NJ Judge Figures Movie Theater Security Guards Don’t Need Guns
By Tom Knighton
It wasn’t all that long ago when a deranged individual who apparently thought a Batman villain was a healthy role model shot up a Colorado movie theater. We all remember hearing about the attack, an attack that marred the release of Christopher Nolan’s second Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises.
That shooting also kicked off a round of demands for gun control. Those calls were at least partially answered in Colorado.
However, it seems that despite the horrors of that event, some in New Jersey don’t see any reason why security guards for theaters need guns.
A security guard at a local movie theater applied for a carry permit, which was approved by the borough police chief. A Superior Court judge sitting in Elizabeth, however, denied Calvin Carlstrom’s application in February — a decision that was upheld Monday by an appellate court panel.
Carlstrom worked as a security guard at an AMC theater and applied for the permit to carry a gun in June 2016. He listed his occupation as a security guard for Global Security Services.
He submitted several endorsements, certificates for firearms trainings and a letter from Global Security’s director of operations that noted his job duties would include “protection …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms