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troyt37
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Member since Mar 2008
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Why did the LV shooter have so many guns?
First, we heard he had 10 or 11 weapons, then 13, then 16, and the last I heard said he had 23 weapons in the room, and many more at home.

The pictures show stacks of magazines for the rifles, and even if he had a couple of different calibers there were enough for dozens of reloads.

I think I've counted at least 4 rifles in the pictures, and my question is, why? What is the need for half a dozen rifles, when you have stacks of full mags? Sure, have a backup. Have a backup for your backup.

Obviously, the guy went full Maxine Waters, but 23 weapons when you can only fire one at a time?


olddawg26
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re: Why did the LV shooter have so many guns?
It will all be answered in time. Give them some time to figure it out.


LSU alum wannabe
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Member since Jan 2004
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re: Why did the LV shooter have so many guns?
Think he was planning for jams, melted barrels, and other issues. How sturdy are those bump stock or bump triggers? Are they prone to fail?


SG_Geaux
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re: Why did the LV shooter have so many guns?
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Why did the LV shooter have so many guns?



Because he bought them


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steadytiger
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Member since Jan 2007
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re: Why did the LV shooter have so many guns?
He was planning this for a long time. He was experimenting, reading on line, trying to get the best weapons. That takes buying and trying out a lot of guns.


Wolfhound45
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re: Why did the LV shooter have so many guns?
Reading this forum, he may have been waiting for other accomplices to show up


troyt37
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Member since Mar 2008
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re: Why did the LV shooter have so many guns?
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He was planning this for a long time. He was experimenting, reading on line, trying to get the best weapons. That takes buying and trying out a lot of guns.


I would agree with this. But then, once you have done that, why tote the ones that aren't suitable up to the 32nd floor?


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auggie
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Member since Aug 2013
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re: Why did the LV shooter have so many guns?
I have a lot of rifles too, mostly nice older hunting type rifles,in different calibers,but I have a couple of AR types too.

Good guns are good investments.
I also have a lot of guitars,and I can only play 1 at a time right?


Machine
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re: Why did the LV shooter have so many guns?
cuz America you dirty pinko lib prog filth


TheFolker
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re: Why did the LV shooter have so many guns?
You don’t need 10 guitars to play one song though.


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DonChowder
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re: Why did the LV shooter have so many guns?
I have 2 trucks. But I can only drive one at a time.


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Tesla
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Member since Dec 2011
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re: Why did the LV shooter have so many guns?
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Think he was planning for jams, melted barrels, and other issues. How sturdy are those bump stock or bump triggers? Are they prone to fail?



I think that's a great part of it. My question is why not use an AK platform? If you're just directing fire into a crowd from an elevated position, the AK is a sloppy, cheap, highly modifiable weapon that can chew through even the crappiest of ammo. The AR has such relatively close tolerance that it is more prone to jamming (hence the forward assist being built into the design). Not to mention that 7.62x39 can turn cover into concealment, as they say. I'd assume that's why he used .308 as well.


troyt37
Arkansas Fan
Member since Mar 2008
1658 posts

re: Why did the LV shooter have so many guns?
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I have a lot of rifles too, mostly nice older hunting type rifles,in different calibers,but I have a couple of AR types too.

Good guns are good investments. I also have a lot of guitars,and I can only play 1 at a time right?


I have what most would consider an arsenal, certainly liberals would. That's not my point. My point is, I have 2- 30-30's, 2-.270's, and 3- 30-06 deer rifles. But when I go hunting, I bring 2 of them with me.

I'm all for people having as many weapons as they desire, I just don't think it makes any sense to have that many when you are planning what happened in Vegas.


CAD703X
Toledo Fan
Liberty Island
Member since Jul 2008
47404 posts

re: Why did the LV shooter have so many guns?
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Think he was planning for jams, melted barrels, and other issues.
quote:

planning
is your keyword


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CajunTiger78
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Aug 2017
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re: Why did the LV shooter have so many guns?
I think his intent was to use as much of the ammunition he brought up to that room. He had camera's set up outside of his room to alert him of approaching law enforcement officers. So its safe to say if they didn't come up when they did he would have fired off more rounds then he did.


LSU alum wannabe
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Katy, TX
Member since Jan 2004
20245 posts

re: Why did the LV shooter have so many guns?
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also have a lot of guitars,and I can only play 1 at a time right?


You are what’s wrong with America. Guitar reform is needed.

A. String limits. More than 5 on a bass or 7 on an electric? Nope.

B. Proficiency. If you try to buy something with 8 strings and aren’t gonna play metal? Denied. Gonna buy a Les Paul Custom and you strum Smoke on the Water? shite gets taken away from you.


Homesick Tiger
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Member since Nov 2006
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re: Why did the LV shooter have so many guns?
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Think he was planning for jams, melted barrels, and other issues.


A gun "specialist" that was a former LEO said exactly this. Said excessive firing from a gun causes overheating and malfunctions.


troyt37
Arkansas Fan
Member since Mar 2008
1658 posts

re: Why did the LV shooter have so many guns?
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cuz America you dirty pinko lib prog filth


Sorry. I'm far enough right that I can't bring myself to register as a republican.


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CAD703X
Toledo Fan
Liberty Island
Member since Jul 2008
47404 posts

re: Why did the LV shooter have so many guns?
Yeah guilty.

I've been known to bring as many as 4 bicycles with me to a race weekend.

1 is my main bike
2 is my backup bike in case of catastrophic failure on my main bike
3 is my time trial bike for that race
4 is my beater/crit bike because you always crash in crits and I'm not going to ruin one of my good bikes in a race in not going to win


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ShortyRob
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2008
49443 posts

re: Why did the LV shooter have so many guns?
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Obviously, the guy went full Maxine Waters, but 23 weapons when you can only fire one at a time?
If I had to guess, he had them all pre-loaded......and likely set up between his two firing points to reduce re-loading and set-up time.

It does seem a shade inefficient honestly. But, then again. My brain isn't wired for the "how do I kill as many concert goers as possible" line of thought.


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