Should bump stocks be illegal?

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Investigators are looking into whether gunman Stephen Paddock scoped out bigger music festivals in Las Vegas and Chicago — and perhaps Boston’s Fenway Park — before setting up his perch in a casino hotel and raining deadly fire on country music fans.
Paddock booked rooms overlooking the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago in August and the Life Is Beautiful show near the Vegas Strip in late September, according to authorities reconstructing his movements before he undertook the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
It was not clear if he contemplated massacres at those sites.
Investigators looking into Paddock also came across mention of Fenway Park, Boston police Lt. Detective Mike McCarthy said, though he provided no further details.
The details came to light as investigators struggled to figure out why the high-stakes gambler opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 Sunday night from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel casino in Las Vegas. He killed 58 people and injured nearly 500 before taking his own life.
A federal official said authorities are looking into the possibility Paddock planned additional attacks, including a car bombing. The official wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
Authorities previously disclosed Paddock had 1,600 rounds of ammunition in his car, along with fertilizer that can be used to make explosives and 50 pounds of Tannerite, a substance used in explosive rifle targets.
In the meantime, Las Vegas police announced Thursday that they had found a Hyundai Tucson they had been searching for as part of the probe while executing a search warrant at the home in Reno that Paddock shared with his girlfriend, Marilou Danley. It wasn’t immediately clear if the car was found on Thursday or earlier in the week when police searched the home and found several guns and ammunition.
Paddock had an arsenal of 23 weapons in his hotel room. A dozen of them included “bump stocks,” attachments that can effectively convert semi-automatic rifles into fully automated weapons.
In a rare concession on gun control, the National Rifle Association announced its support Thursday for regulating the devices.
Danley told FBI agents Wednesday she had not noticed any changes in his mental state or indications he could become violent, the federal official said.
Paddock sent Danley on a trip to her native Philippines before the attack, and she was unaware of his plans and devastated when she learned of the carnage while overseas, she said in a statement.
Investigators combing through his background for clues remain stumped as to his motive.
The profile developed so far is of a “disturbed and dangerous” man who acquired an arsenal over decades, Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said. But investigators have been frustrated to find that he lived a “secret life,” Lombardo said, “much of which will never be fully understood.”


5 thoughts on “Should bump stocks be illegal?”

  1. Once they take all our gadgets away from law abiding citizens. Tyranny is not far behind, my unenlightened SHEEPLES. You see, Sheep can't see Tyranny, Feel tyranny, Hear Tyranny. Their immune to its Meer idea, Let alone its covert presence. Our Founding fathers are quoted warning us that if you let the Government get too much firepower/Too Big, Under the disguise of fighting a foreign enemy to keep us safe, so they can aquire massive firepower under the justification of fighting wars, then that will allow our own government to grow, unchecked. Look around my friends, Its so Captain Obvious that our government has achieved Far superior power than its own citizenry and that is not what they intended. The founders are quoted specifically about the Citizens having Equal firepower to keep our government in check. I mean specifically equal firepower. Its in their quotes that, We the people have to viligantly keep our government in check, and to not let it grow to superior Power over the Citizens, On the excuse the gov. needing to get powerful on its own to fight foreign Enemies. The sheep cannot see this, nor do most even care to look beyond their phones, and their multiple outlets of gadets and entertainment to even know how we are are being strummed like a banjo right into potential tyranny. I dont think our Sheep even know the evil historical world leaders that have existed, or how they came to power. Our founders are quoted many times on there observations of past tyrannical dictators and leaders. This is why they took such care to not want government too big, and powerful, and write a well thought out constitution ect. Our founders are quoted on the importance of each generation being specifically well educated on the constitution and our rights, and have been quoted on the importance of making all elementary schools teach, recite, sing songs, specifically on these rights. They are quoted. Talking about how if one day our future generations of CHILDREN, are not well educated on our constitution, then it will slowly be shredded through their own ignorance, on equal firepower to keep the government in check. They are quoted on the word GUARD WITH VIGILANCE. THEY were so afraid of this happening to future generations that they specifically came to a conclusion on how important is was to be educated on this matter. Were not talking about a Doctrine in a certain field of study, That makes one think that their well educated. There are many Sheep that are well educated, But still lack the clear understanding of what our country was founded on. This ignorance doesn't come overnight, but through generations of slowly and shamefully allowing your Schools to not hold Christian values as the founders intended, By slowly allowing your Schools to NOT REQUIRE the reciting of our constitution until it engraved in our hearts, By the media of the times, slowly trying to persuade its citizens to sympathize with their emotions, and erode their rights, right in front of thier eyes by, So called, Popular opinion/majority rules on emotions. By the slow but surely, Slide from being well informed, Enlightened Children that turn into Patriotic vigilant adults guarding their rights, To a nation of Ignorant, Unenlightened Sheep. Some are even worse, In that they dont even care. Im stuck in this nation with these same sheep and because, Popular opinion seems to rule, (as opposed to the constitution and its true interpretation). Most have let the media misinform themselves, By opinions on emotional issues, Becsuse its easy for people in the media to swindle your rights away if first, You stop teaching our children to be enlightened on the constitution and its true meaning to LIVE IT, THINK IT, BREATHE IT, EMBRACE IT, AND GURARD IT WITH VIGILANCE. AND then secondly to have a media mislead you based in popular opinion, or majority rules attitude, That's mainly based on Your emotions at the time. Instead of already knowing your constitution from an early age, So as not to be Swindled out of your own rights, BY YOUR CURRENT EMOTIONS. There should never be one person that could debate our rights away in any way if they were taught our rights, memorized them and continued to value them. Because if you were also taught the founders INTENT OF THOSE SPECIFIC RIGHTS, AND EVEN, how they Warned us of how emotions, or Popular opinion should never overrule our constitution, we could never be persuaded from media on emotional issues out of our rights. Because a bell would go off in our heads, reminding us that our founders Warned me of this specifically happening. And you would say NO. BUT AS OUR FOUNDERS HAVE WARNED, THAT THROUGH OUR GENERATIONS IF THE CITIZENS BECOME IGNORANT. And here we are now, With everyone seeming like they know it all, when in reality, The only thing they truly know is what time their favorite show is on, what the stats are of their favorite sports figures ect.. My 10 year old niece is more knowledgeable in our constitution Than MOST ADULTS with Degrees, Because i value our founding fathers advice to educate our Children so that they are well informed . What a shame. I pray for america to get enlightened on our rights, The history of rights, And our founders intent. God Bless America. Boy do we need it.. Because most have been duped by our media with emotional, popular opinion, instead of true Patriotic Vigilance. Even our 2nd amendment is well misunderstood. Equal firepower or close to it, was the true intent. If you infringe in any way, its treason. If you think for one second that our government should own auto weapons and not the citizenry, your not only just plain out wrong, but are well uneducated and have let our Children be slowly turned into shameful ignorance that are founders are QUOTED SAYING, WOULD HAPPEN, IF WE LET THEM NOT TEACH OUR CHILDREN FROM AN EARLY AGE TO LIVE IT THINK IT, SING IT, BREATHE IT, EMBRACE IT. So when you sheeple potentially get all of the patriots locked into Fema Camps with you, Stay away from me because you'll all give me a headache. Because i told you so is an understatement of your ignorance. Lol…THEY SHOULD BANN ALL VOTES BASED ON EMOTIONS THAT ARE CONTRADICTORY OF OUR CONSTITUTION. AND FOR THAT MATTER, THEY SHOULD MAKE IT ILLEGAL TO BE A SHEEPLE. LOL… Yeah thats it, Ban Sheep not Guns. Lol… Quiz: Do you know which founding father said this quote and also which founders back his quote? Those that give up their Liberty to gain a little safety deserve NEITHER Liberty nor Safety.??? I could go on and on. But i already did.. Lol…

  2. They been talking bout gun control forever, nothing is going to change. More people will have to continued to be murdered before some one says enough is enough, unfortunately the tragedy that happened is still not enough…..

  3. It is time to mandate by law that event promoters provide proper effective security, with effective equipment to be present at the event. These large event promoters should be forced by law provide security over watch with capability to meet these terrorist attacks against patrons entering, attending, and leaving the event. Checking people at the door and confiscating cameras, food and drinks, and disarming people entering the event, does nothing to protect the patrons of the event. It only renders the patrons defenseless in a camera free, a gun free, and the most expensive drink price zone on earth, waiting to be attacked with no real defense against attack. This is NOT ADEQUATE OR APPROPRIATE SECURITY.
    There needs to be some new laws concerning certification and training of counter terrorist/sniper security personnel. New laws need to be enacted to require event promoters to provide effective and appropriate security personnel, in attendance, in over watch positions. There needs to be a legal remedy to hold event holders accountable, who do not provide appropriate defense of the patrons, who have been rendered defenseless; claiming that is security, while attending the event.

  4. All they are focused on is the active shooter, they'll run by people focusing on the shooter and someone from behind is going to shoot them in the back, then who saves them? One shooter to draw them in and other shooters to finish the responders off. That is what they call real simple thinking. Think one step ahead and your dead, think ten and you got a chance, maybe. Lol. Have a great day and enjoy life like theres no tomorrow.

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