Vegas Killer’s Weapons, SHARE Act Shelved, and the Left’s Response

By John Crump

Jacqui Heinrich tweeted - Exclusive: these are 2 of 23 guns found in the #LasVegas shooter's hotel room at #MandalayBay - hammer, bipod, optics, ammo, 59 lives. Chilling.
Jacqui Heinrich tweeted – Exclusive: these are 2 of 23 guns found in the #LasVegas shooter’s hotel room at #MandalayBay – hammer, bipod, optics, ammo, 59 lives. Chilling.
John Crump
John Crump

U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- Jacqui Heinrich of Boston 25 News release two pictures of the weapons that Stephen Paddock used to kill 59 people and injured over 500. In the video, it sounds like automatic gunfire, but it turns out it was not. From the pictures, we now know what Paddock was using to kill innocent concert goers.

One rifle appears to have a bump fire stock. A bump fire stock uses recoil to help the shooter pull the trigger at a faster rate. Looking closer it seems to be the Slide Fire SSAR-15 SBS. Paddock used the SlideFire to simulate automatic fire. In the coming days, there will be calls to ban these stocks, and we must be prepared to push back because the ATF can outlaw these stocks with a stroke of a pen.

If anything can be taken away from this tragedy, it is that these stocks show the feebleness of the NFA. People will find ways around the NFA. Prohibition did not work with alcohol. It is not working with drugs, and it will not work with firearms.

History shows us it always fails.

Another product that is going to come under fire for being used by the madman is the SureFire MAG5-100. This is a 100 round magazine that Paddock used to fire down into the crowd. There will be renewed calls for magazine limitations. We must be prepared to fight back against these calls with reason and not emotion.

One rifle appears to have a bump fire stock. A bump fire stock uses recoil to help the shooter pull the trigger at a faster rate.
One rifle appears to have a bump fire stock. A bump fire stock uses recoil to help the shooter pull the trigger at a faster rate. Another product that is going to come under fire for being used by the madman is the SureFire MAG5-100.

Calls are already coming in for new gun control laws.

Hillary Clinton has already Tweeted out “Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get.” and “Our grief isn’t enough. We can and must put politics aside, stand up to the NRA, and work together to try to stop this from happening again.”

Once again she is not letting a tragedy go to waste. She calls for politics to be put aside and then launches a political attack.

Late Night comedian Jimmy Kimmel jumped on the anti-gun bandwagon by saying “Right now there are loopholes in the law that let people avoid background checks if they buy a gun privately from another party if they buy a gun online or at a gun show.”

It is worth noting that Paddock didn’t avoid background checks and didn’t buy his guns privately. He passed the background check showing that they have never worked in the past and will not work in the future.

SureFire MAG5-100 100-Round Capacity Magazine
SureFire MAG5-100 100-Round Capacity Magazine ( now is the time to buy one before they get banned )
Slide Fire SSAR-15 SBS Bump Fire Stock
Slide Fire SSAR-15 SBS Bump Fire Stock

Senator Chuck Schummer also made the dubious claim that over 30,000 people are killed each year by gun violence. This number is false. Even the most inflated numbers for gun violence doesn’t even reach half of this figure. He also urged Trump to veto SHARE act if it reaches his desk.

Paul Ryan has already come out and said that the SHARE act had been shelved. Ryan has said there are no plans to vote on it at this time. It doesn’t mean it is killed, but it will not be passed in a timely fashion as we have wanted. We must continue to push for this bill by educating the general public about suppressors and separating some of the movie myths from facts.

What we have to do now is push back against the gun grabbers. We need to make the point that gun laws do not work. For every example, they give about why we need more gun laws we need to turn it around and use the same example to show that gun laws don’t work.

We need to make the point that holding every gun owner responsible for a mass shoot is akin to holding every Muslim accountable for every suicide bomber. We need to let them know that they are blaming their doctors, their police, and their neighbors for these heinous acts of violence.

In all honesty that will not sway the gun grabbers themselves, but fighting back against their tyrannical agenda is not to change their minds. It is to convince the people on the fence of the absurdness of the gun grabber’s stance.

We must stand together as a united front against these attacks. We also must grieve for the loss of life caused by a man with pure evil in his heart. Trump said that this isn’t a time for politics, and I agree, but we must respond to the opportunist left on gun control because they use emotion instead of reason.

About John Crump

John is a NRA instructor and a constitutional activist. He is the former CEO of Veritas Firearms, LLC and is the co-host of The Patriot News Podcast which can be found at www.blogtalkradio.com/patriotnews. John has written extensively on the patriot movement including 3%’ers, Oath Keepers, and Militias. In addition to the Patriot movement, John has written about firearms, interviewed people of all walks of life, and on the Constitution. John lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and sons and is currently working on a book on the history of the patriot movement and can be followed on Twitter at @crumpyss or at www.crumpy.com.

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M Reyna
M Reyna
3 years ago

@Macof
That was my point. In that situation the only thing for people to do is exactly what they did. They looked for cover they helped the wounded . I believe many in the
Crowd had legal weapons but they were of little use in
That situation. In many other shooting situations an
Armed citizen stops a shooter. This was an extraordinary event. If you can’t fight run an take cover. So the crowd as a whole dealt with their situation magnificently, helping each other.

Macofjack
Macofjack
3 years ago
Reply to  M Reyna

M Reyna – Exactly!

M Reyna
M Reyna
3 years ago
Reply to  M Reyna


Same as me old retired vet. To answer your question. Yes and no. Yes if he was actually armed. We don’t know yet. No if he wasn’t. Some security guards are not armed. I have been to lots of places where they have security and I’m usually the only one armed.
But that’s not the story here.

Al
Al
3 years ago

Be careful about what someone may call pictures from the crime scene. These may not be authentic.

silence Dogood
silence Dogood
3 years ago

The Left always lies. Disregard every claim the Left makes. Here’s what no one talks about: SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY statutes. What are they? Simple answer, it’s not the job of the Police to protect “any” individual or property. 36 States have actual SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY statutes, the other 14 have “stare decisis,” which has the same effect. No one has ever successfully “sued” a Police organization and “won” on the issue of the Police “failing to protect them.” It’s not the Policeman’s job to protect you. He might choose to “protect” you, but, he can’t be held legally responsible if he doesn’t.… Read more »

John Dunlap
John Dunlap
3 years ago

Once again, mission accomplished. Bills restoring freedom killed. patriots put on the defensive, leftist agenda full speed ahead. The official story, as usual, is tripe. Lone conveniently rich white male nutjob flips out, commits mass murder with a buffet of weapons that just happen to be tailored to support the Schumer/Pelosi talking points, coincidentally just as two important freedom restoration bills were gaining momentum. Uh, yeah. Sure. Witnesses report gunfire from multiple directions. Someone locked all the exits. Someone turned the stage lights on the crowd as the firing started. The target chosen just happened to be a venue that… Read more »

DAN III
DAN III
3 years ago
Reply to  John Dunlap

Mr. Dunlap

You sum up my thoughts, concerns and beliefs about this alleged “Lone Wolf” atrocity, perfectly. You did a much better job with your remarks than I could have done. Thank you.

John Dunlap
John Dunlap
3 years ago
Reply to  DAN III

I’m not convinced you couldn’t do better, but thanks for the compliment. We all have to do what we can now to make sure these questions aren’t just swept under the rug, as they were back in 1963. Mosft people are still stuck in the “they wouldn’t do that!” normalcy bias mode, even though we’ve already seen plenty of proof that “they” not only would, they have, they are, and they will. Even Sheriff Lombardo has a much as said publicly that this wasn’t the work of one person (https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-10-04-breaking-law-enforcement-says-las-vegas-shooter-did-not-act-alone-new-details.html). Now that he’s said this, I would suggest that the… Read more »

Macofjack
Macofjack
3 years ago

Leave it to the liberals to take a tragedy to make political hay out of it. They will not even let the existing law be enforced yet they want more. Takes a poor excuse for a human to use the death of others to advance their agenda!

Eric Holder
Eric Holder
3 years ago

People do not take an active role in their own safety. The shooter did a pretty good job at planning out what he was going to do and the targets not having many options since it seems that none of them had a long arm to return fire. Strange because I thought Nevada was a state that did not have a lot of gun restrictions? I see on the internet people walking around the USA with AR15’s having lunch at fast food joints? I just wonder, of the killed and wounded how many owned AR15 rifles or similar weapons that… Read more »

james
james
3 years ago
Reply to  Eric Holder

Given the conditions and the gunman hidden inside the hotel room(s) very hard to take him out from
the ground level, best left to professionals with proper equipment and training.

If the gunman was on ground level, I agree, take him out.

Dave
Dave
3 years ago

I agree… there is far to much here for anyone to know yet, better we wait, rushing to judgment without any facts is the Govt. move, dont let it be ours.

dava golin
dava golin
3 years ago

this story about who did this and what was used is fiction. listen to the slower than AR RATE OF FIRE. The cyclic rate of fire was more like the M60. BINDERY FIRE, BUMP, AND SLIDE May have been the secondary weapon used. not .the only weapon used. those large magazines are not that trouble-free for the long strings of fire… I live in Las Vegas and served eight years in service carried the M60 MI6 AND M203. currently, enjoy a DDVII AR at Las Vegas ranges. I hope some truth comes out of this. sorry for all the tragedy… Read more »

Dr. Strangelove
Dr. Strangelove
3 years ago
Reply to  dava golin

The cyclic rate of a bump fire stock is dependent upon the skill of the user.

james
james
3 years ago

Absolutely correct. This puts a hole in the ‘modified for auto’ line that the media is spinning.
Takes a lot of dexterity to keep the bump fire running properly compared to just holding down the trigger on a fully automatic rifle.

Mike Cullifer
Mike Cullifer
3 years ago

Chuck Schummer is clear out in left field with his numbers but he close to the number of 40,000 that were killed in auto accidents in 2016

Erik
Erik
3 years ago

How do you have 23 guns and not leave a paper trail somewhere? If I sell a firearm personally, I have a photo of the person’s ID with the sales receipt.

I am saddened by the loss of life. I am also concerned about how far down the rabbit hole this goes.

rob
rob
3 years ago
Reply to  Erik

You can Own as many guns as you have money to spend. He spent a lot. Every Firearm bought from a Dealer is in the system. Every Sale Makes a paper trail as you stated except for private sales.

Frank Geimer
Frank Geimer
3 years ago

As usual, blame the tool, not the hand holding it. I firmly believe in our constitutional rights, all of them, and defended them for over 20 years. As a veteran, we all need to ensure that the laws we have now are utilized, not make more that will also fail. Maybe if someone in the crowd was peacefully armed, he might not have killed so many?? Food for thought.

M Reyna
M Reyna
3 years ago
Reply to  Frank Geimer

I am sure that of the 20,000 people in the crowd many were armed. This situation called for cover since any gun short of an RPG ( rocket launcher) would have done nothing to end or slow the shooter.

Macofjack
Macofjack
3 years ago
Reply to  M Reyna

@M Reyna – RPG would have taken out floors above and below so that’s a badddddddd idea. good 308 with a great scope would have been nice, but it’s kinda hard to carry around with you.

DAN III
DAN III
3 years ago

I wouldn’t buy the Surefire mag. My 60-rounder is junk. Jams constantly.

VE Veteran - Old Man's Club
VE Veteran - Old Man's Club
3 years ago

The answer lies in the illness or capacity for evil in the human heart.

Boz
Boz
3 years ago

Correct.

Inidaho
Inidaho
3 years ago

Well said!!!!

Richard
Richard
3 years ago

If I read right it said 74 minutes from the first shots until the police took him out after breeching the door and finding him suicided. I have seen the few pictures of his guns but with the bump stocks where is the “knee deep pile of brass” that he should have accumulated. I saw a pile of the neatly stacked mags (probably loaded). Perhaps the NRA should open an 800 number for gun sales firms (if they wish to continue to sell guns) to offer information on when he bought this stuff. Certainly all we will hear is what… Read more »