Mass Shooting in Las Vegas

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    Quote Originally Posted by AverageJoesGym View Post
    Unless they were fired first and there was no reason for anyone with a camera to be filming the MB. I'm sure they wouldn't really have heard the shots that much since everyone initially thought out was something other than shots.
    I was thinking bullet holes in the hallway itself by those that gave us leaked footage of the room.
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    Does anyone think its possible the FBI already knows the motive and maybe he was radicalized. And maybe they are trying to look for a way to not let that be the motive?

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    The timeline is being disputed now because some think if the guard was the first target, then it should have allowed time for a response. The finger pointing is starting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain ref View Post
    Does anyone think its possible the FBI already knows the motive and maybe he was radicalized. And maybe they are trying to look for a way to not let that be the motive?
    Why would the FBI not want to identify it as ISIS inspired if it were so? If it was identified as foreign terrorism influenced it would beef up their budget come appropriations time, it would keep the war on terror alive and being funded, and it would help the military industry to continue to produce.

    Don't see a reason for this administration and/or the FBI to not want to blame it on foreign terrorism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Anthony View Post
    The timeline is being disputed now because some think if the guard was the first target, then it should have allowed time for a response. The finger pointing is starting.
    Heard a little back door criticism about time response this morning. But in a real world event (which this was), the idea of immediately getting info of a shooter out of a hotel security situation, to local law enforcement and then to the boots on the ground takes a while. It's not instant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Anthony View Post
    Distraction purposes.

    I think what everyone saying above is valid. This security guard cut into his plan, whatever it was and unfortunately, we’ll never know.
    For someone who was allegedly a smart man, he must have been uneducated in how those tanks are built. You're not going to puncture multiple hulls of thick steel with a .223 or .308 round at that distance. Even if you managed to, you're chances of actually igniting the tank is between slim and none. Much closer to none in my opinion, unless it was a nearly empty tank. For instance, if you have a metal gas can you don't care to ruin, and a couple of extra dollars for fuel, fill up the can and shoot it, it's simply going to start leaking fuel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDEaston View Post
    For someone who was allegedly a smart man, he must have been uneducated in how those tanks are built. You're not going to puncture multiple hulls of thick steel with a .223 or .308 round at that distance. Even if you managed to, you're chances of actually igniting the tank is between slim and none. Much closer to none in my opinion, unless it was a nearly empty tank. For instance, if you have a metal gas can you don't care to ruin, and a couple of extra dollars for fuel, fill up the can and shoot it, it's simply going to start leaking fuel.
    Has anyone confirmed the Tanks were any part of his plan? If so, I've missed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    Has anyone confirmed the Tanks were any part of his plan? If so, I've missed it.
    I don't believe it has been confirmed. There is plenty of speculation on it from the media and I believe the police confirmed that the outer wall of tanks had been punctured. I'm not sure how close the tanks were to the concert, but I would imagine they were far enough away that they wouldn't have been punctured without being fired at.

    But again, who know's. It took the police days to confirm that a vehicle they were looking for that he owned was actually in the garage of one of his residences that they had already searched.

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    The tanks are about 1000 yards from the hotel (about 2x the distance of the venue) and are on an angle that would take shots behind the stage of the venue from MB so the single shots going over the peoples heads before the automatic was noticeable in one of the key videos were not directed at the tanks.

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    He apparently used incendiary rounds on the tank? I saw an article that said that anyway

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