Las Vegas needs better security
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