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FBI has found ‘no connection with an international terrorist group’ in Vegas shooting

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Update: Despite claims by the Islamic State that Vegas shooter Steven Paddock had converted to Islam and joined the terrorist organization, the FBI has said they’ve found no connection between him and any international terror groups. That doesn’t mean they won’t find any, but for them to release this statement now means they may have indicators pointing to other factors.

Reported earlier:

BREAKING: The Associated Press has tweeted that Las Vegas shooter Steven Paddock converted to Islam months ago. They have, without evidence, claimed responsibility for the attack.

President Trump is about to speak to the nation and give his comments.

Various news sources are reporting that shooter Steven Paddock committed suicide. His hotel room was packed with rifles, according to reports and tweets. Paddock is believed responsible for the worst mass shooting on U.S. soil in history. So far, the death toll is at least 50, with over 200 injured.

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Who Is Stephen Paddock, the Las Vegas Shooting Suspect?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/02/us/stephen-paddock-vegas-shooter.html?smid=tw-share* Mr. Paddock was found dead on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, the police said, and authorities believe he committed suicide.

* At least 10 guns were found in Mr. Paddock’s hotel room, including several rifles.

* Mr. Paddock was a resident of Mesquite, Nev., about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas. Quinn Averett, a spokesman for the Mesquite police, said the department has had no previous contact with Mr. Paddock.

Latest: Mandalay Bay Shooter Committed Suicide – The Truth About Guns

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2017/10/daniel-zimmerman/latest-mandalay-bay-shooter-committed-suicide/According to Twitter reports from local journalists, Steven Paddock’s location was discovered when the smoke alarm in his room went off as he opened fire from the 32nd floor on a concert below, killing at least 50 and wounding over 400 people. Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo stated that the shooter killed himself as police entered the room where they found “in excess of ten rifles.”

In his latest update, he noted an FBI hotline number (1-800-225-5324) asking for any information on the shooter and any video taken of the event. They also appealed for blood donations for the hundreds of wounded being treated in Las Vegas hospitals.

Las Vegas shooting: What we know about gunman Stephen Paddock – Business Insider

http://www.businessinsider.com/stephen-paddock-las-vegas-shooting-marilou-danley-2017-10The 64-year-old from Mesquite, Nevada, targeted concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival at about 10 p.m. PDT on Sunday. The police say Paddock had been in his hotel room since Thursday.

Following the attack, the Las Vegas police said Paddock was dead, possibly as a result of suicide. They discovered at least 10 rifles in his hotel room, said Joseph Lombardo, the sheriff of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

 

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Final thoughts

We all grieve for the victims and their families in this terrible event. We don’t know the motive behind the killing, although many on the left are already claiming it was the guns, white privilege, or some other of their favorite gripes about America that precipitated this. We can be fairly sure, for now, that this isn’t radical Islamic terror.

Paddock’s suicide will make investigators’ jobs all the more difficult, but if Marilou Hanley, Paddock’s companion, is arrested alive, that will shed more light. Obviously, this was a premeditated, well-thought-out act of evil.

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Roswell, NM: Home of alien conspiracy theories, protector of preborn babies

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Roswell NM Home of alien conspiracy theories protector of preborn babies

When many Americans think of Roswell, New Mexico, the first thing that comes to mind is their history as a hub for extraterrestrial conspiracy theories. That’s where the infamous Roswell spaceship crash occurred, which the government unrelentingly denies.

But the city has a new claim to fame. It’s unofficially a “fetal life sanctuary city” after the city council passed a resolution claiming “fetal life” should be protected. This news is fresh, so the city has not had to face questions about what that means or lawsuits form the ACLU at this time, but both will happen soon enough.

My Take

This is the type of limited-government federalism that should be happening all across the country. Most federalism-minded folks like to talk about states’ rights, but counties, cities, communities, and individuals have their own place in government, and this seems like a perfect example of federalism in action.

Kudos to Roswell. We are a crowdfunded pro-life site, so it’s wonderful to see a victory with so many defeats in recent years. New Mexico is notorious for being very loose with their abortion laws, so having a city fight back against the overreach of state and national laws is wonderful.

The fight to promote a pro-life society often gives too much emphasis to DC. States and even cities have battles we can win if we’re willing to fight with everything we have for preborn babies.

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Muslim leader in Ilhan Omar’s district: ‘When David Duke of the Ku Klux Klan agrees with you…’

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Muslim leader in Ilhan Omars district When David Duke of the Ku Klux Klan agrees with you

The controversy over Representative Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) antisemtic statements and Tweets have garnered the freshman Congresswoman criticism from some unlikely sources, including many of the Muslim leaders in her own community. They, along with Jewish Democrats in the district that voted for Omar, are uniting to condemn the way Omar has been handling her first few months in office.

“When David Duke of the Ku Klux Klan agrees with you, you’re not doing something right,” said Mohamed Ahmed, a Muslim activist who spoke with a panel of other local leaders.

The Congresswoman came under fire for her statements, but the response from Congress was muted. Rather than focusing on antisemitism or even including her name in an “anti-hate” resolution, they watered it down to include essentially any form of hate and refused to note Omar’s role as the catalyst for the resolution in the first place.

In other words, she got off without even getting a slap in the wrist.

But the words are still out there and thus far the antisemitic Congresswoman seems more concerned about other people’s reactions than whether or not her words were wrong. Apparently, she still sees no problem in what she said, but will refrain from saying them in public for political expediency.

My Take

As noted here before, one of the goals of the Democratic Party is to normalize antisemitism. While everyone seems to be focused on whether or not Omar is sorry for her words, nobody’s wondering why the Democratic Party as a whole seems to be perfectly fine with her feelings.

It’s getting harder and harder for conservative news outlets to speak out against such things. It’s not that there aren’t enough willing to say it, but between social media and search – the two primary traffic drivers for many conservative sites – they have to tone down their news so as not to get banned. This is just one of many reasons it’s so important for our readers to support us so we can continue bringing these stories to light.

The last thing we need is for someone like Ilhan Omar continuing to spread her feelings unabated. It’s clear the Democrats are unwilling to do something about it. Perhaps it’s time to help a moderate Democrat win a primary election against her. She was endorsed by the Justice Democrats, so it’s pretty clear how her radical ideologies emerged.

The world needs to know that Ilhan Omar doesn’t represent American perspectives. More importantly. voters in her district need to know this. We need to keep spreading the truth.

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The truth about the Missouri bill mandating adults age 18-34 purchase AR-15s

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The truth about the Missouri bill mandating adults age 18-34 purchase AR-15s

When news broke that a Missouri lawmaker put forth a bill that would require all adults aged 18-34 to purchase an AR-15 rifle, the reactions were exactly as one would expect. Unhinged leftists held their children tight as another Republican proposed turning every household into a death squad. Democratic lawmakers in Missouri were indignant and vowed to fight back. Some Republicans were like, “Heck ya!”

But it was all a ruse.

Representative Andrew McDaniel introduced House Bill 1108, known as the “McDaniel Militia Act,” in an effort to get lawmakers on the other side of the fence to argue against mandates. From his perspective, it’s not right to mandate United States citizens to do many of the things Democrats like to impose on us, so he reversed the situation to make them argue against the validity of forcing people to buy firearms.

It worked to some extent, though not nearly as well as one would hope. Democrats reacted more about the invocation of guns in general and the dreaded AR-15 in particular rather than focusing on the notion that people should be forced to do something against their will.

Another thing the bill has done was possibly unexpected. It demonstrated just how crazy many in the media perceive conservatives to be. Rather than see the obvious attempt to make a point, many in the media reported it as an expected action from the gun-toting right in a state that recently ousted its Democratic Senator. They researched the bill, attempted to counter it on its merits, and argued about what society would look like if such a bill were allowed to pass. Some were so riled up, they called for mobilization from around the country to stop this dastardly Republican from turning Missouri into a warzone.

Conservatives realize the chances of getting a gun law passed that restricts the 2nd Amendment are much higher than getting one passed that mandates its use by all adult citizens in a certain age group. We’re fighting to keep the Constitutional right to keep and bear arms, and never in history has that right been so close to being negated. This is why NOQ Report fights both the fake news media and the leftist push to take our guns. We’re crowdfunded for a reason.

We will never have a mandate to own a firearm because mandates to own anything are fought by those who would want firearms in the first place. But that doesn’t make this ruse any less enjoyable.

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