Conservative blogger won’t go see Star Wars because ISIS (or something)

Erick Erickson, editor of RedState and host of his own radio show Erick on the Radio, is afraid. He’s afraid of seeing Star Wars in theaters, because terrorism is out there, and apparently a theater showing Star Wars in Macon, GA is when and where terrorism is most likely to strike.

Yes, Erickson lives in Macon, GA, which is exactly the kind of “city” Daesh would choose if they were going to attack American civilians. Not the capital, like Beirut, Lebanon, or Paris, France, but Macon, GA.

He doesn’t like that Obama said there is “no way to stop this stuff.” He doesn’t trust an administration who thinks terrorist attacks are just a part of life. I can see that viewpoint, I suppose.

I’m really glad I didn’t get tickets on opening day to see Star Wars. Seriously.

I have no confidence in this Administration to keep us all safe, particularly in light of President Obama’s statement today that there’s really no way to stop this stuff.

There are no metal detectors at American theaters.

I think I’ll wait till Star Wars is less a threat scenario.

He doesn’t like that movie theaters don’t have metal detectors. Yes, because who doesn’t want metal detectors in movie theaters? You know where else doesn’t have metal detectors? Restaurants. Playgrounds. Laser tag arenas. Mom’s house. The bank. The grocery store. Car dealerships. Clothing stores. Think about how much safer we’d be if we put metal detectors everywhere.

Erickson is, unsurprisingly, also against any form of gun control, one time tweeting that the difference between the NRA and Planned Parenthood is that everyone leaves an NRA office alive. Haha! Great burn that totally makes sense. Good one, Erickson!

He doesn’t seem to remember the shooting at a Louisiana movie theater during a screening of Trainwreck, or the Aurora, CO movie theater shooting during The Dark Knight Rises. You are more likely to be shot dead from an American citizen who legally acquired a gun than a terrorist (as both examples above did).

Besides, if you’re not willing to risk terrorism to see Star Wars opening night, are you even really a fan?

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Caitlin Cohen

Caitlin Cohen graduated from Boston University with a degree in History. She has written for DeadState for three and a half years. She technically speaks French. She lives in Los Angeles with her boyfriend and has big plans to one day get a dog.

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