I agree with Nothin' that in the Internet age, it takes seconds to Google old synopses or do a YouTube search. I'm cynical when it comes to RC and I tend to think that it has less to do with laziness and more to do with arrogance. I think he gets a thrill out of rewriting history, redefining canon to suit his stories, and yes, to make us fans go nuts when there's absolutely nothing we can do about it.
Peel and peel away the layers, and at the kernel, no one needs a gun. Not for hunting, not for scaring away varmints, not for killing people, not for protecting ourselves from killers. It's all about the choices we make, motivated by anything like convenience, protection i.e. fear, hobby, twisted desire... I wish the bad guys didn't have them so the good guys wouldn't feel the need to have them but that's enough Karen MacKenzie Pollyanna out of me for one day.
Really. No transgender person will deny their assigned sex at birth given their primary sexual characteristics. But that has zero to do with gender. Just because people can't comprehend what goes on in the minds and hearts of transgender people doesn't mean that their lives are any less true. It's not a matter of being "PC", it's a matter of cracking open your brain to something that you don't understand. I don't get how people can accept that folks are born gay and yet chose to denigrate people who are born misgendered.
And I'm anticipating the outrage, parents incensed that their children have to be subjected to metal detectors and searches. You've got to take the good with the bad and everything inbetween. It's not as if adult human beings are above exploiting their own children for nefarious agendas. This all is just going to drive more and more people out of theatres, which I'm sure are already suffering in this age of streaming.
It's really an all or nothing issue. The high-profile premeditated acts of violence in recent years were utterly unpredictable for the victims. Anyone at any time can go ham in a public or private place. There are times during my daily Metro commute where it'll flash through my mind, "Will today be a day where something horrible happens on the train?" I have the same thoughts at the mall. My senses are just sharpened in our modern world. I'm all for metal detectors in movie theatres (maybe not so much bag checks as they'll bust us for our smuggles snacks :P). But seriously, the notion that a bunch of gang bangers head out to the movies to stir [!@#$%^&*] up [!@#$%^&*] in the is just so corny and out of touch. A fight can break out anywhere, a person of any race is capable of horrific violence. You might as well go all out and profile black people at Tyler Perry movies. So implement your metal detectors, check bags if you must, but do it for every show, for every airing, for every person who walks through the theatre doors.