23 guns found in shooter’s hotel room, 19 more found at residence; William La Jeunesse reports from Los Angeles.
The Las Vegas hotel room used by the gunman who opened fire on a country music festival Sunday held 23 firearms, authorities said Tuesday.
Assistant Clark County Sheriff Todd Fasulo said officers found the firearms inside the Mandalay Bay room of Stephen Paddock, and an additional 19 firearms at his home in Mesquite, Nevada.
Paddock killed 59 and wounded more than 500.
Police found rifles, equipped with scopes, and at least two of the guns in the cache were modified to make them fully automatic, two U.S. officials told The Associated Press.
The shooting reignited the country’s gun debate.
“The crowd fled at the sound of gunshots. Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get,” Hillary Clinton tweeted, adding: “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.”
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.