Laura Dugan Interviewed for Articles on Las Vegas Shooting
UMD Professor Laura Dugan was asked to comment on the Las Vegas shooting by several news sources such as USA Today, Reuters, and TribLive. These articles discussed the openness and vulernability of the venue, Stephen Paddock's motivations and background information, as well as the implications of this event on the future of securing large crowds.
Dugan's comments in these articles were mainly concerned with the limitations of security, specifically that there was very little security could have done to prevent this tragic event. Additionally, Dugan discusses the implications of the Las Vegas Shooting on the future of security for venues intended to accommodate large crowds, and the uncommonness of a person of Paddock's age to perpetrate a mass shooting.