Mandalay Bay shooting (Las Vegas)

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It's another day and there's been another mass shooting incident in America.

At least one gunman opened fire on an outdoor country music concert near Mandalay Bay late Sunday, killing at least 20 people, injuring more than 100 and sending the Las Vegas Strip into chaos.

One suspect, a Las Vegas man, was killed by police on a high-level hotel floor at Mandalay Bay, Sheriff Joe Lombardo said at a 1:35 a.m. briefing. Lombardo did not provide the man’s name. He said police were looking for Marilou Danley, a woman traveling with the suspect. She was described as Asian and 4-foot-11.
More: ‘It was a horror show’: Mass shooting leaves more than 20 dead, 100 wounded on Las Vegas Strip (1. October 2017)
 
Those figures have been updated to 50+ dead, over 200 wounded. The shooter is identified as 64-year old Stephen Paddock, who is confirmed dead. He was a local resident, and fired from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel/casino, into the open air concert below. He is believed to be the only gunman involved.
 
Is there a motive yet? Was it just a dislike for country music, or?

Sorry if I sound insensitive or uncaring. It's just that these mass shootings are becoming so common now. And also, we know that stricter gun control laws are needed to curb the problem, but yet US politicians are either unwilling or unable to do their job to protect the people, even if stricter gun control laws are supported by a significant majority of the electorate.
 
Is there a motive yet? Was it just a dislike for country music, or?

Sorry if I sound insensitive or uncaring. It's just that these mass shootings are becoming so common now. And also, we know that stricter gun control laws are needed to curb the problem, but yet US politicians are either unwilling or unable to do their job to protect the people, even if stricter gun control laws are supported by a significant majority of the electorate.

As long as the NRA keeps lining their pockets, guns are here to stay. Greed always takes priority over everything.
 
Gun sales are already up this morning. It happens every time there is a mass shooting. That's the mindset that causes the NRA to be so successful.

The shooter was a country music fan. He lived about 90 minutes outside of LV, and apparently came to LV frequently to gamble and attend concerts. He was financially comfortable enough to own two airplanes. There were over ten rifles in his room.
 
Gun sales are already up this morning. It happens every time there is a mass shooting. That's the mindset that causes the NRA to be so successful.

The shooter was a country music fan. He lived about 90 minutes outside of LV, and apparently came to LV frequently to gamble and attend concerts. He was financially comfortable enough to own two airplanes. There were over ten rifles in his room.
This always distresses me when I hear about gun sales rising. I am not against people owning shotguns or pistols for self-defense, but I do not understand why everyday citizens need semi-automatic or automatic weapons. They are designed for one purpose: to kill as many targets as possible as quickly as possible. Military-grade weapons do not belong in the hands of nonmilitary personnel, IMHO.
 
So senseless.:(

I heard about it on the news yesterday and then I went into a meeting and only realised how bad it was when I walked past an American woman talking on her phone on the street and heard her say how many people had died. Awful.
 
According to the headlines that can't say enough nice things about this guy, he liked country music.

It's amazing, isn't it, the difference in headlines and coverage, when it's a white killer versus a person of color, Muslim, or other minority.
 
It seems the Las Vegas shooter was a law-abiding citizen, who had used completely legal weapons to commit his terrorist attack. So in other words, until the moment he opened fire on the concert goers, he was what is typically called a "good guy with a gun"(or, lots of them).

So ... just think how bad it might have been if that person had been a criminal with dangerous automatic weapons, right? :mad:
 
It's amazing, isn't it, the difference in headlines and coverage, when it's a white killer versus a person of color, Muslim, or other minority.
Even when a person of color does something positive, like save a life, the headlines are often more negative than when a white person kills a bunch of people.
 
I have in the meantime heard that "the only logical explanation is that it was a false flag attack and attempt by the government / leftists / antifa / isis / north korea to undermine the 2nd amendment ... " :fp:
 
I have in the meantime heard that "the only logical explanation is that it was a false flag attack and attempt by the government / leftists / antifa / isis / north korea to undermine the 2nd amendment ... " :fp:
There's always gonna be that bullsh*t, anytime something this horrific happens....
 
I have in the meantime heard that "the only logical explanation is that it was a false flag attack and attempt by the government / leftists / antifa / isis / north korea to undermine the 2nd amendment ... " :fp:
Yes, just as Sandy Hook was not real.