Terrorism

FLORIDA: Child Porn Raid Yields Cache Of Weapons, Bombs, Maps Of Schools, Threatening Note [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: A search of a Florida man’s home for child pornography this week yielded more than what authorities were expecting. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday it stumbled upon a disturbing array of weapons inside the Tampa Bay-area home of 24-year-old Randall Drake. Three homemade bombs and a homemade silencer, maps and aerial photos of local schools …

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FBI Still Baffled About Las Vegas Shooter: No Signs Of “Ideologies Or Connections To Any Groups” [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Authorities say the Las Vegas shooter had no visual abnormalities in his brain. Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters Friday that Stephen Paddock that an autopsy found nothing unusual during a visual inspection, but his brain was shipped to a facility to look for any minute problems. Authorities haven’t determined why Paddock opened fire on a concert …

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Orlando Honors Pulse Victims With Rainbow Crosswalk

The work finished on National Coming Out Day. CBS News reports: A crosswalk to honor the Pulse nightclub victims was completed early Wednesday by the city of Orlando. A petition on change.org for the installation of the sidewalk was signed by more than 2,000 people to pledge their support to honor the men and women who lost their lives at …

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Dutch Viral Video Ruthlessly Mocks The NRA

1.1 million views already. Vox reports: When the rest of the world looks at America’s gun problem, it’s often with bafflement. Sunday with Lubach, which is sort of like the Dutch version of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, looked at guns — specifically, the US’s love of firearms. And it’s very telling. “NRA is a constitutional disorder caused by …

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Frothy Mix On Las Vegas: Why Don’t Liberals Go After Video Games Instead Of People’s Guns? [VIDEO]

SQUIRREL: During a panel discussion on CNN’s State of the Union this morning, political commentator and former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum waded into the debate by taking aim at the entertainment industry. After finding consensus with liberals on the banning of bump stocks and modifying semi-automatic weapons to shoot like automatic ones, Santorum then said more attention should be …

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SNL Reacts To Las Vegas Massacre [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Country singer Jason Aldean opened Saturday Night Live following the Las Vegas Massacre that took place at his concert. “This week, we witnessed one of the worst tragedies in American history,” Aldean began. “Like everyone, I’m struggling to understand what happened that night and how to pick up the pieces and start to heal.” Aldean went on to …

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Las Vegas Gunman Hired Hooker Before Shooting

Another right wing conspiracy theory has been debunked. The New York Daily News reports: Investigators believe the Las Vegas mass shooter hired a prostitute in the days leading up to the massacre, says an official briefed by federal law enforcement. Paddock, who was reportedly seen with a mystery woman in his last days, is believed to have hired a prostitute, …

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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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