CBS (like every other media outlet in creation) is ignoring a key point about ARs equipped with a bump fire stock: they’re wildly inaccurate. If Las Vegas spree killer Stephen Paddock hadn’t been repeatedly firing into a crowd of thousands, if he’d had to actually aim at individual targets with a bump fire-equipped AR, he may not have hit anyone. But don’t take my word for it . . .
An unarmed security guard at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino was the first to take on gunman Stephen Paddock, getting shot in the process, but providing crucial help for police looking to stop the massacre.
The security guard, identified as Jesus Campos by the International Union, Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America, was shot in the leg after Paddock fired at him through a door, police said.
Police said Paddock managed to fire off over 200 rounds as the security guard approached the suspect’s room alone. But the guard managed to direct police to the exact location of Paddock’s suite and even provided a hotel key to officers looking to clear rooms on the 32nd floor before they insisted he get medical attention.
The abcnews.go.com report is clear: the killer was practicing “spray and pray.” (As he was loading 100-round Surefire AR magazines, he would’ve had to either switch guns or reload to fire that many rounds.)
Speaking this evening, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo praised Campos, saying he aided officers in their search for Paddock.
Lombardo added that Paddock fired “well over 200 rounds” into the hallway when the security guard approached. Paddock had set up a camera in the hallway, apparently to watch for approaching authorities.
Bottom line: machine guns are less accurate than single shot semi-automatic rifles in most situations. AR’s equipped with a bump fire stock, even less so.
Not that it matters to the legislators bound and determined to “do something” after the Mandalay Bay spree killing. Or the media that support that effort in all its misguided glory.