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Movie-Goer Shoots Himself In the Butt During "The Bourne Legacy"

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Here in Los Angeles, our movie theatres have remained reasonably calm of late (not counting Fred Williard's anti-climactic visit to an adult cinema), while in neighboring Nevada Tuesday night one man was all fired up during a showing of "The Bourne Legacy." The 56-year-old movie-goer managed to shoot himself in the butt while at the movie.The incident took place in Sparks (we're not punning), and the 56-year-old man had a permit to carry the concealed firearm, according to the Associated Press. That weapon tumbled out of his pocket during the movie "as he was adjusting himself in the seat and that it discharged when it dropped to the floor."

The man's injuries were not life-threatening. It is unknown if the man will face charges; the case has been sent over to the city attorney for review.

Obviously, guns at movies have become a concern since the deadly shooting last month in Aurora, Colorado during a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises."