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Deadly 'Dark Knight Rises' Shooting Could Not Have Been Prevented, Emagine Theatres CEO Says

"No practical security measures are sufficient to preclude a madman intent on committing mass murder," Paul Glantz said Friday after the tragedy in Aurora, Colo.

Emagine Entertainment CEO Paul Glantz said in a statement today that "no reasonable level of security would have effectively addressed the tragedy that unfolded in Aurora, Colorado" early Friday morning, when a 24-year-old gunman opened fire in a crowded movie theater, killing 12 people and injuring dozens more at the midnight premiere of the new Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises.

Emagine operates theaters in , Novi, Rochester Hills, Canton and Woodhaven.

After expressing his sympathy for the victims, Glantz stated that security of its guests is Emagines' foremost responsibility and urges movie-goers to "view such events in the context of a historical perspective."

"Just as no realistic building code provision could save a building from a direct hit by a 747, no practical security measures are sufficient to preclude a madman intent on committing mass murder," Glantz said.

The Huffington Post reported that Warner Brothers canceled its 'Dark Knight' Paris premeire because of the violence in Colorado.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's wife out of respect to the victims in Colorado.

Kimberley A. Solo July 20, 2012 at 07:46 PM
God Bless everyone involved in this horrific event. Such heartbreak. We have enough to deal with overseas, you would think us as AMERICANS and well respected civilians, we need to look out for each other. All we are doing is killing each other. SO much hate and anger. Have the people lost all respect for others? And it starts at HOME! Its not like BIG goverment is doing anything, so we as Americans should stand together, and NOT kill our own or anyone. Just heartbreak to see this.

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