Millionaire Vegas gunman who killed 59 people and hurt 527 took TWENTY THREE guns in TEN bags into Mandalay Bay sniper’s nest

The man who shot dead 59 people and injured 527 others in Las Vegas on Sunday night was a multimillionaire who took a huge arsenal of 23 guns into his Mandalay Bay hotel room, which he transformed into an elaborate sniper’s nest before opening fire on a country music festival.

Stephen Paddock, 64, had made millions from real estate deals, according to his brother; he also owned two planes and several properties across the US, and seemed normal apart from his passion for gambling large sums.

But he’d also secretly amassed a massive arsenal of 42 firearms. At least one of those was automatic, while another two had been modified with legal bump-stock devices that allows semi-automatic guns to give full-auto fire of up to 800 rounds a minute. Several had scopes, and packed military-grade ammunition.

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  • ontario john

    And of course the CBC last night concentrated on how awful Trump’s statement was regarding the shooting. They had their collection of leftist journalists, including swamp creature David Frum, rant how bad Trump’s words were, even though he pretty well repeated what Obama had said in past shootings. But of course Obama was wonderful. And the CBC and other networks, turned to what they always turn to for advice. Late night talk show hosts, because they are geniuses on any topic.

    • I am glad I pay so little attention to the CBC.

    • dukestreet

      You watch CBC? Why? Unless you are keeping an eye on the enemy.

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    “Military grade ammunition”
    Really now?
    I wished reporters would use more care in their phrasing.
    That’s a meaningless phrase unless that’s a spooky way of saying that he WASN’T using hollow points.

    • Brett McS

      Do the military ever use hollow points?

      • Slickfoot

        No, it is prohibited by the Geneva Convention.

        • Drunk by Noon ✓

          This

  • Brett McS

    If there were just one case of demonic possession, this guy is it.

    • Maybe some sort of conspiracy? Until truth known, it sure looks bizarre.

      • J. C.

        I’m starting to think so. The more info that’s released, the stinkier the whole thing seems…

  • Linda1000

    Yes, Daily Mail, big bad American guns. Let’s just remember the guns didn’t kill anyone by themselves or operate without a mentally ill person pulling the triggers.

    • ontario john

      And yet the same leftists who are calling for gun control, are the ones who campaigned to close mental hospitals in North America.

  • canminuteman

    I haven’t read every news story on this and I am not into conspiracy theories, BUT, did anyone see this guy shooting? Why would one guy take 23 guns to a hotel room? How did he get away with shooting for as long as he did? LV is swarming with cops and armed security. The local cops probably even have armoured vehicles. If it was one guy armed security should have taken in out in ten minutes.

    My conspiracy theory is that he just happened to be the guy who rented the hotel room, a bunch of people used his hotel room to shoot from and killed him in the process.

    • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

      It was less then 10 minutes.

      This is what he was using for the “Automatic” firing.

      https://youtu.be/PITrZrNvr7k

      • ntt1

        go on you tube those toys melt after 100 rounds or so, there is plenty of videos showing how unsuited those rifles are to sustained fire.

        • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

          Which may explain the multiple guns?

    • Alain

      Also it is unbelievable that he was able to transport all of them without anyone noticing anything unusual. I see his Muslim female accomplish has disappeared from the reporting. Another strange thing.

      • ntt1

        Who was the asian looking woman warning everybody they were going to die 45 minutes beforehand? at least three witnesses have reported her warnings.

        • Alain

          Exactly!

  • Hard Little Machine

    Aside from the two guns which were illegal or illegally modified, which were ‘secretly amassed’? Why would someone need to ‘secretly amass’ what were otherwise entirely legal firearms? With no criminal record, not being on anyone’s radar, not being ‘known to police’, Paddock could easily and openly purchase whatever he liked. Now – if he suddenly needed a crate of handguns the next day and couldn’t for some reason wait the standard waiting period that would be a crime, but that hasn’t happened here, or as far as we know hasn’t happened here. Just because someone doesn’t take out a billboard advertising they’ve bought a gun, doesn’t mean there were anything secret about it. One of the kindest, most peaceful people I’ve ever known, a fellow who drives the church bus, has dozens, DOZENS of firearms. Whereas my former next door neighbor, who is a grade A dickhead, had so many guns in his house, he forgot a few of them and left them behind when he moved.

  • Truly sorry for the victims and their families; they were no doubt nice people.
    Waiting to see if the killer’s motives will be found; this is really a mystery, given his profile.

  • simus1

    Equating “rate of fire” to a weapon’s real world performance is a meaningless bit of balderdash indulged in by ignorant scribblers. Like saying Caddies are either stopped or going 120mph.

  • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)
  • Charlamange Rock

    At this time a prayer for the grieving families, the wounded and their families. People are seeking answers. Did the shooter convert to islam? Is this demon one of their killers? Are gun free zones like Las Vegas really a safe place to be?
    Has a disarmed population become a safer place? Should we follow europe’s gun free policy? Readers here may care to differ seeing the acid, gun, truck and knife attacks, rapes, car burnings and a litany of other offences committed by violent savages.
    What is the best course for a caring, thinking society to follow in the days ahead?

  • Shuali

    The problem of terrorist killings whether ISIS or otherwise can be minimized if people were not so arrogant. Hotels are high density soft targets no question about that and so why not take precautions as they do in Israel. When you book into a hotel there, your baggage is examined before you go to your room. This eliminates much of the threat of in-house massacres and also what happened in Los Vegas yesterday. Also Israeli hotels have marshals (plain cloths) people always looking at who comes into the lobby and what they bring with them. Arrogance, Ignorance and Fear are our main problems in dealing with terrorists and psychopaths.

  • ntt1

    Come off it if he had done this over four days, even the crappiest hotel 6 would have busted him., just the volume of luggage would have raised questions not to mention breaking out two break resistant windows,if he did it .
    I think he was long dead and was used as a pallywood prop by the shooters

    • k1962

      If he was long dead, they’ll figure it out.