- Police said Paddock had at least 23 firearms in his hotel suite. He had been staying in the room since Sept. 28.
- FBI Special Agent in Charge Aaron Rouse said in a press conference Monday morning that the bureau had found “no connection with an international terrorist group.” The motive was still under investigation.
- Stephen Paddock lived in Mesquite with his 62-year-old girlfriend, Marilou Danley, who was overseas when the shooting unfolded.
- The Republican-controlled House has yet to schedule a vote on the Sportsmen Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act, a wide-ranging bill that includes the silencer provision, but opponents had feared it could come up for a vote as soon as this week.
- Congress Looks to Roll Back On Gun Laws
Here we are, days have passed as once again sit in the aftermath of a mass shooting. This time it was a man named Stephen Paddock and as we look to heal during what normally would be a time for us all to come together and find real solutions instead has turned into another way for the left to divide us further. I hate having to write this and I wish it wasn’t true. However when certain parts of the country point fingers before we can even examine what happened leads to bad decisions.
And before as soon as we could we heard the normal debate. “Where is the gun control”?
In situations like this gun control all but flies in the face of common sense and like the times before it mis-information and fear will lead to real consequences and if are not careful we could be left more vulnerable than we have ever before.
This is what we have to stand strong against:
A bleeding heart liberal blaming everyone except the shooter. Jimmy Kimmel showcased the congress men and women who who set to vote on a silencer bill meant to help shooters protect their ears. It is simple and as you can see has NOTHING to do with this mass shooting. This bill is now tabled. Once again…
While nothing can excuse what happened even we wanted to wait to say anything in respect celebrities and other people of influence couldn’t wait to shed crocodile tears and jump at a issue like “Gun Control” to help further a narrative that would mean infringing on OUR RIGHTS.
Since we have learned more I wanted to give you quick access to what we know so far. So please read more below and make sure to comment with what you think of this whole situation.
Police have identified Stephen Paddock as the gunman who opened fire on concertgoers from a hotel room in Las Vegas, killing at least 58 people and leaving more than 500 wounded in thein modern U.S. history.
Paddock, 64, began shooting from two windows on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino just after 10 p.m. local time Sunday evening, police said. A SWAT team found Paddock dead in his hotel room and officials believe he killed himself.
Police said Paddock had at least 23 firearms in his hotel suite. He had been staying in the room since Sept. 28. They said another 19 firearms, thousands of rounds of ammunition, explosives and electronics were found at his home at a retirement community in Mesquite, Nevada, about 75 miles northeast of Las Vegas. Police also searched a two-bedroom home Paddock owned in a retirement community in Reno.
CBS News has learned that Paddock recently added to his stockpile of weapons. A law enforcement source close to the investigation said Paddock recently purchased some of the firearms and ammunition, CBS News justice and homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues reports. The timing of the purchases are relevant as investigators try to pin down a motive for the attack.
FBI Special Agent in Charge Aaron Rouse said in a press conference Monday morning that the bureau had found “no connection with an international terrorist group.” The motive was still under investigation.
A law enforcement source tells CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton that Paddock may have planned an earlier attack at a concert in Las Vegas in September. Investigators are looking at whether he may have first had his sights on the “Life is Beautiful” festival, which featured several concerts including a performance by Chance the Rapper.
The source, who was briefed on the police investigation, told Milton that Paddock tried to get a room at the Ogden Condo Hotel and another hotel in downtown Las Vegas, but the specific suites he requested were booked. The source speculated that Paddock may have been seeking rooms that were strategically located to the festival to launch an attack.
Stephen Paddock lived in Mesquite with his 62-year-old girlfriend, Marilou Danley, who was overseas when the shooting unfolded. Law enforcement officials say they do not believe she was involved in the shooting, but will question her about Paddock’s behavior when she returns to Nevada.
Congress Looks to Roll Back On Gun Laws:
The Republican-controlled House has yet to schedule a vote on the Sportsmen Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act, a wide-ranging bill that includes the silencer provision, but opponents had feared it could come up for a vote as soon as this week.
The House Natural Resources Committee approved the bill this month and took several steps to fast-track the legislation, including requesting a rushed analysis from the Congressional Budget Office and asking other committees to waive their jurisdiction, Democrats on the committee say.
No vote was scheduled, however, and it’s now up to House GOP leaders to determine whether and when the chamber will take up the bill.