Vegas Shooter's Hotel Room Filled with High Capacity Weapons
Stephen Paddock, responsible for the mass shooting in Las Vegas, reportedly had 23 guns inside his 32nd floor hotel room at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino police. Not only was there a smorgasbord of weapons but police also found high fully loaded capacity magazines and weapons that were capable of piercing armor and a cache of extra ammunition. Police later located another 19 weapons at the gunman's house during a search.
Stephen Paddock's room has so many guns and ammo that he could have killed many more people had it not been for the quick response of law enforcement making their way to Paddock's room where he was found to have allegedly committed suicide. Paddock reportedly took his own life just as a SWAT team was using explosives to remove his door and make entry.
A search of one of Paddock's known locations turned up a substance called Tannerite, which is the brand name of a target system that causes explosions when struck by high velocity bullets, and commonly used at shooting ranges.
Multiple gun stores have confirmed that they sold weapons to Paddock, but under proper local, state and federal regulations. Background checks were made, and passed.
One such gun shop owner in Mesquite, NV, where the shooter lived, said that he sold weapons to Paddock but would not specify what types or how many.
The owner did mention that Paddock seemed like a normal every day type of guy and saw nothing in his demeanor or lack of a criminal record to suggest he would be a criminal threat to anyone. He noted that he is in direct contact with authorities, most notably the ATF, and is fully cooperating in the investigation.
An expert who previously worked for the Department of Homeland security, based off of the witness videos with sound, said that what he heard sound like fully automatic gunfire. He noted has fast the bullets were being shot and said that would be difficult to do with traditional semi-automatic weapons. The expert also said that while it is legal to own semi-automatic weapons, it is quite easy to convert them, even with little knowledge on weapon modification.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives (ATF) released a statement saying that they are leading an investigation in search of the origins of all of the discovered firearms that were found at both the crime scene and Paddock's house in Nevada.
The deadly rampage by Stephen Paddock is the deadliest shooting in modern American history.
Police also noted that Paddock had a camera set up in his room, presumedly to record the terrible event and last seconds of his and so many other's lives.