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  • Chris Murphy: Federal ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban Would Have Prevented Vegas Attack

    10/14/2017 6:37:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies ^ | 10/13/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) says the federal “assault weapons” ban that lapsed in 2004 would have prevented the Las Vegas attack, had that ban still been in force today. This claim shows a deep misunderstanding of the “assault weapons” ban, which did not ban the possession or purchase of “assault weapons.” Rather, it limited importation and mandated types that could be manufactured in the U.S., thus driving up prices. For a man of means like Stephen Paddock, paying the higher price for an “assault weapon” would have been no problem.
  • Las Vegas shooter's former co-worker speaks out

    10/13/2017 4:44:05 PM PDT · by SteveH · 51 replies
    abc news ^ | october 9, 2017
    Lisa Crawford said she was a property manager for the suspected gunman, Stephen Paddock, in Texas and recalls him as generous to his tenants as new details emerge about the note Paddock left behind.
  • Las Vegas police shift timeline again in concert massacre

    10/13/2017 1:31:32 PM PDT · by JP1201 · 99 replies
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas investigators offered a new version of events Friday in a shifting timeline surrounding the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history as they described how the gunman opened fire on nearby airport jet fuel tanks and on police officers arriving at the massacre. Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo held a highly anticipated news conference alongside the top FBI agent in Las Vegas amid questions about whether police could have done more to stop gunman Stephen Paddock on Oct. 1. They provided no new information about Paddock's motivation as he killed 58 people and wounded more...
  • What Happens in Vegas Doesn't Stay in Reno

    10/13/2017 12:55:29 PM PDT · by Twotone · 27 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | October 12, 2017 | Mark Steyn
    As readers know, I have a low regard for conspiracy theories, mainly because the reasons the world is going to hell are pretty much staring us in the face. But I can't honestly blame anyone following the Las Vegas massacre story from taking refuge in any conspiracy theory, no matter how wild and zany. Almost a fortnight from the moment when 58 people were gunned down at a country-music festival, officialdom has so bungled the case that almost every single one of the most basic facts about the act are up for grabs. As I had cause to remark over...
  • Hotel Company: Latest Police Timeline Of Las Vegas Shooting 'Not Accurate'

    10/13/2017 12:45:57 AM PDT · by SteveH · 16 replies
    npr ^ | oct 12 2017 | sarah mccammon
    The 9:59 p.m. PDT time was derived from a Mandalay Bay report manually created after the fact without the benefit of information we now have. We are now confident that the time stated in this report is not accurate. We know that shots were being fired at the festival lot at the same time as, or within 40 seconds after, the time Jesus Campos first reported that shots were fired over the radio. Metro officers were together with armed Mandalay Bay security officers in the building when Campos first reported that shots were fired over the radio. These Metro officers...
  • FBI Wipes Clean Phones & Laptops of Las Vegas Massacre Eyewitnesses

    10/12/2017 11:17:55 PM PDT · by SteveH · 83 replies
    pam geller ^ | oct 12 2017 | paul watson
    Workers at the Route 91 festival during which Stephen Paddock unleashed his massacre have reportedly been given back their phones and laptops by the FBI only to discover that all messages and videos from the night of the attack have been wiped clean. According to a Las Vegas resident who posted a status update on Facebook, “A bunch of people that worked the Route 91 said they got their cell phones back today. They all said that all their phones are completely wiped clean! All messages and info from that weekend are completely gone. Anyone else experience this?” “A few...
  • Heros and Zeros: Vegas

    10/12/2017 11:03:07 PM PDT · by JME_FAN · 53 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | October 10, 2017 | Karl Denninger
    Time to call out a few, given that Reuters is making excuses (big shock). I'll start with the heroes. Among them was the unarmed hotel security guy who attempted to interdict the shooter but could not get through the door because the shooter had driven screws into the frame. He took a round to the leg when the shooter blindly emptied a mag through the door of the suite but he'll be ok. Next up is the ex-service member who stole a truck and used it to transport injured people out of the kill zone. If they prosecute that guy,...
  • Hotel: Gunman shot at crowd seconds after shooting guard

    10/12/2017 3:58:36 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 12 at 6:52 PM | Michael Balsamo
    <p>Mandalay Bay hotel officials said Thursday the Las Vegas gunman wounded a security guard in a hotel hallway within 40 seconds of firing into the crowd at a music festival, disputing a police timeline that put six minutes from the time the guard was shot and when Stephen Paddock committed the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.</p>
  • The Latest: Official: Hotel called police after attack began

    10/12/2017 1:19:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 12, 2017
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - 12:35 p.m. A U.S. official says the Mandalay Bay hotel casino didn't notify police that gunshots had been fired inside the tower until after a gunman opened fire on the crowd outside at a country music festival. The official, who was briefed by law enforcement, wasn't authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday. The disclosure means there was a delay of some six minutes in summoning police to the scene as the gunman began firing.
  • California Student Injured During Las Vegas Mass Shooting Files Lawsuit...

    10/12/2017 11:42:01 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    ktla ^ | 10/11/2017
    Specifically, the lawsuit accuses MGM, of failing to respond in a timely manner to the "shooting of Mandalay Bay security officer Jesus Campos, who had gone to the 32nd floor to check on an alert from another guest room and who was shot six minutes prior to" the massacre beginning. ... When bullets fired from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay began ripping through the crowd, Gasper was shot in the right armpit, according to her complaint. The bullet went through breast tissue, shattered a rib, lacerated her liver and then exited her body, the lawsuit says. ... Gasper's...
  • Pressure mounts for Vegas police to explain response time

    10/12/2017 4:25:18 AM PDT · by JP1201 · 54 replies
    Pressure mounted Wednesday for Las Vegas police to explain how quickly they reacted to what would become the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history after two hotel employees reported a gunman spraying a hallway with bullets six minutes before he opened fire on a crowd at a musical performance. On Monday, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo revised the chronology of the shooting and said the gunman, Stephen Paddock, had shot a hotel security guard through the door of his suite and strafed a hallway of the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino with 200 rounds six minutes before he unleashed...
  • ABC News: Mandalay Bay didn't call police when security guard was shot by Stephen Paddock

    10/11/2017 5:09:26 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 85 replies
    KNTV-TV Channel 13 - Las Vegas ^ | 4:41 PM, Oct 11, 2017 | Bryce Riley
    LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - Mandalay Bay staff did not call Las Vegas police until after Stephen Paddock had already begun firing on the concertgoers, according to "World News Tonight" on ABC. Their information comes from an anonymous source who has reviewed records from the hotel-casino. According to the report, Mandalay Bay staff did not call police when security guard Jesus Campos reported internally that someone was shooting on the 32nd floor. Nor did they call police when building engineer Stephen Schuck also reported internally that someone was firing at him on the 32nd floor. About six minutes after shots were...
  • Las Vegas police defend shifting timeline of shooting, warn it could change again

    10/11/2017 4:50:42 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 11 at 6:30 PM | Mark Berman
    Since the Las Vegas gunman opened fire from his 32nd floor hotel suite, killing 58 people at a country music festival last week and injuring hundreds more before shooting himself, questions have swirled around the attack.... Lombardo also said the timeline could shift again due to the “human factor,” explaining that it was possible someone reporting the time the first shots were reported could have not written down the correct time. Earlier this week, Lombardo had said Jesus Campos, the guard, “immediately” notified hotel security about his wound at 9:59 p.m. — six minutes before the gunman began firing a...

    10/11/2017 1:51:30 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 67 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 10/11/17 AT 3:02 PM | CHRISTAL HAYES
    Officials working to piece together why Stephen Paddock meticulously planned his sniper attack on Las Vegas concertgoers a little more than a week ago now might have one less clue. Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo told the Las Vegas Review-Journal an autopsy of Paddock's brain revealed no abnormalities as of Tuesday, tamping down theories that the mass killer had a disorder or brain tumor. Lombardo told the newspaper he didn't have any information on results from Paddock's toxicology test, which would show whether he was under the influence of any drugs or alcohol at the time of his death.
  • Golden Knights honor shooting victims, heroes

    10/11/2017 1:36:15 PM PDT · by xp38 · 6 replies ^ | Oct. 11 2017 | NHL
    The Vegas Golden Knights celebrated the victims and heroes of the Oct. 1 shooting that left 58 dead, introducing first responders and hospital workers to accompany them onto the ice during introductions, then projecting the names of each of the deceased before the game against the Arizona Coyotes at T-Mobile Arena on Tuesday. The Golden Knights, prior to the first home game in their history, played a video honoring the city's first responders, who served the more than 500 injured and kept other attendees of the Route 91 Harvest Festival safe. Tweet from @GoldenKnights: How we chose to honor the...
  • Las Vegas shooter reportedly used hotel freight elevator as high-rolling perk

    10/11/2017 1:11:01 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 11, 2017
    A Las Vegas bellhop may have unwittingly helped Stephen Paddock carry his arsenal of weapons and ammunition up a freight elevator Paddock accessed through a special hotel perk and into the out-of-view 32nd-floor suite Paddock used to rain down mayhem on a country music concert crowd. An unidentified hotel worker – at least twice – helped Paddock with his belongings, although authorities have yet to identify any abnormalities in the gunman’s behavior after reviewing hotel security footage from the lead-up to the Oct. 1 attack, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Tuesday. It wasn't immediately known what was contained in the...
  • Las Vegas gunman's girlfriend added to travel watch list: Officials

    10/11/2017 10:42:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 11, 2017 | by Brian Ross, et al
    The companion of the Las Vegas shooter, Stephen Paddock, has been put on a U.S. government watch list as the FBI continues to press her for information about the worst mass shooting in modern American history, federal law enforcement officials told ABC News. Marilou Danley has been designated a Transportation Security Administration selectee, meaning authorities will be notified if she attempts to board any commercial flight. The travel designation will require her to undergo extra screening and will notify authorities if she tries to leave the country on a commercial flight, two law enforcement sources told ABC News.
  • I’m a pro-gun hunter. Vegas proves gun rights need limits.

    10/11/2017 8:42:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 77 replies ^ | 10/11/2017 | tommy brokaw
    It is time for civility to reign — and madness to be snuffed out. That is why I am for conditional access to military grade firearms. More complete background checks, for example, including medical records. Limits on stockpiling ammunition. Mandatory courses in safe usage. And more broadly, we need to have a dialogue about the place of guns in our society. I am not for banning guns. I do support the right to bear arms. But when a right becomes an acute threat to the general welfare it is time for re-evaluation.
  • Vegas Shooter Had Access to Mandalay Service Elevators

    10/10/2017 11:54:01 PM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 45 replies
  • Stephen Paddock Worked as an IRS Agent and Letter Carrier for the USPS

    10/10/2017 10:23:50 PM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 47 replies ^ | 10/03/17 | Chris Bucher
    As Las Vegas police continue to search for a motive behind the deadliest mass shooting in American history, details continue to surface about the past of the 64-year-old shooting suspect. A spokesperson for the Office of Personnel Management told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Stephen Paddock worked as an agent for the Internal Revenue Service in its auditing department and was also a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. The spokesperson said Paddock worked as a mailman for the USPS for two years from 1976-1978 and then worked for the IRS for six years until 1984. After that,...