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Nasty
February 12, 2013, 03:06 PM
I sent a message to them about their no carry signs (which carry weight of Law in Ohio) and this is what I got in return:


February 12, 2013

Dear <real name>:

Thank you for taking the time to communicate your concerns regarding our facility security policies. Please understand that Regal Entertainment Group, with the assistance of safety experts and law enforcement personnel, has developed policies and procedures designed to provide the safest environment for our guests and employees. Rest assured these policies and procedures are not designed with the intent to inconvenience or otherwise cause hardship to our guests. However, we believe these policies appropriate to assure the general safety of all guests and employees.

Please note all law enforcement officers, whether on or off duty, are exempt from our gun prohibition policy in the theatre, as long as they identify themselves as such either by display of a badge or other identification upon request.

Again, thank you for taking the time to advise us of your concerns.

Sincerely,
Customer Relations Department
Operational Services
Regal Entertainment Group

I replied:

Thank you for your response.

Considering recent events in which the LAPD have gone into panic mode and are shooting innocent civilians at random based on nothing more than their driving pickup trucks, I believe that *your* trust in them which allows them to be armed while denying a lawfully trained and licensed individual to protect himself and his family is both irresponsible and dangerous.

Rest assured that I have both your business and our safety in mind. Bear in mind that the State of Ohio has already determined that I met or surpassed all requirements to provide for my own safety, yet you have decided to disallow my lawfully demonstrated right.

Please note that not only will I, my family and friends no longer do business with you, but as an individual and as a member of several of the largest firearm forums on the internet, I will both publicize your response and support a boycott of your businesses.

Thank you for taking the time to clearly state Regal Entertainment Group's lack of respect for individual rights. Best of luck in filling your theatres with law enforcement personnel.

Folks...if we don't all stand up to these self serving businesses they will continue to deny us our rights.

Thanks for reading,
Nasty

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fdashes
February 12, 2013, 03:20 PM
On Saturday night the wife and I were going out to see a movie. We were going to Regal Cinemas in Hyannis, Ma. Because of a major snow storm the theater was closed and we went home disappointed. Glad it happened that way now. Rescheduling our night out will not include a Regal Cinema'

Robert
February 12, 2013, 03:21 PM
While I believe they have a right to do business as they see fit I also believe I have the right to do business somewhere else. Vote with my wallet so to speak.

hso
February 12, 2013, 03:22 PM
Not all Regals are posted, but I avoid those that do locally.

Neo-Luddite
February 12, 2013, 03:23 PM
Spend you $$$ elsewhere and send them the receipts.

Gordon_Freeman
February 12, 2013, 03:31 PM
I just sent the feedback form with my thoughts on this.

Mainsail
February 12, 2013, 03:38 PM
Dear Regal Cinemas,

Thank you for your prompt reply. If I am reading your response correctly, it appears that you are assuming absolute responsibility, and thus liability, for the safety of me and my immediate family while we are on the premises and while we are between the building and our automobile. By disallowing me the possibility of protecting myself and my family you are adopting those responsibilities to yourself.

Please let this communication memorialize your acknowledgement and acceptance of any and all liability if any criminal event should occur in any of the above areas, in which a reasonable person could have provided self protection.

somerandomguy
February 12, 2013, 04:57 PM
I carry in those areas anyways as it's not illegal to do. I think alot of people do. If they somehow actually notice my firearm and get nervous, that's their problem and not mine.

Simmy952
February 12, 2013, 04:59 PM
All I care to say is that concealed is concealed. What they don't know won't hurt them. The only thing that can be done is ask you to leave.

Zardaia
February 12, 2013, 05:18 PM
I carry in those areas anyways as it's not illegal to do. I think alot of people do. If they somehow actually notice my firearm and get nervous, that's their problem and not mine.
Depends on location, some states signage carries weight of law others it dosn't. Like here in florida, if noticed they can ask you to leave but it's not a violation of prohibited places. What is illegal is if you refuse and the cops get involved, because then not only is it tresspas but armed trespass. Another example would be TX, I believe they have a specific sign that refrences the statute which can make a place legaly off limits for carry. Any other signage carries no weight of law, meaning all they can do is ask you to leave, vs a direct charge for unlawfull carry.

Ehtereon11B
February 12, 2013, 05:25 PM
All I care to say is that concealed is concealed. What they don't know won't hurt them. The only thing that can be done is ask you to leave.


That works in states where no gun signs posted on private property do not carry the weight of law. However in some states, like the OP's Ohio, carrying on private property posted can carry the same weight as carrying in a restricted area such as a courthouse.

Shortly after the Aurora shooting. A local town police department did a knee jerk and sent a detective who half heartingly checked purses and bags for weapons. I was carrying a primary and a BUG, wife was carrying a primary in her purse and a BUG on her. We both identified ourselves as military personnel and went through with a handshake.

youngda9
February 12, 2013, 05:27 PM
I, and my family, will join you in your boycott.

Nasty
February 12, 2013, 05:30 PM
In Ohio, if they think you are carrying in a posted area, they don;t need to confront you. They can call a cop and if the officer finds you armed, you are in violation.

If the Judge finds you guilty of a minor offense, the Court can let you off with *only* a 2 year suspension of your CCW.

Thanks to those in support.

traderpats
February 12, 2013, 06:56 PM
In most states it simply doesn't matter what a business posts concerning cc. However with that said, if you are "outed" while cc on their property and they ask you to leave you have to leave. If you agree to leave there is nothing further they can do. Otherwise if you refuse to leave you can be trespassed when the po-po arrive.....

dr1llpr3ss
February 12, 2013, 06:56 PM
My local Regal is posted --- hasn't stopped me from carrying a deeply concealed weapon on the few occasions that I go out to walk on sticky floors, sit on dirty seats (with popcorn crunching underfoot) to see an overrated movie.

chris in va
February 12, 2013, 07:13 PM
The local Regal here in Louisville had the 'no guns' sign. Rave took over the place and the signs magically disappeared.

lono
February 12, 2013, 11:32 PM
I havent noticed a sign here in lexington. I attend movies there often and i carry. Concealed means concealed and in Kentucky the signs hold no legal weight. If asked to leave because of it I of course would.

kynwatch
February 12, 2013, 11:41 PM
lono,

Woodhill used to be posted no carry. If I have to go there I'm no going unarmed. We've been harassed a few times in the parking lot.

9MMare
February 12, 2013, 11:45 PM
Dear Regal Cinemas,

Thank you for your prompt reply. If I am reading your response correctly, it appears that you are assuming absolute responsibility, and thus liability, for the safety of me and my immediate family while we are on the premises and while we are between the building and our automobile. By disallowing me the possibility of protecting myself and my family you are adopting those responsibilities to yourself.

Please let this communication memorialize your acknowledgement and acceptance of any and all liability if any criminal event should occur in any of the above areas, in which a reasonable person could have provided self protection.

This ^^^

bigfatdave
February 12, 2013, 11:46 PM
Wow, amazingly arrogant response.
Regal won't be getting my money.

ColtPythonElite
February 12, 2013, 11:57 PM
Been boycotting them for years due to the price of tickets and concessions...

afponiky
February 13, 2013, 12:09 AM
Is there a site that states exactly what each states laws are?

I'm not sure that some of the comments that are being posted here are correct.

It would be nice to see some laws linked to the claims here.


Just so everyone understands.


Thanks, AF

nwilliams
February 13, 2013, 12:21 AM
Carrying a gun into a Federal building is a crime however in most cases carrying a firearm into a business that doesn't allow guns is simply breaking a rule. You can be arrested if you are caught carrying a gun into a Federal building, you will get asked to leave if you are caught carrying a gun into a business with a "no guns" sign.

I've been carrying into Regal for years and I've seen their no gun sign. I'd rather be alive because I broke the rules then dead because a business owner or company is anti-gun. I won't carry into a place where it is a crime to carry but if I get kicked out of a business because they don't like that I carry a firearm then it's their loss because they just lost a customer.

InkEd
February 13, 2013, 12:29 AM
This is why I won't go to T.G.I. Fridays

IMTHDUKE
February 13, 2013, 12:30 AM
Thanks for you stand on this issue. Well, written letter and response.

I plan to saturate their theaters with my absence.

xs11jack
February 13, 2013, 12:44 AM
For all state gun laws try www.handgunlaw.us/

Cryogaijin
February 13, 2013, 03:43 AM
Most of my coworkers, wherever I've worked, have been fairly skittish about guns. Fortunately most places I've worked have been explicitly gun friendly. Except for one hotel which had a "ALL GUNS, including LEO and especially SS must store their guns in the hotel gunsafe."

There are two reasons for this, one reasonable, the other not. The first is that a SS agent once shot out one of our big plate glass windows in one of our nicer suites when he was cleaning his gun. Way to fail to clear your firearm, idiot.

The second reason is that our head of security was a little tinpot dictator, and she loved lording over LEO.

For my part, I have had to tell people that they were printing before, and indicated the way to the nearest restroom to fix that.

Constrictor
February 13, 2013, 11:18 AM
My local B & B cinema has a sign out front that says "no open carry of knives or firearms" this obviously means they are fine with conceal carry. I respect them greatly for this policy.

miamivicedade
February 13, 2013, 08:50 PM
Dear Regal Cinemas,

Last Saturday I was planning to go to my local Regal Cinemas. About two hours before my wife and I were going to go, a neighbor of mine informed me that Regal forbids its patrons from carrying in its theaters, and thus, prevents its patrons from protecting themselves, if a crisis were to occur. It is unfortunate that you take this stance, with a mountain of evidence to suggest that people hellbent on causing harm will do so whether there is a sign prohibiting one from carrying or not. Further, it has been suggested that those who commit terrible acts seek out places where people are prohibited from carrying.

Because of this, and until it changes, I will not visit a Regal Cinema anywhere, and will seek businesses that view my right to protect my life as importantly as they view their right to charge what they'd like to make profits. That is why I went to a different theater last Saturday.

I hope you reconsider your position, and allow law abiding citizens to protect themselves, and their families, while visiting your establishments. Until that time comes, I will do my part in ensuring that those I know become aware of this, and choose better alternatives to Regal Cinema. Thank you.

Nasty
February 14, 2013, 07:28 AM
Again Folks, Thank You for your support. Ohio is a pretty gun friendly state, but some businesses just don't get it. Ohio is one of a handful of states where the signs carry legal weight and as such, it's not a simple matter of them asking you to leave, walking inside *is* a crime.

The more calls, emails and letters they get the better.

Besides, there are a lot of young kids working there we need to keep employed.

bikerdoc
February 14, 2013, 07:51 AM
In Va the sign only nean they can ask you to leave and if you do not you can be arrested for trespassing. I ignore them and if I can I take them down. ;)

XD 45acp
February 14, 2013, 08:41 AM
Yesterday at a Regal here in Richmond area, 2 16 year olds was robbed at gunpoint... I CC carry there, pee on their sign.

Ryanxia
February 14, 2013, 09:18 AM
I just sent them an e-mail.

I recently learned of your theater policy prohibiting law abiding citizens from carrying concealed firearms. Any company that values the American Constitution or the safety of their customers that little will no longer receive my business (or that of my family and friends). I will make it clear in any social function that I will never attend one of your theaters while this anti-American policy is in affect.

Please reconsider prohibiting the Right of your customers to defend themselves and their children. Until then I will support a boycott of your organization.

Thank you for your time.

Here is the link to contact them.
http://www.regmovies.com/About-Regal/Contact-Us

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