Las Vegas Police say Stephen Paddock allegedly opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, above the Las Vegas Strip, where thousands were attending the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival. Country singer Jason Aldean, the headliner, was on state at the time the shooting began, shortly after 10 p.m. Source – USNews
Then and Now
The interview with the brother shows a shallow, materialistic weirdo incapable of expressing normal emotions.
What do you bet she broke up with him, so he took all his guns to Mandalay Bay and made the world pay for his own loserdom?
Gabrielle Levy | Oct. 2, 2017
Homeland Security: No ‘specific credible threat’ to other public venues in US after Las Vegas shooting.
GUN RIGHTS IMPACT
TRUMP WILL NOT CHANGE GUN CONTROL LAWS AFTER LAS VEGAS HOTEL SHOOTING
Gun Stocks Jump After Las Vegas Mass Shooting Leaves 50 People Dead
By: Lucinda Shen Oct 2, 2017 10:53 AM ET
Shares of gunmakers such as Sturm, Ruger & Co. (RGR, +3.58%) and Smith & Wesson maker American Outdoor Brands (AOBC, +3.87%) rose sharply Monday after a mass shooting in Las Vegas left more than 50 dead and hundreds injured. The episode is now the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. (Editor Comment: This was from export / silencer legislation not self defense purchasing from Las Vegas shooting incident. See same paragraph in article below.)
After 64-year-old Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada opened fire on concertgoers late Sunday, investors began buying shares of gunmakers in anticipation of a jump in gun sales as a result of the shooting. Shares of Sturm, Ruger & Co. rose 3% in early trading Monday, American Outdoor Brands jumped 5%, while Vista Outdoor (VSTO, +2.96%) popped 2%.
It’s become a common trend for gun stocks to jump after mass shootings in the U.S.
Source – Fortune
House to Vote on Gun Silencer Legislation This Week
The massacre in Las Vegas is unlikely to slow the progress of legislation in the House this week.
By Gabrielle Levy Oct. 2, 2017
Featured Image Credit: After the mass shooting in Las Vegas Sunday, the House may soon legalize the use of gun silencers. (Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
The House is poised to pass legislation legalizing the use of gun silencers as early as this week, a move that critics say could make it more difficult to identify where gunshots are coming from during a mass shooting like the one that took place in Las Vegas Sunday night.
A provision called the Hearing Protection Act, tucked into the bipartisan Sportsmen Heritage and Recreational Enhancement, or SHARE Act, would eliminate restrictions on silencers and instead treat them as ordinary firearms. Under the National Firearms Act of 1934, suppressors – along with “destructive devices” such as grenades or rocket launchers, “sawed-off” shotguns and machine guns – require federal registration and a special license to own, as well as a $200 tax stamp to purchase that would also be repealed under the proposed law.
Source – USNews
Trump may open up exports of American guns
The stock prices for Sturm Ruger (surged last week after Reuters first reported that the shift was under consideration. The news was later confirmed by CNNMoney. (Editor Comment: This was from export / silencer legislation not self defense purchasing from Las Vegas shooting incident. See same paragraph above.)) and American Outdoor Brands ( ), which owns Smith & Wesson,
A State Department official told CNNMoney that the administration was working with Commerce “to ensure that U.S. industries have every advantage in the global marketplace, while at the same time ensuring the responsible export of arms.”
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