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  • Las Vegas shooter fired 'incendiary' rounds at fuel tank

    10/10/2017 4:10:29 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 93 replies
    CNN ^ | 6:37 PM ET, Tue October 10, 2017 | Kyung Lah and Scott Glover, CNN
    Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock fired special "incendiary" bullets at a 43,000-barrel fuel tank in what investigators believe was an attempt to cause an explosion, two law enforcement sources told CNN. Those types of rounds, meant to ignite what they hit, were found inside Paddock's room at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and near the fuel tank a short distance away on the grounds of McCarran International Airport, the sources said. Authorities have previously disclosed that Paddock fired at the tank and struck it with two rifle rounds, when he opened fire on the crowd below from his 32nd...
  • Gun Nanny DiFi: No Law Would Have Stopped Vegas Gunman

    10/09/2017 8:25:31 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/9/17
    Anti-Second Amendment crusader Senator Dianne Feinstein admitted on a Sunday spin show that no law could have stopped the maniac who massacred 58 people and injured almost 500 in Las Vegas last week. “No, he passed background checks registering for handguns and other weapons on multiple occasions,” Feinstein told CBS’s “Face the Nation.” But there is one law he definitely broke, which is the law against murder. Criminals don't follow the law. Nevertheless, she persisted. “Regulations aren’t going to do it,” Feinstein said on the need for a law over an ATF rule. “We need a law. It can’t be...
  • Las Vegas shooting: Rate of fire - inside America's arsenal

    10/08/2017 2:08:43 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 56 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8th October 2017 | Paul Blake
    The Las Vegas gunman fired hundreds of rounds, including at one point 90 bullets in 10 seconds. Such bursts of gunfire will have shocked many, especially outside the US, but everyday Americans own these powerful weapons too. Here's a guide to the firearms legally available in most US states, and the rate at which they fire bullets. Video by Paul Blake
  • Was Las Vegas Massacre 'Fast And Furious' On Steroids...

    10/07/2017 7:35:32 PM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 71 replies
    All News Pipeline ^ | October 5, 2017 | Stefan Stanford
    Multiple Excerpts: With more and more videos coming out that appear to document the 'multiple shooter' theory while Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo claims its likely that at somewhere along the line, Stephen Paddock probably had some help, we take a look within this ANP story at an emerging theory that continues to pile up evidence - Stephen Paddock may have been an arms dealer working for a shadowy 'deep state' US government agency. Along with taking a look at several emerging warnings that he may have been selling weapons to ISIS terrorists within the United States. We also take...
  • Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock calculated where to shoot to kill maximum number of people

    10/07/2017 4:36:07 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 305 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 7, 2017 | Kimberly Leonard
    Police found a note in the hotel room of Stephen Paddock, the gunman behind the mass shooting in Las Vegas, that had hand-written calculations about where he needed to aim to kill as many people as possible. In an interview that will be aired Sunday on CBS's "60 Minutes," Officer Dave Newton from the Las Vegas Police Department's K-9 unit said he noticed a note on the shooter's bedside table after officers entered the room. The note was next to one of the windows that Paddock smashed with a hammer to clear an opening to fire into the crowd from...
  • NRA endorses more regulation on bump stocks that boost guns' firing rates

    10/05/2017 11:34:15 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 143 replies
    CNBC ^ | 05 OCT 17 | CNBC Staff
    The powerful National Rifle Association on Thursday backed "additional regulations" on devices that boost semi-automatic weapons' firing rates, like the tools used by the shooter in the Las Vegas massacre. In a statement, the influential gun rights group's Wayne LaPierre and Chris Cox urged the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to review the legality of so-called bump stocks. They stopped short of pushing Congress to pass a bill banning or regulating the devices. Still, the NRA's support for more regulation of bump stocks could give Republican lawmakers more breathing room to pass a bill regulating them. The statement...
  • Paddock bought a high-powered rifle that has not been found.

    10/05/2017 11:37:15 AM PDT · by Labyrinthos · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Octobner 6, 2017 | Martin Gould
    Mass killer Stephen Paddock bought a high-powered hunting rifle just hours before he arrived in Las Vegas on his mission of death, can reveal. But bizarrely the rifle wasn’t one of the 23 weapon haul found by police in his sniper’s nest hotel suite.
  • Las Vegas shooting: Stephen Paddock 'spent decades hoarding guns and did NOT act alone'

    10/04/2017 8:30:52 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 116 replies
    STEPHEN Paddock could have spent more than 20 years plotting his devastating attack on innocent people in Las Vegas, police have revealed. Officials also believe Paddock may not have acted alone. Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said: “At face value he had to have some help at some point and we want to ensure that that’s the answer “Maybe he was a superhuman who figured this out all on his own but it would be hard for me to believe that.” Police confirmed the shooter “meticulously” planned his strike on the Route 91 Harvest Festival from his vantage points in the Mandalay...
  • Stephen Paddock Bought 33 Guns in 12 Months. That Should Be Illegal.

    10/04/2017 7:59:24 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 88 replies
    The Nation ^ | OCTOBER 23, 2017 | George Zornick
    How much lethal firepower should citizens be allowed to possess? On October 1, there were 16,000 American soldiers serving in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan. But it was Las Vegas that most resembled a war zone and represented the biggest danger to American lives that day. From the punched-out windows of his 32nd-floor suite at the Mandalay Bay hotel, Stephen Paddock rained down an appalling level of destruction on a country-music concert below. Using an enormous cache of guns, in less than 12 minutes he single-handedly massacred 58 people and injured 527 more. It was a deadlier day than American soldiers...
  • *vanity* Paddock: View at your own risk

    10/03/2017 4:31:57 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 73 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | 10-03-2017 | Me
    If mods deem this inappropriate, please remove. ***GRAPHIC*** Open at your own risk.
  • Las Vegas Shooting: Gunman’s Rifle Had ‘Bump Stock’ to Make It Rapid-Fire Weapon

    10/03/2017 1:47:36 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 48 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | OCT. 3, 2017 | THE NEW YORK TIMES
    LAS VEGAS — At least one of the rifles the gunman in the Las Vegas mass shooting had in his hotel suite was outfitted with a “bump stock,” a device that would enable it to fire hundreds of rounds per minute, a law enforcement official said. Authorities on Tuesday continued looking for a motive in one of the deadliest mass shootings in the United States, scouring the personal and financial history of the gunman, Stephen Paddock, 64. The same law enforcement official said Mr. Paddock wired thousands of dollars to the Philippines and the FBI was scrutinizing the transaction. Survivors...
  • Las Vegas Shooter Tricked Out Rifle w/ Deadly Modification

    10/03/2017 1:45:57 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 39 replies ^ | 10/3/17 | tmz
    The Las Vegas shooter apparently turned one of his rifles into a fully automatic weapon with an inexpensive modification that can easily be bought online. It appears Stephen Paddock -- the man who brutally murdered 59 people and injured over 500 -- attached what's called a slide fire stock or bump stock to one of his 23 guns before spraying hundreds, if not thousands, of bullets into a crowd of concertgoers from his 32nd floor Mandalay Bay hotel room. The stock allows the shooter to hold the trigger once and fire in rapid fashion at hundreds of rounds per minute,...
  • Only on Boston 25: Exclusive photos of Las Vegas shooter's guns (GRAPHIC)

    10/03/2017 11:24:49 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 191 replies
    Boston 25 News has obtained exclusive photos from police sources showing the guns used during a massacre in Las Vegas that claimed the lives of 59 people and wounded 527 Sunday night. PHOTOS: Guns used by Las Vegas shooter | 25 Investigates: Vegas gunman was son of bank robber, led unremarkable life Boston 25’s Jacqui Henrich obtained the photos early Tuesday morning, and they clearly show the gun on the floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel room, and also shows numerous rounds of ammunition.
  • Las Vegas shooter had cache of 19 weapons in hotel room

    10/02/2017 12:15:32 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 96 replies ^ | 10/02/2017 | Lia Eustachewich
    Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock had 19 weapons stashed in his hotel room to carry out his massacre — including a collection of rifles and handguns, according to a report. Experts said Paddock’s weapon of choice was likely a fully automatic rifle, given witness accounts of the gunfire, according to New York Magazine. The weapon is especially tough for a civilian to obtain, the mag said. The experts pointed to the pattern of the “bursts” of gunfire in concluding that Paddock used at least one automatic weapon. “I hear ONE fully automatic rifle. Shoots 90 rounds x2 30 second reloads,”...
  • AP: Las Vegas shooter had devices allowing gun to fire like an automatic

    10/03/2017 10:34:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    AP / CBS News ^ | October 3, 2017
    The man who unleashed hundreds of rounds of gunfire on a crowd of concertgoers in Las Vegas had two accessories that could have allowed his semi-automatic rifles to fire rapidly and continuously, as if they were fully automatic weapons, officials said. Though legally and widely available, the so-called "bump stocks" have attracted scrutiny from authorities and lawmakers in recent years. Two officials familiar with the investigation told AP that Paddock had two bump stocks in his hotel room.
  • Two Nevada Gun Shops Say Stephen Paddock Passed Background Checks

    10/02/2017 3:03:29 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 64 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2nd October 2017 | Tracy Connor and Ken Dilanian
    Two Nevada gun shops confirmed Monday that they sold firearms to Mandalay Bay shooter Stephen Paddock in the last year and said he passed all required background checks. It was unknown if the weapons Paddock bought from the gun shops, New Frontier Armory in North Las Vegas and from Guns and Guitars in Mesquite, were used in the casino massacre. David Familglietti of New Frontier said Paddock purchased a rifle and a shotgun in the spring, and agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were interviewing the employee who handled the sale. "The rifle was not fully...
  • Vegas gunman had 34 guns between hotel room and home; 2 modified to fire full auto, officials say

    10/02/2017 4:08:54 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 149 replies
    USA Today ^ | 2nd October 2017 | John Bacon and Mike James
    <p>A retired accountant opened fire from a hotel room above a packed outdoor concert in Las Vegas, killing at least 59, wounding 527 more and triggering a stampede as the panicked crowd scrambled for cover amid the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.</p>
  • Did The Vegas Shooter Use A Fully Automatic Weapon?

    10/02/2017 8:58:36 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 258 replies
    hot air ^ | 10-2-17
    Opinion is divided this morning on Twitter among people who, unlike me, know more than the most basic basics about firearms. It’s not a matter of mere curiosity; as you (should) know, fully automatic weapons have been illegal in the U.S. for decades, which is why even mass shooters hellbent on murder unto death never use them. If Stephen Paddock used a machine gun, how on earth did he get it?