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'Active shooter' near Las Vegas casino


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13 minutes ago, theguyfromanotherforum said:

If police shot him after 3 minutes (which is pretty amazing), how on earth did he manage to kill and injure so many people??

Watch the video. Several hundred bullets in a very short time.

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1 hour ago, 7by7 said:

 

I don't know his motivations, but it is true that more people are killed or injured in the USA in mass shootings (any shooting where 4 or more people were killed or injured, excluding the perpetrator) than by Islamist terrorists.

 

25 such incidents since the 6th September 2017 alone! (source) Fortunately, most of them were nowhere near the scale of this attack.

 

 

In most years, more people in the USA are killed by toddlers than by terrorists. Deport them back to Toddlerland!

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30 minutes ago, craigt3365 said:

Watch the video. Several hundred bullets in a very short time.

I doubt very much it was only 3 minutes...for the police to locate the source of fire, reach the hotel, and secure the perimeter  (several floors both above and below the 32nd floor were cleared) must have taken 20-30 minutes before they blew open the door to the shooter's room and took him out.

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1 hour ago, craigt3365 said:

Shooter was from Mesquite. Just before the Utah border as headed north. No criminal record.

 

From MSN

 

"The suspect in the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history has been identified as Stephen Paddock, authorities said.

Paddock, 64, is from Mesquite, Nev., about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas and had been known to local law enforcement."

 

If he was known by the police he had a cock up somewhere.

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Let me go on record early in stating categorically that the USA's unenviable record in mass shootings has nothing, and i mean absolutely nothing to do with ease of access to high powered weapons for anyone and everyone. 

 

 

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1 minute ago, Formaleins said:

I can 100 % guarantee it will not be a Muslim, and if it is, it will be a radicalized one that has nothing to do with Islam.

 

???  The news is out.  A 64 yr old white guy with no prior criminal record.  In other words, impossible to prevent.  Unless you do something about automatic weapons...which won't happen in the current climate and a GOP Congress and Prez.  Which means someone else will break the record for worst mass shooting ever...and right soon.

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1 minute ago, Berkshire said:

 

???  The news is out.  A 64 yr old white guy with no prior criminal record.  In other words, impossible to prevent.  Unless you do something about automatic weapons...which won't happen in the current climate and a GOP Congress and Prez.  Which means someone else will break the record for worst mass shooting ever...and right soon.

To own fully automatic weapons - legally - in the U.S., you HAVE to have a Federal Gun Permit, and those are damn near impossible to get, unless you are an authorized gun dealer.  The average Joe?  Not a chance.   But illegal guns are out there for those who really want one.

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Another sad, senseless tragedy.  There's just no reason for private citizens to be allowed to own weapons capable of killing 50 people and wounding over 200.  Utter madness.  As in past cases, the politicians will wring their hands, maybe cry a few crocodile tears, get on their soapboxes and point fingers, and, as in past cases, nothing whatsoever will be done.   Poor America.  Just bicker, bicker, bicker about everything.   Even ridiculous bickering over a donation of books by the First Lady.  Sad.

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