Flying into Las Vegas only a few hours after the shooting at Mandalay Bay Hotel at couple of weeks ago was almost surreal. The city was just beginning to come to terms with the reality that it has just become the latest in a long string of cities that had to deal with our insane gun policies. Going by the hotel a few days later you could see the replacement windows in place that the shooter used to kill and injure so many people.
Turning in the opposite direction you could clearly see the stage that the performers used that night.
Down the road at the famous welcome to Las Vegas sign 50+ crosses had been set up to memorialize the people killed in the attack.
Each cross had mementos and other objects from each of victims.
The impact of this tragedy became more real when you saw the pictures of each of the victims
As has been the custom lately with shootings the hashtag #VegasStrong was common throughout the city.
Most of us gave up on any rational gun legislation coming from these episodes of carnage when it didn't happen with the slaughter of kindergarteners in Connecticut a few years ago. Gun fetishes seem to be the most important thing in some pitiful persons lives.