Kirsters Baish| As we enter a new year, the Last Vegas mass shooting is about four months behind us. It’s still hard for most Americans to fathom that someone could have so much hate built up inside of them that they would unleash it in such a way on so many innocent people. The truth of the matter is that we still are basically in the dark and there are many questions that have not yet been answered.
There have been endless theories on what pushed Stephen Paddock to kill so many people, and sadly we are only able to speculate until law enforcement is able to provide some kind of explanation to the American people.
Last week, a United States congressman made an appearance on Tucker Carlson’s show to make a claim that shocked millions of Americans across the country. Pennsylvania Republican Representative Scott Perry made a claim without evidence. He explained that there is a possibility that ISIS was involved in the mass shooting.
The Daily Caller reported:
Perry said, “Recently I have been made aware of what I believe to be credible evidence, credible information regarding potential terrorist infiltration through the southern border regarding this incident.”
“Well, they could be–lets face it, ISIS twice before the attack, ISIS warned the United States that they would attack Las Vegas in June and August after the attack claimed responsibility four times. Meanwhile, the local law enforcement investigative services are telling us there is no terrorist connection–lone gunman, again, something is not adding up,” Perry replied.
Here is the clip:
It’s pretty clear that the lawyer on the left side of the screen wasn’t too happy with Perry’s revelation. While we are all wondering if there was more to the story than we have been told, to make a claim like the one Perry made, you really need to have evidence to back up your point. If you cannot provide proof for such a wild claim, you shouldn’t make that claim public yet. While Perry has a certain level of credibility as a congressman, he should have kept his theory to himself until there was some solid proof.
However, Perry is right that ISIS did claim responsibility for the mass shooting. The police went on to explain that the claim was not credible. The problem is that the police have left us wondering about how carefully they are conducting themselves. Americans are unsure of who they can and cannot trust.
There was some other interesting information released recently. We have recently learned that the fingerprints of Stephen Paddock’s girlfriend were on some of the bullets.
The Washington Examiner reported:
Marilou Danley, the girlfriend of the Las Vegas shooter, informed authorities she occasionally helped Stephen Paddock load ammunition into magazines and, as a result, her fingerprints were probably on some bullets, according to unsealed court documents.
No evidence suggested “criminal involvement” by Danley at the time the Oct. 3 document was published, but investigators also did not rule out the possibility. Danley was out of the country in the Philippines to visit her family when the Oct. 1 attack occurred.
Oh boy. We won’t know what will happen with the whole ISIS connection claim until it is either proven to be true with solid evidence or it is proven to be false.