Las Vegas shooting - a point not yet made

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    The LV shooter fired 1100 rounds, with 480 hits (58 Killed, 422 wounded) for a 43.6% hit rate,
    This is impressively low, given the target and distance.

    Indeed, the casualties caused by LV shooter were -limited- by the fact he used a number of AR15s with bump stocks - he could have easily killed and wounded significantly more people with a different choice of weapon.

    Now, no one knows for sure why this guy did what he did, and what he did made no sense at all - but it is clear, he deliberately chose to buy and use AR15s in lieu of other more effective weapons - weapons he certainly knew about and had access to.

    The question: Why?
    We'll never know, of course.
    But, given what could have happened, we should be thankful he chose his weapons poorly.
     
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    We still don't know the motive and they did discover a arsenal of weapon .

     
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    They did - at least $30,000 in rifles, just in the hotel room.
    This supports the idea he had access to, and could have easily obtained, better weapons, but chose to use AR15s.
     
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    He would have fired from two windows .... maybe considering his age 64, could the AR15s have been easier to use? already seen his age is hard to believe he was the only one shooting for the Windows ?
     
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    I'm not sure I really care about this argument. But for a guy going on his first rampage how did you come to the conclusion that 43.8% is low? Did that include the number of rounds he fired aimlessly through the door of his hotel room?
     
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    He could have used a tripod-mounted gun.
     
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    50% hits on a point target is considered "effective". He fired into a densely-packed group.
    I don't know if the 1100 includes the 35 or so he fired through the door; either way, not much changes.
     
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    Yes, but if he did shoot from the two broken Windows there is also a distance between the two.

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    The media slipped up and referred to the country music concert as a "Trump Rally" and then they were desperate to quickly close the case and move on. The FBI with all it's vast psychological resources couldn't (didn't want to) determine that the shooter was a left winger with a psychological hangup against conservative (mostly) kids. For some reason it seems the Vegas swat team was off that night and the Officers who breached the door were something like dog handlers. The security staff was questionable as was the shooter's wife but nobody in the media (or the FBI) seemed interested in pursuing the conspiracy.
     
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    It is -not- beyond the realm of possibility that he , at least in part, chose ARs because of the effect shooting that many people would have on the gun control debate.
     
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