Scott Smith jailed for schmucky trip to Batman screening with bag full of weapons but no permit

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After the Aurora theater shooting last July, plenty of people across the country were nervous during their next trip to the movies -- especially if the flick they were seeing was The Dark Knight Rises, which was unspooling as a gunman killed twelve people and injured seventy others.

Still, Ohio's Scott Smith took things to schmucky extremes by heading to a Batman screening with a bag filled with weapons -- and that's not all.

According to the Morning Journal newspaper, Smith, a 37-year-old self-employed contractor, wanted to attend a 10 p.m. showing of the film at a Regal Cinema in suburban Crocker Park on August 4, a couple of weeks after the Aurora attack.

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The Crocker Park theater.
Apparently, his bag piqued the interest of a security guard there, and when the officer searched it, he found plenty of intriguing items inside. The Morning Journal makes mention of a Glock 9-mm pistol, two magazines loaded with ammunition and four knives -- a small part of his overall arsenal, which is said to have included seven handguns, twelve long guns, several bulletproof vests, gas masks and even more ammo.

By the way, Smith said he brought with his bag o' goodies with him because he needed protection.

Not that Smith was only interested in doing damage to those who might want to damage him and other cineastes. A report from News5 in Cleveland adds that he also had medical supplies.

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Smith in court.
No paperwork was needed for Smith to bring the latter with him. But the weapons required a concealed carry permit, which he didn't have -- a little oversight that eventually led to him pleading guilty to two charges for packing without sanction.

He's now been sentenced to six months in jail, where he'll have to rely on guards for protection.

Here's a larger look at Smith's booking photo, followed by the News5 report, which features his in-court admission that he didn't really think things through. Really?

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Scott Smith.

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 *** Teenager Mistakes Little Brother for Intruder, Shoots Him Dead! ***

A teenager shot and killed his 12-year-old brother because he mistook him for an intruder in their Florida home, police said today.

According to police the 16-year-old was home alone on Friday when his younger brother came home.

"He heard some noises and he called out for his brother and he didn't answer and then his brother startled him," Orlando Police said.

Scared that there was an intruder in the home, the older boy grabbed a gun and shot his brother, according to police.

The younger boy was taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later. The teenager and his parents were taken to the police station for questioning and released hours later.

Police said the teenager would not be charged with any crime related to the shooting, although the state attorney's office will review the case for possible negligence.


If only the 12 year old had been allowed to pack heat for "protection" from SCARED trigger-happy Gun-Loon Cowards. 

Good thing this scared gun-nutter family kept a firearm in the house for "protection" eh?

Cognitive_Dissident topcommenter

By the way, it's not entirely obvious he broke any laws. Some states allow concealed carry but not open carry. Some states allow open carry but not concealed carry (w/o permit.) Some states respect your right to both (notably Alaska and Vermont.)


Thank's for more propaganda Wasteword, no where in the constitution does it say you need a permit to carry a gun.  And if the constitution is in conflict with some statutes well which one created get precedent? But why am I asking propagandists questions.  We already know the answer.

DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Another "Law Abiding Gun Owner" ... from the  NRA and Gun-loons of Amerika 

Cognitive_Dissident topcommenter

@CoreyDonahue Can't you read? It says: "the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed, unless we feel like it."

DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Cognitive_Dissident "...shall not be infringed, unless we feel like it."

So you don't support infringing on the RIGHT TKBA in any circumstance, eh nutter?

... or just when YOU feel like it?

DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@CoreyDonahue @Cognitive_Dissident 

They don't have to offer much when the citizens themselves -- e.g. stupid stoners -- willingly BEG the Government to REGULATE, RESTRICT and CONTROL their rights to something as innocuous as marijuana.

Cognitive_Dissident topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay @Cognitive_Dissident ur ilidurat

I cannot help you.

Cognitive_Dissident topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay @Cognitive_Dissident Some moron missed the sarcasm.

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