He explained to Judge Kathleen Sutula that his plan for "personal protection" had been a "poor decision." His solo trip to The Dark Knight Rises came just a few weeks after James Holmes killed 12 people and injured 58 others in a mass shooting at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater - during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises.
Smith was sentenced to six months on a felony charge of carrying a concealed weapon and six months a misdemeanor charge.
And that bag of weapons he carried into the theater Aug. 4 last year? Just for reference, it contained a Glock 9mm semi-automatic pistol, four knives and various medical supplies.
All of a sudden, "personal protection," as Smith claimed as his motive, doesn't seem like the worst idea in the world.