Oh good, metal detectors at Bluesfest.
Metal detectors are pretty much useless in preventing violence.
What will security people do if they spot a person, through the detectors, with a gun?
Who knows? The best-trained police officers have a big problem when someone pulls a gun. Security guards at sports and entertainment entrances have no chance at all. For example, despite a hardened Parliament Hill, a shooter almost got into the Conservative caucus.
If someone wants to cause trouble at a public event, either inside or while waiting to go through the metal detector, they can do it. You can’t defend tens of thousands of people.
The best bet is to go to Bluesfest and enjoy the show. The odds of someone hurting people a la Las Vegas are very poor and you can’t defend against it anyway.
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