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Harford County Moviegoers May See Strict Costume Restrictions

In the wake of a shooting in Aurora, CO, on opening night of "The Dark Night Rises," Regal has imposed more strict guidelines on clothing.

In the wake of a deadly shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, CO, Harford County law enforcement and Regal Entertainment staff are aware and prepared.

“We have an awareness of the incident and rest assured, appropriate planning is in place," Monica Worrell, public information officer with the , said Friday.

During a midnight showing of "," a masked gunman went into an Aurora, CO, movie theater, tossed canisters of gas and opened fire, according to a Los Angeles Times story.

A dozen people were killed and more than 50 people were injured in the shooting, the story states.

Locally, it was a quiet night at the movies. Worrell said Friday there were no incidents reported at either Regal Cinemas or Flagship Cinemas—Harford County's only two movie theaters—Thursday night into Friday.

She added that deputies were in the area conducting traffic enforcement.

Neither Worrell nor Regal staff would comment on what kind of safety measures are in place. However, both assure the public they are prepared for the worst.

"Moviegoers should expect stricter controls over character attire and accessories at our theatres," wrote Russ Nunley, Vice President Marketing & Communications for Regal, in an email to Patch. "Details regarding our security measures are not discussed publicly for obvious reasons."

OldHarfordCounty July 23, 2012 at 12:30 AM
The actual problem with the Florida study is that most business made it against their company policy (Like malls, theaters and restaurants) to bring weapons in. Made it hard for people to legally carry more than the first few months. So the law was diminished to be of any help in situations like Colorado. It is almost sad how scared many people are of guns, which kill way less people than cars. I can only think it is because they are not around them, taught the proper handling and care of them and respect for them. Maybe we should introduce a required 2nd Amendment Class in all high schools in Harford County. Make it a letter sport. Teach respect and training.
RW Willy July 23, 2012 at 12:43 AM
What...and empower the law abiding citizen by allowing them to carry a tool that levels the playing field. The dems won't have any of that.
Al July 23, 2012 at 12:58 AM
The Florida study hasn't been debunked per se but does leave the issue open. Other studies do so as well. Given that there is no real obvious conclusion one way or another I'd prefer to have to the option to carry...
franking July 23, 2012 at 11:57 AM
More people have been murdered in Chicago this month, even with some of the most restictive gun laws in the country. Obama has said nothing of the 274 murders in his hood this year.
Terry July 23, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Next thing you know they'll be outlawing Halloween

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