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.
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.
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