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originally posted by: CajunMetal
originally posted by: TruD4rkness
So I want to add a little bit of clarity to all the reports that he fired 200 rounds down the hallway at the security guard.
"Police said Paddock managed to fire off over 200 rounds as the security guard approached the suspect's room alone."
Nowhere does it say that Paddock was firing at the officer, it says he managed to fire off 200 more rounds as the officer approached.
How long and how many clips would he need to replace to accomplish that?
Seems like it'd take up a significant amount within the approx 10 minute timeline.
originally posted by: Dragoon01
People are overlooking something with the "gun deal" angle.
The FBI have been involved in years since 9-11 on multiple occasions with "set up" terrorists events.
They have been pointed to Islamic people and through the work of informants and undercover agents directed these people who stated a desire to commit a terrorist act, all the way to the brink of the act at which point they arrest them.
This has even gone so far as to include firearms, live explosives, and other means of killing which entice the target into going forward with the act.
It is possible that we are seeing the effects of one of these "canned" events where the government was unable to stop it once it got underway. In that case it would not be entirely out of the question for Paddock to be a potential informer attempting to entice Pilipino Muslims into a terrorist act. Maybe that got out of control. We have potential accomplices who look Asian or Spanish seen in the vicinity of the shooting as well as possibly with him on the day of the shooting.
I don't think that is the case I am just speculating here with regard to the information on an "arms deal".
With regard to the weapons themselves. I keep seeing people saying these guns were not "military grade" and this somehow makes them unwanted by ISIS or another terrorist.
I think the evidence that they performed rather well is staring you in the face and they no doubt caused quite a bit of terror in that kill zone. There is nothing different between these guns and "military grade" from a performance standpoint. Several of the guns are high end Daniel Defense guns and they are made with many parts that exceed military spec. There are parts the would need to be added to make them EXACTLY like a military gun but those parts are not really needed when you have the Bump fire stock especially if you do not intend to fire them for more than a single attack.
The point being that IF you were a recently arrived terrorist in the US that did not have the sufficient residency requirements to pass background checks and thus legally purchase rifles, you would need someone like Paddock to get the guns for you. If your intention was to conduct a terrorist attack inside the US you might use him to do a lot of other things as well, like scout out potential targets, since he had hotel comps and privileges and his personal wealth gave him the freedom to travel.
Not saying this is what happened just that its possible.
originally posted by: roadgravel
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk
Seems some source picked the wrong floor plan. It might explain how all broken windows could be in 135.
originally posted by: tiredoflooking
a reply to: TruD4rkness
Lolol same exact thing...someone was watching the camera and shot down the hall. The sheriff himself said both things...the sheriff himself said the leo came apon the door ajar as well as what is quoted on the news site you just linked.
You need to watch the conference from last night...not just take one quote from a news story.
originally posted by: roadgravel
Was it said that casings were found in each room with a window out?