Another Dark Knight Rises Hand Gun Arrest!

Another Dark Knight Rises Hand Gun Arrest!

A prominent Connecticut attorney arrested after he brought a handgun to a movie theater showing the Batman film ‘‘The Dark Knight Rises’’ said Wednesday that the charges are baseless and that he followed all police directions.

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By CPBuff22 - 8/9/2012
It seems as if the bring a gun to the movies concept is still in full swing as yet another handgun related incident takes place at a Dark Knight Rises showing in New Haven.

Sung-Ho Hwang, president-elect of the New Haven County Bar Association, was charged with breach of peace and interfering with police after officers said they found a loaded handgun in his waistband.

On Tuesday, officers arrived at the Criterion-Bow Tie Cinemas in New Haven shortly after 10 p.m. after managers reported a man inside with a gun.

About a dozen people were inside waiting for the movie to begin, police said. Officers asked each of them to raise their hands and file out, where they were patted down, according to a news release.

Police said they identified the suspect, and with weapons drawn, they ordered Hwang to put his hands up. They claim he remained in his seat while using his cellphone, did not comply with their commands and was taken into custody by force.

The gun was found in his waistband near the small of his back, police said.

Sung-Ho's Lawyer gave a statement saying, "He’s doing everything by the book, He has a permit to carry. He’s out at a movie theater. Suddenly people are pointing guns at him."

Sung-Ho gave his own thoughts when interviewed by reporters.

"When baseless breach of peace and interfering charges are brought against people that have a right to carry, it really threatens our constitutional right to bear arms," he goes onto say "I understand we’re in state of heightened security since the incident in Colorado, I really feel for those victims and I pray for their family members."

My personal thoughts on this topic has become, why attend a movie where your afraid enough that you feel you need to carry a firearm to protect your self? Comments and thoughts as always are appreciated.
Source: Boston.com
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R888 - 8/9/2012, 7:45 AM
What the [frick] is going on with this film, are people really that obsessed [frick] me
toco89 - 8/9/2012, 7:50 AM
Dude had a hand gun in his holster, talking on the phone, and he got arrested.

The title should have been TDKR paranoia already creeping it's head.

I understand the precautions, but this just a sign of how scared people can get with only one real incident worth reporting.
CPBuff22 - 8/9/2012, 7:52 AM
Arresting him for talking on his cell phone in the theater would have made more sense. I HATE THAT!
G3n3r4lzZoD9 - 8/9/2012, 7:57 AM
´MURICA!!

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ironknight - 8/9/2012, 8:15 AM
Why was he arrested? Last time I checked we can still carry guns as long as we got them legally.
blvdnoise - 8/9/2012, 8:19 AM
I'm starting to think folks are carrying these in there for protection.
JatevinM - 8/9/2012, 8:20 AM
I'm sorry I'm all for having guns as long as they are handled and owned legally and by a sane person. This guy should have known that with everything happening around this movie and around theaters in general that he should have left his gun in the car.
marvel72 - 8/9/2012, 8:20 AM
"art imitating life"

batfan175 - 8/9/2012, 8:25 AM
All these news reports remind me of that guy in The Dark Knight Returns who went into the theatre with a gun...weird coincidence. i guess easy access to guns IS the main issue here.
Emanuel14 - 8/9/2012, 8:25 AM
shit's out of control
AlexDeLarge87 - 8/9/2012, 8:31 AM
....
AlexDeLarge87 - 8/9/2012, 8:34 AM
im speechless
ManofSteel23 - 8/9/2012, 8:40 AM
America,a permit to carry a gun...why would you need to carry a gun around,and why to the cinema
Supes17 - 8/9/2012, 8:43 AM
Americans are paranoid....

But we've had
9/11, Virginia Tech shootings, Colorado shooting...

We're a country living in FEAR of what comes next
Supes17 - 8/9/2012, 8:44 AM
We really DONT need to carry guns around
Supes17 - 8/9/2012, 8:45 AM
If you have the time, check this out...
Supes17 - 8/9/2012, 8:51 AM
Talontd - 8/9/2012, 9:12 AM
You guys realize that the argument gun right advocates are making is that if someone else had a gun during the Colorado shooting, the crisis may have been averted or minimized. Cowards like that shooter are not expecting ANY real resistance. They ASSUME no one else has a gun.

I REALLY don't understand why so many of you are up in arms that he was using his right as a citizen to carry (with proper documentation)....."AT A MOVIE THEATER?!?!?!?!"

12 people JUST DIED in a theater. I'm pretty sure everyone that has a permit to carry, is carrying.
SimyJo - 8/9/2012, 9:31 AM
You know guys, the answer is in your hands...

You can't keep your outdated right to bear arms and allow any nutter to get their hands on weapons and then despair when said nutters keep doing this.

Demand your laws changed!.

We rarely have this problem in the U.K because it is much MUCH harder to legally get your hands on guns yet alone military grade automatic weapons (the latter of which is utter lunacy in my opinion).
G3n3r4lzZoD9 - 8/9/2012, 9:33 AM
@Talontd

"You guys realize that the argument gun right advocates are making is that if someone else had a gun during the Colorado shooting, the crisis may have been averted or minimized. Cowards like that shooter are not expecting ANY real resistance. They ASSUME no one else has a gun."

Too bad that´s BS, you´re siting in the cinema relaxing, when out of a sudden a guy(who is using full body-armor and using an ar-15 with round mags) trows a can of tear-gas that is supposed to neglect the vision to a place that is by default dark(the theater) and has people and kids panicking trying to flee and you seriously expect to Gun-ho yourself out of the situation? Instead of 12 dead people and 59 injured it would be more, because of the rambo wannabe

And my problem isn´t that guns should be banned to citizens, but that people should go through more psychological tests...

It´s too easy to legally obtain guns in your country...

BmanHall - 8/9/2012, 9:44 AM
Ugh... Batman fans... I don't recall this shit going on during The Avengers.

I'm sure the guy was carrying for his own protection, but did he really think nobody would have an issue with this?
SimyJo - 8/9/2012, 9:50 AM
"You guys realize that the argument gun right advocates are making is that if someone else had a gun during the Colorado shooting, the crisis may have been averted or minimized".

...and thats a big part of your problem right there.
Seriously, with a mentality like that from organisations like your NRA then what do you expect.
You are apparrently your own worst enemies because unlike your founding forefathers that had the courage to make sweeping changes, modern America's political balls have dropped off when it comes to protecting your citizens.
xshawk - 8/9/2012, 10:36 AM
There is a big discrepancy that doesn't seem to have been covered...
this guy had a Concealed Carry Permit.
note the first word there... concealed.
none of this would have happened if the weapon in question had remained concealed... so I have questions:

how did anyone find out he was carrying?
did he show it intentionally
or did he just do a bad job of concealing it?
were the officers involved over-reacting due to recent events or was Hwang being difficult?
common sense people:
regardless of permit, if someone is armed and is not cooperating, what do you expect an officer to do?

I'm curious what really happened, I hope someday we find out.
thatdylhooper - 8/9/2012, 11:23 AM
alright, you guys keep saying" you people, ur laws, ur country" yea we're all (fri)cked over here... We get it
StarSpangledBruce - 8/9/2012, 11:50 AM
WTF?!

BatSlam - 8/9/2012, 2:58 PM
he had a permit for the gun, he still should have immediately did everything the police say. I have a cpl, one of the big rules is that you must offer ful cooperation with law inforcment, even if you get pulled over for speeding, one of the first things you say to the cop is that you have a gun in your car. he was though in his full rights to have the gun on him. The only thing i wonder is if he flashed his gun, because obviously people knew he had it, then i could see the breech of peace count that is put on him.
BatSlam - 8/9/2012, 3:05 PM
a few things ps... he didn't have a full auto, ar - 15's are the public version of the m-15, one big change is that it not full auto, it is possible to change it to full auto but also hightly illigal.

2nd, and here is a big one that even most american's dont know, that is that the 2nd amendment is only valid if you are part of a state militia. the right to bare arms is not for public use, but only military and state sanctioned militia. the real reason why they can't take the guns away is not because of the 2nd amendment, but that most gun violations in the u.s.a is used with illegally obtained fire arms. if you make everyone who is a gun collector / enthusiast / sportsman to turn in there legally obtained fire arms, then there are thousands upon thousands of criminals with illegal fire arms out in public that can do whatever they want with out worrying about going into a house and being threatened. THe amount of illegal firearms isn't exactly known but it is known that it is a very scary number.
BatSlam - 8/9/2012, 3:09 PM
another p.s. when i said he didn't have a full auto, i meant the colorado shooting, i was responding to a post much earlier, the guy just know that got arrested in this article most likely had a "pocket" revolver , or a small concealed pistol.
AmazingFantasy - 8/9/2012, 3:51 PM
Oh wow this film is cursed.
lunesta - 8/9/2012, 4:28 PM
more copycats
TheBigBoss917 - 8/9/2012, 7:29 PM
MrDuck - 8/9/2012, 11:03 PM
@Superman2013 Why the [frick] wouldn't you to carry a gun to the cinema? Have you not been listening to the news? If even one person had had a concealed handgun in that theater they probably could have taken him down. Don't try and compare hand gun laws. The asshole who committed these atrocities obviously did not purchase these weapons legaly so to argue gun laws is pointless. He would have done this regardless. Maybe think before you speak is all I'm saying
MrDuck - 8/9/2012, 11:28 PM
No @SimyJo you are right it is much harder to get guns in England. And that is why less people are shot. But don't pretend and try to excuse this psychopath's behavior by saying guns are too easy to get in America. And don't pretend as if there isn't gang violence and murderers in England too. One of the beauty's of America is that you have all these rights and while I truly do wish we lived in a world without guns or in a world where guns were no longer nessacary that isn't the world we live in. I honestly feel safer knowing my police officers are carrying guns and not just billy clubs. Although I do respect England and it's government I truly believe it is some of our more extensive liberties that make this place great. You try it over here, the food's great.
SimyJo - 8/10/2012, 7:58 AM
@Superman2013; Civilians are not trained cops. They may be fully versed in using guns, but they are NOT fully versed in assessing a situation and responding thus (and you have split seconds to make the right call).
Lets just say a civilian or two jump up and start shooting back, say there are more casualties as bystanders or other gun-carring civilians who have jumped up are mistaken for the shooters and shot also. Civilians shooting civilians by mistake, and you can bet you'd be charged with manslaughter if you were responding, trying to help and accidentally shot another gun-carrying civilian who was again allegedly 'trying to help'.
Where does all the madness end?. Wake the frick-up America, you're not living in the wild-west anymore and your gun-laws ARE outdated.

@Mr Duck.
I've travelled extensively on the east coast and sampled NYC. The food can be very nice (but your portions are waaaay too MASSIVE - lol).

Re: our regular police carry taser-guns, pepper-spray, night-sticks and handcuffs / vinyl-cord.
The 9mms and semi-autos rifles / sniper rifles are either locked in their car boot (trunk) or arrive with a specialised SWAT-type unit that is dispatched with them if a threat is deemed too dangerous.

So they do have the means to fire back, the difference is they rarely have to call on these units outside the major cities and if they do call on them there are rarely shoot-outs like you guys have to suffer over there because quite frankly, the UK is not flooded with guns (especially not military grade full-autos which are unheard of) because people are not scared or paranoid enough to feel they need to carry themselves.
They can't by law over here. In your house yes, at the gun-club - yes, and then only with specialised license that has to be renewed and reviewed). But you are not allowed weapons in public.

We have more of a problem with knives being carried by youths, but lets face it - its somewhat harder to mass-murder / wound 60+ civilians at a cinema with a single blade.
SimyJo - 8/10/2012, 8:13 AM
I pity you guys, I really do. I wouldn't want my nearest and dearest taken from me by some nutter who was exercising his demogratic right to carry firearms.
I truely believe you guys are caught in a vicious cycle of escalation (paranoia + carrying) that will be very hard to address, and I don't think America has got either the mass-public support nor long-term politcal will to change.

:'(

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