Was life really better when the mob ruled Las Vegas?
According to many of the comments at the Las Vegas Sun, yes.
Columnist J. Patrick Coolican asks the question this week, prompted in part by the recent opening of the Mob Museum — or, more formally, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement. Coolican says in some ways Las Vegas was better back in the good old days, but in some ways it’s better now.

Was life really better when the mob ruled Las Vegas?

According to many of the comments at the Las Vegas Sun, yes.

Columnist J. Patrick Coolican asks the question this week, prompted in part by the recent opening of the Mob Museum — or, more formally, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement. Coolican says in some ways Las Vegas was better back in the good old days, but in some ways it’s better now.

The Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT) is in Las Vegas this week and Las Vegas Sun columnist J. Patrick Coolican, left, got a lesson in shooting a Glock at the Desert Hills Shooting Club in Boulder City from Cameron Hopkins, right. 
Paul Barrett, center, “just published ‘Glock: The Rise of America’s Gun,’ an entertaining and  informative history — even if you’re not a gun enthusiast — of the  firearm company that redefined the American handgun market beginning in  the 1980s,” Coolican writes in today’s column.
(Photo by Leila Navidi / Las Vegas Sun)

The Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT) is in Las Vegas this week and Las Vegas Sun columnist J. Patrick Coolican, left, got a lesson in shooting a Glock at the Desert Hills Shooting Club in Boulder City from Cameron Hopkins, right. 

Paul Barrett, center, “just published ‘Glock: The Rise of America’s Gun,’ an entertaining and informative history — even if you’re not a gun enthusiast — of the firearm company that redefined the American handgun market beginning in the 1980s,” Coolican writes in today’s column.

(Photo by Leila Navidi / Las Vegas Sun)