Big shooting on Las Vegas Strip...

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  1. Bear

    Bear Elite Refuge Member

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    Yep.

    Yep...I'm pretty much grabbing for answers too. Apparently he had built shooters platforms at the windows in his room. Don't know...only thing is it's a fouled up deal because of a fouled up person.
     
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    API Political Action Forum Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Not only that there's no shortage of pundits from every side attempting to craft an explanation of why things happened. Then too many complicate things by grabbing onto any narrative that fits a personal agenda. :h
     
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    Yep...the liberal morons that think they can prevent this with more gun control or gun bans. They're lucky he didn't drop a plane full of gas into some stadium somewhere. Apparently he had explosives(?) in his home. But nobody has said if he had any pressure cookers. :rolleyes:
     
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    Who mentioned "bump fire" stocks? According to Fox news that's what the police found on two of his weapons when they stormed the room.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/10/0...s-enabling-automatic-gunfire-report-says.html

    When the feds stormed the hotel room that the 64-year-old Nevada resident used to launch his massacre, they found 23 weapons -- along with two devices that are attached to the stocks of semi-automatic guns to allow fully automatic gunfire, two officials familiar with the investigation told The Associated Press.

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    But semi-automatic rifles can be modified to fire fully automatic. Sometimes, add-on devices are attached to the stock that allows a method called bump firing – in which the shooter uses the recoil of the gun to push the trigger against the stationary finger allowing for a rapid succession of shots, similar to a fully automatic firearm. Devices called bump stocks can be attached to the rear of a semi-automatic to help facilitate this method.


    Other devices like a trigger crank can also modify these weapons so they fire in an automatic fashion at a low cost.


    Weapons found in Paddock’s cache included an AR-15-style and AK-47-style rifles, according to The Wall Street Journal. The latter can switch between automatic and semi-automatic firing but most manufacturers sell a semi-automatic version only.
     
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    So far they have nothing, well off and seemingly well liked retired accountant, no criminal record, no mental illness. Some of these dingbats are grasping at straws bringing up the fact his father was a criminal.
    There are no answers right now, the speculators are trying to find a profile that fits however if you use the shooters profile every American is a suspect.
     
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    I believe that California kid that shot up one of the campuses was essentially your average California college kid if I remember right.

    We may never know why Paddock did what he did. It does appear it wasn't some gun guy just snapping and going "postal" as he had a pretty elaborate plan and execution. Unless some manifesto is found or further unknown at this time accomplices are discovered and interrogated anything the authorities can come up with is really just an educated guess. Not finding a manifesto is a clue in itself what happened.

    Continuing prayers for the families and responders impacted by this. Amen
     
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    Here is what think is a good article about the possible weapons(s) written in theredelephant.com
    http://theredelephants.com/guns-used-las-vegas-shooting/

    In short - he rules out bump fire, binary triggers, and most mag fed weapons based on rate of fire and length of fire. He suggests a belt-fed weapon.
     
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    Antifa would be proud of you.
     
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    Pretty clear who the "snowflake" is.

    I'm sorry not everyone shares your views. Can't say I'm sorry that you are so offended by them. Carry on.
     
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    Sandy Hook was tragic. What I find fascinating is that Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi & Barack Obama were not even able to pass a watered down bill when they had the chance.

    Harry loved him his NRA. And his constituents loved the Second Amendment even more.
     
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