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Paddock's family “completely dumbfounded”. Nevada does not require firearms owners to have licenses or register them

Monday, October 2nd 2017 - 17:38 UTC
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Paddock’s brothers were stunned to learn Monday that their sibling was the suspected perpetrator of the largest mass shooting in modern United States history Paddock’s brothers were stunned to learn Monday that their sibling was the suspected perpetrator of the largest mass shooting in modern United States history
The suspect was a licensed pilot, who owned two planes. He also had a hunting license from Alaska The suspect was a licensed pilot, who owned two planes. He also had a hunting license from Alaska
Automatic assault weapons and machine guns are also legal in the state as long as they are registered and are possessed in adherence to federal law, according NRA Automatic assault weapons and machine guns are also legal in the state as long as they are registered and are possessed in adherence to federal law, according NRA

The suspected gunman behind the Las Vegas massacre made several large gambling transactions in recent weeks, according to law enforcement officials. The transactions by Stephen Paddock were in the tens of thousands in Las Vegas, the officials said. It was not immediately clear if those transactions were losses or wins.

 Paddock’s brothers were stunned to learn Monday that their sibling was the suspected perpetrator of the largest mass shooting in modern United States history.

Eric Paddock of Orlando, Florida, said he had “no idea” why his 64-year-old brother committed the shooting. “Mars just fell into the earth,” he told media. “We’re completely dumbfounded.”

Eric Paddock said his brother was retired and was “just a guy” who went to the hotels, gambled, and went to shows.

Stephen Paddock’s brother Bruce Paddock, who lives in California, said his family grew up in Sun Valley, California.

Bruce, who said he hadn’t talked to Stephen in approximately 10 years, said his brother made money through apartment buildings, which he owned and managed with his mother, who lives in Florida.

“I don’t know how he could stoop to this low point, hurting someone else,” Bruce said. He added that his brother was a laid-back, “never-in-a-hurry” type of guy. Bruce said his brother was a law-abiding citizen who never did anything violent prior to the shooting.

The suspect was a licensed pilot, who owned two planes. He also had a hunting license from Alaska. It is still not known what kind of weapon Paddock used, but officials said more than 10 rifles were recovered from his hotel room.

Nevada law does not require firearms owners to have licenses, register their weapons, or limits the number of firearms an individual posses. Automatic assault weapons and machine guns are also legal in the state as long as they are registered and are possessed in adherence to federal law, according to the National Rifle Association.

Nevada does not prohibit the transfer or possession of assault weapons, 50 caliber rifles or large capacity ammunition magazines. Local law enforcement issues concealed handgun licenses. Open carry is legal without a permit.

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  • The Voice

    Letting madmen have access to guns is stupid as this deadly episode proves. The US is full of frightened people who feel they have to protect themselves with guns against guns in the hands of criminals and nutcases. The US seems to be rich in 'pop up' lunatics, the slaughter will continue.

    Oct 03rd, 2017 - 11:46 am +2
  • Little J

    Believe this ghastly event should bring those who consider that the sale of weapons in general should continue to be legal and free, to their senses . Laws banning the sale of highly dangerous weapons should be ennacted by law. Hopefully this measure would avoid a recurrence of the many shootings that have affected the USA in recent months. Or at least reduce these horific events to a large exent.

    Oct 03rd, 2017 - 01:17 pm +2
  • The Voice

    There you have it. Yogi, a stupid Yank defending a stupid policy! And...what normal person would kill 59 innocent people and injure more than 500? Mad or a moment of extreme madness, certainly not normal and he was able to buy dozens of guns.

    Americans are frightened, why else have a gun if its not for protection?

    Oct 03rd, 2017 - 12:43 pm +1
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