Another Vegas casino shooting


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Sonic
August 5, 2007, 01:09 AM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20125646/

The second one this summer. This time it looks like the shooter was some loser looking to settle the score from a fistfight, rather than the "disturbed individual" type who commited the July shooting. Of course the casinos will probably somehow try to use this to further justify their policy of prohibiting patrons from carrying guns on casino property, even though this shooting actually proves yet again why such a policy is a joke.

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Baba Louie
August 5, 2007, 06:11 AM
Here's the LV Review Journal's story from Sunday morning

http://www.lvrj.com/news/8921517.html

Casinos already frown on open carry and ask one to leave immediately should they spy a handgun. Concealed means concealed. Don't get in fights with stupid people, especially those with criminal records it would appear... even if they do insult one of the females in your group. (which sorta goeas against the grain, but if you are CCW'ing, sometimes you gotta suck up verbal insults from neanderthals.
But I suppose that should one find oneself under fire whilst standing about in a Casino near the elevators and hopefully not having been involved in the earlier confrontation with the same person... one does what one must.

Cliff47
August 5, 2007, 06:40 AM
Sounds like the initial comment about another man's wife is what precipitated the first altercation. I have learned from past experience that a closed mouth gathers no foot, also not to comment on another man's woman.

Las Vegas (and particularly Caesars) is a whale of a party town, and I would think that copious amounts of alcohol were involved. Not a good combination with ready access to firearms.

Number 6
August 5, 2007, 07:01 AM
I have a friend that works security at one of the casinos on the strip and he told me that they are seriously considering reissuing their security sidearms again due to the most recent spat of violence.

Nomad101bc
August 5, 2007, 07:29 AM
I have a friend that works security at one of the casinos on the strip and he told me that they are seriously considering reissuing their security sidearms again due to the most recent spat of violence

Well who the hell took thier side arms away in the first place? Thier just people in tee shirts that say security without them.

Number 6
August 6, 2007, 02:24 AM
Well who the hell took thier side arms away in the first place? Thier just people in tee shirts that say security without them.

Most security guards in Vegas have to go through several classes including a firearms training course if they carry a weapon. It is not like they take any fool off the street and give them a gun. At the casino where my friend works he explained it to me that they took them away due to liability reasons.

230RN
August 6, 2007, 02:37 AM
News of the shooting didn't phase Mandy Gross, a 21-year-old university student.

"We're from Chicago. We're used to it," Gross said.

But... but...

Oh, never mind.

Ragnar Danneskjold
August 6, 2007, 03:26 AM
Most security guards in Vegas have to go through several classes including a firearms training course if they carry a weapon. It is not like they take any fool off the street and give them a gun. At the casino where my friend works he explained it to me that they took them away due to liability reasons.

What I think that Nomad was saying is that all of that firearms training is a joke if they can't even carry on the job. I'm certain that Las Vegas casinos put a lot of effort and money into making sure their security personnel are well trained and professional. But not being armed negates a lot of that.

Ragnar Danneskjold
August 6, 2007, 03:27 AM
News of the shooting didn't phase Mandy Gross, a 21-year-old university student.

"We're from Chicago. We're used to it," Gross said.

I'll say it. How can they be used to it if there are no firearms in Chicago?

chris in va
August 6, 2007, 04:10 AM
said gaming on the casino floor was not interrupted by the shooting.


Of course not.

crazed_ss
August 6, 2007, 06:20 AM
I go to Vegas a lot and it seems the Casinos rely on the Las Vegas Metro to provide the real muscle when it comes to security. All of the casinos have their own private security but whenever bad stuff goes down, the police are the ones who seem to get everything under control.

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