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UPDATE: Suspect identified, Las Vegas shooting deadliest ever in U.S., 50+ dead, over 500 injured

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Mass shooting on Las Vegas Strip leaves multiple dead injured

10:54 a.m. PT:

  • FBI has indicated that there were no ties between the suspect, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, and international terrorist organizations.
  • Trauma counselors have been called in by Mandalay Bay Resort.
  • Police have found Marilou Danley who is believed to have been travelling with Paddock.

3:58 a.m. PT:

  • Reports now confirm that more than 50 people have died as a result of the overnight shooting in Las Vegas. This makes the shooting the deadliest in U.S. history, surpassing the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting in 2016.
Las Vegas mass shooting deadliest in US history – ABC15 Arizona

http://www.abc15.com/news/national/las-vegas-mass-shooting-one-of-the-deadliest-in-us-historyA gunman fired from the 32nd floor of a building in Las Vegas on Sunday, killing “at least 50,” according to Las Vegas Sheriff Joe Lombardo. The shooting also wounded more than 500 during a music festival.

Sunday’s shooting is one of the deadliest in recent US history.

The assailant has been identified as Stephen Paddock, 64, a resident of Mesquite, Nevada. Police have confirmed the suspect was known to them, and this does not appear to be an incident of terrorism. Terrorism or not, it is certainly terrifying.

At least one assailant with an automatic weapon opened fire on crowds at the Las Vegas Strip late Sunday night. The Route 91 Harvest Music Festival outside the Mandalay Bay Resort has been verified as a target, though reports of other venues hit by attacks are still coming in.

1:49 a.m. PT:

Videos posted to social media sound like war zones as magazine after magazine are emptied into crowds. Early reports indicate at least 20 dead and over 100 injured. The suspected shooter, a Las Vegas local, was reported as “down” by the Las Vegas Police Department. He has been confirmed killed.

Reports indicate the gunfire came from a room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay. SWAT officers who entered the room reported multiple weapons were present.

There are three individuals currently being held by authorities, though their suspected involvement has not been released. Another person of interest, Marilou Danley, is being sought by police. Her M-Life Gold Card was found in the suspect’s room.

This is a developing story. We will be monitoring multiple sources and posting updates throughout the night. Scroll down for social media posts.

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Las Vegas gunman suspect is Stephen Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nevada: NBC News

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/02/las-vegas-gunman-suspect-is-stephen-paddock-64-of-mesquite.htmlThe suspected gunmen in the Las Vegas shooting has been identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock from Mesquite, Nevada, according to NBC News.

 

More than 20 killed, 100 wounded in Las Vegas Strip shooting – Las Vegas Review-Journal

https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/the-strip/more-than-20-killed-100-wounded-in-las-vegas-strip-shooting/Sheriff Joe Lombardo confirmed that more than 20 people were killed and more than 100 were injured in a shooting Sunday night outside Mandalay Bay on the Las Vegas Strip.

Jason Aldean on stage when shots rang out near Mandalay Bay | Fox News

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/10/02/report-jason-aldean-on-stage-when-shots-rang-out-near-mandalay-bay.htmlOne witness told Fox News that Aldean rushed off the stage as soon at the gunshots went off. The gunshots were heard at about 10 p.m. local time near Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.

Las Vegas Shooting Near Mandalay Bay Casino Sends People Fleeing

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/02/us/las-vegas-shooting.htmlReports said that the shooting happened near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. It was not immediately known how many people were injured. Video posted online showed a musician performing outside the hotel at Route 91 Harvest, a country music festival, when the sound of automatic gunfire rang out. The music stopped, and concertgoers ducked for cover. “Get down,” one shouted. “Stay down,” screamed another.

Police Looking for Companion of Dead Gunman

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/las-vegas-police-responding-active-shooter-at-mandalay-bay-hotel-1044760Concert-goers reported seeing muzzle flashes from the upper floors of the Mandalay Bay across Las Vegas Boulevard from the country music festival and the sound of what they described as automatic gun fire.

Las Vegas strip shooting: More than 20 dead, 100 injured after gunman opens fire near Mandalay Bay casino – ABC News

http://abcnews.go.com/US/dead-20-wounded-shooting-mandalay-bay-casino-las/story?id=50223240Videos filmed by onlookers gave a window into the chaos that ensued, with some thinking that fireworks were going off. The final night of the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival was taking place across the street from Mandalay Bay when the shooting took place and concertgoers were caught off-guard.

Kind strangers help Las Vegas victims by carrying them on make-shift barrier stretchers moments after shooting – Mirror Online

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/kind-strangers-help-las-vegas-11273376Bloodied people on makeshift stretchers were scattered across the road and one man even appeared to ferry another wounded victim in a wheelbarrow during the harrowing footage.

At least 20 dead, more than 100 injured in shooting near Mandalay Bay casino, 1 suspect ‘down’ | Fox News

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/10/02/reports-active-shooter-near-mandalay-bay-in-las-vegas.htmlThe scene on the ground was chaotic. Aldean was performing his last song of the night, when shots rang out. Initially, those in attendance said they thought the sound was firecrackers. But as the shots continued, Aldean stopped singing and some concertgoers could be heard yelling to each other to get down.

Las Vegas Shooting: Route 91 Harvest Fest Shooter Dead

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7981940/las-vegas-shooting-route-91-harvest-festival-shooter-deadCNN reports that the gunman fired from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, where Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo says officers confronted the suspect. Authorities say the man is dead, reports ABC News, and Lombardo states that the gunman was a “lone actor” in the shooting.

Las Vegas shooting: Gunman opens fire at Mandalay Bay | Daily Mail Online

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4939872/Active-shooter-reported-Las-Vegas-Mandalay-Bay-Resort.htmlAt least 20 people have been killed, including at least two police officers, and more than 100 injured after at least one gunman unloaded hundreds of rounds of ammo on a Las Vegas country music festival on Sunday night. There were 30,000 people in attendance at the event.

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Video Double play: Busting the gun grabber’s musket myth.

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Two videos that eviscerate the Liberty Grabbers ‘One shot’ musket myth.

It is a bedrock principle (if they have any) of the Liberty grabber Left that back during the ratification of the US Constitution the only weapons in existence were flintlock musket that took 5 minute to reload. Thus there wasn’t any school violence because it would have taken too long for the perpetrator to kill anyone.

As it typical of the lore of the national socialist Left, this is a lie of the first order. A previous video celebrated the “Assault Weapon” tricentennial, which was bit of the tongue in cheek variety since there were other repeating “Military Style” weapons in existence before this time period. These will be detailed in future articles. Meanwhile we present two videos that also bust the ‘Musket Myth’, one a short presentation from the Royal Armouries on the Jover and Belton “Flintlock breech-loading superimposed military musket”

Royal Armouries
Published on Aug 30, 2017
Curator of Firearms, Jonathan Ferguson, gives us a peek at the Flintlock breech-loading superimposed military musket, by Jover and Belton (1786)

This is a very relevant piece since the inventor Joseph Belton corresponded with the Continental Congress in 1777:

May it Please your Honours,
I would just informe this Honourable Assembly, that I have discover’d an improvement, in the use of Small Armes, wherein a common small arm, may be maid to discharge eight balls one after another, in eight, five or three seconds of time, & each one to do execution five & twenty, or thirty yards, and after so discharg’d, to be loaded and fire’d with cartridge as usual.

“It was demonstrated before noted scientists and military officers (including well known scientist David Rittenhouse and General Horatio Gates)”

This destroys the mythology that the founders had no knowledge of this type of repeating firearm technology that existed already.

The second is a humours dissertation on the subject from video raconteur Steven Crowder https://www.louderwithcrowder.com/

from a few years ago that also eviscerates this bit of Leftist mythology.

Published on Feb 10, 2015
People have been telling us for years that the 2nd amendment was written in a time of Muskets, and that it doesn’t apply to the evolved weapons of today. Is it true?

So why is this important?

Two primary reasons. One that these factual examples demonstrate that the founding fathers knew of these technological advances. Therefore, they destroy any Leftist pretences that the 2nd amendment be confined to muskets. Second that, school violence is something other than an issue of guns.

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Final pieces of the puzzle voiding the Second Amendment are ready to put in place

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It’s no mystery to the majority of liberty-loving Americans that politicians of every political stripe have been working feverishly to find new ways to restrict or eliminate our constitutionally protected God-given rights. And there has been perhaps no greater effort in their politically correct but unconstitutional agenda than their attempts to void in word and/or deed our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

While attempts to restrict gun ownership have existed throughout American history, the current movement got its footing from the National Firearms Act of 1934 (NFA). This law, a response to gangland crime during Prohibition, established a framework for the federal government to regulate specific types of firearms and accessories, and it imposed a tax on the manufacture and transfer of firearms defined by the Act.

Though amended by the Gun Control Act of 1968 to address a flaw that nearly voided the NFA, the law has been used to curtail, if not prohibit, transactions involving firearms identified in the 1934 law. Since 1968, the Firearms Protection Act of 1986, the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993, and the NICS Improvement act of 2008—which “improved” background checks required under the Brady Law—have also been added to the NFA.

As you can see in this very brief timeline, the old “slippery slope” adage is true. And in the aftermath of recent shooting events at public schools, the final pieces of the puzzle to void the Second Amendment are ready to put in place.

For example, the omnibus spending bill passed by the GOP-controlled Congress and signed into law by Donald Trump in March included the Fix NICS Act, a bill introduced by Republican Sen. John Cornyn. This so-called “improvement” to NICS gave the government power to deny gun rights to individuals for something as minor as a traffic ticket, and it laid the groundwork for the establishment of a FBI database of all gun owners.

With Fix NICS in the books, and with Republicans and Democrats in one accord on gun control, Washington is ready to take the next logical step toward voiding the Second Amendment—a Nazi Germany-style gun registry. If successfully made into law, these proposals will give the federal government complete control over every gun and gun owner in America, thus giving our Big Brother overlords the power they need to eliminate private gun ownership entirely.

Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) has introduced the Crime Gun Tracing Modernization Act, a bill that will require the federal government to establish a “searchable, computerized database” of all records pertaining to the sale, importation, production, or shipment of firearms. Though he hasn’t advocated a database system “yet”, Nelson’s GOP opponent, Gov. Rick Scott is equally as dangerous following his strong anti-gun position since the Parkland, FL high school shooting.

In the House of Representatives, Democrats have introduced the Blair Holt Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act. If passed, it would prohibit gun ownership without a license and would require a valid firearms license to transfer and receive a gun. The bill would also require the US attorney general to maintain a “federal record of sale” system to track every gun purchase made in America.

From laws denying gun rights to adults under 21 years of age to the growing acceptance—even in Washington—of using Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO) to seize firearms from individuals who haven’t broken any laws, many Americans have already lost their Second Amendment rights.

If anti-gun politicians in Washington have their way—and with no Constitutional conservative coalition to stop them, they might—all of America will soon know the reality of living in a country without a Second Amendment . . . and without liberty.

Originally posted on The Strident Conservative.

 


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Gov. Andrew Cuomo takes ERPO laws up a notch; will use teachers to seize guns

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The anti-Second Amendment hysteria by left-wing extremists and the media—but I repeat myself—has reached a fever pitch following recent incidents of gun violence at public schools as it breathes new life into a punch list of Constitutionally questionable laws designed to completely disarm America.

One such law gaining momentum is the Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO). By taking one part “big government knows best” and adding a heaping cup of “for the children” with just a dash of “mental health crisis” for seasoning, progressives in both parties have created the perfect recipe to satisfy their appetite for killing the Second Amendment and denying us our God-given right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

An ERPO empowers family members and the police to seize guns from anyone they feel poses a danger to themselves or others simply by obtaining a judge’s order—an order that doesn’t require testimony from the “accused” which is a violation of our Constitutional rights. No warrant. No charges. No arrests.

After the Parkland, FL high school shooting earlier this year, Gov. Rick Scott—currently the GOP candidate for US Senate—joined forces with Republicans who had already joined forces with Democrats to pass a host of anti-gun laws, including ERPOs. In the months that followed, GOP governors in Vermont and Maryland also passed ERPO laws.

Earlier this year I wrote in an article about how mental illness is being used to deny gun rights, and I shared a story about an ERPO being used by police in Seattle, WA to forcefully confiscate the guns of a man because his neighbors didn’t like that he “stared” at them while legally wearing a holstered firearm.

Besides the fact that ERPOs are becoming one of the greatest threats to our Constitutional rights, they are also serving as the grease for the slippery slope we are taking toward tyranny, as we see in the recent proposal by NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Cuomo plans to introduce a proposal to the state legislature for a law that will allow teachers to petition a judge to remove guns from the homes of “troubled students.” Under his expansion plan for ERPO, teachers and school administrators would be granted legal standing to petition a court to remove firearms from the homes of students considered a threat to themselves or others. The teacher’s union loves this idea.

If it becomes law, the next time a child acts up in a NY school SWAT teams could be knocking down the door where they live to disarm the parents. And with the way ERPO laws are gaining acceptance—including in Washington DC—it could happen where you live too.

Originally posted on The Strident Conservative.

 


David Leach is the owner of The Strident Conservative. His daily radio commentary is distributed by the Salem Radio Network and is heard on stations across America.

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