Monday, October 2, 2017

The Vegas Massacre

If by some weird aversion to news you have not heard a gunman armed with an automatic rifle (or more than 1) attacked a country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada this morning, killing at least 58 people and wounding some 200 from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino. The gunman has been identified as Stephen Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nevada, and it is reported that he killed himself as police closed in. His Asian companion, Marilou Danley, was questioned, but is not thought to be involved. ISIS has claimed responsibility (why not?), but the FBI denies any link. It is important to stress that this early in the investigation, not much is known, and the likelihood of bad information being disseminated is high.
Police in Las Vegas have identified 64-year-old Stephen Paddock as the perpetrator of what the Associated Press is calling the deadliest mass shooting in American history. Police say Paddock, from Mesquite, Nev., opened fire on the crowd at a country music festival:
A gunman perched high on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas Strip casino unleashed a shower of bullets down on an outdoor country music festival below, killing at least 50 people and wounding more than 200 as tens of thousands of frantic concert-goers screamed and ran for their lives, officials said Monday. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
Country music star Jason Aldean was performing Sunday night at the end of the three-day Route 91 Harvest Festival when the gunman opened fire across the street from inside the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino. SWAT teams quickly descended on the concert and the casino, and officers used explosives to get into the hotel room where the suspect was inside, authorities said. The gunman died at the scene and was identified by Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo as Stephen Paddock, 64. A motive was not immediately known. . . .
In addition to Paddock, police said they located a woman who may have been his roommate — Marilou Danley, 62. Lombardo said they believe this was a “lone wolf” attack.
Until we have definite information about Paddock’s motive, it is futile to speculate, but why target a country music festival? Recall that when the Pulse nightclub shooting happened in Orlando, many people rushed to claim that “homophobia” was the motive, before it was discovered that the gunman was a Muslim inspired by ISIS. If a shooting at a gay nightclub is immediately presumed to be inspired by homophobia, what should we presume about a shooting at a Jason Aldean concert?

Not that I’m presuming anything, you understand, but I’m just reminding you of how liberals jump to conclusions about such things.
EBL has a round up.

Dem rep says he won't participate in moment of silence for Las Vegas victims

VILE: Teacher prays ‘only Trumptards died’ in Las Vegas shooting and OTHER horrible tweets.

CBS Legal Exec: No Sympathy For Vegas ‘Because Country Music Fans Often Are Republican’
A top legal executive at CBS, Hayley Geftman-Gold, said she “is not even sympathetic” for the victims of the shooting at a country music festival at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Sunday night.

“If they wouldn’t do anything when children were murdered I have no hope that Repugs will ever do the right thing,” wrote Geftman-Gold on Facebook, perhaps referring to Sandy Hook. “I’m actually not even sympathetic bc country music fans often are Republican gun toters.”
Remember, they hate you and want you to die. Act accordingly.

UPDATE: Fired, for giving us that glimpse of what many of them are thinking.

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