Not the trip to the shooting range I expected...

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Stromm, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. Yep. Weird things happen in my life. I was just unpacking when I heard the gunfire outside my window at Mandalay (about 10:10). Loud like a jackhammer, light flashing.

    I thought, Nah can't be gunfire. Especially when it went on for a couple minutes. I honestly thought "crap, who's doing construction this late!"

    I went to get food and all the elevators were not working. Emergency stairs wouldn't badge open either. That caught my attention. Tried Customer Service line and sat on hold for ten minutes before heading to my room. Elevator/stairs still not working.

    Then I ran into a wide eyed maintenance guy telling his wife on his cell that he's OK. Some guy up on 32 (I'm on 4) was shooting out the window with a full-auto rifle down into the music concert crowds. He told me to get in my room and stay there.

    I look out the window and cops are everywhere. Multiple helicopters overhead.

    Starving, tired, but safe. Hopefully no one was killed.

    Hmm, helicopters just left. They are a couple streets away now.

    Updates later. I'm just gonna go to be. Got the NetApp conference in the morning. That's gonna be interesting now.
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  2. SavageGuy

    SavageGuy Supporting Member

  3. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

    Wow! Crazy world.
  4. I feel perfectly safe. Thanks though.

    Police just swept down my hallway. I could hear their radios before they got to my door. Officer rattled the door, said he heard my TV and wanted my name. I could hear there were at least two other officers out there. I gave my name, one said "confirmed" and they went to the next door.

    Does make me wish I could have brought my pistol.

    I should have asked for a pizza...
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  5. Dad_Roman

    Dad_Roman Supporting Member

    20 dead 100 injured....Yahoo. really stumbled into a mess. Be safe.

    EDIT: This mornin up to 50 dead and 200 injured...
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2017
  6. adam01364

    adam01364 Lifetime Supporter

    Hope Tracy and Sarah weren't there.
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  7. Dane

    Dane + unkown number of likes Supporting Member

    Hearing on the news this morning they are stating 'lone' shooter, but are looking for the woman who he had been seen with to ask her questions and find a possible motive.
  8. 2012gt

    2012gt Member

    I can't fathom what makes someone want to do something like this. I don't get it. Every time I go to read an update I can't help but see the comments and a lot are people pushing an agenda. Automatic weapons have been strictly regulated for a long time. I'm 99.9% sure that's what this was. Binaries are fast but not that rhythmic. That's all a mute point right now though. Prayers for the all those hurt and to the thousands of family members affected by this.
  9. rowiebowie

    rowiebowie Supporting Member

    Stromm, glad you're safe. Probably not a good idea to visit a gun range this week. This jerk Paddock has given the anti-2nds another reason to attack gun ownership and as 2012gt said, they'll lie and say these weapons are easily obtainable.

    Praying for the victims.
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  10. duster066

    duster066 Supporting Member

    The price of ARs just doubled. May be triple before weeks end.

    I've felt for a while the World is a tinder box waiting for a match. People seem to think it's all unfair, and they all want a pound of flesh, just to make themselves feel better.
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  11. sarahsmom

    sarahsmom Supporting Member

    Why? That's all I can say is "why"? So far, no rhyme or reason to this, nothing to help make sense of it. Isis is claiming responsibility saying the shooter recently converted to Islam, but so far no connection found.
    All we can do is pray for healing for the wounded, and comfort for the families of those lost.
  12. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

    May be too soon or even irrelevant...but he was shooting at a country music I wonder which way he voted.

    Regardless...he is the perfect example of the suicidal guy that takes people with him for some idiotic reason. Despicable.
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  13. sarahsmom

    sarahsmom Supporting Member

    We're fine. We live on the other end of town, and were safe at home last night. Don't go to many concerts any more, but if I did, I would have gone to that one.
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  14. rowiebowie

    rowiebowie Supporting Member

    Glad you're ok. Thanks for checking in so we all know.
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  15. sarahsmom

    sarahsmom Supporting Member

    Our sheriff just gave an update of 58 dead (possibly 59), 515 wounded.
  16. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

    Some of the BS the politicians are spouting...

    "Hillary Clinton also expressed her grief in a tweet: "The crowd fled at the sound of gunshots. Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get."

    Actually, they didn't flee at the sound of gunshots, the FACT is, they didn't flee until until they saw blood and people dropping.

    Of course there is LOTS of the "Do Something!" BS, none of which has any specific idea to offer, it's all just "Pass more laws!" and the usual anti NRA and anti conservative drivel.:rolleyes:
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  17. 2012gt

    2012gt Member

    His brother claims he had no political or religious affiliations. I think he was a life long coward that at the end didn't even have the balls to fight a fair fight. He shot a crowd of defenseless, trapped people. I'm glad he offed himself and didn't try to take any officers down with him but I don't think it was because he was suicidal. Just a coward.
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  18. Dane

    Dane + unkown number of likes Supporting Member

    Just watched a new briefing.

    F_I stating no connection with any groups found.

    The sheriff called this a 'WMD' event o_O
  19. I was just over at my Mom's and heard on news. My daughter/SiL live out there in N.Vegas and I immediately called wife to have her call out there to them. They had just texted her to say everything was OK and they weren't downtown last night around all that crap. She's a RN for Hospice and SiL is an IT for LV Memorial Hospital.
  20. sarahsmom

    sarahsmom Supporting Member

    There was an off duty police officer that was killed.