The shooting in Las Vegas last night is the deadliest mass shooting in modern American times. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families.
While the news (hopefully not fake news) is reporting what they have learned, many others are pointing out a number of things that don’t seem to add up. Here’s the list of concerns about what is being reported:
Reports of a Warning Beforehand
The Route 91 Harvest Festival had a lengthy program full of popular singers. Jason Aldean happened to be the last one scheduled, on the last day of the festival, starting promptly at 9:40. But, the sequence of events began before that according to witnesses. Vibe.com reports that one woman, described as “Hispanic,” began harassing another woman in line for the concert. The woman announced that, “everyone is going to die.” The unidentified woman was allegedly escorted out by police, 45 minutes before the shooting began.
Most Americans know you can’t say certain trigger words that could risk a mass exodus in a public venue without being escorted out by authorities and even prosecuted. Someone actually claims that everyone there is going to die tonight, and no one did anything with that information? That’s pretty hard to believe in today’s world. But…
Reports of a Single Shooter
At 10:08, well into Aldean’s performance, the shooting began with sounds of rapid gunfire — the kind of sounds that only come from an automatic weapon. While we don’t know for sure, multiple videos recorded what sounded like TWO distinct automatic rifles in TWO different calibers were firing at the same time. Add to that, the hotel room had TWO different windows broken out, allegedly with TWO different weapons, each reportedly set-up on a tripod at two different windows. Did we hear an echo or Two gunmen?
In the graphic video below, one witness is unaware of the shooter and believes the sound is fireworks, while thousands of others try to flee the scene. Note the stage lights pointed at the audience, rather than the singer.
Gunman is Found Dead With 20 Guns
At 10:13, the alleged shooter, 64 year old Stephen Paddock, an accountant from Mesquite, Nevada, is found dead by SWAT, in his hotel room. There is said to be a bag of at least 20 “rifles” in the hotel room with him. A shooter might bring 2, maybe 3 guns and multiple loaded magazines to an extended battle, but 20? That doesn’t add up. Hopefully it will make more sense as additional facts are revealed by authorities.
Multiple Videos in the Direction of the Alleged Shooter, But no Muzzle Flash?
Even with flash suppressors, guns being fired still leave quite a visible flash. With all that mirrored glass, it seems odd that none of the videos captured any muzzle flashes after several minutes of machine gun fire from the alleged location.
A Wealthy Gunman With No Criminal or Military History?
Stephen Paddock was a reportedly wealthy 64 year old accountant with no military background, living in a retirement community. His criminal history so far has been revealed as precisely one “citation”. Not exactly the face of a natural born killer, though he has been labeled as a “lone wolf.” Do you find it hard to believe a 64 year old man, who reportedly held millions of dollars in real estate, carried 20 rifles (according to the New York Times) to his hotel room and then ran between two windows for five minutes, alternating between the two automatic rifles set up on tripods?
Were there multiple gunmen? Some are already speculating that this could have been some kind of a setup. As of right now, there is too much evidence and information missing to know anything for certain. We’re being told the alleged solo shooter was a wealthy poker-loving accountant of retirement age, living in a retirement community with numerous automatic rifles. Then with no known motive he decided to unleash hell on 20,000 concert-goers before killing himself. It doesn’t make sense yet.
Who Benefits From a Mass Shooting?
Hopefully nobody benefits, but the anti-gun crowd is going nuts, ready to strip every American of their Second Amendment rights. On the other hand, if this were a Hollywood movie, the plot might include an elaborate conspiracy set-up just to sell a few billion dollars in airport-style X-Ray scanners to every major hotel and venue in America. Is it just too sick to think that way or plausible?
At the moment, this appears to be one of those horrible tragic situations where full truth may never be known, but the damage is done. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families who’s lives will never be the same.