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After Las Vegas mass shooting, experts say Southern California open-air venues are vulnerable

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The Orange County Register interviewed Erroll Southers of the USC Price School on security measures for mass shootings or other incidents.

While visible security measures can certainly be a deterrent for attackers, tighter security would likely not have made much difference in the Las Vegas shooting because of the shooter’s elevated position, said Southers, who is also managing director of TAL Global Corp., an international security consulting firm.

“They probably did have screenings for weapons and prohibited items from going into the concert but you could not stop this man from doing what he did,” Southers said.

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