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Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Shooting Tag

Last October, Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and injured hundreds more when he opened fire on a concert crowd in Las Vegas, a city with cameras everywhere. However, we know almost nothing about this case and it's about to get worse. Clark County Nevada Coroner John Fudenberg has refused to obey a court order and release Paddock's autopsy.

Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock used a bump stock attachment when he murdered 58 people. Following the massacre, lawmakers of all political stripes, gun control groups, and even gun rights groups like the NRA agreed the bump stock, which enables rapid fire shooting on some semi-automatic rifles, was not fit for public use. “Fully automatic weapons have been outlawed for many, many years. This seems to be a way of going around that, so obviously we need to look how we can tighten up the compliance with this law so that fully automatic weapons are banned," said Speaker Ryan at the time.

The mysteries continue to pile up when it comes to Stephen Paddock, the man who slaughtered over 50 people in Las Vegas earlier this month. Authorities still have no motive and it seems that everything new that pops up brings more questions. ABC News has reported that Paddock's laptop does not have its hard drive, meaning the authorities don't have access to a possible direction to a motive. Also, authorities in Los Angeles arrested his brother Bruce on child porn charges.

Mandalay Bay security guard Jesse Campos has broken his silence on The Ellen Show about what happened before Stephen Paddock opened fire on an outdoor concert in Las Vegas. Campos sparked intrigue after he cancelled numerous media appearances, but told Ellen DeGeneres that he's been "healing physically and mentally." He appeared along side with building engineer Stephen Schuck, who went to investigate why the fire door on the 31st floor was blocked.

I realize that in the heat of a shooting, particularly a mass shooting, it may take some time for a precise timeline to develop. But it didn't take very long for the Las Vegas police to release a precise timeline. The initial timeline was that Stephen Paddock's shooting stopped when, approximately 6 minutes after he started, he was interrupted by a security guard from the Mandalay Bay hotel. Paddock then turned his fire into the hallway, firing some 200 bullets, and after that the shooting stopped as police arrived. That was Version No. 1.

Some of the people who attended the Las Vegas concert that Stephen Paddock attacked are suing the bump stock manufacturer. A woman who received wounds during the massacre has decided to sue the Mandalay Bay. Authorities said they found "an arsenal of weapons, including bump fire stocks" in Paddocks suite at the Mandalay Bay. He killed 58 people and injured 500 more.

We still know very little about Las Vegas mass murderer Stephen Paddock, and that's probably the way he wanted it to be. So it seems apropos that the photo of him most widely circulated after the killings shows him with his eyes closed. So far, it seems he left no obvious note or manifesto to explain himself, either, unlike so many other mass murderers with political or ideological motivations. Neither family members nor his girlfriend say they can shed any light whatsoever on what might have caused him to murder 59 people and injure over 500 others.

A few GOP lawmakers in the House and Senate have announced they are open to legislation that will ban bump stocks, a device allegedly used by Stephen Paddock in the Las Vegas massacre. This device "is a sliding stock that when pressed against a shooter’s shoulder allows a semi-automatic gun to shift backward and forward with the recoil of each shot fired." Authorities found bump stocks in Paddock's room, but we do not know for sure if he used them during the massacre.

Stephen Paddcok fired what are believed to be automatic weapons from a high floor at the Mandalay Bay hotel into a crowd at a country music festival in Las Vegas. At least 59 people were killed, and over 500 wounded. What is so unusual about the search for information about Paddock is how little there is. Prior to the shooting, his life left a very small footprint.
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