ESA Statement on Las Vegas Shootings

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There are few words to describe the heartbreak felt from last night’s horrific event in Las Vegas. Our industry is more united and resolute than ever in the advancement of robust security protocols to ensure the safety of our cherished guests, artists, and crew. However, sometimes there is never enough.

Sadly, there are no easy answers to catastrophic threats such as these. While we grieve for those who’s lives are now inexorably changed and those who through the bullets of a coward’s gun have been lost we will continue together to advocate for increasingly effective safety measures at events around the globe.

We commend the courageous actions of those on both sides of the stage who risked their own lives attempting to protect others. You are a testament to the courage of the entertainment community and those who revel in its glory. You are all our heroes.

Shelby CudeESA