Please Stop With the Conspiracy Theories Surrounding the Las Vegas Shooting, by Steve Sheldon

Here’s a welcome counterbalance to some of the more fervid speculation on the internet. It’s not to say that the “official” story is the right one, but you can knock out a hotel window with a hammer. From Steve Sheldon at theburningplatform.com:

Please Stop With the Conspiracy Theories Surrounding the Las Vegas Shooting

Too many rumors are swirling around regarding the tragedy in Vegas from Sunday night. Let me start by dispelling with some of the questions floating around on the internet:

1.  How did he get that many weapons into his room without being noticed?  

A: With a luggage cart and ten suitcases over 3 days.

2.  How did he fire off that many rounds without training?  

A: A monkey can pull a trigger; and, who says he didn’t have practice?

3. How was he able to kill that many people in such a short time?  

A: He had 11 minutes firing on near full-auto (using a bump fire device) into a crowd of people that had no idea where the fire was coming from.

4.  Why did he have so many weapons?  

A: First, he was a psychopath. Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said it best, “No Ma’am, I can’t get into the mind of a psychopath at this point.”

Second, he probably thought he would be there for an extended period of time and perhaps thought he would heat up one or more guns. Maybe he wasn’t good at changing magazines? Again, first answer is always a fit. Seriously, how can we apply reason to a psychopath?

5. How did he get his hands on fully automatic firearms?  

A: Investigation has determined that he had bump fire or slide fire devices on 12 of his firearms, which make them sound like a full-auto and operate much like a full-auto. They are approved by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and are easily available (until now).

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3 responses to “Please Stop With the Conspiracy Theories Surrounding the Las Vegas Shooting, by Steve Sheldon

  1. None of which negates the probability of a conspiracy. They are easy to come by. How big, would be the question.

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  2. No. While some – but by no means all – of the numbered points are valid, “a welcome counterbalance” would not carry an incessant undertone of shut up and don’t ask questions.

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  3. Asking questions = critical thinking.

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