Bellmore, Merrick, Seaford, Valley Stream, Franklin Square, Glen Cove, Great Neck, Hicksville, Long Beach, New Hyde Park, Port Washington and Farmingdale.

Nassau Taxpayer July 25, 2012 at 12:01 PM
And the problem with that is? Game over for gun nuts.
Tideline July 25, 2012 at 12:03 PM
Anti Gun nuts never had any credibility. They are losing ground in over 40 States in the Nation as we speak. Can you say SHALL issue....
Nassau Taxpayer July 25, 2012 at 12:12 PM
Keep whimpering.
An tUasal Airgead July 25, 2012 at 12:24 PM
Tide, 1st - I have no dog in this fight. I support the right to own a gun. I personally don't see the need for people to stockpile military weapons with piles of ammo. 2nd, I assume you're responding to the list of crimes I posted, even though you response is posted under someone else's comment. I live on LI. In my opinion, all anyone needs is a handgun to defend their home. If you can't defend your home with a good handgun, you have a problem that no weapon will solve. I saw your comment that there were no crimes with a 50 and thought I would look. Google skils??? If you consider typing "crimes commited with a 50 caliper" into Google .. well, that might explain a lot. 3rd link down showed 20 yrs history. http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sclient=psy-ab&q=crimes+commited+with+a+50+caliper&oq=crimes+commited+with+a+50+caliper&gs_l=hp.12..0i13i30.1160.10573.0.13340.,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=fe6f8da2d5e72e38&biw=1104&bih=649
An tUasal Airgead July 25, 2012 at 12:25 PM
I didn't have to go back 20 years. What was provided was 20 years of crimes where a 50 cal was noted in the crimal news report. You can try to rationalize the reports all day long, but the distintive common thread in all these reports ... these people are nut jobs. Any attempt to downplay 20 years of crimes where the person (or persons ) had possession of a weapon that you claim is so benign, is more of an effort to justify your ownership, than ackowledgement of the fact that these weapons need to be under closer scrutiny for the safety of us all.
Tideline July 25, 2012 at 12:45 PM
Keep Boviating and posting links to nothing, it is working for me.
Simba July 25, 2012 at 12:55 PM
Here's the problem Tide, you keep assuming that if someone believes that you don't have a need for a 50 cal, you assume they to be completely against guns and that is not my stance. You want all or nothing and that is exactly where the problems begin. Why can't there be a compromise. why do we need to express freedoms as an absolute.
Tideline July 25, 2012 at 12:56 PM
We have heard this before, nothing changes. How did you like the way Bloomberg and Carolyn McCarthy could not wait long enough for the victims to be buried before pushing their agenda ? CLASS, RESPECT. One will be out of office in a few months, the other is up for re election after the boundaries have been moved for her district, say good bye...
Nassau Taxpayer July 25, 2012 at 01:04 PM
So what we know so far is your public library computers don't allow you to browse to any of the provided working links to gun crime. Good thinking: separate gun nuts from gun candy. But they are ALL working links. Bloviating? Yes, you would know about bloviating, even if you are spelling/typing challenged. A big Rushbo the drug addict fan, are ya? Keep backpedaling. At least you are good at that.
Tideline July 25, 2012 at 01:10 PM
Simba, civil discourse is good. The reason there will be no compromise is that in the past when Gun owners have given in to REASONABLE controls, it never ends. It has proven to be a slippery slope that erodes our rights. That is why the new stance of fighting vigorously every new Bill that comes out and it has been working. Much of the controls in most of the nation have been reversed over the past 10 years, hence the reduction in crime in most places and proflieration of shall issue CCW. I am also against others telling me, or legislating against me what, I do and do not need according to them. Politicians who have gone along with that agenda in the past have learned the hard way and many of them now are no longer in ofifice. A current example of this tactic is Obama's support of the UN Gun Ban treaty ( a back door ban) , we will see how that goes.
Tideline July 25, 2012 at 01:17 PM
Nassau housewife, none of those links showed a crime that used a .50 in the commission of it, nor has was a singel person hurt by a Legally owned one. You are just spinning and working with seizures of .50 and trying to wok your agenda from that, as Liberals always do. Of course the .50 was seized, they were owned illegally and so were all the other guns the CRIMINALS had. They ae criminals, they should not have any guns. You want to punish law abiding people that is the issue I have. Your ad hominem attacks add nothing to your weak and losing arguements. I have stuffed it down your throat and you are so detached from reality, you can't see it. Shame. Don't you have a baby butt to wipe somewhere
jonathan winant July 26, 2012 at 10:57 AM
YES I AM YELLING AND FOR GOOD REASONS IF YOU HAD A FAMILY MEMBER SHOT OR EVEN KILLED BY SOMEONE WHO DECIDED THAT THE HIGH POWERED ASSAULT CLASSIFIED WEAPON SHOULD BE USED INDISCRIMINATELY YOU WOULD CHANGE YOUR OPINIONS. Yes we have a constitution written in very different times. Just as laws become outdated we need to re-examine what is unfortunately happening in our times. Why should the same amo and weapons issued to Police officers be available to the public? How would you feel if you could purchase a tank and ride it all over town firing at will? Should your neighbor be allowed to purchase a grenade launcher and the grenades? How stable are those purchasing these weapons and could we know that their mental status will not change for the worse?
jonathan winant July 26, 2012 at 11:13 AM
Question for everyone who spends this much time and energy posting their views. Why does someone need to buy tear gas on the internet? Why are some weapons have "ASSAULT" attached to thier names? Someone buying items in these two catagories should have been scrutinized. The selling company needs to be investigated.
Kristen Ferrari July 26, 2012 at 11:32 AM
Frank, I'm not a gun person but I can see the logic in what Tideline is saying as far as our Constitutional rights and even some of the examples he provides. Does anyone believe that gun laws or restrictions would have prevented this? Someone who is crazy enough to want to do the kind of damage done will find a way. And before people claim why make it easy for them, I'm not saying that. But instead of fighting about gun laws, think about how many people who support the NRA or the right to own guns go out and shoot em up. Those aren't the ones doing it. Its the lunatics. No law can possibly predict who the next crazy is or where they're going to go. I think that calling him "joker" or the "Batman" killer millions of times in the news is more likely to spur on a copycat looking for attention than any accessible legal firearm.
Mac July 26, 2012 at 12:34 PM
You cant control insanity. Does anyone really think this nutjob or any nut couldnt get their hands on guns illegally? If an insane person wants to commit an act of insanity that is completely unpredictable there is nothing we can do.
Nassau Taxpayer July 26, 2012 at 12:49 PM
Ironic in light of NRA and ACA that most of those injured in the Aurora shooting were uninsured, so local hospitals have had to waive collection of medical cost charges, meaning taxpayers and the insured pick up the slack. Yet another subsidy for the NRA.
rick donovan July 26, 2012 at 01:10 PM
Please dont make the poor victims look like dead-beat americans!!!!
Nassau Taxpayer July 26, 2012 at 01:36 PM
Anything but! It's the victims' deadbeat employers -- who don't offer them healthcare!
Candygram for Mongo July 26, 2012 at 01:40 PM
If it is legal to sell, than it is legal to buy unfortunately. However, you can make the point that somebody who has crowd control problems might be in the market for tear gas. Further, as for assault weapons, you could argue that these would in fact be quite effective in staving off an assault.
jonathan winant July 26, 2012 at 02:13 PM
Reality check The harder we make getting the type of weapons which are meant for military use or use by Police forces the more likely we might stop some of the people who think about and sometimes do commit such killing. How many times have you heard that the recipe for a bomb was found on the internet?
jonathan winant July 26, 2012 at 02:16 PM
Thanks N. Taxpayer for bringing to light just one more aspect of such a killing. You do not have to be a dead beat to either just not have health insurance or even adequate insurance. Times are tough for some it is the choice to feed and cloth your family as opposed to health insurance
Nassau Taxpayer July 26, 2012 at 02:20 PM
Anything but! The deadbeats are the victims' employers -- who don't offer them healthcare at all, or make it unaffordable at the low wages paid!
jonathan winant July 26, 2012 at 02:20 PM
The issue is why, how, and should, the person committing such a violent random act have had access to weapons and gear which are used by law enforcement and or military. Again I ask why does the average person need to have tear gas. If you say they should be able to obtain it then your just as sick as the killer. Should the average person be allowed to purchase a fully stocked Police cruiser (lights, computer, radio and all else)? Same theory
jonathan winant July 26, 2012 at 02:24 PM
In response to those who feel anyone could have gone crazy tried something like this. If it was a lot harder to locate or purchase the needed ingredients for the violent crime then it might not have happened or possibly it would not have been this many shot. Remember he had to use a lesser rifle after his original one (which held more amo) Jammed
Candygram for Mongo July 26, 2012 at 02:24 PM
If i had a rampant rioting problem in front of my house, i would like that tear gas. You should lobby your local politicians to make it illegal to obtain. I would also like to drive a tank and/or obtain that police cruiser, but those things cannot be obtained legally to my knowledge
Nassau Taxpayer July 26, 2012 at 02:30 PM
What's wrong with jumping off a bridge like the more considerate insane?
rick donovan July 26, 2012 at 03:46 PM
Not that you should try this hammy!!!
Candygram for Mongo July 26, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Leave me out of it, and that's "Ham Hands" to you. That's right, I literally have hands made of ham. Can you imagine how wonderful that is?
Nassau Taxpayer July 29, 2012 at 05:51 PM
We won’t know the cause of gun violence until we look for it From 1986 to 1996, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sponsored high-quality, peer-reviewed research into the underlying causes of gun violence. People who kept guns in their homes did not — despite their hopes — gain protection, according to research published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Instead, residents in homes with a gun faced a 2.7-fold greater risk of homicide and a 4.8-fold greater risk of suicide. The National Rifle Association moved to suppress the dissemination of these results and to block funding of future government research into the causes of firearm injuries. ... We were on opposite sides of the heated battle 16 years ago, but we are in strong agreement now that scientific research should be conducted into preventing firearm injuries and that ways to prevent firearm deaths can be found without encroaching on the rights of legitimate gun owners. The same evidence-based approach that is saving millions of lives from motor-vehicle crashes, as well as from smoking, cancer and HIV/AIDS, can help reduce the toll of deaths and injuries from gun violence. Most politicians fear talking about guns almost as much as they would being confronted by one, but these fears are senseless. We must learn what we can do to save lives. http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/we-wont-know-the-cause-of-gun-violence-until-we-look-for-it/2012/07/27/gJQAPfenEX_story_1.html
Nassau Taxpayer July 30, 2012 at 01:58 AM
4:39 PM EDT, Sunday July 29, 2012 Scalia: Gun Control Legislation Possible In the wake of the Colorado shootings this month, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Supreme Court rulings on the Second Amendment have not prohibited gun regulation in an interview on “Fox News Sunday.” ”Some limitations that can be imposed,” Scalia said. Scalia did not specify what those limitations might be, but as an originalist said that it should depend on what was intended when the Constitution was written: ”What limitations upon the right to bear arms are permissible. Some undoubtedly are, because there were some that were acknowledged at the time. For example, there was a tort called affrighting, which if you carried around a really horrible weapon just to scare people, like a head ax or something, that was I believe a misdemeanor… What they are will depend on what the society understood was reasonable limitation.”


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