Man with CCW permit arrested for bringing a gun to Colorado movie theaterSubmitted by amitj78 on Tue, 07/31/2012 - 15:28
A 48-year-old man arrested Sunday night at a Thornton movie theater for wearing a holstered weapon said he was simply exercising his right to bear arms.
"I was a threat to no one. I didn't threaten anybody," said James G. Mapes, who was taken into custody after carrying a handgun into the Cinebarre movie theater at 1001 Grant St.
In an interview Monday morning, Mapes said he has a concealed-weapon permit issued in 2003 by the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office. Since he got the permit, he said, he has carried a handgun frequently, including on trips to grocery stores.
Can't let a horrific event go to waste when the opportunity arises to trample on our Constitutional rights. Patriot Act, anyone?!