Firing interrupting a three-day country music festival that that attracted more than 22,000 fans to the famous Las Vegas Strip.
The shooting lasted nine to 11 minutes, with the first reports of gunshots beginning Sunday at 10:08 p.m. PT and the final shots being fired at 10:19 p.m.
deadliest such incident in U.S. history
23 guns were found in the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino room
John Cohen, a former Department of Homeland Security undersecretary who previously worked as a police officer, said that recordings of the shooting suggest that the shooter used an automatic weapon.
"[The bullets] were coming out very quick, and you heard a large number of shots very quickly. That would be very difficult to do with anything other than an automatic weapon," Cohen said.
Reports described shooter had No direct assessments of mental illness nor credible affiliation with foreign or domestic political religious or terrorist organizations
No reports found any of the equipment used, had was acquired illegally, though modified.
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Had been likely it would have been taken to the house floor next week.
Republicans will likely table the vote for at least the near future.
A separate bill to make it easier for concealed carry permit holders to transport their guns across state lines could also be delayed.
A different provision in the Duncan bill makes it more difficult for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to classify certain ammunition as “armor piercing.”
Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC), who was at the baseball game, where congressmen Steve Scalise (R-La.) was shot in June, introduced a measure to make it easier to purchase gun silencers.
The SHARE Act passed the Natural Resources committee on a party-line vote on Sept. 13, and would have likely advance with similar partisan results in a full vote in Republican-controlled House. Democrats had expected to block the bill in the Senate.Very proud to be continuing to move the ball forward on this important issue. https://t.co/VbnQRKO9oV
— Rep. Jeff Duncan (@RepJeffDuncan) June 13, 2017
A different provision in the Duncan bill makes it more difficult for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to classify certain ammunition as “armor piercing.” Regulations on interstate transportation weapons would be revised as well.