FBI says no terror ties in Las Vegas shooting despite ISIS claim; at least 59 dead, 527 wounded

by Sally Persons
October 3, 2017

A gunman using rapid-fire weapons from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel rained down bullets on an outdoor country music festival, killing at least 59 people and injuring more than 500 before taking his own life in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, officials said Monday.

The sustained hail of bullets from the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino into a crowd of 22,000 people erupted late Sunday night, causing panic as the concert venue was turned into a killing ground. At least 527 people were injured, many by gunfire and others who were trampled while trying to flee as police scrambled to locate the shooter.

Police on Monday identified the gunman as Stephen Craig Paddock, 64, who lived in a retirement community in Mesquite, Nevada. Authorities believe he acted alone, and they did not know his motive.

Federal officials said there was no evidence of a connection to extremist groups, although the Islamic State claimed credit for the attack.

25 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • I Seigel says:

    If ISIS could claim they control the weather and were responsible for the hurricanes, they would. They’re desperate for media attention and legitimacy, both of which are declining rapidly.

  • Pete Bundy says:

    Now the FBI can get back to really uncovering Trumps ties to Russia.

  • Cherie Lynn Davis says:

    Well, here we go again!! Progressive, liberal Democrats will jump at anything like this to try to take guns away from law abiding Americans who have no intention of committing a heinous crime such as was perpetrated in Las Vegas against innocents! They just can’t help themselves. I believe it was Raum Emanual who said they should never let a good crisis go to waste and they sure aren’t going to let this pass by without trying to use it to impose gun control on everyone. It is a shameful display of Liberal intolerance for the Second Amendment. As if the fact that 59 people have died so far and more than 500 injured isn’t bad enough, Progressives are once again using a terrible situation for political gain! Shame, shame, shame!!

    1. I Seigel says:

      And what do law abiding Americans need with automatic weapons? The NRA promoted the Second Amendment as the right to carry arms for hunting and self-protection.

      If hundreds of people in the audience had been carrying guns, what do you think would have happened?

      1. Cherie Lynn Davis says:

        Automatic weapons have been restricted in the U.S. since the 1930’s. This guy knew how to convert his rifle into an automatic weapon with tools that most gun enthusiasts are aware of. I have no idea what would have happened if the audience had been carrying guns. Why don’t you give me your opinion on that one?

        1. I Seigel says:

          How about legalizing silencers, like Congress is considering right now. What would have happened if the Las Vegas shooter had been using silencers? Do you have an opinion on that??

          1. Cherie Lynn Davis says:

            No, I do not and any answer I would give you would be a hypothetical. I would like to hear your opinion on silencers also. And, you haven’t given your opinion in regards to my question in my original post.

          2. I Seigel says:

            If the shooter had had a legal silencer, think of all the people he COULD have killed. No one would have known anything was going on. No one would have run away. So my opinion is that legalizing silencers is a stupid idea, promoted by Donald Trump Jr and lobbied for with monies given to the Trump campaign and the Trump inauguration. The last part of that sentence isn’t my opinion. Those are facts that even Donald Trump Jr have confirmed.

            Regarding guns in the crowd – the country music star that was on stage at the time the shooting started said that several people in his band and crew have concealed carry permits, and had guns on their tour bus. He said that if his people had been carrying weapons at the time, the cops could have assumed they were bad guys and shot them. Ditto with guns in the crowd. People could have been shooting everywhere and everything – and the cops would have been faced with total chaos. So my opinion is that having people in the audience carrying guns would have been a terrible idea, and they could not have been used for self-defense in a situation like that.

            Now, since it was actually YOU that dodged MY original question, tell me, ma’am, what is YOUR opinion?

          3. Cherie Lynn Davis says:

            My opinion, given your hypothetical scenario, would be to agree with you under those circumstances. However, not all gun owners have concealed carry permits and those who do are fully aware of the responsibility that is placed upon them when they do.
            I would think their response to a situation like this would be to identify their target before randomly shooting into a crowd. In any case, given similar circumstances and as sad as it may be, someone is probably going to die. However, I do not believe the carnage would be anywhere near that of the Las Vegas massacre.

  • Tiger says:

    How do you know? The man a blank sheet of paper, in fact a blank sheet of paper has more to define it than this man. I mean, OK I will play:

    No political affiliation.
    Not on any voting registers.
    Never voted.
    Not religious.
    Not into any organizations.

    What was his motive?

    ” A federal law enforcement official earlier said there were at least 20
    rifles in the suite, along with hundreds of rounds of ammunition,
    including two rifles outfitted with scopes and set up on tripods in
    front of two big windows. Another official said that among the weapons
    were AR-15-style assault rifles. Both officials spoke on the condition
    of anonymity because they were not authorized to divulge details of the

    “Sheriff Lombardo said that Mr. Paddock brought at least 10 suitcases into his hotel room over a period of time.”

    “Sheriff Lombardo said that Mr. Paddock fired through his hotel room door at security guards, striking one in the leg. The guard is still alive, he
    said. SWAT officers went in after the guard was shot.”

    “In addition to the weapons at the hotel, the sheriff said the police
    retrieved 19 firearms, as well as explosives, several thousand rounds of
    ammunition and “electronic devices” from Mr. Paddock’s home in
    Mesquite, Nev.”

    Let us not forget the bomb making substances in his car. Wow sure looks just like the stuff found in Terrorists homes from past attacks. The man a millionaire, a Realtor, a gambler, owned more than one home, owned two planes and a pilot’s license has an X wife and a female friend, one out of the country, wow isn’t hat nice, he uses her ID and credit cards, all so well planned and orchestrated like greased lightening but nobody knows why cause the guy never talked to anybody, right?


  • carpkiller says:

    Yea, the fbi knows,nothing about anything except lying to us.

  • astrojohn says:

    How often have we heard this same story – no terror ties doesn’t pass the smell test…

  • goldie says:

    No terror ties to isis, that is. What about to antifa? What about to soros? You better put your specs on and dig a little deeper, fbi. I’ll capitalize those letters again once you earn back the respect you lost during the scandals of the prior administration. You must have “Russian collusion” on your collective mind.

  • Christopher Riddle says:

    The FBI has determined(in less than 24-hours)that this guy had No “Terror”ties.How long have they been trying to find”Collusion”between The Russkies and The Trump Campaign?????

    1. Bob says:

      You have to remember too that they went through tens of thousands of Hillary’s emails in just 2-3 days and were able to determine that there was nothing there. They get results amazingly fast when the initial investigation proves their preconceived thoughts on the matter. Not so fast when it doesn’t find the answer they want.

      1. Christopher Riddle says:

        In other words,they get Exactly what they want??

  • steve whitlow says:

    A little early to make this statement don’t you all think !!!!! Haven’t we heard this all over again…. Here’s what I say if Chris Wray ( FBI ) is proven wrong he is not in control of another Dept. Head.. We are still in controlby all the HOLDOVERS still in our Gov’t.. If it comes down to this, what’s Pres. Trump’s favorite words ==== FIRE THE SOB’S, which I blame Pres. Trump for not having done a complete HOLDOVER CLEAN-OUT, JUST LIKE WHEN YOU COMPLETELY ” DRAIN THE SWAMP “….. DO IT PRES. TRUMP NOW, NOT JUST A DRIP AT A TIME….. Thanks, SCW a Vietnam Era Vet. 1965-1971………

    1. irene says:

      you are so right , Trump should have cleaned house on his first day in office .

  • elmcqueen3 says:

    Hmmm…Some folks tend to believe he had been radicalized…thus it can be understood that he acted as a lone gun man although he may have accepted the Muslim doctrine with the killing of “unbelievers”….I wouldn’t put any faith in any thing the FBI would tell us…It’s not in their deck of cards…Further more: “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American Public believes is false”…William Casey, Director CIA 1981-1987.

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  • Douglas B Briggman says:

    I’m with you from what we know about honesty in the FBI I would be inclined to believe the opposite of what they said

  • Fidel castro says:

    Just another pissed off democrat that was gonna get even for trumps election. Thats my take away from this. Just like the guy who shot the republican senators. No isis ties, just a democrat!

    1. goldie says:

      After listening to clinton, the msm, hollywood, etc… these last months, many “just democrats” are worked up to a fever pitch against Americans who support God and country. They produced this and the Steve Scalice shooting. These lies about Russian collusion need to stop. What do they think will happen when they get on tv and rasp out ” Resist! Take to the streets and protest.” This was all done to divide America and hopefully bring the mentally unstable to acts of violence against their fellow men. The first 3 names I listed, along with soros, who funds it all, are the real terror group here.

  • tom cook says:

    Sure. And you know I believe the FBI.

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