Act Responsibly: MGM Vegas did, gun companies won’t


As seen on the Move On facebook page:

The difference is that the hotel didn’t imagine or expect their property to be used for such a crime. The gun companies did, and kept selling them.  How is the hotel responsible but not the arms dealers and stores that sold the weapons?

MGM Resorts To Pay Up To $800 Million In Las Vegas Shooting Settlement

MGM Resorts International has agreed to pay up to $800 million to settle thousands of liability claims stemming from the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas, lawyers announced Thursday, almost exactly two years after the massacre.

On Oct. 1, 2017, a gunman on the 32nd floor of the MGM-owned Mandalay Bay resort opened fire on a crowd of people at a country music festival, killing 58 and injuring hundreds.

Lawyers representing survivors and victims wanted MGM held liable for negligence because the shooter was able to enter the hotel with luggage that held an arsenal of high-powered, assault-style weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition.

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  1. brucegee1962 says

    Off topic a bit: I remember, right after the shooting, a Las Vegas security expert going on NPR to talk about his trade. He went on and on and on talking about all the gates and security measures to keep people from walking into casinos from the street with guns.

    Then the host asked “But can’t someone just park in the parking garage and walk into the elevator with a duffle bag filled with guns?”

    It was one of the longer pauses I’ve ever heard on the radio.

  2. bryanfeir says

    I always liked that the band on stage, who had been big second amendment/open carry supporters previously, realized in the heat of the moment that there was absolutely nothing they could do, and that pulling out guns would only make them likely to be shot by the actual police. And they then said that publicly.

    Somebody at least learned that lesson, even if it was horrible that it needed to be taught that way to get through to them.

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