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Nassau Police Tighten Movie Theater Security

Colorado mass shooting prompts precincts to step up patrols in areas where the film "The Dark Knight Rises" is being shown.

The Nassau County Police Department will increase attention and security at  theaters showing the film "The Dark Knight Rises" following an overnight mass shooting in Colorado in which at least 12 people were killed.

"There will be increased attention, K9, BSO and ESU," a public information officer stated. "It will definitely be a little more than normal."

The officer also said that the increased security means more patrols.

According to CBS 4 in Denver, a gunman threw tear gas into a midnight showing of the new film "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colo., before opening fire on the crowd.

The incident elicited a response from Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, whose family was affected by a mass shooting on the Long Island Rail Road in 1993.

“The horrific nightmare of a mass shooting on innocent civilians in a crowded public place has, sadly, come true once again," she said. "I mourn alongside the people of Aurora for the many killed and injured and the countless family and friends whose lives, as a result of the consequences of this event, will be negatively affected for decades to come."

The film is showing at theaters in Rockville Centre, Levittown, E. Garden City, Westbury, Bellmore, Merrick, Seaford, Valley Stream, Franklin Square, Glen Cove, Great Neck, Hicksville, Long Beach, New Hyde Park, Port Washington and Farmingdale.

Nassau Taxpayer July 26, 2012 at 02:30 PM
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Nassau Taxpayer July 29, 2012 at 05:51 PM
We won’t know the cause of gun violence until we look for it From 1986 to 1996, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sponsored high-quality, peer-reviewed research into the underlying causes of gun violence. People who kept guns in their homes did not — despite their hopes — gain protection, according to research published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Instead, residents in homes with a gun faced a 2.7-fold greater risk of homicide and a 4.8-fold greater risk of suicide. The National Rifle Association moved to suppress the dissemination of these results and to block funding of future government research into the causes of firearm injuries. ... We were on opposite sides of the heated battle 16 years ago, but we are in strong agreement now that scientific research should be conducted into preventing firearm injuries and that ways to prevent firearm deaths can be found without encroaching on the rights of legitimate gun owners. The same evidence-based approach that is saving millions of lives from motor-vehicle crashes, as well as from smoking, cancer and HIV/AIDS, can help reduce the toll of deaths and injuries from gun violence. Most politicians fear talking about guns almost as much as they would being confronted by one, but these fears are senseless. We must learn what we can do to save lives. http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/we-wont-know-the-cause-of-gun-violence-until-we-look-for-it/2012/07/27/gJQAPfenEX_story_1.html
Nassau Taxpayer July 30, 2012 at 01:58 AM
4:39 PM EDT, Sunday July 29, 2012 Scalia: Gun Control Legislation Possible In the wake of the Colorado shootings this month, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Supreme Court rulings on the Second Amendment have not prohibited gun regulation in an interview on “Fox News Sunday.” ”Some limitations that can be imposed,” Scalia said. Scalia did not specify what those limitations might be, but as an originalist said that it should depend on what was intended when the Constitution was written: ”What limitations upon the right to bear arms are permissible. Some undoubtedly are, because there were some that were acknowledged at the time. For example, there was a tort called affrighting, which if you carried around a really horrible weapon just to scare people, like a head ax or something, that was I believe a misdemeanor… What they are will depend on what the society understood was reasonable limitation.”

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