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And some leaders on the left haven't even let the blood dry before trying to make political hay over this tragedy for restricting guns.
Pantsuit is bein' slammed hard for jumpin' on social media immediately to exploit this tragedy.

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Our first responders are awesome. And the everyday citizens picking up wounded and putting them in cars and trucks to go to the hospital, was incredible. I wish I had been there to help during this tragic ordeal.
I just received this email from the White House about this tragedy that mentioned the great response:

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STATEMENT FROM PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP

My fellow Americans, we are joined together today in sadness, shock, and grief. Last night, a gunman opened fire on a large crowd at a country music concert in Las Vegas, Nevada. He brutally murdered more than 50 people, and wounded hundreds more. It was an act of pure evil.

The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are working closely with local authorities to assist with the investigation, and they will provide updates as to the investigation and how it develops.

I want to thank the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and all of the first responders for their courageous efforts, and for helping to save the lives of so many. The speed with which they acted is miraculous, and prevented further loss of life. To have found the shooter so quickly after the first shots were fired is something for which we will always be thankful and grateful. It shows what true professionalism is all about.

Hundreds of our fellow citizens are now mourning the sudden loss of a loved one -- a parent, a child, a brother or sister. We cannot fathom their pain. We cannot imagine their loss. To the families of the victims: We are praying for you and we are here for you, and we ask God to help see you through this very dark period.

Scripture teaches us, “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” We seek comfort in those words, for we know that God lives in the hearts of those who grieve. To the wounded who are now recovering in hospitals, we are praying for your full and speedy recovery, and pledge to you our support from this day forward.

In memory of the fallen, I have directed that our great flag be flown at half-staff.

I will be visiting Las Vegas on Wednesday to meet with law enforcement, first responders, and the families of the victims.

In moments of tragedy and horror, America comes together as one -- and it always has. We call upon the bonds that unite us -- our faith, our family, and our shared values. We call upon the bonds of citizenship, the ties of community, and the comfort of our common humanity.

Our unity cannot be shattered by evil. Our bonds cannot be broken by violence. And though we feel such great anger at the senseless murder of our fellow citizens, it is our love that defines us today -- and always will, forever.

In times such as these, I know we are searching for some kind of meaning in the chaos, some kind of light in the darkness. The answers do not come easy. But we can take solace knowing that even the darkest space can be brightened by a single light, and even the most terrible despair can be illuminated by a single ray of hope.

Melania and I are praying for every American who has been hurt, wounded, or lost the ones they love so dearly in this terrible, terrible attack. We pray for the entire nation to find unity and peace. And we pray for the day when evil is banished, and the innocent are safe from hatred and from fear.

May God bless the souls of the lives that are lost. May God give us the grace of healing. And may God provide the grieving families with strength to carry on.

Thank you. God bless America. Thank you.
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I was watching the WH press briefing and Sarah Huckabee was talking about all the people that were sacrificing themselves by shielding others, mainly strangers. She got pretty choked up, as did I.

Reports are starting to come out about the extraordinary acts of bravery, valor and self sacrifice.

We can talk about guns and bad people that do bad things, but watching what these people did actually restores my faith in human beings.

We will see many hero's come out of this.
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At Least 58 Dead, 515 Wounded in Las Vegas Mass Shooting
October 2, 2017 - A gunman on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas Strip casino opened fire Sunday night on an outdoor music festival below, killing more than 58 people.
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At least 58 people were killed and at least 515 others injured after a gunman opened fire Sunday night at a country music festival opposite the Mandalay Bay hotel and resort on the Las Vegas Strip, authorities said. Police released the updated death toll shortly after 3:30 a.m. after a horrific night of violence that turned a concert into a scene of carnage. While initial reports put the death toll at 20, authorities announced later in the morning that 58 were dead. Police said the suspect, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, a resident of Mesquite, Nev., was killed after a SWAT team burst into the hotel room from which he was firing at the crowd. “Right now we believe it’s a solo act, a lone wolf attacker,” Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Sheriff Joe Lombardo said. “We are pretty confident there is no longer a threat.”

Authorities said the gunman appeared to have begun firing at 10:08 p.m. from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel toward the concert venue across the street. Officers entered the room and engaged the suspect. “He is dead, currently,” Lombardo said, adding that authorities have no evidence of a motive. “We don’t know what his belief system was at this time.” Police said they have succeeded in locating a woman, identified as Marilou Danley, who was believed to be traveling with Paddock and is listed as living at his address in Mesquite, about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas. “We are confident we have located the female person of interest,” the department said on Twitter.


Sheriff Joe Lombardo holds a media briefing regarding a deadly mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip.

Mesquite authorities there secured a search warrant for the suspect’s home and found several rifles in the suspect’s room, said Mesquite Police officer Quinn Averett, a spokesman for the department. About 10 Mesquite officers were at the home early Monday morning holding a perimeter, he said. Two of the dead may include a pair of off-duty police officers who were attending the concert, Lombardo said. “A tragic and heinous act of violence has shaken the Nevada family,” Gov. Brian Sandoval said on Twitter. “Our prayers are with the victims and all affected by this act of cowardice.” Authorities established a command post and triage center, and shut down parts of the Strip in the hours after the shooting. Hotel guests blocked from returning to their hotels were shuttled to a center equipped with metal detectors.

Police initially investigated reports of a “suspicious device” down the street, outside the Luxor Hotel, but said later there appeared to be no explosive devices related to the incident, other than that used by the SWAT team breaching the room where the suspect was located. Video posted on social media showed the open-air concert fully underway when bursts of automatic gunfire rang out in rapid succession. Dozens of concertgoers dropped to the ground, screaming, while others ran, some in pairs or in groups with their arms linked. The shooting went on for about more than 30 seconds before the music stopped, and another burst was heard later. “Get down, stay down,” one woman shouted. “Let’s go,” another voice said. Another wave of gunshots followed soon after.

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Officers, Both On and Off Duty, Among Those Wounded, Killed in Vegas Massacre
October 2, 2017 - Multiple police officers, both on and off duty, were among those killed or injured after a gunman opened fire Sunday night at a country music festival opposite the Mandalay Bay Resort.
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One local off-duty officer died, while two others who were on duty were wounded by gunfire, said Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo. Of the two wounded, one is stable after surgery and the other sustained minor injuries, he said. "It's a devastating time," Lombardo said. Many off-duty police officers from Los Angeles, Orange County, Bakersfield and other agencies traveled to Vegas for the show.

One Orange County sheriff's deputy was severely wounded by gunshot wounds to the abdomen and thigh, according to the Assn. of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs. The wives of two deputies were also reported wounded in the attack. A Bakersfield officer was wounded in the gunfire and was taken to a hospital for treatment, said Bakersfield Police Lt. Jeff Burdick. They were expected to survive. "Our officers were actually attending the concert as civilians," said Burdick, adding that the agency has accounted for every officer known to be there. "Keeping our fingers crossed that that's good info."


Police vehicles are seen near the site of shooting in Las Vegas

An off-duty LAPD officer was also wounded in the shooting -- struck in the leg, a department spokeswoman confirmed. The officer, who is assigned to the LAPD's Foothill Division, was listed in stable condition.The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department also confirmed that off-duty personnel were at the festival, and that two were hit by gunfire. Both were transported to a local hospital, where one remains in critical condition and the other is listed in stable condition, authorities said. None of the officers were identified. Authorities said shooter fired from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay. He was identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, a resident of Mesquite, Nev. He was killed after a SWAT team burst into the hotel room from where he was firing at the crowd, authorities said. The shooting claimed the lives of more than 50 people and left at least 200 others injured.

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Witnesses Recall Mass Shooting at Country Concert in Las Vegas
October 2, 2017 - Harrowing eyewitness accounts are emerging from the scene of a Las Vegas country music concert where a gunman opened fire from a high-rise tower above, killing at least 50 people and injuring more than 200 others.
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Sunday night’s Route 91 Harvest festival was well underway across Las Vegas Boulevard from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino when the shooting erupted, officials said. Concertgoers reported bursts of weapons fire from the hotel as country singer Jason Aldean performed. The shooting went on for more 30 seconds before the music stopped, witnesses said, then another burst was heard later. Seth Bayles of West Hollywood said Aldean had been performing for about 20 minutes when he heard shots. “I thought it was like bottle rockets going off,” Bayles said. “Then we saw people dropping. We saw someone get hit and then we started running.” Bayles said he was probably 50 feet from the stage when he heard the shots. “We saw people down all over the place.” Bayles said Aldean was quickly pulled off stage and that soon after the band was brought off as well.

Two men near the Mandalay Bay said they heard a helicopter with a bullhorn yelling “Go! Go! Go!” as the incident unfolded. Others said they saw police and SWAT teams streaming into the casino. Bernice Allard, who came to the concert with her husband, Frank Allard, said there was screaming when the shooting began. “Single shot. Single shot, then a lot of shots,” Frank Allard said. Allard said he had come to see Eric Church, Sam Hunt and Aldean, who was into his fourth or fifth song when the shooting began. He said the crowd began to stampede and that he grabbed a nearby fence, stretched both arms wide and tried to shield his wife from the danger. Then they ran. “We followed the crowd out,” Bernice Allard said. Alarm spread up and down the Strip as news of the shootings spread.


Crime scene investigators stand over a corpse covered with a sheet along Reno Ave, in the aftermath of the mass shooting leaving at least 58 dead and more than 500 injured, in Las Vegas, Nevada

Alfonzo Ewing said he had arrived shortly before midnight for an overnight shift as a cook at the White Castle at the Best Western Plus Casino Royale on the northern side of the strip, a little more than 2 miles from the Mandalay Bay. “We heard reports of gunshots and customers rushed to jump the counter for safety. Everyone just took off running from the White Castle and the hotel,” said Ewing, 37. “Employees and customers went downstairs to hide in the break room. We’re here now, 15 of us, with customers. We’re safe but we don’t know what’s happening.”

Kevin Daly, 58, of Long Beach, said he had been playing pai gow at the MGM Grand Hotel, down the street from the concert venue, and had just left to see if he could play a Game of Thrones game near the entry when chaos erupted. “All these people started running and screaming, and then that stopped for about a minute, and then more people started coming in the other way and ran through where I was,” he said. “There were so many people walking and running and people crying and people saying there’s an active shooter on the street, so I finally asked one of the waitresses what’s going on and she said the shooter is outside of the casino.” Daly said the entire area was put on lockdown so he went upstairs to his room. “Out the windows, we can see Mandalay Bay, we can see all the police cars and all the lights and there are helicopters all over the place.”

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Las Vegas strip shooting: More than 20 dead, 100 injured after gunman opens fire near Mandalay Bay casino
Oct 2, 2017, More than 20 people were killed and 100 injured when what appears to be a lone gunman opened fire from a perch high up in the the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas Sunday night, police said.
another shooting?
quick let's pass looser gun laws!
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another shooting?
quick let's pass looser gun laws!
I think we should copy Chicago's gun laws.[sarcasm alert, with farts, and a request for anti-gun people to blow it out their asses].
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another shooting?
quick let's pass looser gun laws!
From what we can tell, this guy didn't care about laws.
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another shooting?
quick let's pass looser gun laws!
You have the tact and sensitivity of Hillary Clinton.
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From what we can tell, this guy didn't care about laws.
the feds won't have to take any action here -though it will blow up the news for a time.
Las Vegas is based on money. They will determine if stricter gun laws are better for their bottom line. There will be no lib vs right influence. just the bottom line.
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the feds won't have to take any action here -though it will blow up the news for a time.
Las Vegas is based on money. They will determine if stricter gun laws are better for their bottom line. There will be no lib vs right influence. just the bottom line.
The bottom line is that Las Vegas does not want anymore of this to happen.
They will do what they need to, to make people safe, so they keep coming, just like Disneyland or any other city that relies on tourists would do.

Do you think that LV would put peoples lives in danger for a buck?

New laws will not stop the lawless, If all the people in the country were told to turn in their guns, do you think criminals would turn theirs in?
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