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What a tragedy. So many people killed, and so many others injured. My thoughts are with all those who are suffering.

A colleague of mine is in Las Vegas at the moment. She is OK, but she will feel devastated. The USA and its gun laws.... Jeez.

Less than 24 hours after the massacre at an open-air country music concert in Las Vegas, authorities are still piecing together what shooter Stephen Paddock did in preparation for his deadly shooting rampage that left 59 people dead and 527 others injured.

There is still a lot they don't know about what motivated Paddock, described by officials as a "lone wolf," to launch the most deadly mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

CNN)After the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, the evil of one person was countered by the benevolence of countless others.

Heroes risking their lives to save strangers. Blood donors waiting for hours to help the wounded. Vigils from Reno to Las Vegas, where 59 country music fans were killed on the Las Vegas Strip late Sunday night.
Another 527 people are still trying to recover from injuries -- everything from gunshot wounds to stampede injuries suffered when 22,000 people tried to flee the gunman's aim.

Mourners gathered to honor the victims in the Las Vegas massacre.

No one knows yet what caused 64-year-old Stephen Paddock to inflict such mass tragedy. But based on what authorities have found, he may have been planning something even worse.

Stephen Paddock
In the gunman's 32nd-floor suite at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, police recovered 23 weapons, including a handgun and multiple rifles -- some with scopes on them.
Authorities also found several pounds of ammonium nitrate, a material used to make explosives, in his car.
And at Paddock's home in Mesquite, Nevada, police found at least 19 firearms, explosives, several thousand rounds of ammunition and some electronic devices.
So far, police believe Paddock acted alone -- which could make the motive harder to determine.

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Gun laws - ha.  It is a joke isn't it.  Not a funny joke.  
I do know one thing.  Politicians are taking big money from NRA lobbyists.  

I guess as long as we have Trump in office there is also an empowerment felt by the angry assholes that will kill.

My son likes guns and shooting at targets.  He is not a hunter.  He's a very gentle soul.  
He was able to go to a local store and buy a glock a week ago.  How's that for gun laws?  

It's disabled at the moment and put away - like his other guns.  He can't wait until he can go out shooting though.  

And God said "let there be light".
Then General Electric pushed him out of the way and the era of Corporate America was born to rule the universe.
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