Las Vegas Massacre Prompts Further Look Into Nevada's Gun Laws

Marsha Scott
October 6, 2017

On Wednesday, Trump was set to visit Las Vegas to meet public officials, first responders and some of the 527 people injured in the attack.

This undated and unlocated low resolution image widely circulating on social networks and USA media identifies Stephen Paddock, the gunman who killed 58 people and injured over 500 during an open air concert on Oct 1, 2017 in Las Vegas. Law enforcement also uncovered 19 guns at his residence in Mesquite, Nevada, and five additional weapons near Reno.

Paddock was found dead by officers in a hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Casino.

Lombardo said that Paddock had enough ammunition to keep firing, and only a few of his weapons had jammed. I still don't know what to say but wanted to let everyone know that me and my crew are safe.

She added Danley was likely "even (more) shocked than us" by his actions.

Investigators say that the shooting rampage was meticulously planned and included specially modified weapons.

She was reportedly met by federal agents at the airport after traveling back from the Philippines.

After Sunday night's attack, authorities in the United States, the Philippines and Australia joined efforts to search for Danley, hoping she might shed some light on the motive behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history.

NBC News reported that Paddock wired $100,000 to the Philippines last week, but NPR has not independently verified that report.

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Employees at two Las Vegas hotels temporarily were using handheld metal detectors to examine bags in response to a man who had opened fire on an outdoor concert from a suite in a different hotel Sunday.

When Paddock began his deadly attack, Danley, 62, was already out of the United States.

Marilou Danley, the girlfriend of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, said she did not know what he was planning.

The carnage inflicted by the gunman, whom authorities have identified as Stephen Paddock, was "obviously premeditated", Lombardo said at news conference Tuesday afternoon.

She arrived in Manila on Sept. 15, flew to Hong Kong on Sept. 22, returned to Manila on Sept. 25 and was there until she flew to Los Angeles on Tuesday night, according to a Philippine immigration official. "He loved her. He doted on her", Eric Paddock, Paddock's brother, told The Washington Post.

Asked about gun laws, the president said "we'll be talking about gun laws as time goes by".

Paddock wasn't able to move into the room until Saturday, said the person, who was not authorized to speak publicly and disclosed the information to the AP on condition of anonymity.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Special Agent in Charge Jill Schneider said Paddock had a combination of rifles, shotguns and pistols in the three locations. She was originally labeled a "person of interest".

Lombardo called that "troublesome", saying it was likely that somebody noticed something suspicious about Paddock's behavior at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino but didn't say anything.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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