POLICE: Gunman Stephen Paddock Killed Himself In Hotel Room, Had “In Excess Of Ten Rifles” [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports:

Heavily armed police are searching the Nevada retirement-community home of a man authorities say killed more than 50 people when he opened fire at a country-music concert in Las Vegas.

Mesquite Police Chief Troy Tanner says police surrounded and entered the single-family home where 64-year-old Stephen Paddock lived with 62-year-old Marilou Danley early Monday morning.

He says Danley was not at the house and police saw β€œno movement” inside before serving a search warrant at the one-story, three-bedroom home in the Sun City Mesquite retirement community, about 80 miles north of Las Vegas.

Tanner says detectives from Las Vegas and North Las Vegas were at the scene in the resort community of Mesquite, located near the Arizona state line.

  • Comixbear

    But thankfully he had the rights to his guns. Or something.

    • Smokey

      Well, even if we had more restrictive gun control laws criminals wouldn’t obey the laws anyway. At least that’s what the NRA would argue. Of course no one says that we should do away with laws against theft since criminals don’t follow those either.

    • Frostbite

      This wouldn’t have happened if people in the audience were armed for self defense!

  • bkmn

    10, that makes him a relative light weight in the gun nut world.

    • DaddyRay

      That is all he brought with him

      • Bad Tom

        Through the lobby of the hotel where he was staying.
        Let that sink in.

  • S1AMER

    Why can’t tweets identify time zone as well as time?

    • clay

      Tweets were originally designed to display location by GPS coordinates, but the courts said that had to be an opt-in, not an opt-out. The idea was that news would be able to be searched by radius from an event, as a sort for relevance and immediacy.

  • Jeffrey

    People need to understand that he was not even at the same venue as the people he killed. He was 400 yards away. Why any human being needs an automatic weapon that can mow down people from 400 yards away is a mystery to me.

    • CanuckDon

      It just doesn’t make any goddamn sense whatsoever. Anyone with some mad vendetta on society is capable of committing what this monster did. I guess in some twisted sense, it’s fortunate that it’s been rare.

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      Maybe the noise was keeping him up.

      • Todd20036

        Really? I thought gay marriage killed people….

        • It takes a while to build enough stress for the hate preachers to have heart attacks over it.

          • Bad Tom

            TOO LONG in fact.

          • (((GC)))

            Though the better outcome would be for those preachers to see the light and renounce their hate and dogma! It’s happened before.

            (And for those who are attracted to people of the same gender to fully accept — in the emotional as well as analytical part of their mind — that that’s just fine!)

            Of course I’m preaching to the choir preachers here. πŸ™‚

        • JCF

          “It did at the Pulse!” /s

      • (((GC)))

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    • Todd20036

      It doesn’t make sense because you aren’t a paranoid Nazi who thinks the world has moved on from your closed view of everything.

      Throw in a Nazi president who thinks you are justified in your views, add a dash of religion that claims that decadence needs to be eradicated, and there you go.

      What was left of this man’s conscience realized that he was a monster, so he shot himself.

      Of course, all of this could just have been a giant mental illness episode, but then it begs the question, why don’t we have reasonable gun control that would keep such weapons away from unstable people?

    • Frostbite

      I’m sorry but right now is not the time to discuss gun control. Please, let’s all join together with thoughts, prayers and spells for the victims of this horrible tragedy! /s

      • Jeffrey

        Yes, let’s definelty table the gun control talk while I smudge my aura and run to the store for eye of newt.

        • Phillip in L.A.

          You can borrow some eye of newt from me–but please make sure that when you replace it, it’s FRESH newt-eye!

    • Tom Furgas

      The NRA and our legislators couldn’t care less.

      • (((GC)))

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    • bambinoitaliano

      The better question is why those who pledge to serve the American people continues to ignore their moral conscience and be easily bought by their corporate overlords such as the NRA?

    • Ninja0980

      2nd Amendment blah blah blah.

      • (((GC)))

        Jim Jefferies: β€œI’ve had people come up to me in my face and scream at me in car parks, as I’m leaving the theater, going, β€˜You can not change the Second Amendment!’ And I’m like, yes you can. It’s called an amendment. Right. If you can’t change something that’s called an amendment… See, many of you need a thesaurus more than you need a constitution. If you don’t know what a thesaurus is, get a dictionary, work your way forward. Don’t think your constitution is set in stone. You’ve changed things before. You used to have prohibition in there. Right? And then people were like β€˜Hey who likes getting fucked up? I like getting fucked up too. Let’s get that one out. Let’s get that one out.’ You used to have this other thing in America called, uh, SLAVERY!”

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    • Gerry Fisher

      4 football fields?!

  • Tawreos

    Now we wait to find out if he was a republican and mentally ill or a member of any other group and out to kill everyone that disagrees with the way Obama and Soros think the country should be going.

    • FAEN

      If he’s a Trump supporter and/or a republican it will be framed as mental illness. The word terrorism won’t be mentioned.

      • Silver Badger

        According to the first article, here on JMG, he is supposedly a Democrat.

        • Tawreos

          Is that from a reputable source or comments from the Breitbart comment section

          • Silver Badger

            Comments here on JMG.

        • FAEN

          Just what we fucking need.

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        Sun city retirement communities are not a bastion of liberalism. Theres one in the town where my house is, apple valley, ca. Its 99% caucasian boomer republican.
        Id be surprised if his motive is from a liberal standpoint. Probably just crazy. Like they all are.
        Remember trump nullified obamas EO on banning mentally ill from obtaining guns

  • GayOldLady

    The bastard should have killed himself, FIRST.

    • Steverino

      They always do it backwards, don’t they?

      • GayOldLady

        Always.

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    • Ninja0980

      Never works out that way.

    • Phillip in L.A.

      He wouldn’t be splashed all over the global news, then, would he? (Figuratively speaking, of course.)

      • GayOldLady

        Right. He wanted to go down in a blaze of fury.

  • TJay229

    So sad.

    Now is he White or Black?

  • The Freepers were trying to frame the woman’s ex-husband, who is a liberal dude. they still are. This is some prick from a gated community in Sun City

    Bottom line: liberals don’t stockpile high-powered automatic weapons.

    • Lizard

      When liberals get pissed, they just get stoned. When conservatives get pissed, they hurt people.

  • crewman

    I was curious why he targeted a group of people watching a country music concert. Was that a political target?

    On Google I found his brother said he wasn’t political or religious, and he didn’t think this would be any kind of terrorist action. His only explanation at this point is that he must have snapped.

    Maybe the large crowd was just a large crowd, and not chosen because of assumed political orientation?

    • Tulle Christensen

      My guess he was mad at his girlfriend and she was out of town so he took it out on others

      • Silver Badger

        According to the article, he has just had a divorce as well. Alimony?

        • Tulle Christensen

          The judge said no he is not a sovereign citizen and had to pay up

    • Tom Furgas

      No. He was out of his mind.

  • FAEN

    Despite this Congress will still try to pass a ball re: silencers.

    Nothing changes-mass shooting, thoughts and prayers, now is not the time to talk about gun control, and we all move to the next mass shooting.

    • tim870

      I keep asking myself when is the right time. Columbine was almost twenty years ago and the right time still hasn’t come along. And now I have to go to work with an office full of gun nuts, who will no doubt be talking about this since we live in Las Vegas, and hear all about the second amendment bullshit. So ready to move to Canada.

      • Silver Badger

        Bye. You may prove to be the wisest, but running seems to be counterproductive. Better to stay and fight.

        • tim870

          I’ll only be moving in my mind. No way my husband is going north where it can snow.

    • Silver Badger

      Talk, hell! DEMAND!

  • Ogre Magi

    Any idea as to his
    motives yet?

    • clay

      You mean, like, in addition to death.

    • ccc
      • Silver Badger

        Interesting article, but not much on motive.

        • ccc

          Failed marriage, not living the white American dream, blame the world, going out in a blaze, etc. etc.

          • Silver Badger

            Not acceptable motives.

          • ccc

            So when is a motive ever acceptable?

          • Silver Badger

            There is that. These seem to be particularly lame though. Failed marriages is practically the American Way! The American Dream is pretty much just that. A dream.

          • clay

            To save more lives?

          • ccc

            In this case, we were referring to the motive of the mass shooter/domestic terrorist. When is the motive of such a person ever acceptable?

          • clay

            That’s odd– when my life didn’t fulfill the white American Dream it motivated me to work, not to kill.

          • ccc

            Not to be sacracistic but everyone doesn’t react to events the same way especially with semi-automatics are easily accessible for venting against society.

          • clay

            It wasn’t semi-automatic, but full-automatic.

        • JW Swift

          Somehow, it’ll be our fault.

    • Tom Furgas

      His motives are perfectly clear. He was insane.

  • Gigi

    The chicken shit coward killed himself in his hotel room before the cops coould get to him. Why didn’t he just start with killing himself and leave those people to live out their lives? 😞

    • barrixines

      And let the Kardashians hog all the headlines again?

    • Tom Furgas

      Because he was a lunatic. A lunatic who was able to amass a huge cache of weapons and ammunition. Thanks to the untiring efforts of the NRA and their enablers in the legislature.

  • FAEN

    I’m sure we’ll hear “if the crowd had been armed this wouldn’t have happened” bs from the NRA.

    • Wesinoregon

      Next, the NRA will try to legalize shoulder fired rockets so they can next time.

      • Tulle Christensen

        Can a grenade launcher launch 400 yards away?

        • Shy Guy
          • Tulle Christensen

            OK then we obviously need to allow people to open carry rocket launchers, grenade launchers, and shoulder fired service to air missiles, then they could have defended themselves from this madman /s

            hmm maybe I should not give the NRA any ideas. please ignore

          • Shy Guy

            Apparently the first one is already Civilian Legal in the US.

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M203_grenade_launcher#Civilian_ownership_in_the_United_States

            Only banned in some states, and required to be registered with the ATF.

          • billbear1961

            I see you’re here this morning–late afternoon for you–to witness yet another horrific and obscene example of our ongoing, perpetual SHAME, another self-inflicted BLOODBATH, another abomination, for the PARIAH of the world’s advanced, democratic nations, sweetheart.

          • Shy Guy

            Yes, dear Billbear. Nearly dark here. The evenings are closing in.

            I think Michael Moore said it all as quoted in the top post on another thread: http://disq.us/p/1mnfyg0

          • billbear1961

            Not as DARK as it is in the U.S., sweetie, 24/7!

            πŸ™

          • Shy Guy

            Yet, the light still shines in the true north strong and free! πŸ™‚

          • billbear1961

            XO

            πŸ™‚

    • kanehau

      It was a fucking country music concert – one would expect just about everyone in that crowd to be packing.

    • tim870

      I hope they do. Then they can see all the proof of how far away he was and how high up he was and maybe, although I doubt it, realize that the entire audience could have been packing and opened fire and it wouldn’t have made any difference whatsoever.

      • Adam Schmidt

        Other than they probably would have killed dozens, if not hundreds, of innocent people staying in that hotel. But that’s a feature, not a bug right?

        • tim870

          Only if they had the same type of weapons he did. That lot is quite far from the hotel. A regular handgun can’t shot that far, I hope. And yes, that is the biggest argument against everyone carrying. It will only kill more innocent people.

      • FAEN

        But the NRA would have made money which is all they care about.

        • tim870

          So true.

      • MichaelJ

        Unfortunately, this important truth will fall on deaf ears.

    • iambu

      There are already incredibly asinine slap fights and conspiracy theories on Twitter about that and several dozen other opinions from the Internet’s brightest and most compassionate minds. I could only stand about 25 seconds of it. I’m staying off Twitter for the rest of the day and making an attempt to communicate with my congresspeople instead.

  • TJay229

    Dana “Roach” Loesch is in full NRA deflection mode. πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚

  • billbear1961

    There is no single greater indication of just how profoundly sick this society is than the right’s continuing MAD grip on the gun issue, the country’s adamant refusal to bring in strict gun-control laws, in line with the strict laws every other advanced democracy in the world enjoys, laws which make gun violence much, MUCH rarer than in the U.S.–the perverted interpretation of Second Amendment that the Fascist Five handed down, while Scalia still lived, compounding the problem. The power you permit the butchers in the NRA is obscene. There is no purpose for weapons like the one used in this massacre other than to murder–to murder rapidly and in large numbers–human beings.

    The Swiss military is very small, and it relies on citizen militias to augment its strength. Guns are plentiful in Switzerland, but, by GOD, they are strictly regulated:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_Switzerland

    There was a shooting at a school in Finland sometime in the past decade. For an advanced European democracy, their gun laws were rather lax. That is no longer true! They brought in much stricter laws. In most of the civilized world, the FACTS and decency still matter. The insane right is kept in its place. No LIE machine goes unchallenged by decent political parties and serious journalists, as it does in the dysfunctional U.S.

    This is just one MORE issue for which massive and relentless protests are needed to save the Republic. Each protest should be divided into “battalions,” each dealing with a separate pressing issue–public access to Trump’s financial records, secure elections, moderates only appointed to the courts, support for the ACA leading eventually to single-payer, strict gun-control laws, support for net neutrality so sites like JMG don’t disappear–before it’s too late.

    • ColdCountry

      We need to break the obscene grip that the gun manufacturers and the almighty dollar have on the NRA. They used to be in favor of common sense gun control – what happened? They even put out a letter to those gun toting idiots in TX who took their semi-automatics to Home Depot, but then backed down when so many members protested. The inmates are running that asylum, for sure.

  • netxtown

    Trying to perform a dichotomy on this bastard shooter fool to distance ourselves from his sphere of ‘influence’ is an exercise in self preservation. He didn’t fire on a political rally. He didn’t fire on a cultural festivity. He fired on Americans.

  • TrueWords
    • netxtown

      A “well regulated militia” would at least have a roster of members.

      • The_Wretched

        “well regulated”in the olde timey language meant trained and supervised.

    • Ken M

      The Second Amendment has become useless. Every state, and in some cases individual cities within them, can basically make there own firearms laws. Everything from need for licenses to type of weapons to minimum age requirements. It’s easier for the NRA to reference it and sounds better to give the “our rights” argument.

    • The_Wretched

      Scalia’s parting gift to the nation was to use a red pen and strike out the entire history of the county and those words, “a well regulated militia”.

    • JCF

      SCOTUS had their “let any idiot have a gun” glasses on. [And it’s probably only going to get worse]

      Of course Joe has told us not to post Vegas carnage pics…but there’s a part of me that would like to see one, w/ the grossest parts covered by “But Her Emails!!!”

  • Rebecca Gardner

    So, two thoughts. First, I’ve been to Vegas and stayed in the hotels. The windows don’t open. I guess he broke it out? I’d be curious to know.

    Second, and don’t be surprised that this will not pass. There is the “Hearing Protection” Act that the crazy Republicans are trying to get passed. What does this act do? It makes it easier for people to obtain silencers. Yup! Silencers! Now, imagine last night with a silencer.

    • tim870

      According to reports, he did bust out the window. It’d be the only way he could have done it.

    • Tom Furgas

      The Republicans would be crazy not to try to pass that act, given how generous their benefactors in the NRA have been to them. You have to admire these legislators; when they are bought they stay bought.

    • Jerry Kott

      http://www.silencerresearch.com/Silencerguide.pdf
      A decade ago in our township in Pennsylvania, the FBI arrested a Klan member who was making silencers in his basement and was caught when he was selling one to an undercover FBI agent.
      Legal or illegal doesn’t show up on Nutjob’s radar.

      • Lori

        Presumably legal vs illegal showed up on his radar when he was arrested.

        • Jerry Kott

          In todays reality, it isn’t illegal until you get charged.

          • Lori

            It being illegal is what allows you to be charged. I understand that many people have no regard for the law and will do what they want even if it’s illegal, but the fact that it’s against the law is what allows us to do something about them.

          • Jerry Kott

            and “them” is a very relative word being that law enforcement is subjective.

          • Lori

            Yes, it is. And yet that doesn’t prevent us from having laws against other things for which there is differential prosecution or of which people are sometimes falsely accused. Murder, for example. Guns are the only thing that people insist on treating this way and that insistence is killing us at the rate of about 1 mass shooting a day. We’re talking about Vegas because so many were killed, but there was another mass shooting (in Lawrence, Kansas) just a couple of hours later (5 shot, 3 dead). There will be another shooting tomorrow and another and another and another.

            Since (convicted murderer) Harlon Carter turned the NRA into a gun manufacturers lobbying group/right-wing terrorist organization starting back in the 1970s guns in the hands of civilians have overthrow 0 tyrants and killed thousands and thousands of non-tyrants. I’m not convinced that the possibility that the cops might make improper
            use of a silencer-manufacturing charge is more important than that fact.

          • Jerry Kott

            I am a bit confused by your response.

            I live in Pennsylvania and this was a Police Chief. We have reported bullet holes in our property that no investigater ever did an on site investigation of the crime. I had an FBI agent tell me he wasn’t interested in the bullet holes. So we are familiar with the subjectiveness of Law enforcement . Law Enforcement cherry picks who they charge and why.
            We believe our police know whose finger was on the trigger and have made the decision to turn their heads.
            I am on the side of accountabilty.
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UubTrNKYf-8

          • Lori

            I apologize. I apparently misunderstood you comment. It’s been a very long day and my brain seems to have decided it’s done processing until at least tomorrow.

    • jerry

      Depends on which hotel…we stayed at Linq (that used to be Imperial Palace) across from Caesar’s, and we had accessible balconies. But the newer hotels usually don’t.

    • Phillip in L.A.

      There was one photo that showed a window broken out, but not sure why that didn’t alert hotel security that something was ‘amiss’

  • Dagoril

    Yep, that settles it. He was clearly a BLM / Antifa plant funded by George Soros!

    /s

  • blackstar

    just watch *trumps gonna funk up the speech this morning .

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Dumpf: I have decided to dedicate this golfing trophy to the many victims of the Las Vegas shooting instead of Puerto Rico, since they didn’t vote Trump!
    Warmest condolences.

    • jerry

      Neither did NV, but I guess those are victims of a different color.

  • HZ81

    I’m sure this tragedy will usher in a new era of common sense gun control.

    Stop laughing.

    • Karl Dubhe

      Dead kids didn’t, why would dead adults?

      I hope the NRA and their sponsors burn in hell. (damn shame I don’t believe in such a place. What I do believe in would be worse for them.)

      • Lori

        It was a country show, so presumably the crowd had a pretty high percentage of folks who lean right/GOP and pro-NRA so maybe this will change a few GOP attitudes, under the general rule the Republicans only care about a problem when it effects that.

        Almost certainly not, guns being sacred and all, but we can dream.

      • HZ81

        I think Wayne LaPierre, Ted Nugent and NRA Inc. should all have to grab mops and be on blood cleanup duty every shootingβ€”because thanks to them and their ilk, many more are on the way.

  • TrueWords
    • Phillip in L.A.

      Actually, shouldn’t there be at least one hash-mark on the left side: William III? Just sayin’

  • joe ho

    Why isn’t media mentioning his race and religion?

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Well, the most common factor in these mass shootings is gender – pretty sure he’s MALE!

      • GayOldLady

        But usually they’re young! This is a bit of an anomaly.

    • billbear1961

      Guess!

    • billbear1961

      Because they’re miserable two-faced shits.

      • GayOldLady

        You’ll never hear him identified in this way “the shooter has been identified as a white male, in his 60’s, a christian”

        • billbear1961

          exactly

    • billbear1961

      Trump would be shrieking his goddamned head off–and so would the corporate media–if the assailant had been a Muslim, a person of colour, or a leftist.

      The right in this country make me SICK!!

    • Waarki

      Because that would make it easier to identify him as a domestic terroist… it’s kind of like the HEPATITIS A emergency going on down in San Diego. The City has been trying to keep that under wraps in order not to effect the tourist industry. So they come through the popular business areas and lower wash the sidewalks with a bleach solution in order to wash away the feces, piss , and vomit that the homeless and fentanyl/heroin addicts leave behind. Last numbers I heard were close to 20 deaths and 400 infected . Not quite the same numbers as a Las Vegas shooting spree but getting there.

  • Blake J Butler

    Watching To Wong Foo, I’m salvaging a day to me because i have night class tonight and internship tomorrow.

  • billbear1961
  • pj

    i wonder if putins bots are working this event. this is after all the chaos he wants for us.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      You betcha!
      This is a mother lode for people who want to sow division and hatred.

      • Phillip in L.A.

        And sell weapons

  • Rich

    “Our mass shooters are the BEST and BIGGEST in the world!”

    • Dave B

      Trumps thinking about the ratings. Big ratings.

  • blackstar
    • greenmanTN

      Keith is absolutely right. The word choice is WAY off. It’s something you might say to someone who stubbed their toe (and didn’t particularly like), than a Presidential response to a mass shooting.

      • Cipher

        We can start from the premise that any “presidential” response should not arrive in a Tweet?

    • Jean-Marc in Canada
    • Phillip in L.A.

      Oh–Keith honey!–we’ve known that for some time now

  • danolgb

    White guys with guns..

    For those who don’t know the area, Mesquite would be the closest city to the Bundy Ranch.

    • Phillip in L.A.

      Thank you, danolgb! I am not familiar with that part of Nevada at all, so thanks for the assist–it makes this super-duper-tragedy slightly more understandable

  • Silver Badger

    How long before the conspiracy freaks shout “False Flag” “Deep State” “Obama”?

    • Tawreos

      They did that before the smoke cleared.

    • Lori

      I’m sure that happened at least 10 hours ago.

  • PickyPecker
  • Jim Gallagher-Barker

    Begone bitch. Now is not the time

  • Adam Schmidt

    But remember that right up until that moment he opened fire on a crowd, he was a responsible gun owner. He had a hunting license. He looked every bit like a regular and prosperous person down to owning two planes. He worked as an “accountant or auditor”… about as boring as it gets. Yup, a responsible gun owner. Who has now killed over 50 people with 400+ more having sought medical treatment whether because they were shot or because the shooter caused a panic in a huge crowd and they were injured while trying to flee.

    Over and over it’s someone who was a “responsible gun owner” right up until they opened fire on a crowd. So can we finally do something about these “responsible gun owners”?

    • The first thing that pops up, is that he may had money problems. He had a roommate, his house looked like it was in a fail development, or it was under water (financially) Vegas is a great way to accumulate debt. Combine this with anger, rage, firearms. We are probably going to see some of his rants that may look similar to a common InfoWars listener.

  • SDG

    Trying to explain to folks here, Israel, why Americans have so many guns.

    • Ernest Endevor

      Good luck.

  • SDG

    Fuck off!

  • Gigi

    How does one man get 10 rifles, plus ammo, into a hotel room undetected?

    • Lori

      A large duffle bag? People use them as suitcases so it wouldn’t be particularly odd for someone to check in with one. Even if it did seem sort of odd it’s not like the staff are going to question a guest, especially if the guns were wrapped so they didn’t make noise.

    • Many Class action lawyers are putting this question into their lawsuits against the Mandalay Bay Casino and Resort.

      My wild speculative guess, he knew how to avoid security and the security cameras, plus he didn’t do this all at once, but gradually..

    • Waarki

      Tip the concierge

  • JIM W

    10 cout ’em 10 rifles! Yet, the NRA will deny that we need even the minimal background checks. Smith & Wesson’s stock opened with 4% increase from Friday. Killing must be good for business.

    • TexasBoy

      Of course it is good for business, it means that the average American End of Times believer has to stock up on more weapons and 5 gallon food buckets.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Stephen Paddock, hmmmm, sounds mighty white….so lone gunman who was mentally ill it is It’s not terrorism because, you know, he’s not brown or non-Christian. I wish I were wrong, but you know I’m not.

  • JWC

    Right now there are so many questions How did he get the guns ? How did he transport them in to the hotel? He was a planner, being there for 3 days. He was a senior living in a retirement community, he had a partner there.Did he have health issues. His family is dumbfounded as he indicated no religious or political affiliations. What is really strange he is a contempoary of most JMG’s, looking to myself, what would drive a person to do this. If was personal or medical why take it out on innocent people He does not fit the profile of an ISIS recruit. Understanding motive here will be the most difficult segment of this tragedy

  • JCF

    “His Sekund ‘Menment Raghts!!1!1!”

  • FelineMama

    “He snapped!”” Sounds like a lot of preparation, planning to have just snapped.