Short version: dude is approached by security who ask, like cops "Do you have anything on you we should know about?" Because he's curious to find out what happens, he answers honestly. They are polite, walk him back to the armory, and disarm him. Apparently this happened in the latter half of 2020.
Notice he doesn't say how he got caught (i.e. printing, scanner, etc). I've carried undetected after October 1 through all major casinos through main entrances, past the front desks, and under the nose of security.
I know a lot of private security for the big Strip casinos. Most of them are cool, pro-2nd Amendment guys, but I'm not cool with anyone who wants to disarm me. Frankly, I see someone who believes in gun rights and self-protection disarming a well-behaved guy with a legally concealed weapon as corporate tools. Basically mercenaries who aren't going to protect you.
This dude slobbering over how cool the veteran security staff is is sorta like the people who say "thank you for your service" unironically to cops as they get a ticket. I'd really be interested in finding out how these casinos are treating armed blacks and Hispanics.
The Strip wants you disarmed because it makes life easier for them. Let's be honest; the rise in violence on the Strip is because prices dropped and poor minorities involved in gangs and drugs came here. Disarming people who have disposable income and want to lose it in Las Vegas is stupid because once those people start getting jacked on the Strip and can't shoot back, people aren't going to want to come here.
The Strip is not a safe place and someone does not need to be disarmed simply because they want to enjoy the amenities on the Strip. If they do, the casinos and Metro need to be held accountable for disarmed people being harmed.
Of course, we haven't been down to the Strip after all the recent stupidity, so we can't comment on the temporary measures. Overt metal detectors are defeatable as anywhere else. I've carried to the top of the Stratosphere by flashing my belt buckle when the detector went off. Maybe in 2020 they've adopted the TSA "lift your shirt and turn around" thing.
Wynn apparently has imaging technology. Other casinos profile people. Let's hope they go for "Compton gang member" and "sicario" instead of just "beared white guy in a gun t-shirt."
As far as metal detectors discreetly in the entrance of casinos, walk through in large group so it's difficult for them to detect who is armed. Carry something large, bulky, and metallic, like a camera. Texas-style belt buckles are a great idea. If you get caught or asked to leave, remember the only violation is trespassing. If you simply walk away immediately and leave the property, there's little beyond taking your picture/license plate they can do. Certainly don't give them your name or ID.
Frankly, avoid the Strip at all costs. Fuck 'em right now.
Never forget that your greatest risk is on the street or in the parking garages...or the concert across the street from Mandalay Bay.
Brace for 2021 when the Legislature will probably ban carrying in casinos or allow Clark County to do it. Of course, if a major economic disaster happens and a civil war breaks out, the Strip will probably literally become a walled area for rich people to play.
Clayton E. Cramer
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