TODAY marks the one year anniversary of the night 59 people were killed and more than 527 injured after a lone gunman opened fire in Las Vegas during a music festival. Shocking footage showed terrified revellers fleeing the country music festival held on the famous strip during the worst mass shooting in US history. Where is Mandalay Bay Hotel? The resort is in the heart of the famous strip in Las Vegas on the south boulevard. Mandalay Bay is a four-star hotel that features a shark reef and beach, as well as a casino and spa. It has also been the venue for many of boxing's biggest fights. Shooter Stephen Paddock opened fire from the 32nd floor of the hotel while a festival was taking place in Vegas. Police found at least 42 firearms in the 64-year-old's hotel room and believed he had been staying there since September 28. Photos show two smashed windows in the hotel where Paddock fired from with his arsenal of automatic weapons. What happened in Las Vegas? Hundreds of people were … [Read more...] about What happened in the Las Vegas shooting, where’s the Mandalay Bay Hotel and how many people were killed?
What weapons were used in the las vegas shooting
BUMP stocks have been thrust into the spotlight after it was revealed mass murderer Stephen Paddock used the device when he killed 59 people and injured 500 during the Las Vegas gun massacre. The controversial modifications were largely unheard of outside gun enthusiast circles until the mass shooting. Here's the lowdown... What is a bump stock? The devices, which sell for around £170, fit over the stock and grip of a semi-automatic rifle and allow the weapon to fire continuously - some 400 to 800 rounds in a single minute. Bump-fire stocks, also called bump-stocks and slide-fire adapters, allow semi-automatic rifles to fire at a high rate, similar to a machine gun. But they can be obtained without the extensive background checks required of automatic weapons. The device causes the gun to buck back and forth, repeatedly "bumping" the trigger against the shooter's finger. Technically, that means the finger is pulling the trigger for each round fired, keeping the weapon a … [Read more...] about What is a bump stock, how does it work and could the device used in the Las Vegas shooting be banned by Donald Trump?
THE US and the world have been left in shock, following one of the deadliest school shootings in US history. The shooting in February, 2018, at a high school in Parkland, Florida, has left 17 dead with at least 15 more injured, five of those were in critical condition. This comes months after the deadliest ever mass shooting in Las Vegas. We reveal all about the deadliest attacks... What happened in Parkland, Florida and how many died in the school shooting? On February 14, 2018, suspect and former student, Nikolas Cruz, wearing a gas mask and carrying smoke grenades, went on a rampage at his former school killing at least 17 people and injuring dozens more. He pulled a fire alarm and gunned down students with an AR15 assault rifle as they evacuated Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The suspect, who was expelled last year for unspecified "disciplinary reasons", managed to conceal himself within the crowds of terrified students fleeing … [Read more...] about What are the deadliest mass shootings in US history? From Sandy Hook and Florida to the Las Vegas attack
The gunman in the Las Vegas mass shooting was armed with 23 AR-style weapons, 14 of them fitted with "bump stocks" that allowed them to mimic fully automatic fire. The devices were little-known before they were used in the Oct. 1 rampage, the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. And in the immediate aftermath, there were calls from a wide spectrum of lawmakers and advocates on firearms issues to have them banned. Here's what has happened with the devices since the attack that left 58 dead: LEGISLATIVE ACTION Audio released by MGM Resorts shows the moment a Mandalay Bay Hotel engineer was shot at by Stephen Paddock, just minutes before Paddock gunned down 58 people and wounded hundreds of other people during the 91 Route Harvest music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Published Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017) Most notably, President Donald Trump vowed to ban the devices, which attach to the stock end of an AR-style firearm, greatly increasing the rate of fire so it mimics … [Read more...] about What’s Happened With Bump Stocks Since the Las Vegas Attack?
STEPHEN Craig Paddock was the gunman responsible for the deadliest mass shooting in American history after he opened fire on a music festival in Las Vegas a year ago. At least 59 people were killed and more than 515 injured when Paddock used a vast arsenal to rain bullets down on revellers from a hotel suite in the Mandalay Bay Hotel. Who was Stephen Paddock? Stephen Paddock was identified by police as the gunman who killed at least 59 people at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas. The 64-year-old, of Mesquite, Nevada, fired at festival-goers from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort Casino. Paddock was a retired accountant and didn't have a criminal record. He liked to fly small aircraft and also had a hunting licence. His brother revealed he was also a multi-millionaire property developer. But while the shooter himself had no criminal background, the same reportedly cannot be said for all his family. Paddock’s father was Benjamin Hoskins Paddock, a serial bank … [Read more...] about Who was Stephen Paddock, how old was the Las Vegas shooter, how many guns did he own and why did he carry out the shooting?