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  • #16
    Originally posted by NoDak View Post
    It takes a lot more than just being military. Just because an infantryman may carry/fire an automatic weapon like a SAW while on duty, doesn't mean they can have the licence to own one themselves. And they would never have access to one outside the scope of their duty/training. You must sign them out from the armory, and every thing is accounted for, right down to the last bullet.
    Yeah, I assumed a little there. I assumed it would be easier to get the license if you were military. I guess I was wrong.
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      • #18
        This is really hard to watch. This is our god damn country, not some third world war zone. Motherfucker.

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          • #20
            Maybe it's an echo, but it damn sure sounds like more than one gun being fired here.

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              • #22
                Tons of people clamoring for this guy to be called a terrorist. I wonder if they will still be calling for that if it is confirmed he converted to Islam?
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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Iamtdg View Post
                  Maybe it's an echo, but it damn sure sounds like more than one gun being fired here.

                  I've heard plenty of automatic gunfire, and I think that's just the echo. The sharper, snapping sound is the actual sound of the round being fired. The lower, pulsing sound you hear is the echo.

                  I'm certainly not saying a second gun being fired isn't possible, but the best example is at the :11 second mark when he stops firing and you hear nothing. Then again at :27 when he starts again firing in bursts. Each burst is followed a second later by the lower, pulsing sound.

                  My guess is during that 16 second lull, he was reloading. Or possibly running to the other window to acquire another target angle.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by NoDak View Post
                    My brother, his wife, and a couple of their friends were at this concert during the shooting. I finally just spoke to him about an hour ago. My brother and his friend are on lockdown in their rooms in Mandalay Bay. Their wives are in lockdown in the basement of the Luxor. About 5 minutes before the shooting started, by brother and his friend were heading back to their room while their wives were staying until the end of the concert.
                    Glad they're ok.
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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Iamtdg View Post
                      As horrible as this sounds, I hope that she's telling the truth. And not just some dumbass spinning a lie to insert herself into the scene for her 15 minutes of fame.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Iamtdg View Post
                        Tons of people clamoring for this guy to be called a terrorist. I wonder if they will still be calling for that if it is confirmed he converted to Islam?
                        I understand why they are doing it.

                        Trump's response this morning: "My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting. God bless you!".....should be the standard response from the President of the United States. Instead we've seen him immediately go on the offensive attacking and aggressively pushing his agenda when things like this happen in other countries or when Muslims are responsible for the shooting.

                        Very foolish of him to "gloat" in that manner seeing as here in the United States mass shooting have become as American as apple pie. Sure today it may be a Muslim pulling the trigger or driving that truck through a crowd of people, but a few months down the road it will be a Christian American doing the exact same thing.

                        When you're in his position as President you just have to be fair to all sides and pick your fights a little more smartly.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by NoDak View Post
                          I've heard plenty of automatic gunfire, and I think that's just the echo. The sharper, snapping sound is the actual sound of the round being fired. The lower, pulsing sound you hear is the echo.

                          I'm certainly not saying a second gun being fired isn't possible, but the best example is at the :11 second mark when he stops firing and you hear nothing. Then again at :27 when he starts again firing in bursts. Each burst is followed a second later by the lower, pulsing sound.

                          My guess is during that 16 second lull, he was reloading. Or possibly running to the other window to acquire another target angle.
                          You're probably right. It was hard to tell if it was an echo or a second gun. But, more than likely, just an echo. It does have a different pitch to it.
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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by 1bigfan13 View Post
                            I understand why they are doing it.

                            Trump's response this morning: "My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting. God bless you!".....should be the standard response from the President of the United States. Instead we've seen him immediately go on the offensive attacking and aggressively pushing his agenda when things like this happen in other countries or when Muslims are responsible for the shooting.

                            Very foolish of him to "gloat" in that manner seeing as here in the United States mass shooting have become as American as apple pie. Sure today it may be a Muslim pulling the trigger or driving that truck through a crowd of people, but a few months down the road it will be a Christian American doing the exact same thing.

                            When you're in his position as President you just have to be fair to all sides and pick your fights a little more smartly.
                            I get that, and agree 100%. My point is that the same people that are calling for the terrorist label will change their tune immediately if it is confirmed he converted. IMO, it doesn't fucking matter what religion/race/ideology, this was an act of terror done by a terrorist.
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