Las Ve­gas needs bet­ter se­cu­rity

Penticton Herald - - LETTERS -

Dear Editor: I am from Kelowna and some months ago, I booked a trip to go to Las Ve­gas.

I feel for­tu­nate to be alive, yet su­per sad and in to­tal dis­be­lief for all the vic­tims and fam­i­lies los­ing their loved ones to a com­plete mad­man at the helm of his many ma­chine guns and mass bul­lets up in his room at Man­dalay Bay.

When I walked the strip to­day, I could not even make my way to Man­dalay this time as was too tough to think about.

Home­land Se­cu­rity, so it’s called, is off the charts at air­ports but non-ex­is­tent at ho­tels.

At air­ports in the United States, you even have to re­move your shoes, which is just plain ridicu­lous and walk in your clean socks through the se­cu­rity area.

But no ho­tels have any se­cu­rity in place and any­one can just go up to a room with many bags with no checks in place and no ques­tions asked.

My ob­vi­ous idea would be to see all ho­tels do ran­dom bag checks like at air­ports and have a metal de­tec­tor to pass through. Heavy bags would be checked. I have more ideas too, but to stop the com­plaints at wait times, I will re­frain for now.

Some­thing must be done though for all the safety of oth­ers. This can hap­pen again any­where and at any time.

Be­ing on edge all the time just adds more stress for ev­ery­one and is not a healthy way to live.

So U.S. Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump made his way to Ve­gas. Big woo­p­ity do. There is still zero gun con­trol in the United States, so each and ev­ery pres­i­dent in place as of late is to blame for these mass shoot­ings.

The world is re­ally going to com­plete hell and even though Trump at times shows some com­pas­sion, he is clearly not the right pres­i­dent in place for the very aw­ful times we are all ex­pe­ri­enc­ing .

By the way, Trump was in Ve­gas for only four hours. He had to get back to golf­ing and tweet­ing. N. Preen Kelowna

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