Massacre in Las Vegas

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Massacre in Las Vegas

Post by Pyrrho » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:41 am

BBC now reporting 50 dead, 200 injured.

http://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-us-canada-41466148
The gunman, who fired from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel on the Las Vegas strip, was shot and killed by police.
Witnesses say hundreds of shots were fired and the sound of automatic gunfire was heard.
Police are trying to locate an Asian female named as Marilou Danely who they say was travelling with the gunman before the shooting.
Sheriff Joe Lombardo said it was a "lone wolf" style attack.
Police say reports of other incidents at different locations along the Las Vegas strip are false.
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Re: Massacre in Las Vegas

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:07 am

Fuck.
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Re: Massacre in Las Vegas

Post by WildCat » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:57 am

From the video it sounds like full auto.
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Re: Massacre in Las Vegas

Post by Grammatron » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:48 pm

Depressing

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Re: Massacre in Las Vegas

Post by ed » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:57 pm

Very. More depressing still will be the scripted responses.
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Re: Massacre in Las Vegas

Post by gnome » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:25 pm

I drove past that building several times when I was in Vegas last month. Yow.
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Re: Massacre in Las Vegas

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:30 pm

ed wrote:Very. More depressing still will be the scripted responses.
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Re: Massacre in Las Vegas

Post by Rob Lister » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:30 pm

Trump offered condolences and the twittersphere 'sploded.


I don't think they are done counting the dead, certainly more than 50. Injured is now up to 400 or so.

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Re: Massacre in Las Vegas

Post by Mentat » Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:11 pm

Rob Lister wrote:Trump offered condolences and the twittersphere 'sploded.


I don't think they are done counting the dead, certainly more than 50. Injured is now up to 400 or so.
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Re: Massacre in Las Vegas

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:11 pm

On a day like this I don't envy him his job.

This is the first major mass shooting of his presidency I think. Well, there have been others, but this one is really big. He'll probably have to give a speech later on. A tweet isn't enough for something like this.
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Re: Massacre in Las Vegas

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:37 pm

FWIW

ISIS claims responsibility for Las Vegas massacre
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Re: Massacre in Las Vegas

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:24 pm

CBS Legal Exec: No Sympathy For Vegas ‘Because Country Music Fans Often Are Republican’
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“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.”

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

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:29 pm

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Re: Massacre in Las Vegas

Post by Grammatron » Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:30 pm

This is why freedom of speech is so wonderful, cunts let themselves be known.

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Re: Massacre in Las Vegas

Post by ed » Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:28 pm

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Re: Massacre in Las Vegas

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:36 pm

Hillary doesn't know what a silencer is. :BigGrin3:
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Re: Massacre in Las Vegas

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:39 pm

Hey Hillary!

Would you have the same reaction if the guy's name was Muhammad? Or Jamal? :evil:

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Re: Massacre in Las Vegas

Post by gnome » Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:45 pm

Forget who's saying it and what her motivations might be, I'm interested in the point itself:

Would a silencer have obfuscated the shooter's position for long enough that he would have been able to shoot more people? I realize it still makes a hell of a lot of noise, but I also understood that it makes it harder to pinpoint. Learning opportunity for me, I think.
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