Who is Stephen Paddock?

Authorities have identified 64-year-old Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada, as the suspected gunman in the massacre that left 58 dead and more than 500 wounded Sunday night at a Las Vegas casino.

Paddock opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel on the crowd of 22,000 gathered below to watch Jason Aldean perform at the Route 91 Harvest Concert. SWAT officers found him dead from a self inflicted gunshot wound after breaching the door to his hotel room.


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Note – ISIS has claimed responsibility, the FBI has so far found no links to them. Nothing indicating a conversion to Islam has been uncovered. Time will reveal his motive, we hope.

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  • Trump made a normal peaceful guy lose his mind and commit the largest mass murder in US history. If he doesn’t resign immediately this is going to get worse.
    -The Narrative

    • Clausewitz

      Ah, the ever popular for the left, “Look what you made me do” defense.

  • One fact and one question. It was a country music festival. Who attends those?

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Darius Rucker?

      • Justin St.Denis

        Cowboy Troy?

    • Jabberwokk

      Conservatives minded/leaning.

      What do I win?

    • Watchman

      Muslims, immigrants, gays, transgendered, and hispanics? No? Well they will have once the MSM gets rolling and reporting as to who the ‘real victims’ are. /sarc

    • The anti-Trump resistance! Antifa!

  • The Deplorable Rosenmops

    Maybe he was in debt because of gambling.
    “During that interview Eric also made mention of the fact that his brother would often go to Las Vegas to gamble, and that Danley worked in one of the hotels as a hostess.
    In an interview with Florida Today, two former neighbors of Paddock also spoke about his gambling, saying he would stay up all night with Danley placing bets.”

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4940918/Details-Las-Vegas-shooting-suspect-

    And maybe also inherited some crazy genes from his dad.

    I don’t think this is related to politics.

    • It may not be related to politics…. but it will be made to be related to politics.

      Guns. Trump. Division. The left has no scruples.

    • Waffle

      Gambling-related debt sounds reasonable however, I think it may have something to do with health. If somebody gets a diagnosis of incurable/untreatable illness, it can lead to some very dark thoughts and actions.

      He certainly had quite the arsenal, so it will be very interesting to analyze the time-line of when these weapons were acquired.

      On the other hand,maybe he just didn’t like country music.

      • Jabberwokk

        A non gun enthusiast with no military background gains the right weapons to be modded into fully automatic weapons and sneaks 20 of them +Ammo unto the 32 floor corner room that just so happens to be the best vantage point to execute a mass shooting for maximum casualties?

        Whatever the his reasoning I find it impossible to not come the the conclusion that it was planned and deliberate. And that’s a lot of effort to have a gripe about country music.

        • Waffle

          I was being facetious about the country music, but you raise some interesting points. As I said, the time-line of the weapons acquisition will be revealing.

          • Jabberwokk

            No worries I was also being a little facetious. I await eagerly for more evidence along with you as well.

        • A Hamilton Guy

          Most Country Music would cause insanity.

        • Justin St.Denis

          I doubt very much that this man actually had anything to do with it at all. Nothing fits. Several witnesses reported multiple shooters. Response time was oddly delayed as well. Something smells very fishy, just like FBI and CIA have come to smell fishy all the time these days, too. I find everything/news coverage of this event very hard to believe.

          • Jabberwokk

            Never attribute to malice what you can to incompetence. The FBI can’t even cover up their prostitute problems much less a false flag. I Personally abhor conspiracy as most of the suspects in them are incompetent morons incapable of pulling off such feats of freakish co-ordination and expense.

    • Felix_Culpa

      I, too, don’t think this is related to politics at all. Seen all sorts of conspiracy theories around the web, including that Paddock was a patsy set up by the “real killers” for some political reason. There is a small possibility of that, of course, but it doesn’t seem like it.

      There are other factors with higher probabilities. The issue of potential gambling debts you mentioned certainly one possibility.

      Another would be a possible genetic factor–his father was a violent bank robber, apparently:
      http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/stephen-paddock-father-las-vegas-shooting-fbi-most-wanted-list-robber-family-a7979521.html
      Did the whackjob of a father abuse the son into some form of mental illness?

      But also–was he interested or involved in the occult? Demonic possession is another strong possibility, particularly since this is an act of blind hatred of humanity.

      • Nervous Gentleman

        Er, demonic possession?

        • Felix_Culpa

          Yes sir. I am totally serious.

    • That’s a possibility, at this point anything goes.

  • Solo712

    This’s gotta be made into far-right, neonazi, white-supremacy conspiracy !

  • Thinking From First Principles

    This situation is where the chickens are coming home to roost with the FBI after James Comey, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama. The FBI now has zero credibility. And, sad to say, even as someone who has assisted the FBI in the past, I will not believe anything they say about this person, his history, and his motivation.

  • J. C.

    Am I the only one thinking he might’ve been a ‘Manchurian candidate’ programmed to carry out a false flag op…??? Or some poor goofball set up as a stooge…???

    • Justin St.Denis

      No, you are not the only one who suspects this man was set up as the perp in this whole thing. Now conveniently dead, he cannot speak in his own defence.

  • newz

    What ever he “is”, or was, there can be no question that he was a cowardly POS!

  • doowleb

    In my experience, quiet retired Kiwanis Club members don’t have a ’13’ tattooed to their neck that looks like it was done in jail.