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16 minutes ago, pantherj said:

His father was a noted psychopath, and he obviously was as well. Psychopaths have strange thoughts and motivations that ordinary people don't understand. For example, the Vegas shooter lost a lot of money gambling in Vegas. Psychopaths are naturally drawn to things like compulsive gambling, drug addiction, alcoholism, and other addictions. So the Vegas shooter, being a psychopath, would find it almost impossible to stop gambling. Psychopaths have extremely low impulse control, and no fear as we know it. They don't have the emotions of fear, love, empathy, sympathy, and they can't form real connections with other people as a result of missing the necessary emotions.

Here is what could have happened. Vegas shooter has lost a lot of money to Vegas. He decides to damage Vegas as much as possible. Shooting rampage and his death. It's probably that simple.

Word is he was a millionaire, and not hurting for money at all. 

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1 hour ago, Jeremy Igo said:

How the hell is this not terrorism again?

 

 

my daughter was at Lollapalooza

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3 hours ago, Doc Holiday said:

Word is he was a millionaire, and not hurting for money at all. 

A psychopath would not see it in those terms. He would see it as Vegas is taking from him. Psychopaths place a premium on doing the taking, not being taken. In fact the main thing on the mind of a psychopath is taking from others, and manipulating others, and having control. Remember the school bully who wanted to take things from from the weaker kids, and control them? Psychopaths have a lust for power over others, but they don't have feelings for the people they control and abuse. They see them like we see ants, or something unworthy of fair treatment, but not as human beings. Even if a psychopath has a billion dollars there is still the risk that a seemingly insignificant even might trigger an impulse to harm or kill someone, and they can get stuck on that impulse. He might have had the idea of lashing out at Vegas for years.

Or there could be some other totally different motivation having nothing to do with Vegas. As an example, the idea of doing something extremely dangerous doesn't fill a psychopath's mind with fear. They don't feel fear, in it's place they feel a thrilling excitement. He may have fantasized about dying in a blaze of excitement killing dozens of people and fighting the cops as well.

Or it could be that he was involved in terrorism, but he's certainly a psychopath.

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From my perspective this just goes to show even more how oblivious the average Americans are that spend their days worrying about keeping out scary immigrants from Mexico or the Middle East because said immigrants must only be coming here because they want to kill us all so better to be safe than sorry. Meanwhile you're far more likely to be taken out by a mass murdering terrorist that was born on American soil than those scary immigrants.

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Terrorism is defined in the Code of Federal Regulations as “the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives” (28 C.F.R.)

 

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It was an act of terror.   But as federal defined not terrorism as far as we know at this point.

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5 hours ago, Jeremy Igo said:

How the hell is this not terrorism again?

 

 

Because he's not a Muslim.  (insert sarcasm)

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y'all let me know when he crosses the line and becomes a terrorist 

 

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15 minutes ago, Gazi said:

y'all let me know when he crises the line and becomes a terrorist 

 

Once motive  has been determined. But imo anyone who tries to put fear on the public is a terrorist. 

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6 hours ago, Cary Kollins said:

 

I would call it terrorism personally, but I believe law enforcement defines terrorism as an attack that has some sort of political motive.

Not just law enforcement, but the dictionary 

 

the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes.

 

If the guy just killed because he wanted to cause death or destruction, and or scare the crap out of people, or he wanted to be the new record holder (sadly, its possible), then he is a psycho.  If he had some political goal in mind, such as Timothy Mcveigh, then he is a terrorist.  If he had a political goal, then he didn't make it very clear.  

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