Sorry folks, disarming the lawabiding citizens only leaves unarmed citizens with no protection. The Supreme Court time and again has upheld that the responsibility for protecting oneself falls on you, law enforcement is literally and legally under no obligation to defend you or come to your aid.
(The wise men of modern thought) adore a god made of putty or of wax - plastic, effeminate, molluscous, with no masculine faculty about him, and no quality that entitles him to the respect of just and honest men, for a being who cannot be angry at wrongdoing is destitute of one of the essential virtues, and a moral Ruler who is not angry with the wicked, and who refuses to punish crime, is not divine. ---Spurgeon
The truth of the matter is that we will never know how we will react in a situation like that in colorado until we find ourselves in that situation.
I would say there were a few concealed weapons in that theater but I would say those that were carrying either were more concerned with getting out of there or they just didnt know what to do in a scenario like that dark and crowded theater especially given the confusion.
And if some idiot stepped in front of a crowded theatre dressed like SWAT, you better believe I would have both eyeballs on him. His head aint armored, and if I can knock down bowling pins at 100 yards with my 9mm, I certainly could make his melon explode. It would also be very easy to see my laser dot him.
In this day and age, with somebody dressed like that and lobbing tear gas...aint no jury in the world that will convict you after putting this threat down.
"If anybody can draw on the power, where do we put the meter?" - JP Morgan before pulling Tesla funding