58 People Were Killed In Las Vegas, We Still Don’t Know Why Or How, And Nobody Cares

I am going to break the rules of the Internet Hot Take Industry and write about an old story that nobody cares about anymore. We have gone on to other topics, and then other topics, and then other topics, and other topics, etc. The news cycle moves at the speed of sound. Events from last week are a distant memory and news from October may as well have occurred during the Cretaceous Period.

Still, I can’t help but recall, ever so faintly, that little thing known at the time as the worst mass shooting in American history. If memory serves, a wealthy 64-year-old gambler named Stephen Paddock murdered 58 people and injured hundreds from the window of his luxury hotel room. In the days after the slaughter, nobody could figure out why he did it, or how he managed to pull it off. So, we all kind of shrugged our shoulders and moved on. The questions were never answered.

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    I’m beginning to think that our FBI isn’t worth a damn unless they are grinding political axes.
    It’s like we stopped getting updates when the LVSD stepped on their own timeline, that turned out to be largely made up.

    • Exile1981

      I’m thinking it was an FBI gun sale sting that went very wrong and they don’t want to admit they f-ed up as badly as fast and furious.

      The hotel witnesses say he would have needed help to get the guns and ammo into the hotel. The whole thing seems wrong and the timeline is so screwed it seems to be a total fabrication.

      Add in the deaths of so many witnesses

      • Drunk by Noon ✓

        Actually, getting all that guns and ammo up to his room would have been not that big of a deal.
        Some salesmen will travel with a few tons of samples and be in a hotel room for a few weeks, so that part doesn’t bother me too much, or at all.

        I’m not really sure the guy was completely serious about it, and he seems to have stopped early and killed him self before the cops even arrived. He was dead when they rolled on that room an hour after the shooting stopped. He only seems to have been shooting for a couple of minutes.
        It could have been so much worse.
        He could have easily killed a few hundred to a thousand people had he just done a couple of things differently.
        I’m glad he didn’t.

        • Exile1981

          Exactly, why stop early? where did the hard drive go? The hotel staff record the number of bags you send up to your room each time you check in your car. They said no where near enough bags.

          Why so many guns? If your not going to keep shooting… so many questions.

        • Adam

          New facts this week. Police officer discharged a shot in the room. Paddock fired 1100 rounds. Is that enough to do that much damage from 25 floors up?

          • Drunk by Noon ✓

            It’s enough to do the damage he did, but I heard he had something like 20,000+ rounds in his room with him.
            I saw at least a few hundred to a thousand rounds in Magpul semi-translucent magazines stacked up and ready to go in the crime scene photos.
            Like I said, it could have been so much worse.

  • Dave

    “And Nobody Cares”? I think its more self preservation. Look what happened to a few of the people stirring the pot and asking questions.

  • simus1

    The shooter probably had multiple motives but the most simplistic one would be he had a major grudge against Las Vegas and those big shots who run the place. He wanted payback for something and ruinng its image for days or weeks drove him.

  • Justin St.Denis

    I suspect that it is more an issue of “nobody cares about the ‘official’ narrative because it is so obviously a lie”.

    I doubt Paddock killed anybody, quite frankly.

  • WalterBannon

    liberal with trump derangement shoots up “redneck” concert

    and we still don’t have a Motive”?

  • I used to travel to a resort island regularly on business, and whenever anything negative happened (crime, drowning, death by lightning, etc) the local media refused to report on it, with the blessings or perhaps the instructions of local authorities. No one wanted to harm the tourist industry.

    I suspect we have a confluence of similar events in Las Vegas – the hotels don’t want negative publicity, nor does city of Las Vegas, nor do the local police, nor do the FBI. They don’t actually have to lie, they can just suppress any potentially harmful information. We will probably never fully know what occurred.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I blame global warming