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Old 02-24-2018, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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I hate to say this, but so long as the US Constitution allows citizens to have guns, there will not be metal detectors at public places. Especially in Nevada which is an open carry state - and doesn't even require a permit to open carry.

I'm slightly hopeful that the US will ban assault and/or automatic weapons (eventually - ain't gonna happen now). I'm more hopeful that the age for purchasing a gun will be raised to 21. But that's about it. The constitution (to say nothing of the power of the NRA due to it's money donated for political campaigns,) will not allow much of a change at all.

(and yes, I lean republican)
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Old 02-24-2018, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Starting a walkabout
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I too have never gone through a metal detector during my hotel stays either time I was in China.
In India all 5 star hotels and hotels owned by American brands ( Marriott. Hilton and iHG) have the security guard checking under the car for a bomb at the hotel gate entrance. When you come in all luggage and hand baggage have to go through a metal detector. Every time during your stay. Same thing in Kenya and Tanzania.

For them labor is cheap and security is a lesser part of the hotel running expenses. I don't see that coming to the Hamptons and Courtyard here.
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Old 02-24-2018, 12:30 PM
 
Location: On the road
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All the major hotels in the middle east and China have metal detectors where you take your belongings vs before you check in.
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Some hotels in urumqi.have this. All subways in Beijing have this. Currently in Cairo and most sights have this
Wow you sure changed your tune in a hurry. You went from claiming all the major hotels have metal detectors to a distinctly different claim of some hotels in one location, the Beijing metro, and tourist sites in Egypt.
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Old 02-24-2018, 02:43 PM
 
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I recently got back in to the hospitality industry.

There are only a few guidelines for CONVENTION services, and none of them are about guns or the likes there of. We'd be broke in a heart beat as most that attend some of the conventions are packing heat. And when we have Secret service stay, good luck telling them to turn over their devices. It JUST isn't going to happen.

Our security is actually more laid back despite the hype of using digital keys . I'll take a deadbolt any day over these smart phone gadgets. I assure you, if its digital, it can be hacked.

Most business travelers are savvy about safety I will say that!
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Old 02-24-2018, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Tulsa
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Seriously, how many people have been killed in mass shootings in the last 50 years? Just a few hundreds! It's really no big deal.
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Old 02-24-2018, 03:28 PM
 
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Don't recall anyone but the bad guy dying in the Mandalay. I do recall lots of hotel bombings in other countries.
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Old 02-24-2018, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Born in L.A. - NYC is Second Home - Rustbelt is Home Base
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Good point OP. Hope it catches on.
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Old 02-24-2018, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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Seriously, how many people have been killed in mass shootings in the last 50 years? Just a few hundreds! It's really no big deal.
Really? Check your facts!


346 Mass shooting occurred in the U.S. in 2017!


https://www.abc15.com/news/data/mass...curred-in-2017


Mass shootings in the US: there have been 1,624 in 1,870 days: Check out the statistics here showing how many dead and injured at each mass shooting!


https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...s-gun-violence
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Old 02-24-2018, 05:03 PM
 
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MrsM and I travel extensively in the US and we both carry in states that are legal

We have never been stopped in any hotel
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Old 02-24-2018, 05:11 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I also think it's obvious (why hotels don't do this), but for a different reason. First, it's costly and the hotel owner has to absorb that, while costing more to install and operate they will ALSO drive customers away in 2 ways: first, the cost increase to cover the added cost of the "service" and second (probably a small portion) from people who don't want to deal with the hassle.

Seems like a HUGE thing to take on for what, one instance that it may have stopped if EVERY hotel had it in place? Or would that person just have opted for a Boston Marathon style bomb to achieve the same ends.
The second way customers would be driven away is bigger than one may think. Think about it: if you go into a gas station or quick service restaurant and see bulletproof glass everywhere or a fortress with bars on every door and window, what is your perception of that business or the area it's located in? It's probably not going to be good:
"I'm in a dangerous neighborhood! I need to get out of here!"
"What kind of clientele does this place cater to, anyway?!"
The same perception issue would occur if a hotel customer gets wanded with a metal detector, or if there's a visible presence of high security, especially considering that they will not just be stopping for a few minutes and leaving but spending a night or several there.

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