Steve Wynn Claims Gun Free Zone Would Have Prevented The Vegas Shooting

By John Crump

Steve Wynn
Steve Wynn Claims Gun Free Zone Would Have Prevented The Vegas Shooting
John Crump
John Crump

U.S.A.-( Steve Wynn is the billionaire CEO of Wynn Resorts. Steve Wynn and his wife Elaine Wynn are also a gun control advocates.

The Wynns have long banned guns from their casinos and resorts. Steven Wynn's latest statements give us an insight into the minds of the gun grabbers.

Mr. Wynn believes that the attack that Stephen Paddock launched killing nearly 60 people would never have been able to happen at any of his properties. He thinks that the fact that his hotels and properties are gun-free zones would have stopped the massacre that occurred in Las Vegas.

Somehow a crazed madman who committed the crime of murder nearly 60 times and committed over 500 other crimes would have obeyed a sign forbidding guns according to Steve Wynn.

History has shown us that so-called “gun free zones” do not work. These places only create soft targets for mass shooters like that of Virginia Tech, Aurora, and Sandy Hook.

“We don't allow guns in this building unless they're being carried by our employees, and there's a lot of them,” Wynn told Fox News about if the shooting could have taken place at one of his hotels.

This statement shows the mindset that the leftist has, and that they believe gun free zones work, despite the mountains of evidence to the contrary.

In a stroke of irony, Steve Wynn uses an armed security attachment to protect him and his family. Wynn thinks that is OK for people with guns to protect him and the people he loves, but that right doesn't apply to the average citizen. This idea is the elitist thinking of the elite left.

Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas has also started searching every person that enters the resort including going through all their bags and personal items since the shooting that took place at the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino that targeted a country music concert. The Wynns are only applying this TSA similar approach at their Las Vegas properties.

Steve Wynn's wife and co-founder of Wynn Resorts, Elaine Wynn, is going to chair an advisory board to help get a Bloomberg backed proposal that would require background checks for private firearms sales in Nevada.

Elaine Wynn released a statement saying “Keeping guns out of the hands of criminals, domestic abusers and the dangerously mentally ill isn't a political issue; it's common sense.” This statement doesn't address the fact that none of these ideas would have stopped the rampage in Las Vegas.

This proposal is the same proposal that Micheal Bloomberg's gun-grabbing group, Everytown For Gun Control, pushed in Washington State last year. In the end, the initiative passed and is now law within the state. The NRA and other gun rights groups have vowed to fight the push to make this ballot initiative the law.

The pro-gun control crowd is pushing the idea that this gun control law is needed to close the mythical “gun show loophole” by implying that gun shows do not require background checks. Even though this is false, this seems to be a favorite tactic of Everytown For Gun Control. Everytown implemented this deceptive message in Washington State.

About John Crump

John is a NRA instructor and a constitutional activist. He is the former CEO of Veritas Firearms, LLC and is the co-host of The Patriot News Podcast which can be found at John has written extensively on the patriot movement including 3%'ers, Oath Keepers, and Militias. In addition to the Patriot movement, John has written about firearms, interviewed people of all walks of life, and on the Constitution. John lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and sons and is currently working on a book on the history of the patriot movement and can be followed on Twitter at @crumpyss or at

  • 63 thoughts on “Steve Wynn Claims Gun Free Zone Would Have Prevented The Vegas Shooting

      1. Said the pervert,rapist,that threatened employees for sex,what a real pos!,and he’s gonna ramble on about gun control,he’s lucky he didn’t get his brains blown out by one of his victims husbands.End of story.

    1. Clearly a Boycott of all of Mr. Wynn’s hotels and casinos is the proper response. If nobody is paying him to be “there” then there will be no murders at his hotels.
      He’ll have to commit suicide with a butter knife.

    2. Obviously the Wynns are just as ignorant as the rest of the anti-gun crowd about guns, gun laws, gun-free zones, etc. They refuse to admit that every restriction put on law abiding members of society, just makes it safer for lawbreaking criminals. What purpose would it serve to post a “no guns” sign anywhere and expect it to be obeyed by anyone other than the law abiding? Signs and zones forbidding guns do more harm than good because they reassure the would-be shooter that there will be less chance of return fire.

      We live in the greatest country on Earth, and protecting ourselves, our loved ones and other innocents is top priority in daily living. We absolutely must be prepared to act against any threat that has the potential to cause death or extreme bodily harm. Obviously, the tool best suited for that action is a loaded gun at the ready. If you don’t have one, get one and do whatever is necessary to carry it legally, so you will always……BE PREPARED!

      1. @Janek, For what a guy would spend on transport, lodging, food, and lose gambling, he could give a dog a good home for its entire life. I don’t think Steve Wynn and his corporate nincompoops would love you like the dog would. Weigh the balance.

    3. Wow, what a bunch of f’ing losers you all are. Clearly and intellectually there are serious flaws with rampant gun purchasing and availability in this country where any mental unstable individual can obliterate large crowds of people Why don’t you get off your fat narrow minded asses and go down to Texas and sit with the praying/church moms and surviving children and tell them what you espouse on here. Disgusting, put down your guns and use your fists you wimps.

      1. In case you, for some reason or other hadn’t noticed, there are serious flaws in the antics and polemics of Anti Gun types too, something that seemingly escapes your attention. How come?

      2. My earlier reply to Tom doesn’t show, so am reposting. excuse any duplication.

        In case you hadn’t noticed, of might prefer not to notice, there are serious flaws in the rhetoric and antics of the Anti Gun/Anti Gun Rights cabal too.

      3. Tom you gullible, Demwit imbecile. When you go into a gun store or gun show the dealer calls the NICS SYSTEM for an instant yes or no on the sale. THE NATIONAL INSTANT CHECK SYSTEM is run by the FBI which does the background check. NICS started in 2004. In 1968 the BATF was created. THE BUREAU OF ALCHOHOL, TOBACCO AND FIREARMS controls the manufacture, importation and distribution of all firearms in the US. They also license and inspect all gun dealers. The Air Force dropped the ball in not reporting Kelly to the FBI NICS System so he could legally purchase his guns.

      4. If you ask the survivors today about whether they will carry their own gun from now on or whether they think they will be safer if the are not armed?, I’m sure that nearly 100% of the Texans going to church will be armed.

      5. Every time I get to thinking that I’ve read a comment from the most ignorant person on the planet, a new one pops up to take it’s place. You’re obviously on an ego trip that has you convinced that you are at the top on the badass list and can’t be put down by anyone or anything. You need to revise your thinking before someone delivers reality to you from the muzzle of a hollow tube, propelled by exploding gunpowder and traveling faster than the human eye can see.

        We, the people of The United States Of America, do not need laws that assure assailants that they don’t have to worry about return fire from their intended target.

    4. Pretty simple here, any casino that requires me to go through “airport type security” will not find me gambling a single nickel inside. SHOT show is coming. If everyone follows that rule he is going to lose more than a few dollars.

    5. Keep pushing the gun issue Wynn, we will make sure it hurts you come shot show time. You want to ban guns in this state, then you do not belong here.. this isn’t California. Oh and Stevie boy, I have carried in your casinos, and while I wont be giving you any more money, my CCW permit comes before what you want

    6. Mandalay Bay prierty is already a Certified Defenseless Victim Zone…. fat lot of good THAT did, eh?

      Nevada, thanks to that fool bloomburg, already requires backgroind checks for EVERY gun transfer within that state.

      the signes and hotel policy did NOT stop those deranged perps from bringing a few dozen guns into their property and turning it into a killing platform. They could just as easily turned his properties into a similar platform for evil.

      Killing innocent people by ANY means is also prohibited by law.

    7. Steve Wynn is another one of those assholes that think every thing revolves around them. He lives on another planet that does not have common folk any where near. He made his money off of the backs of the common folks. He thinks if he believes it will be. He also walks behind paid for body guards that carry guns so he don’t care about any but his selfish little self. I would not stay or go to any of his casinos or resorts cause of his being an idiot. I feel if I can not have my weapon I will not go into or stay at any place that will not let me. I will also not visit any city or state that does not reconise my Ohio CCW permit either.

    8. He does know how dangerous life is because he has armed security guards and pats people down when they enter his overpriced $hit house. He doesn’t want to get hurt. I only hope he goes bankrupt and can no longer hire his security guards and his @ss is hanging out there for every nut case to take a poke at.

      1. And the reason being that the shooter(s) felt safer because they reasoned there would be no law-abiding gun toters in Gun Free Zones.

        I long for the day when anti-gunners will admit that criminals love laws against gun purchase, ownership and carry. Laws only apply to the law abiding; all the rest don’t give a damn.

        There is no such thing as keeping guns out of the hands of anyone who wants one, whether it would be for protection or the commission of a crime. We will never be able to stop criminal acts, so we all need to be prepared in case that act is aimed toward us.

    9. The Mandalay WAS a gun-free zone by policy. In fact the guard that first ran into the murderer was UNARMED and could have stopped the massacre before it started had he been able to return fire.

      1. I agree but the guard was outgunned, at the time he had no clue how much or how little firepower was in the room.
        He did the right thing to retreat and report it to let the professionals handle it.

          1. Exactly, are we to believe the first publicly reported timeline, at 6 minutes after the shooting assault started? Or maybe the timeline wherein the security man was shot 6 minutes before the assault. Or as reported today, the timeline was changed to establish that the security guard was shot about 1 minute before the atrocity commenced?

      2. Prior to MGM purchasing the property the security guards were armed with guns and pepper spray, and trained in tactical response. After MGM took over the Mandalay property all security guards were disarmed (no guns nor pepper spray).

    10. America must be the greatest nation ever! Any nation where a man can be a total moron and still become filthy rich must be the greatest as proven by Steve Wynn!

    11. FYI, the state of Nevada has already passed a “Universal Background Check” law. The ballot proposal, heavily financed by Bloomberg, was passed in the county in which Las Vegas sits, but not in ANY other county in the state (Las Vegas has so large a population compared to the rest of the state, that it essentially controls ballot initiatives like this). So, by less than a one percent margin, and solely because of Las Vegas, the state now has such a law on its books. However, the issue remains moot because the Sheriffs (and the FBI, for that matter) have all said there is no way the law can be enforced.

      1. There already is a background check since 2004. It is called THE NICS SYSTEM. When you go to a gun store or gun show the dealer calls the NATIONAL INSTANT CHECK SYSTEM run by the FBI for an instant yes or no on the sale. The FBI runs the background check.

    12. For me, this is all like the NFL kerfuffle. I am not going to spend hundreds of dollars on a ticket to enrich millionaires playing a game nor am I going to play games of chance and stay in expensive hotels where the odds are overwhelmingly in favor of the house. I don’t claim any moral superiority in this regard. If you like live action professional sports or high stakes gambling, and can afford it, more power to you. For me, buying a powerball ticket every month or so satisfies my need to gamble and throw away money and I actually prefer to support and watch amateur sports at the local level. If I’m jonesing for a professional sports fix, WWE is far more entertaining and doesn’t pretend otherwise.

    13. Steve said on Fox yesterday his people were not wanding at the doors after the murders. Bull crap–they sure were–everyone and at all doors. I was there and had to have the hotel hold my pocket knife while in the building.

      1. You are mistaken sir, your second amendment protects you from government infringement not what a private citizen allows on private property, They are within their rights to disallow the carry of firearms on their own property.

    14. If this libtard Democrat d0uche bag thinks for one minute that his NO GUNS signs are stopping them from entering his money sucking HOE hole casinos, he is BIG TIME wrong ! What a stupid RICHARD CRANIUM ! Seems to me that NO ONE in the shooters hotel knew ANYTHING about the shooter OR what he had brought to his room…. ‘Cept they were making HUGE money off of him ! Now they aren’t even sure if he used the freight elevator or was possibly mistaken as a maintenance worker or maybe even someone in the media…

      1. Actually, Steve Wynn, that “library Democrat d0uche bag,” is the National Chairman of the Republican Party’s Finance/Fundraising Committee and has raised more than a $100 million this year, and is a steadfast supporter of Donald Trump.

        1. @R.K.So, Wynn has raised $100 million for another corrupt political party that would like to see our Second Amendment Civil Right vanish. Oh, I guess that its OK, then.

    15. If this libtard Democrat douche bag THINKS for one minute that his NO GUNS signs are stopping them from entering his money sucking HOE hole casinos, he is BIGTIME WRONG ! What a stupid $hit ! Seems to me that NO ONE in the hotel KNEW ANYTHING about the shooter OR what he had brought to his room…. Now they aren’t even sure if he used the freight elevator or was possibly mistaken as a maintenance worker or maybe even someone in the media…

    16. Finally, a solution for ending gun violence on planet Earth! Just post a NO GUNS sign everywhere and the problem is solved. We could even put a sign on an orbiting satellite so the aliens from outer space will know that we mean business. PROBLEM SOLVED!

      1. And this is why we will now work to highlight EVERY ISSUE inside his casinos. Every robbery, will now be national news, every attack, national news. He wants a war, he has not met the social media side of the gun owning public.

      1. @joe m, How do people so stupid get so wealthy? To put it another way: How can some people be so good at making money and so foolish about the nature of violent people.

        1. God must love stupid people–he created so many of them. But the really stupid people are the ones that patronize his overpriced hotels and throw money away in his casinos. This dirt-bag is a predator who made himself rich by exploiting human weakness. I don’t gamble.

    17. It was ALREADY an unmarked “Murder Free Zone” wasn’t it? How well do those “No Murdering Allowed Zones” (literally ALL of the United States) work out? Oh, maybe we need to put up more SIGNs, eh? Yeah, that’ll do it. We need more signs because they maybe don’t realize they are in a NO MURDERING ALLOWED ZONE, eh? Criminals, by definition, do not obey laws.

    18. I guess his wife did not hear that private party gun transfers are already law. The problem is that the law was written so badly it can not legally be enforced. They will have to wait another 2 years for the legislature to fix it since they put that the legislature could not amend it for 3 years.

    19. I have been in a number of casinos over the last twenty years. There may have been signs saying no firearms; but, concealed means concealed. Same applies to football games, concerts, etc. For some reason the “wand people” don’t feel the need to wand me. I don’t know why that is.

    20. In an interview you won’t see on the major news media, another unarmed MGM “security guard” stated regarding the High Roller VIP guests. ” We are not allowed to question, touch them, or inspect their baggage” !

    21. Steve Wynn is an IDIOT! All gun free zones are is really a free fire zone with multiple variable speed targets of opportunity! But no one can fire back and the main point this pinhead misses is that criminals don’t obey the “No guns allowed on these premises” sign. Wynn should just shut his mouth and stick to running his casinos. All he’s going to do is get innocent people killed.

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