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Tracking how the Las Vegas shooter got his hands on 47 guns

(CNN) — Investigators are still trying to pin down Stephen Paddock’s motive for opening fire on thousands of country music fans in Las Vegas, killing 58 people and wounding nearly 500 in the worst mass shooting in modern US history.

What they have uncovered — in his 32nd-floor suite at the Mandalay Bay hotel, his car, and his homes — is a remarkable collection of firearms commensurate with the scale of violence he unleashed before he killed himself as police closed in.

Here’s what we know about the weapons cache:

He had 47 guns.

In all, authorities have found 47 guns of varying size and power that belonged to Paddock.

Investigators discovered 23 guns in his hotel room in Las Vegas in the immediate hours after the attack, plus another 24 at his homes in Mesquite and Verdi, Nevada, near Reno.

It’s not clear how many guns were rifles or handguns. But at least 12 of those in

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The Eureka casino, where Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock is said to have gambled, in Mesquite, Nevada …

Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, they keep coming back to one of the most unusual aspects of the 64-year-old’s personal profile: his money.

Paddock had two planes, owned multiple homes, and regularly dropped tens of thousands of dollars in Vegas casinos, according to recent reports. His shocking collections of guns and ammunition alone may have cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

We’ll never know what truly motivated Paddock, who took his own life after killing 59 people and injuring 500 more at a country musical concert on Sunday night. Here’s what we know so far about his financial situation.

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Las Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock Had an Unusual Financial Life. Here’s What We Know

Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, they keep coming back to one of the most unusual aspects of the 64-year-old’s personal profile: his money.

Paddock had two planes, owned multiple homes, and regularly dropped tens of thousands of dollars in Vegas casinos, according to recent reports. His shocking collections of guns and ammunition alone may have cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

We’ll never know what truly motivated Paddock, who took his own life after killing 59 people and injuring 500 more at a country musical concert on Sunday night. Here’s what we know so far about his financial situation.

http://time.com/money/4969462/las-vegas-shooter-stephen-paddock-gambler-real-estate-guns/

How did Las Vegas shooter get his arsenal? Easily, and legally

Forty-seven firearms from three locations. Piles of ammunition, and devices that converted assault rifles to automatic weapons that fired like machine guns.

How did Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, who shot and killed 58 people from his 32nd story hotel window, amass an arsenal of firearms? In the United States, and particularly in states like Nevada, it’s easy. And totally legal.

Although the country is notorious for its lax gun laws, there are some restrictions on multiple sales of handguns. But if someone wants to build up a cache of rifles the way Paddock did, they could do so without anyone noticing.

Most gun sales are by federally licensed vendors who must put buyers through background checks. The FBI will run their name through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, which refers to three databases of offenders.

Those databases are not always perfect, relying on often spotty reporting from the states. Dylann Roof,

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Vegas shooter’s body is seen splayed on his hotel room floor next to assault rifles, ammo and a possible NOTE – as …

New photos show the horrifying scene SWAT teams encountered when they blew the door off the Las Vegas shooter’s room and found him dead inside – as authorities reveal the mass murderer set up cameras in a door peephole and on a room service cart outside the room to warn him when police arrived.

The photos, leaked Tuesday, show Stephen Paddock’s body on the floor of his suite in the Mandalay Bay resort and casino, which he used as a sniper’s nest on Sunday night to open fire on 22,000 innocent people attending a music festival across the street.

Only the 64-year-old’s legs, torso and left arm are visible in the photo, and he wears a typical outfit for a retiree: a brown long-sleeve t-shirt, black slacks and slip on loafers with white socks. The only thing that reveals his nefarious actions are the black gloves he’s wearing. 

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Father Of Las Vegas Shooter Was On FBI’s Most Wanted List In The 60s


Father Of Las Vegas Shooter Was On FBI’s Most Wanted List In The 60s

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Published on Tuesday, 03 October 2017 15:43

The father of the perpetrator behind Sunday night’s gruesome massacre in Las Vegas was revealed to have been on the FBI’s 10 most-wanted fugitives in 1968 after the convicted felon escaped from a Texas prison in the same year.

According to CNN, Benjamin Paddock was sentenced to 20 years in the Federal Correction Facility in La Tuna, Texas after robbing the Valley National Bank in Phoenix, Arizona in 1960.

Paddock, who went by multiple aliases such as Perry Archer, Benjamin J. Butler, Leo Genstein and Big Daddy, attempted to run over police officers with his vehicle during his arrest.

NBC News reported that the now-deceased criminal was accused of stealing a cumulative

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Las Vegas shooter’s dad, on FBI’s Most Wanted list, was arrested in Oregon in ’78

Here’s the latest for Monday, October 2nd: More than 50 dead in Las Vegas shooting; President Trump leads nation in moment of silence; 3 Americans win Nobel Prize for Medicine.


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Las Vegas Shooter’s Father Was On FBI Most Wanted List

Las Vegas (CBS Local) — In an odd twist, the father of the accused Las Vegas shooter, Stephen Paddock, was a convicted bank robber who was once on the FBI’s Most Wanted list after escaping prison in the 1960’s.

The revelation came in an interview with Paddock’s brother, Eric, earlier Monday. According to the Orlando SentinelBenjamin Hoskins Paddock, who also went by Patrick Benjamin Paddock, robbed the the Valley National Bank in Phoenix in 1960. He was arrested in Las Vegas that year and tried to run an FBI agent over with his car before he was captured.

After escaping from a federal prison in La Tuna, Texas, he was placed on the most-wanted list. He had severed eight years of his 20-year sentence. The elder Paddock was removed from the most-wanted list in 1977 and captured in Springfield, Oregon, in 1978. He had opened a bingo parlor for a

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Las Vegas Shooter’s Father Was On FBI Most Wanted List

Las Vegas (CBS Local) — In an odd twist, the father of the accused Las Vegas shooter, Stephen Paddock, was a convicted bank robber who was once on the FBI’s Most Wanted list after escaping prison in the 1960’s.

The revelation came in an interview with Paddock’s brother, Eric, earlier Monday. According to the Orlando SentinelBenjamin Hoskins Paddock, who also went by Patrick Benjamin Paddock, robbed the the Valley National Bank in Phoenix in 1960. He was arrested in Las Vegas that year and tried to run an FBI agent over with his car before he was captured.

After escaping from a federal prison in La Tuna, Texas, he was placed on the most-wanted list. He had severed eight years of his 20-year sentence. The elder Paddock was removed from the most-wanted list in 1977 and captured in Springfield, Oregon, in 1978. He had opened a bingo parlor for a

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