October 3, 2017
Vegas was the deadliest mass shooting by 10 points, beating last year’s gay nightclub massacre.
These were definitely a whole lot better people than died in a faggot club. But part of me can’t help but be proud that a white guy beat the haji’s record –
Wait no, I can help but be proud of that, jeez. That is the sort of 00s /b/-tier nihilism we’re trying to avoid on this website.
This is in fact very sad, and we should be adult enough at this point to be able to say that without snark.
One of many candlelight vigils being held tonight around Las Vegas following last night's horror. This on one strip near scene of killings pic.twitter.com/tMxeQygOmY
— Evan Sernoffsky (@EvanSernoffsky) October 3, 2017
These were our people who got shot up and it is someone’s fault – and right now, the government, media and cops are refusing to tell us whose fault it is.
And that should be enough to make us angry.
They have fully searched his hotel room and cataloged everything.
Police officers found 23 firearms in the Mandalay Bay hotel room Paddock occupied, Assistant Clark County Sheriff Todd Fasulo said.
Also, investigators now say that 19 firearms have been found at the man’s Mesquite, Nevada home.
Among the guns found in Paddock’s room at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, were high-powered rifles, considered to be capable of penetrating police armor, ABC News reported.
A modified bump stock rifle was also found. The bump stock allows a gun to simulate automatic gunfire.
Law enforcement is still in the process of examining the guns to determine if they were able to fire automatically. Authorities also searched a separate location and found an explosive used in target practice, called tannerite, according to unnamed sources.
And done the same for his home now.
Police are gathered outside the suspected shooter’s home in an upscale neighborhood in Reno, Nevada, AP reported at 4:50pm PT.
A dozen officers armed with rifles closed off a two block stretch around the house.
Three SWAT team trucks and a bomb squad unit are also on the scene.
— Kenneth Moton (@KennethMoton) October 2, 2017
And yet still we have no explanation as to what went on here.
Why this guy killed 59 of our guys.
There is no way there isn’t a trace of that by now. He killed himself when he got rushed in his room.
We’re being told it’s all a big mystery.
Paddock checked in as a hotel guest on Thursday, Sept. 28 before the attack, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said.
Lombardo added that police are investigating how Paddock got the weapons into the hotel and if he had been hiding them.
“We have no idea what his belief system was,” Lombardo said. “Right now, we believe he was the sole aggressor and the scene is static.”
Responding officers used an explosive device to force the door open into Paddock’s room, law enforcement officials told Fox News.
Eric Paddock, the shooter’s brother, said that his family was caught off guard by the attack, The Washington Post reported.
“We know nothing. If you told me an asteroid just fell, it would mean the same to me. There’s absolutely no sense, no reason he did this,” he said. He also told The Post he wasn’t aware of any mental illness, alchohol or drug problems in his brother’s life.
Eric Paddock said his brother was a multimillionaire who made much of his money investing in real estate, according to the Associated Press. He also said his brother had been an accountant for many years and was unaware of any financial difficulties he may have been having recently.
The last time Stephen contacted the family was when he wanted to check in on them following the passage of Hurricane Irma, Eric said, adding that Stephen had asked how their 90-year-old mother was doing, according to The Washington Post.
In an interview, Eric described his brother as “not a normal guy” who frequently “played high stakes video poker,” the Associated Press reported. He added that his brother once “texted me a picture that he won $40,000 on a slot machine.”
Eric said he knew his brother owned a few guns but barely used them and was shocked to find out the type of weapons used in the deadly attack.
“He’s just a guy who played video poker and took cruises and ate burritos at Taco Bell. There’s no political affiliation that we know of. There’s no religious affiliation that we know of,” Eric said, according to The Washington Post.
Federal law enforcement sources told Fox News that Paddock “was known to local authorities,” in Las Vegas. But police in Mesquite, where Paddock lived in a $369,000 home he purchased in 2015, said he never had any run-ins with officers, the Desert Valley Times reported.
Police initially sought a woman believed to be Paddock’s girlfriend, Marilou Danley, as a “person of interest.” Detectives later made contact with her, and “do not believe she is involved with the shooting on the strip.”
Paddock was carrying some of Danley’s identification when he was found dead in the hotel room, Lombardo said.
Paddock and Danley reportedly lived together in Mesquite, Nev., The Washington Post reported. They also reportedly lived in Reno, Nev. for many years.
Some of their neighbors described Paddock as “extremely standoffish” and “aggressively unfriendly,” the report said.
One reportedly described him as “weird,” and said he “kept to himself.”
Other neighbors said they noticed that the couple disappeared for long stretches of time, but Danley had reportedly explained that Paddock was a professional gambler, The Washington Post reported.
A search of Paddock’s home there uncovered some weapons and ammunition, Mesquite police told KTNV.
Neighbors in the community were shocked when they heard the news that Paddock was the shooter.
“It’s unbelievable,” Ken Heinly, 73, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “This place is just so quiet.”
Property records show Stephen Paddock once owned a home in Viera, Fla., from 2013-2015, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
He had also worked for a predecessor of Lockheed Martin in the late 1980s, and the company is assisting authorities in the investigation, 8 News Now reported.
I think it was because of Islam. I think that is the most obvious explanation of this particular event.
They won’t say he Filipino girlfriend’s maiden name (Danley is the name of the first person she married to get out of the Philippines) or where she is from – they aren’t even saying she’s from the Philippines, though she obviously is. And the obvious explanation here is that she was Moslem, that some of these trips they had taken together were to Mindanao in the Philippines or some other Moslem areas, and that is the entire explanation of this event: boomer jihad.
Her facial features are definitely Southern Philippines-looking (the south has virtually no Chinese or Spanish admixture and is thus distinct), and everyone would be able to tell by her last name, which has to be available by now. The Filipino local media is probably reporting this, and someone should really find that.
The only other option is left-wing anti-Trump sentiment, like the SPLC shooter who attempted to assassinate Steve Scalise.
If it was right-wing in any fashion whatsoever, you can guarantee they would have told us that by now. If there was any single possible link. We can just say matter-of-factly that this guy was not even a nominal Republican, or that would have been rushed by the media.
As a side note, the full-auto weapon used had to have come from Mexico. Meaning it is almost certainly one of Obama’s Fast and Furious guns. Probably most of them were. These things have been flowing back across the border almost as fast as they went across the first time.