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  • Vegas Gunman's Use of Bump Stock Reduced Casualties

    10/13/2017 3:39:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    American ^ | October 13, 2017 | Benjamin Baird
    In the hypercharged partisan atmosphere that disgracefully follows any mass shooting tragedy, journalists, politicians, and anyone with an opinion spontaneously become firearms experts. Yet, as this U.S. Army combat infantry grunt can attest, these desk jockeys are no straight shooters. The Interstate 91 country music massacre is no exception. From talks of machine guns, bump stocks, “silencers” and the semantics of weapons transportation, these would-be sharpshooters are negligently off-target when it comes to the laws of modern warfare. Although reporters posing as weekend warriors insist that crazed gunman Stephen Paddock’s decision to use a bump stock made his shooting ambush...
  • Las Vegas gunman shot security guard a full six minutes before opening fire

    10/09/2017 7:13:31 PM PDT · by ALASKA · 214 replies
    LA Times ^ | October 9, 2017 | Matt Pearce et al
    Police have dramatically changed their account of how the Las Vegas massacre began on Oct. 1, revealing Monday that the gunman shot a hotel security guard six minutes before opening fire on a country music concert — raising new questions about why police weren’t able to pinpoint the gunman’s location sooner. Officials had previously said that gunman Stephen Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nev., shot Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos after Paddock had unleashed his deadly volley at the Route 91 Harvest festival, an assault that began at 10:05 p.m. and left 58 people dead, with hundreds more injured. They...
  • Vanity: There has been essentially no new news about the Vegas shooter in days. Why?

    10/08/2017 5:50:40 PM PDT · by RooRoobird20 · 180 replies
    Me | 10/8/2017 | Me
    There has been no new news for days about the mass shooting in Vegas. It feels like the case has already gone cold. Do you think law enforcement is keeping big news from us? I find it amazing that there is virtually no news on this story anymore.
  • Las Vegas police: Security responded to door alarm, drew fire from killer

    10/06/2017 4:02:34 PM PDT · by bgill · 61 replies
    cnn ^ | Oct. 6, 2017 | Euan McKirdy
    Shooter tried to buy tracer rounds Paddock tried to buy tracer ammunition at a gun show in the Phoenix area in recent weeks, a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation tells CNN. Paddock bought other ammunition at the show, but he couldn't obtain the tracer ammunition -- bullets with a pyrotechnic charge that, when the round is fired, leaves an illuminated trace of its path -- because the vendor didn't have any to sell, the official said.
  • GOP Baseball Suspect Committed ‘Terrorism’ ‘Fueled By Rage Against Republican Legislators’

    10/06/2017 3:22:48 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/06/2017 | Peter Hasson
    The left-wing Bernie Sanders supporter who opened fire on a crowd of Republican congressmen in June intentionally committed an “act of terrorism” that was “fueled by rage against Republican legislators,” according to a new report released by the state’s attorney on Friday. The suspect, 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson, picked the baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia as his target months in advance of the shooting, according to the report. Hodgkinson was also seen watching the Republicans practice for the congressional baseball game the day before the shooting, where he shot and wounded four people, including Louisiana Republican Rep. Steve Scalise. “The...
  • From Fort Hood to Las Vegas

    10/06/2017 12:08:50 PM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    Front Page ^ | October 6, 2017 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Last Sunday in Las Vegas, Stephen Paddock turned his guns on a country music concert, killing 59, including himself, and wounding more than 500. The mass murder was beyond horrific, an act of pure evil as President Trump said, but it easily could have been worse in several ways.
  • NY Times ISIS expert does a 180, thinks Vegas slaughter might be ISIS after all

    10/06/2017 11:52:54 AM PDT · by detective · 46 replies
    Geller Report ^ | October 5, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    Rukmini Callimachi, New York Times ISIS correspondent is having second thoughts about the Islamic State’s involvement in the Las Vegas attack. It appears increasingly to point in that direction and it would be a stunning indictment of the FBI’s nonchalant dismissal of their claims. Knowing what we know about the FBI’s involvement in the Garland Texas jihad attacks and the Boston plot to behead me, the kindest thing I can say about them is that they cannot be trusted.

    10/06/2017 11:51:32 AM PDT · by PROCON · 108 replies
    Newsweak ^ | Oct. 4, 2017 | ALEXANDER NAZARYAN
    The killer was a white guy, a Christian by birth if not belief. He was not radical, just a crazed man given the means by the gun lobby to terrorize innocent concertgoers in Las Vegas on Sunday night, shooting to death 59 of them. Stephen C. Paddock was, by all accounts so far, an ordinary American. That is what most terrifies the right. And so, some on the far right have convinced themselves that Paddock could not be what he seems, what the authorities say he is. They say facts—alternative facts, perhaps—will inevitably reveal the truth, even as mainstream media...
  • Las Vegas sheriff drops new GIANT hints about shooter…and it’s getting weirder

    10/05/2017 8:35:14 AM PDT · by Lera · 99 replies ^ | October 5, 2017 | Michael Cantrell
    More information is coming to light about Stephen Paddock, the man responsible for the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas this past Sunday, as Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo held a press conference Wednesday night to share new details — and drop some tantalizing hints about what they’re learning. According to The Daily Wire, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said during a Wednesday evening press conference that he believes alleged gunman Stephen Paddock had help and that there is evidence that suggests he didn’t plan to die in his hotel room. Lombardo said that he has seen evidence that suggests...
  • Motive of Shooter (Vanity)

    10/05/2017 8:01:12 AM PDT · by blabs · 32 replies
    So up to this point, we have an individual who had practically no social media presence or public footprint, no voting record, traveled heavily, had numerous homes which were paid for in cash, a foreigner for a girlfriend, wired $100,000 offshore to the Phillipines, was reclusive and never at home, had an abundance of money, an extremely large cache of weapons for someone who was not a “gun” guy, had worked for numerous government “contractors” most of which are in the defense and aerospace industry including Lockheed Martin, and recent revelations that there are strange inconsistencies with a previously owned...
  • Left to die among a field of beer bottles, flip flops and cowboy hat (NOBODY WAS LEFT TO DIE!)

    10/04/2017 6:53:26 PM PDT · by Djl3668 · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1004 | Ashley Collman Dozens of lifeless bodies scatter the outdoor Las Vegas concert venue where Stephen Paddock unleashed a firestorm of bullets Sunday night, in one of the most horrifying pictures to emerge from the massacre. The bodies sit amid a litter of debris including beer cans, water bottles and even cowboy hats and flip flops - lost by their owners in the ensuing stampede. A few of the limp bodies rest alone, while others are coupled up - suggesting friends that died at the same time. In one corner of the image, a large group of bodies are heaped together.
  • The Las Vegas Shooter Passed Background Checks, Had Ammonia Nitrate in His Car

    10/04/2017 5:33:32 PM PDT · by Lera · 54 replies
    National Review ^ | October 2, 2017 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    It’s still unclear exactly what the shooter in Las Vegas used to carry out his disgusting attack last night. By all accounts, he had so many weapons that it’ll be a while before we know which ones he chose. Nevertheless, two new pieces of evidence have come to light in the last few hours, and both give us a little insight into who he was and what he was hoping to achieve. The first piece of news is that the killer “passed all required federal background checks” on at least two recent occasions:
  • Why gun experts don’t support banning – or buying – ‘bump stocks’

    10/04/2017 3:41:50 PM PDT · by Jagermonster · 30 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 4, 2017 | Harry Bruinius & Patrik Jonsson
    HOW OTHERS SEE IT   Twelve of the 23 guns found in the Las Vegas shooter’s hotel room were retrofitted with an add-on that allows a semiautomatic weapon to mimic the action of an automatic, according to the ATF. The buzz surrounding these add-ons follows a now-familiar pattern. LAS VEGAS AND ATLANTA—As Andrew “Mr. Wick” Wickerham helps his customers at the 2nd Amendment Gun Shop in Las Vegas on Tuesday, he mentions how he’s getting a little annoyed at this “new buzzword” circulating among gun owners. “All of the sudden we’re getting all these calls about these bump-fire stocks,” says...
  • Vegas Shooter’s Girlfriend Used Multiple ID’s, Multiple SS Numbers, and Married Two Men Simult.

    10/03/2017 8:15:12 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 156 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | October 3, 2017 | sundance
    Much like the San Bernardino attack revealed a manipulative scheme for green-card marriages, so too is the Mandalay Bay Massacre revealing the use of multiple identities within the associations of the killer.  Marilou Who? Oh, and if Marilou Danley she reads these reports before getting on board her flight back from Japan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan, Australia and/or wherever the heck she really is… well, she likely ain’t coming back.  Just saying. (Via NewsWeek) Marilou Danley, the live-in girlfriend of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, and now a “person of interest” in the shooting investigation, is a Philippines native who has...
  • It takes an hour for the police to stop the Vegas shooter??

    10/03/2017 4:32:30 PM PDT · by TMA62 · 64 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 10/3/17 | TMA
    "....According to police radio transmissions, a group of officers was at the gunman’s door, and had locked down the 32nd floor, by about 10:25 p.m. but waited until about 11:21 p.m. — more than an hour after the attack began— before they blew open the door to enter, the recording shows."
  • Man 2 floors above Las Vegas shooter recalls frantic scene

    10/03/2017 2:57:55 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 3, 2017
    DALLAS -- Gunfire rang out on Sunday night, just two floors below Chris Bethel's hotel room in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. "I could just hear the gun shots, continuously. Just full automatic," Bethel told CBS Dallas-Fort Worth. "There was explosions going off. It was like a bomb just went off man. And then there were more gun shots."The Fort Worth resident was attending an IT conference in Las Vegas when the shooting unfolded. An Iraq War veteran, Bethel told the station he immediately recognized the sound as gunfire.Now, police are crediting the Haltom High School graduate with helping lead them...

    10/03/2017 10:11:21 AM PDT · by Morgana · 60 replies
    michael savage ^ | October 2 2017 | michael savage
  • Las Vegas shooter: Most likely motive at this point (Vanity)

    10/03/2017 1:27:25 AM PDT · by Az Joe · 120 replies
    I have no special knowledge, just have been observing this event from different angles and points of view as all of you have. Listened to Scott Adams analysis quite a bit. Much is unknown and I am only about 70-75% sure about this.
  • Video found of shooter at Anti Trump Rally

    10/02/2017 12:32:04 PM PDT · by TN4Bush · 92 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8/23/2017 | IndivisibleKara
    Addtional video of man identified at Reno Anti-Trump Rally that may be shooter. "
  • Marilou Danley, Mandalay Bay person of interest, ‘proud mom & grandma’ (Stephen Paddock's roommate?)

    10/02/2017 11:03:13 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 89 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, October 2, 2017 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Law enforcement authorities did release the name and photo of a woman they have located and are questioning as a “person of interest.” Marilou Danley, a 4-foot-11 Asian woman, was believed to have been a “companion” of the shooter — perhaps, even, a roommate. Danley’s Facebook page is filled with photos of her family members and with shots of her many overseas trips. In it, she calls herself a “Proud mom and grandma who lives life to the fullest.”