So, in the wake of this week’s shooting, the Florida press is starting to make noise about why people are being permitted to carry guns at a movie theater. They are hinting that the law in Florida should bar people who have a CCW permit from carrying in public.
What the press, and the morons that they interviewed, fail to realize is that this particular shooting was perpetrated by a retired police officer. Under Federal law, a person who served as a police officer for ten years or more has nationwide authorization to carry a concealed weapon anywhere he wishes for the rest of his life, with the exception of government buildings. Sure, under the law the property owner can ask an armed cop to leave, but that just doesn’t happen, for all practical purposes.