The December 16 Movie Theater Shooting You Didn’t Hear About (Video)

On Sunday night, December 16, 2012, a man went to the China Garden restaurant in San Antonio and opened fire. The gunman intended to kill his ex-girlfriend but as she wasn’t there, he continued on to the movie theater next door where he fired on panicked moviegoers, sending them to the exits, and ducking for cover.

My San Antonio reported:

Witnesses said numerous shots were fired inside and outside the Santikos Mayan Palace 14 theater complex on Southwest Military Drive around 9:25 p.m., setting off the scramble to safety before police and EMS arrived. The complex was evacuated and sealed off for several hours.

At one point, the suspect fired at a San Antonio Police Department patrol car, Antu said.

“He was shooting at a marked unit,” Antu said. “He knows he was shooting at an officer so that’s (an) automatic (charge of) attempted capital murder.”

Witnesses said the shooting reminded them of the Dark Knight theater massacre last July that killed 12 people and injured 58  in Aurora, Colo.

The story was covered locally, but seeing as it happened just one day after the Sandyhook massacre in Connecticut, you would think it would have gotten more airplay in the MSM. Don’t stories like this one play right into their anti-gun hands?

No – not this one.

After the suspect reached the theater, an off duty Bexar County Sheriff officer who was working at the theater shot at him and possibly struck him, Antu said.

And nobody died. The armed officer’s quick response saved lives that night.

WOAI reported:

Officials said the officer, Sgt. Lisa Castellano, heard the gunfire inside the theater and ran towards the sound of the shooting to find out what was going on. Sgt. Castellano spotted Garcia coming out of a bathroom with his gun drawn and fired at him, shooting him four times.

“The officer involved, she took the appropriate action to try to keep everyone safe in the movie theater,” Bexar County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Detective Lou Antu said.

An off-duty San Antonio Independent School District officer who was also at the theater helped take Garcia into custody.

Garcia has since undergone surgery and is in stable condition at San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC). He has been charged with attempted capital murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. His bond has been set at $10 million.

So back to why the national media didn’t find this story to be worth their time, blogger Hardnox makes the point:

…. since this story makes the point that the best thing to stop a bad person with a gun is a good person with a gun, the media is treating it like it never happened.


Via Right Planet: Boy Uses Dad’s AR-15 to Shoot Invader – THIS is why we have the second amendment:

Via Freedom’s Lighthouse: Gun Control Proponent Argues having a Gun Won’t Help if Someone Breaks into Your House; Will Rely Instead “on a Big Mouth to Scream With” – Video 12/28/12:

Marshall defended the newest Gun Control effort. When Sean Hannity asked her what she would do if someone broke into her house, she actually said it would not help to have a gun, instead saying she would depend on “a big mouth to scream with” to protect herself!

Hat tip: Before It’s News

Posted in MSM.

Saturday Movie Matinee: Cliff Notes

Michelle Malkin on the Fiscal Cliff-Hanger and Hobby Lobby:

On Fox & Friends Weekend, 12-29, Michelle Malkin agreed with Charles Krauthammer’s assertion that Obama had succeeded in driving a wedge between House Republican conservatives and capitulators, and noted that he is now trying to drive a wedge between the same camps in the Senate. And like most conservatives, she believes Republicans will cave and and the spending issue will be put off again for another day.

She also said that conservatives should make an effort to support embattled Hobby Lobby since they are on the front lines fighting against the HHS mandate.

Charles Krauthammer: “Obama Does NOT Care About The Debt”:

Wherein Krauthammer said Obama is skillfully and ruthlessly using the fiscal cliff issue to create an internal civil war:


Byron York, Washington Examiner: How the fiscal cliff fight will end (unhappily for Republicans):

The word among some Senate Republicans is that a fiscal cliff deal is likely to be struck by Sunday, or Monday at the latest.  (And Monday, being December 31st, is in fact the latest a deal could be struck to avoid January 1 tax increases.)  Those Senate Republicans hope the final deal will make permanent current tax levels — Bush tax cut levels — for everyone who makes below $500,000.

The $500,000 figure is not set in stone.  It could be $400,000, as President Obama is reportedly willing to agree to, or it could be higher, as some Senate Democrats have suggested in the past.  But it will be more than the $250,000 that is the president’s current position.  In addition, big spending cuts, the sequestration cuts scheduled to go into effect in the new year, would not be affected and would go forward as planned.

Benghazi Gate – No Repercussions?:

Greg Gutfeld notes that the reason the regime gets away with this stuff is because the media allows them to.

Lt. Col. Ralph Peters agrees, saying, (when media says) “ho hum – there’s a lost kitten in Peoria we need to go cover that – there’s something fundamentally wrong.”

Ted Nugent to Piers Morgan – Kiss My Ass!!:

This interview happened over a week ago, but if you missed it, it’s worth watching – Nuge was huge:

Lee Doren, 500 Murders in Chicago this Year!!!

PJTV TRIFECTA Was 2012 the Best Year Ever!:

Bill Whittle answers questions as Virtual President:

And finally I feel I must offer a rebuttal to this outrageous comment some vulgarian left on Twitter last night:

Les Misérables – Featurette: “Hugh Jackman is Jean Valjean”:

‘Nuff said.

Go see it.