The movie theater shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana occurred in yet another place that banned permitted concealed handguns. The shooting occurred at the Grand Theater. It’s “conduct policy” openly bans the carrying of guns, just like where the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting occurred. While The Grand Theatre company owns three theaters in the area, none of the other local movie theaters that are owned by other companies
initially appear to have a similar policy (Lafitte Cinema 4, Crowley Cinema IV, The Queen Cinema (confirmed with telephone calls)).
UPDATE: Many are pointing to the failure of the background checks for this killer. With these killers planning their attacks far in advance, anywhere from 6 months (Charleston and Aurora attacks) to over 2 years (Newtown and Santa Barbara), it is hardly clear why one would expect background checks to be something to depend on. So here is the ultimate question: what is the backup plan if background checks fail? Getting rid of gun-free zones is one serious option.