Killed 59 people, Nevadas last year bought 33 of shotguns and rifles

Killed 59 people, Nevadas last year bought 33 of shotguns and rifles

Authorities were not aware of such a large-scale purchase of Paddock, as gun shops are not required to report on their customers.


Over the past year from October 2016 to September 2017 — Steven Paddock, which opened on 1 October fire at the hotel taking place in Las Vegas music festival and killed 59 people, acquired a 33 firearms, mostly rifles, said in an interview with CBS special agent of the Bureau for control over turnover of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives (ATF) Jill Snyder.

According to her, the authorities knew nothing about the Arsenal Paddock, as the law requires gun dealers to report to law enforcement agencies only on occasions when a person buys multiple handguns.

“There is no Federal law that would require,” Snyder responded to the question about why the sellers of weapons is not supposed to report people who buy multiple rifles.

After the death of the Paddock (he killed himself when police discovered they are shooting) in his room at the Mandalay Bay discovered 23 firearms.

About the same found later in his home near Las Vegas, where they found several thousand rounds of ammunition and explosives.

The mere fact of the existence of that Arsenal, in terms of the laws of the state of Nevada is not a crime. Moreover, on the carrying of rifles and shotguns it does not even require permission, it is only necessary for those who carry pistols and revolvers, and permanent residents of the state even they are allowed to wear without any additional documents, provided that the weapons are worn openly and not hidden under clothing.

Buying individuals new rifles, machine guns and other automatic weapons in the United States is prohibited, but the samples that were released before 1986 that are still available for purchase, including in Nevada.

While it is not known whether automatic weapons from the Paddock, but most likely it was not: such transactions are by law required to register with the ATF.

However, to fire bursts Paddock could without machines. According to Snyder, 12 belonged to the killer semi-automatic rifles with a capacity of stores from 60 to 100 rounds of ammunition were equipped with special devices (bump stocks) that allows you to shoot without interruptions.

The tragedy in Las Vegas was the largest in U.S. history, mass killing people with a firearm. Still sad record kept of the incident in Orlando where in 2016 Omar Matin shot visitors of the gay club, killing 49 people and wounding more than 50. Paddock killed at least 59 people, 516 people were injured during the attack.