The Target

If the President is to appear anywhere in public we see massive security.  Inside everyone attending is checked.  Outdoors, rooftops are secured and surroundings are constantly scanned.  Helicopters overhead survey the entire area. Sharpshooters are there to respond. These efforts are totally understandable as our presidents have far too often been attacked, some with fatal results. They’re always a target. What has changed is the attending crowds and indeed crowds anywhere are now targets. We have developed elaborate actions to protect our president but crowds as the world is now realizing haven’t been given needed protection. The horror in Las Vegas underlines this simple fact.

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