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Las Vegas shooting: NRA urges new rules for gun 'bump-stocks'

The National Rifle Association has called for “additional regulations” on bump-stocks, a rapid fire device used by the Las Vegas massacre gunman. The group said: “Devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations.” Republicans have said they would consider banning the tool, despite years of resisting any gun control. Lawmakers plan to hold hearings and consider a bill to outlaw the device. The NRA called on Thursday for regulators to “immediately review whether these devices comply with federal law”. “In the ...

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Las Vegas shooting: Paddock may have planned to escape

Media playback is unsupported on your device The gunman behind Sunday night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas planned to flee, and he may have had help with planning the massacre, officials suspect. Stephen Paddock was “living a secret life, much of which would never be fully understood”, Sheriff Joe Lombardo told reporters. The gunman’s girlfriend said she had no idea what he was plotting. Paddock’s motive for killing 58 people in the largest mass shooting in modern US history remains a mystery. Police found the 64-year-old former accountant dead in ...

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Las Vegas shooting: Paddock's girlfriend denies knowledge of attack

The girlfriend of the Las Vegas gunman who shot dead 58 people on Sunday has said she had no idea what her “kind, caring, quiet” partner was planning. Marilou Danley’s comments came hours before police suggested Stephen Paddock had been living “a secret life”. They said he may have been planning to escape instead of shooting himself dead, but did not give further details. It is not yet known why he opened fire on an open air concert, committing the worst shooting in modern US history. Clark County Sheriff Joseph ...

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Las Vegas shooting: Paddock placed cameras in hotel

Media playback is unsupported on your device Stephen Paddock, the gunman who killed 58 people and injured more than 500 in Las Vegas on Sunday, set up a number of cameras in and around his hotel suite. Two cameras in the hallway and one in the peephole allowed him to see if “law enforcement or security” were approaching, police said. Officers are still trying to determine why Paddock, 64, opened fire on a concert from the Mandalay Bay Hotel. However, they do know there was a high degree of planning. ...

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Las Vegas shooting: Trump dubs killer 'sick and demented'

Media playback is unsupported on your device President Donald Trump has described the gunman who killed 59 people and injured 527 in Las Vegas on Sunday as “a sick man, a demented man”. Speaking at the White House, he said he would look at gun laws “as times goes by” but he did not elaborate. Police are still trying to find out why Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire on an open-air concert from the 32nd floor of the nearby Mandalay Bay Hotel. Police found 23 guns in his room and ...

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Las Vegas shooting: Police search for gunman's motive

Media playback is unsupported on your device Police are working to establish the motive behind a mass shooting which left at least 59 dead and another 527 injured at a Las Vegas concert. Gunman Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel towards an open-air music festival on Sunday evening. Police found 16 guns in his hotel room, as well as “in excess of” 18 firearms and explosives at his Nevada home. But as yet, no clear reason for the killing has emerged. Investigators ...

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'Beyond horrific.' Country music world stunned by Las Vegas shooting

Country music star Jason Aldean was on stage when a gunman attacked the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada late Sunday night. At least 20 concertgoers were killed and at least 100 others were injured, according to local authorities, who said Monday that the casualties are still being counted. Aldean, who was the headliner on the final night of the festival, was able to take shelter. A representative for Aldean confirmed that “he, his band and crew are all unharmed.” The country music community expressed shock and disbelief ...

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Las Vegas: Mass casualties in Mandalay Bay shooting

At least two people have been killed and 24 others wounded in a mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert. A gunman opened fire at an open-air country music festival at the Mandalay Bay Hotel on the city’s strip. Hundreds of people fled the scene and the sound of what appeared to be prolonged automatic gunfire could be heard on videos posted on social media. Police said a suspect “was down” and they did not believe there were any more attackers. There had been reports of other incidents at different ...

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Lakers' Ball excites despite cool shooting night

2:33 AM ET ANAHEIM, Calif. — In his first preseason game with the Los Angeles Lakers, Lonzo Ball struggled with his shot but still displayed his ability to rack up triple-double-like numbers. After a summer and first week of camp (he went 6-0 in 5-on-5 scrimmages with the team) that only added to the hype surrounding Ball, the No. 2 overall pick finally made his preseason debut with five points, eight assists, seven rebounds and two steals in a 108-99 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Honda Center. Lakers ...

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