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Man with CCW permit arrested for bringing a gun to Colorado movie theater

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.

Continued: http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_21190511/man-arres...

Can't let a horrific event go to waste when the opportunity arises to trample on our Constitutional rights. Patriot Act, anyone?!

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UPDATE: Charges against him dismissed

But he will now be filing a civil rights lawsuit for the violation of his 2nd Amendment rights. I wish him luck.


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Get the whole story.. The guy

Get the whole story.. The guy choose a movie theater that serves alcohol. You are not to conceal carry into a place that serves alcohol. I dont even own a gun and I know this basic rule of law.

I don't think so.

A person can carry into establishments that serves alcohol. This includes both night clubs and bars. There is no restriction against drinking while carrying, but there is a restriction against carrying while under the influence. People assume this provision means no guns in bars.

Secondly a business owner MUST ask a person to leave, a sign, even if it is posted it has NO force of law. As with ALL other instances of a business owner refusing service, the owner MUST ask the person to leave.

In case you care: here is a summary and the actual (relevant to your points) text from the statute.

A summary:1). A person may not carry a concealed handgun into a place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law,( Crime can be any one of dozens of federal crimes.)
2). A person may not carry a concealed handgun on to the real property, or into any improvements erected thereon, of a public elementary, middle, junior high or high school,
3). A person may not carry a concealed handgun into a public building at which security personnel and electronic weapons screening devices are permanently in place, (Crime of trespassing.)
4). A person may not carry a concealed handgun where a private property owner, private tenant, private employer or private business entity disallow. BUT, a “No Firearm” signs in Colorado have no force of law unless they are posted on property that is specifically mentioned in State Law as being off limits to those with a Permit/License to Carry. (The owner must ask a person to leave. Which they have every right to do.)

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I stand corrected! If I have

I stand corrected!

If I have a permit to carry concealed, can I carry in a bar or restaurant that serves alcohol? YES, provided the private business owner does not ban.

Colorado is one of the few states that does not prohibit carry in bars and restaurants that serve alcohol. We've found that in every state where the NRA is the only or predominant influence on the formation of a concealed carry law, the state will ban.

So unless they can prove he was intoxicated then no charges should be filed.

I just noticed in his booking photo...

He is wearing a shirt that says Liberalism. I wonder what it says under that? LOL

With liberty and justice for all...who can afford it.