It did not take long after the news hit that there was a mass shooting in Las Vegas for the internet warriors to start shooting holes in the official police story. There are a lot of details that just aren’t adding up to a lone gunman snapping and just going out and hunting humans, even if the man has now been tagged as a rich pinko lefty, Trump hating Democrat. Here are just a few things that make the whole narrative a little unbelievable.
Demonstrated Premeditation Belies That Shooter “Snapped”
If the details of the sniper’s nest(s) released early on did nothing else, they screamed “premeditation.” Multiple weapons and a whole lot of ammunition carried to a room – or rooms, as it turns out – on the 32nd floor of a huge hotel that just happened to overlook an open-air concert venue, where sniper’s nests were against the windows, and we’re expected to believe this “ordinary guy” just “snapped.” In addition, reports are that hotel rooms in Las Vegas during the Country Music Festival were booked months in advance. To be able to get two corner rooms had to have been arranged well in the past unless this guy got amazingly lucky with two parties canceling.
Weapons Used Were Expensive Fully Automatics
“Gun control” in the United States has assured one thing about weapons in the hands of citizens: very few people have fully automatic rifles. Those manufactured after 1986 require extra steps in acquisition – including a more extensive background check – and are plain and simply, expensive, legal or not. All commenters with knowledge of military grade ordinances agree that the audio on the Las Vegas shooting video indicates fully automatic weapons. Which begs the question: how did this ordinary guy with no supposed military training know how to control them considering the recoil from firing several rounds in quick succession?
Shooter Was A High Stakes Gambler
Word late on Monday came that the shooter was a multi-millionaire from real estate investment, which might well explain how he could afford to go hunting in Alaska, own expensive homes, and two planes, as well as be able to take losses in the five-figure range at the casinos. This, though, would be a ding in any application he made for getting an automatic rifle. However, that information was a late development from the shooter’s brother who earlier in the day called him just an ordinary guy in an interview seen all over the internet.
Outdoor Event With Fencing Giving A “Penned” Effect
What makes this particular shooting peculiar in the pantheon of mass shootings and terrorist attacks is that the event chosen was an outdoor gathering with high fencing around the venue which essentially trapped the victims into a kill zone. The shooter was above and outside the venue. Anyone who has been to professional level sporting events and the like in the last so many years knows that everyone goes through magnetic security and has to empty pockets just like at the airports in order to enter. There, yes, the audience is captive in a pen, but there are never shootings, and most assuredly not from above. Again, this was the sort of planning that most people just wouldn’t consider.
One Gunman, But Two Nests In Separate Rooms
What no one has been able to explain adequately to a non-military mind is why a single gunman needed two sniper’s nests. Getting the weapons and ammunition up to the rooms could have happened inside rolling suitcases, golf club cases, or any number of other means. But two sniper’s nests? The idea, apparently, was to push the victims from one kill zone to another. People without some sort of military or terrorist training just don’t think that way.
As usual, in the first twenty-four hours of one of these events, there is a lot of confusion, and a lot of contradictory information coming out. There is most definitely room for doubt that Stephen Craig Paddock was a lone wolf who “snapped.” A more information surfaces, that, hopefully, will be fleshed out.