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overnight news?!......mass shooting @ outdoor concert in Las Vegas.....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 02, 2017 05:21AM
......early this morning.....at concert in Las Vegas........20 killed, 100 injured.....


....gunman identified as Stephen Paddock [ shot dead by police ]....searching for companion.....he shot from 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay hotel.....



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Re: overnight news?!......mass shooting in Las Vegas.....
Posted by: Onamuji
Date: October 02, 2017 06:32AM
At least 50 killed.

Automatic gunfire at an open-air music festival. They killed the gunman.

The gunman has been identified. They are seeking his female companion.

Parts of the city are on lockdown. Several casinos are closed. They evacuated the Mandalay Bay. There's limited access to the airport.

[www.nytimes.com]



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Re: overnight news?!......mass shooting in Las Vegas.....
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: October 02, 2017 06:38AM
I feel like throwing up
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Re: overnight news?!......mass shooting in Las Vegas.....
Posted by: Pam
Date: October 02, 2017 06:50AM
Horrible news to wake up to.
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Re: overnight news?!......mass shooting @ outdoor concert in Las Vegas.....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 02, 2017 07:07AM
.....more than 50 dead, 200 plus injured....



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Re: overnight news?!......mass shooting @ outdoor concert in Las Vegas.....
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: October 02, 2017 07:45AM
The woman has been located and released. She was not involved



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Re: overnight news?!......mass shooting @ outdoor concert in Las Vegas.....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 02, 2017 08:16AM
....upped to over 400 injured now......



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Re: overnight news?!......mass shooting @ outdoor concert in Las Vegas.....
Posted by: $tevie
Date: October 02, 2017 08:28AM
This is the portion of the day where everything reported earlier proves to be wrong.
Gunman shot himself. More people were wounded than first thought. Woman not involved.

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Re: overnight news?!......mass shooting @ outdoor concert in Las Vegas.....
Posted by: pdq
Date: October 02, 2017 08:35AM
A nutjob with an automatic rifle. And I say "nutjob" regardless of his politics or religion.

That said, I'm glad he doesn't seem to be an immigrant, a muslim, or a black nutjob, because if he had, we would never have heard the end of it from the usual bunch - you know, the ones that always complain about "the politicization of tragedy", as if these damn shootings were a natural disaster, instead of yet another nutjob with an arsenal.
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Re: overnight news?!......mass shooting @ outdoor concert in Las Vegas.....
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: October 02, 2017 09:34AM
I wake up this morning and wonder where my gun-totin' 2nd Amendment quotin' friends are on social media...telling us how guns are necessary to protect us from the bad guys.

SMH

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Re: overnight news?!......mass shooting @ outdoor concert in Las Vegas.....
Posted by: samintx
Date: October 02, 2017 09:56AM
Sad sad. I am not watching 45's response. I'll wait for your review.



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Re: overnight news?!......mass shooting @ outdoor concert in Las Vegas.....
Posted by: vision63
Date: October 02, 2017 10:21AM
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samintx
Sad sad. I am not watching 45's responce. I'll wait for your review.

I'll summarize:

Pure evil called it an act of pure evil.
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Re: overnight news?!......mass shooting @ outdoor concert in Las Vegas.....
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: October 02, 2017 10:22AM
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pdq
A nutjob with an automatic rifle. And I say "nutjob" regardless of his politics or religion.

Almost a dozen semi-automatic rifles. This was planned for a long time .. he'd been in the hotel for 4 days... chose the room specifically for his target. I expect, as they trace his movements, that they will discover he practiced shooting from that height, etc... An angry old man with a sniper fetish.... Ugh.

A tragedy and a horror. I hope that the victims will be celebrated, and this madman will end up in the trash heap of history, where he belongs. People 'getting famous' by being mass murderers should STOP.
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Re: overnight news?!......mass shooting @ outdoor concert in Las Vegas.....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 02, 2017 10:38AM
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vision63
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samintx
Sad sad. I am not watching 45's responce. I'll wait for your review.

I'll summarize:

Pure evil called it an act of pure evil.



.....does he ever have anything more than just generic generalized comments.....??


.....life is more than just 'pure evil'....can he customize a real, thought out response for once.....???



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Re: overnight news?!......mass shooting @ outdoor concert in Las Vegas.....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 02, 2017 10:44AM
....58 dead....



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Re: overnight news?!......mass shooting @ outdoor concert in Las Vegas.....
Posted by: vision63
Date: October 02, 2017 10:44AM
It's so hard to wrap my mind around the why's.
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Re: overnight news?!......mass shooting @ outdoor concert in Las Vegas.....
Posted by: samintx
Date: October 02, 2017 10:48AM
Eloquent. One syllable words in his response. Maybe Melania can get him a Synonym/Antonym dictionary for Christmas to expand his vocabulary.

Many hotels overseas I have been in you have to screen anything you carry into the hotel. That is probably what eventually we will have to do.



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Re: overnight news?!......mass shooting @ outdoor concert in Las Vegas.....
Posted by: pdq
Date: October 02, 2017 10:56AM
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pdq
That said, I'm glad he doesn't seem to be an immigrant, a muslim, or a black nutjob, because if he had, we would never have heard the end of it from the usual bunch - you know, the ones that always complain about "the politicization of tragedy", as if these damn shootings were a natural disaster, instead of yet another nutjob with an arsenal.

Well, they didn't make the shooter an immigrant, or black, or muslim, but the right-wing crazies (including Gateway Pundit) decided:

"Las Vegas Shooter Reportedly a Democrat Who Liked Rachel Maddow, MoveOn.org and Associated with anti-Trump Army.”

Just one problem (among many, I guess) -they named the wrong guy as a mass murderer.

Nice.
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Re: overnight news?!......mass shooting @ outdoor concert in Las Vegas.....
Posted by: Manlove
Date: October 02, 2017 11:04AM
Trump reading his condolences (in short words so he can pronounce them) to millions of gun-toting Americans, who are just about able to understand them, is farcical.

It's a foul and demented joke you play upon each other.
Learn, America.
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Re: overnight news?!......mass shooting @ outdoor concert in Las Vegas.....
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: October 02, 2017 11:46AM
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Markintosh
I wake up this morning and wonder where my gun-totin' 2nd Amendment quotin' friends are on social media...telling us how guns are necessary to protect us from the bad guys.

SMH

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No, no, no. The narrative when you can't defend something that's indefensible is MENTAL HEALTH. m
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Re: overnight news?!......mass shooting @ outdoor concert in Las Vegas.....
Posted by: Ammo
Date: October 02, 2017 11:56AM
I am so tired of this crap. There's blood on the hands of every person who has resisted common sense controls on firearms using the fallacious "slippery slope" argument that any restrictions on firearms is a ploy to ban all firearms.

The REAL slippery slope is the slow but steady increase of mass shootings in terms of both frequency and number of victims.



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Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. —Wendy Mass
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Re: overnight news?!......mass shooting @ outdoor concert in Las Vegas.....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 02, 2017 11:58AM
......it seems to be so easy for people to get access to the guns that are used in these......



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Re: overnight news?!......mass shooting @ outdoor concert in Las Vegas.....
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: October 02, 2017 12:30PM
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NewtonMP2100
......it seems to be so easy for people to get access to the guns that are used in these......

"Nevada has some of the most permissive gun laws in the United States. It does not require firearm owners to obtain licenses or register their guns."
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Re: overnight news?!......mass shooting @ outdoor concert in Las Vegas.....
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: October 02, 2017 12:35PM
Ten rifles? It's not like he had a safe minimum of 20-30!

NRA stands for Not Responsible At-All.

"Ever since the deer started to deploy boobie-trapped IED's and body armor, there has been a call for a more robust response."



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Re: overnight news?!......mass shooting @ outdoor concert in Las Vegas.....
Posted by: pdq
Date: October 02, 2017 01:41PM
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Steve G.
NRA stands for Not Responsible At-All.

Quite. At this point, it's as if the NRA littered America with land mines. Every day, one goes off and kills a person or two; occasionally, one goes off and kills many more. There's no safe place any more, and there's soooo many scattered around that trying to reverse the process will take years and years.
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Re: overnight news?!......mass shooting @ outdoor concert in Las Vegas.....
Posted by: pdq
Date: October 02, 2017 02:11PM
A page from The Onion that has appeared waaaay too many times (scroll down when you get there).
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Re: overnight news?!......mass shooting @ outdoor concert in Las Vegas.....
Posted by: bfd
Date: October 02, 2017 02:31PM
It's just a sad day. The number of times this happens and must be "talked through" has just become mind -numbing.
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Re: overnight news?!......mass shooting @ outdoor concert in Las Vegas.....
Posted by: pdq
Date: October 02, 2017 02:35PM
Fake news from the Gateway Pundit (archived - original since taken down, since it slandered a man totally unrelated to the shooter as being the shooter...)
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Re: overnight news?!......mass shooting @ outdoor concert in Las Vegas.....
Posted by: Acer
Date: October 02, 2017 02:53PM
People, now is not the time discuss gun control.

The time to discuss gun control is only after no acts of gun violence have occurred in the country for at least 60 minutes.
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Re: overnight news?!......mass shooting @ outdoor concert in Las Vegas.....
Posted by: pdq
Date: October 02, 2017 02:58PM
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Acer
People, now is not the time discuss gun control.

That's what Huckabee-Sanders says:

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“Has this particular massacre made the President think anything more about pursuing tighter gun laws such as background checks to prevent a massacre like this from happening again?” Reuters’ Jeff Mason asked Sanders at a press briefing Monday.

Sanders said that “there’s a time and place for a political debate, but...it would be premature for us to discuss policy when we don’t fully know all of the facts or what took place last night.”

...Later, NBC News’ Hallie Jackson reminded Sanders that when Omar Mateen killed 49 people in a gay nightclub in Orlando in 2016, Trump advocated the very next day for his proposed ban on all Muslims entering the United States.

...but that was different, somehow. RollingEyesSmiley5
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Re: overnight news?!......mass shooting @ outdoor concert in Las Vegas.....
Posted by: Acer
Date: October 02, 2017 03:03PM
Perhaps Huckabee-Sanders can tell us how many massacres is a sufficiently large data set.
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Re: overnight news?!......mass shooting @ outdoor concert in Las Vegas.....
Posted by: pdq
Date: October 02, 2017 03:06PM
Gun nut present at Vegas shooting; sad he didn't get to use any of his gun collection.



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Approximately an hour [after the shooting], the web celebrity posted another clip offering further details into what he saw at the Route 91 Festival.

"So I had to go grab a gun," he says. "I'm f---ing headed back. It's f---ing so crazy - some kind of mass shooting...Stupid ass me didn't bring a gun."

Yeah - he could have returned fire at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and spread the casualties around some more.

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...the gun-loving Bilzerian enjoys sharing images of his vast assortment of assault rifles and handguns.

In the last two Instagram Story videos Bilzerian posted after Sunday's mass shooting at the outdoor concert, he announced he was going back to his home rather than return to the scene armed.

Said Bilzerian, "I don't think there's much I can do."

For this one, no. I can think of all sorts of things you could do to help prevent the next one, though.
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Re: overnight news?!......mass shooting @ outdoor concert in Las Vegas.....
Posted by: Acer
Date: October 02, 2017 03:21PM
‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens

ROSEBURG, OR—In the hours following a violent rampage in southwestern Oregon in which a lone attacker killed nine individuals and seriously injured seven others, citizens living in the only country where this kind of mass killing routinely occurs reportedly concluded Thursday that there was no way to prevent the massacre from taking place. “This was a terrible tragedy, but sometimes these things just happen and there’s nothing anyone can do to stop them,” said Ohio resident Lindsay Bennett, echoing sentiments expressed by tens of millions of individuals who reside in a nation where over half of the world’s deadliest mass shootings have occurred in the past 50 years and whose citizens are 20 times more likely to die of gun violence than those of other developed nations. “It’s a shame, but what can we do? There really wasn’t anything that was going to keep this guy from snapping and killing a lot of people if that’s what he really wanted.” At press time, residents of the only economically advanced nation in the world where roughly two mass shootings have occurred every month for the past six years were referring to themselves and their situation as “helpless.”

www.theonion.com/article/no-way-prevent-says-only-nation-where-regularly-ha-51444
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Re: overnight news?!......mass shooting @ outdoor concert in Las Vegas.....
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: October 02, 2017 06:08PM
18 firearms, explosives and thousands of ammunition rounds found
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