Terrorism

Fearing Public Mood For Stricter Gun Controls, NRA Now Says Bump Stocks Will Need “Additional Regulations”

ABC News reports: The National Rifle Association is calling for a federal review of bump stocks, a weapon modifier that allows semi-automatic weapons to fire faster. The NRA, in its first statement since the Oct. 1 shooting in Las Vegas, said that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives should “immediately review whether these devices comply with federal law.” ...

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Bump Stocks Sell Out Nationwide Over Ban Fears

The Guardian reports: Bump stocks are selling out across America as momentum gathers in Congress to ban the rifle modification used by the Las Vegas shooter to obtain catastrophically high rates of fire. The devices are sold out or temporarily unavailable from all the largest gun and ammunition retailers in the US, as fear of an impending ban has sent ...

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NRA Still Silent After Las Vegas Massacre

NBC News reports: The National Rifle Association has gone dark, but other gun-rights groups say they’re keeping close tabs on Republicans to make sure that any new legislation doesn’t see the light of day after the shooting massacre in Las Vegas. “Given the spinelessness of so many of the Republican caucus, the best thing would be to get the leadership ...

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REPORT: Las Vegas Gunman Had Booked Hotel Rooms Overlooking Chicago’s Lollapalooza But Never Showed

CBS News reports: Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock reportedly booked two rooms at a hotel overlooking Lollapalooza two months before the massacre outside the Mandalay Bay Resort. TMZ reports Paddock booked one room at the Blackstone Hotel, 636 S. Michigan Av., for Aug. 1 through Aug. 6. He later booked a second room for Aug. 3 through Aug. 6, the ...

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Junior’s Infomercial For Silencers Resurfaces [VIDEO]

Carbonated reports: After a lone white man killed at least 59 people and injured more than 500 at a concert in Las Vegas, the gun control debate became increasingly relevant. Logic would suggest that means tighter gun controls, however, the Republicans have other plans. Currently, they are pushing a bill that contains a provision to legalize gun silencers — a ...

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Gay Man Named Among Las Vegas Victims

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports: A city of Las Vegas employee was among those shot and killed at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival Sunday night. Cameron Robinson, 28, was attending the festival with his boyfriend when he was shot in the neck, his sister Meghan Ervin said. Robinson lived in the area of St. George, Utah, but drove ...

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Shooter Wired $100,000 To Philippines Last Week

NBC News reports: Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock wired $100,000 to an account in his live-in girlfriend’s home country of the Philippines in the week before he killed at least 59 people in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, according to multiple senior law enforcement officials. Marilou Danley, 62, traveled to Hong Kong on Sept. 25 and was in ...

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Police Found Shooter’s Room Due To Smoke Alarms From Gunfire, Photos Released From Inside Room

The Washington Post reports: It wasn’t the hundreds of muzzle flashes that exploded from the shooter’s rifles that gave away his position. Nor was it the panicked 911 calls from people reporting the rhythmic thundering of gunfire. It was the smoke. As the gunman, identified as Stephen Paddock, fired round after round, gun smoke filled his room on the 32nd ...

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MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski: We Asked Republicans To Discuss Las Vegas Terror And They All Declined [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” hosted two Democratic lawmakers — but no Republicans — to talk about gun laws in the wake of the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas. But that’s because no Republicans agreed to go on TV to discuss the massacre, according to co-host Mika Brzezinski. “We just want to mention that we did ask a ...

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After Massacre, Bannon Warns Trump Not To Consider New Gun Controls: It Will Be “The End Of Everything”

Jonathan Swan reports at Axios: President Trump may say he’s a defender of gun ownership rights, but with all the gun control pressure he’ll be under after Las Vegas, how do we know he’ll resist it — especially after the debt limit deal with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, and his flirtation with a deal on DACA? Bottom line: Trump’s ...

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Kimmel Blasts GOP In Emotional Gun Control Plea: You SHOULD Be Praying….For God To Forgive You [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: Jimmy Kimmel, a son of Las Vegas, delivered one of the most emotionally searing monologues in his show’s 14-year history on Monday as he honored those killed and injured in Sunday night’s shooting, and challenged President Trump and Congress to act against gun violence. Just as he did in his attacks on the Republican health ...

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Gunman Used Device Enabling Automatic Firing

The Associated Press reports: The gunman who unleashed hundreds of rounds of gunfire on a crowd of concertgoers in Las Vegas had two “bump-stocks” that could have converted semi-automatic firearms into fully automatic ones, officials said. The devices have attracted scrutiny in recent years from authorities. California Sen. Dianne Feinstein has long railed against them. Several years ago, she told ...

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Explosives And Thousands Of Rounds Of Ammo Found In Gunman’s Home, Ammonium Nitrate Found In Car

Talking Points Memo reports: Police on Monday said they retrieved 18 more weapons, along with explosives and other “devices,” from the home of the alleged gunman who killed more than 50 people and injured hundreds more in Las Vegas on Sunday night. Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo told reporters that police retrieved “18 additional firearms” from the suspect’s home in ...

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Las Vegas Gunman Was Multimillionaire Real Estate Investor, Casinos Treated Him As High Roller [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: The brother of the shooter in the mass Las Vegas shooting says Stephen Craig Paddock was a big spender at casinos and often received free rooms and meals from the casinos. Eric Paddock told reporters Monday his brother never showed signs that he could be violent and owned several guns but never collected firearms. He described ...

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Bill O’Reilly: Mass Shootings Are The Price Of Freedom

Former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly writes for his website: The murderer had a number of deadly weapons in his room and you can count on the gun control debate to ramp up. But having covered scores of gun-related crimes over the years, I can tell you that government restrictions will not stop psychopaths from harming people. They will find ...

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NRA Delays Ad Campaign In Wake Of Las Vegas

The Hill reports: The National Rifle Association (NRA) has delayed political advertisements in Virginia in the wake of a mass shooting in Las Vegas that left more than 58 people dead and more than 500 injured. The nation’s largest gun rights organization had originally booked $32,000 in cable television advertising to begin Tuesday, according to Advertising Analytics, a nonpartisan ad-buying ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

PBS NewsHour reports: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is expected to address the deadly shooting in Las Vegas in Monday’s news briefing. Earlier today, President Donald Trump called the Las Vegas shooting that left at least 58 people dead and more than 500 wounded an “act of pure evil.” The president also ordered flags to be lowered to ...

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Gun Stocks Rally After Las Vegas Terror Attack

Market Watch reports: The grim predictability of stock-market reactions to U.S. mass shootings—where before a final tally of casualties can be reached, shares of gun makers rise—continued Monday in the wake of a Las Vegas attack that killed at least 58 and wounded 515. Historically, gun stocks have experienced a bump after a mass shooting for reasons both political and ...

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Homocon Site Again Fingers Innocent Man As Terrorist

The Washington Post reports: Geary Danley was not the gunman in Las Vegas who killed at least 50 people late Sunday. But for hours on the far-right Internet, would-be sleuths scoured Danley’s Facebook likes, family photographs and marital history to try to “prove” that he was. The right-wing news site Gateway Pundit also picked up these rumors as fact in ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Speaks On Las Vegas Terror Attack

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump will address the deadly shooting in Las Vegas this morning, the White House said. President Trump will speak to the nation at 10:30 a.m. Meanwhile, the Department of Homeland Security said it is monitoring the situation. “At this time, we have no information to indicate a specific credible threat involving other public venues ...

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