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Five MORE things that don’t add up about the Las Vegas massacre… Where is all the expended brass?




(Natural News) Um, excuse me for a moment here, but I have a really stupid question. I know you told me there’s no such thing as a stupid question, but this one seems really stupid anyway.

The media has released photos of guns and ammo magazines laying around on the floor of the supposed “sniper’s nest” hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas, but there’s something totally wrong with these pictures:

#1) Where is all the expended brass?

Now, maybe I’m just a moron who thinks automatic rifles discharge expended brass or something, because the last time I shot my rifle — which was yesterday — hot brass kept blasting out the right side port with every round. Very annoying. I wish I knew how to turn that off.

So, given that Stephen Paddock was firing full-auto rifles in a sustained 10-minute assault, at roughly the rate of six rounds per second, we should probably see massive piles of expended brass all over the place.

Let’s see: 6 rounds per second, times 60 seconds in a minute, times 10 minutes of sustained fire… that comes to 3600 rounds of ammunition. If you figure there were pauses in the automatic fire, you could discount that to maybe 3000 rounds actually fired.

Again, maybe I’m just stupid or something, but if Paddock fired 3000 rounds, there should be 3000 brass casings all over the floor of the hotel suite. (I know, I’m invoking logic and reason, both of which are banned in modern society and the mainstream media, but bear with me for a moment for the sake of appeasing a really stupid person…)

But what we see in the photos released by the media show only a tiny smattering of brass casings, almost as if they were thrown around to complete the staging of the scene:

Thank goodness the UK Daily Mail cleared all this up by stating there were, “Dozens of spent shells litter the floor… and a hammer.” Yep, DOZENS. In a mass shooting that supposedly involved the firing of thousands of rounds from this very location, the media proudly reports there are “dozens” of pieces of brass on the carpet.

Did the FBI sweep up all the brass before they took these photos? Maybe they needed the brass for their own reloads so they can stage the next shooting…

I also wonder why the media isn’t calling for a nationwide ban on hammers, since they can clearly be used in mass shootings. #BanHammers

And ban hotels, too, since they provide elevated platforms for mass shooters. That’s right, ban all hammers, but especially full-auto hammers, as they can smash hotel windows at an astonishing rate.

#2) Where are all the carpet burns from hot brass and hot gun barrels?

I must be really stupid, because the other day when I was training with my AR-15, I was doing an exercise called “keyhole shooting” which requires you to shoot at targets through nine different holes cut into a large piece of plywood that’s positioned vertically in front of you. Some of these holes are cut near the bottom of the plywood, meaning you have to lay down on the ground to shoot through those holes. Silly me, I forgot to wear a long sleeve shirt, and when I laid down on the ground to shoot from the bottom holes, I found my arms laying across hot brass that was expended from my earlier shots through higher holes.

Not surprisingly, I received serious burns on my skin for the simple reason that — DUH! — expended brass is really, really hot.

And I don’t know if you knew this or not, but the hotter your rifle gets, the hotter your expended brass gets, too. It’s apparently due to physics or some such thing. If you’re firing a full-auto rifle, some internal parts can reach temperatures of 400 C, which is hot enough to either cook a frozen burrito or set Maxine Waters’ hair on fire at the merest touch.

Now, at 400 C, most of your rifle grease smokes off, making it hard to breathe. After just a few hundred rounds, the air in that hotel room would have been unbearably polluted. It might have even caused global warming, which is exactly why we have to ban automatic weapons (plus full-auto hammers, see above).

Given that Stephen Paddock was smoking through thousands of rounds of ammunition, he was generating not only very hot rifles but also extremely hot brass that would have left burn marks in any synthetic carpet.

Where are all the burn marks in the carpet?

Wouldn’t you know it, but the carpet in this room just happened to look like a pattern of burn marks, thereby obscuring the absence of additional burn marks from brass or rifle barrels:

(Bet you didn’t even notice the carpet pattern until I pointed this out, right? You were looking at the guns and the dead body, because that’s what the media told you to look at.)

#3) When seconds count, the police are only 72 minutes away… but why?

I’m not trying to diss the cops here. As you know, I’m an advocate of honest, local police, and it’s clear that the beat cops did a fantastic job helping people seek cover on the ground below. But I do have an issue with the 72-minute response time during a full-auto machine gun spree in a city where there are dozens of cops within a one-mile radius.

Seventy-two minutes? Really? Was there a committee involved somehow? Why is it that the FBI’s former traitor-in-chief James Comey can decide in an instant that Hillary Clinton is innocent of everything, but all the cops in Las Vegas can’t breach a simple hotel door in anything less than 72 minutes?

No, wait. It must be Stephen Paddock’s white privilege. When you’re white, you get an extra 70 minutes to carry out mass shootings. But if you’re black, the cops shoot you in the first two minutes, you see. At least that’s what we’re told by the lunatic, deranged left-wing media which has declared war on cops (and war on the truth, come to think of it).

Just remember all this when you’re out in public next time: Even in a city that’s full of well-meaning cops who are doing their jobs, when seconds count, the police are only 72 minutes away due to the bureaucracy that runs everything. You might want to carry your own semi-auto pistol. And if you can find out where Stephen Paddock got his magical guns, you might even be able to find a pistol that doesn’t eject brass. (They’re also called “revolvers,” just sayin’…)

#4) Um, excuse me but I have another really stupid question…

So you know that rifle with the bipod they found innocently standing in front of the mini-bar? Yeah, I’m talking about this one, labeled #19:

Is it just me, or does this look exactly the same as the rifle shown in the photo with the dead guy, above? Same flared mag well, same bump fire stock, same bipod and even the same optics, it seems. If only we could see the serial numbers, we might know for sure, but of course they never release photos with that degree of resolution.

Can’t have the public looking too closely, you see, or we might keep asking really stupid questions like, “Hey, why were there originally just 10 guns reported, and now there are 27 guns being reported, but it really just looks like the same 10 guns re-staged and re-photographed to look like 27 guns?”

I mean, heck, why not make it 99 guns at this point? Clearly whoever set all this up really, really wanted to make sure we didn’t miss the guns. “Make it 10 guns! … No, wait. Hold on. Make it 20 guns! … Oh wait, why stop now? Let’s make it 27 guns! And then call for gun control!” Honestly, it seems the only person around here who lacks gun control is the police photographer.

#5) I swear this is my last really stupid question, but please…

This whole scene is being called a “sniper’s nest” by the entire fake news media, but I’ve looked and looked and I still don’t see a sniper rifle anywhere. What I see are a bunch of AR-15s that fire .223 rounds (or 5.56 mm for you metric heads). Sniper rifles are bolt-action rifles, not auto-loading semi-auto rifles.

Now, I’ve only fired about 100,000 of these rounds myself, so I’m still a newbie, but the last time I checked, these rounds are usually about 55 grains in mass, and they lose about 75% of their kinetic energy by the time they reach a 400-yard target (the distance from the Mandalay Bay hotel to the concert lot is about 400 yards). You can see the dope yourself at Gundata.org.

On top of that, the bullet drop is 32 inches, which is of course almost three feet of bullet drop. Now, given the elevated angle of the shooter, that bullet drop wouldn’t be quite as dramatic, as the coefficient of a 20 degree declination angle is, of course, 0.94. But the energy of this round at 400 yards makes it only marginally effective. It’s just at the outside boundary of the effective range of a .223 cartridge, as any good Marine will tell you.

Conclusion? All these casualties couldn’t possibly be caused by .223 rounds. Most likely, they were actually heavier rounds fired from something like a belt-fed AK system (7.62 x 39mm rounds), or perhaps even a belt-fed .308 automatic weapon. So where is all the brass, anyway? Did Stephen Paddock possess magical brass that can disappear after being fired?

I find it curious that ballistics details of the bullets that hit the pavement have not been released. All the evidence we need is all over the concert lot, yet the public will never be given access to details about that evidence. They also destroyed all the evidence immediately after 9/11, by the way. They called it “cleanup and salvage.” Really, it was a rapid evidence destruction exercise.

In summary, “mission impossible” could have only been carried out by a miracle Leprechaun who eats brass and makes bullets more effective than the laws of physics allow

In summary of all this, we’re told that a flabby 64-year-old senior citizen accountant with a gambling problem managed to expertly lay down highly effective fields of fire, killing 58 and wounding 500+ people by firing off thousands of .223 rounds well outside their effective range, all while producing merely dozens of pieces of expended brass that were magically cooled before they hit the carpet of his hotel room.

This was accomplished, we’re told, by one man firing 10 rifles… wait, no, 27 rifles all by himself, without any military training whatsoever. This same man set up a James Bond spy camera in the hotel hallway to monitor police in an attempt to defend himself against the inevitable police assault, then he just changed his mind and shot himself the moment the cops showed up… all for no apparent reason.

Oh, and one more thing: This same guy who meticulously planned the hotel room, the rifles hidden in the luggage, the huge collection of 100-round magazines, the window hammer smashing routine, the concert calendar dates, the monotonous lugging of ammunition to his room and even the guarding of the mini-bar when another assault rifle just happened to mindlessly leave a bag of ammonium nitrate fertilizer in his careven though it has no practical use in this scenario unless you’re growing Azaleas. (Yes, fertilizer can actually be used as fertilizer. It’s not all for making bombs as the media stupidly claims.)

So wait, millionaire gambling man who has no military training, no familiarity with automatic weapons, no James Bond super spy training, no political affiliations and nothing in the world to complain about just got tired of living in a $400,000 home, banging Vegas hookers and flying around his private Cessna? Instead of that rather well-off life, he wants to run a suicide mission, set up spy cameras in the hallway, shoot a bunch of innocent people he’s never met and then shoot himself in the head while going down in history as a flaming piece of s##t who will burn in Hell forever? Oh yeah, and before he does all that, he wires $100,000 to his girlfriend in the Philippines?

Call me stupid, but something doesn’t add up here. I don’t know if it’s the missing brass, the missing carpet burns, the wildly fluctuating rifle count, the staged police photos, the B.S. suicide story, the totally laughable ballistics miracles of .223 rounds or the magically disappearing evidence of all the rifle rounds that hit pavement but then seemed to be whisked away by law enforcement. But something smells fishy about all this.

Or maybe I’m just so stupid that I can’t quite understand CNN. Yeah, that must be it.

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By | 2017-10-26T21:52:04+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Activism, Featured, Main|30 Comments

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  1. tyuiu October 4, 2017 at 1:35 am


  2. Gulf charlie October 4, 2017 at 3:14 am

    On the videos it sure sounds like a ak-47

  3. david October 4, 2017 at 3:29 am


  4. Mike October 4, 2017 at 4:12 am

    The shots were from a high caliber weapon. NOT AN AR15. The auto sound is a dead giveaway. Even an m60 machine gun is a possibility which fires .308.
    With the cameras set up in the hallway and room, it looks more like a gun running entrapment setup. You know, the kind the FBI uses to catch the TERRORIST. Only it went bad. Nothing else makes sense.
    The perps found out, and killed the fbi undercover agent, and we can guess the rest. With the time lapse after the shooting, easily the perps escape. Who was Mr Paddock! REALLY?

  5. BenjaminGhazi October 4, 2017 at 4:21 am

    Ah, Ah….MIke?

    I think this might be even a dumber question, but if we look again at “the body” lying face up on the floor, we have to ask, How did he get into this position? His left foot/leg is UNDER the AR- type rifle, which is standing on a bipod. It must be me, but one would think that after the violence of shooting one self in the head, that AR would have been knocked over, no?

    And, maybe it’s me again, but the more we look at the shooters left arm, it looks more like a mannequin because no none bicep is that skinny, right?

    AND, what’s with the matching gloves and shirt; upon further review, make that matching mittens? Damn, shooting with regular gloves can be hard enough, but matching mittens….Hmmmmmm…???

  6. Between three centuries October 4, 2017 at 4:50 am

    Angle of elevation does not change the drop of a bullet. A bullet fired from an elevation drops the same amount as a bullet fired parallel to the earth. Shoot a bullet and drop one from the same distance of the muzzle to the ground and they will land at the same time. Gravity is gravity is gravity. The only thing that changes is the distance of the hypotenuse relative to the base which makes it appear that the bullet dropped because the distance is longer. This is why people who site there rifle in at 100 yards miss a deer when they are in a 15 foot deer stand.

  7. John Cecil October 4, 2017 at 4:59 am

    Furniture does not match from the video posted from someone that stayed there last year. http://www.fox4news.com/news/u-s-world/video-from-inside-room-32-135-at-mandalay-bay

  8. Silence B. Dogood October 4, 2017 at 5:03 am

    Another thing to look at is the left arm of the body. Something doesn’t look right there either, almost like its a dummy.

  9. Tom Johnson October 4, 2017 at 5:20 am

    From a SGTReport this morning, vis some one recorded a police call saying that there was another shooter on the 4th floor. This is backed up by several videos showing flashes from the 4th floor.

    Almost all police departments have a ‘swat’ team, which includes a sniper or two. Why wasn’t this done?

    We were told when I was in the Army, always shoot in short bursts. Helps the barrel cool between burst. Unless they have better materials now, the weapon would’ve jammed.

  10. Army brat October 4, 2017 at 5:46 am


  11. Luke October 4, 2017 at 5:53 am

    The very first thing done at a crime scene would be to collect the shell casings to check for finger prints. One of the assault rifles looks to be a M60. The rate of fire for that weapon according to Google is 500-650 rounds a minute. The audio of the gun fire sounds like a M60 to my untrained ear. This video of a second gun on the 4th floor could be a reflection of the muzzle flash and sound from the one on the 32nd floor. The building has a slight to moderate angle in it and the weapon protruding out and at a angle to the window just below it, could reflect the muzzle flash downward. Sound of course bounces off glass and with the angle present in the building, the sound of the gun fire would appear to be coming from that direction. All of the above may or may not be the case but needs to be considered before concocting a elaborate conspiracy theory.

  12. Steve October 4, 2017 at 6:00 am

    I’m not a metric head Dave, but there actually is a difference between the .223 and the 5.56 as any reloader can tell you. Also the AR’s will note this on the barrel stamping; not that I am in anyway arguing the downrange potential with you. You are spot on with that analysis.

  13. Cindy October 4, 2017 at 6:05 am

    I have one more question about one of the pics, the one with the body showing. How is it that the leg of a guy, shot dead (head shot?), have his leg laying ever so neatly underneath that gun? How could a falling dead guy manage to get his leg positioned so perfectly for such a photo op with out the gun getting knocked over?

  14. m October 4, 2017 at 6:18 am

    The more I learn the more the factsdon’t add up. I think this is a false flag. Probably someone (CIA NSA) befriended him. Did a background check. They killed him & set the scene. I was perplexed about last nights news. They showed different windows broken then all the other on-line pictures showed.. They were TOO far apart to even be the same room. Everything POINTS to a ‘False Flag’!

  15. Shmuel Ben Matan October 4, 2017 at 6:30 am

    As retired fire fighter (35 yrs) wend did fire/smoke detector go off. In my experience impact Windows do not breach with a hammer. Depending on the building codes. Yeah me be dumb like look too. Nothing adds up here.

  16. Janet October 4, 2017 at 6:31 am

    Not to mention the really bad (worse than usual) acting from the crisis actors. Is this a “soft disclosure”? Why did President Trump put quotes around miracle in his tweet about how quickly they identified and found the shooter.

  17. Lu October 4, 2017 at 6:55 am

    That is odd. With a body laying there, certainly they didn’t rush in and gather up the spent shells. Hmmmmmmmmmm….. That’s a head scratcher. Could it be he had help? The noise indicates a whole lot of shells.

  18. Josh van Hulst October 4, 2017 at 7:29 am

    @Mike Adams Excellent observations! Considering how everything is so over hyped and at the same time overlooked! I definitely appreciate you making these observations and the staged optics that this whole thing poses.

    I have been scouring all day looking for things that make sense to this very odd shooting event.

  19. glenn Jacobs October 4, 2017 at 7:52 am


    Would this add up better if the story had been “Very expensive skit played out by dozens of actors”?

  20. Warren Roy October 4, 2017 at 8:05 am

    Count me as one the more I read the more doubts that I have about a loan wolf shooter doing it all. I have very mixed feelings about Steven Paddock being guilty. I won’t say yes or no at this point. But him doing it all by himself? NEVER!!!!! I don’t believe it!
    I do appreciate what you have pointed out. I confess I am having severe question marks about this whole thing. And I confess here it is only what three days and I am overwhelmed! That shouldn’t be!
    I realize sometimes it may take days, weeks, months or ever years before the MO is established. I realize that investigations take a while to be done. And yes if you want the truth it will take some time!
    However will we ever know the truth? This is how I feel. Yes. But it won’t be until the Great White Throne Judgment(Phil.2:9-11; Rev. 20:10-15)!!!! The sad thing it will be too late for any of the players involved to repent of their sins(Luke 13:1-5; Acts 17:30) and recieve Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior(John 1:12; John 3:16; Rom.10:9&10; Rev. 3:20)!
    Well this is where I really stand. The JFK killing happened on November 22, 1963. I believe it is far from being solved. I don’t believe that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone if he ever really did it! I personally believe if the Lord tarries another 50 years and I am strong enough of a Pre-tribber to believe that Jesus WON’T! But He does here in 50 years I believe this case be less resolved than the Kennedy killing!
    Thank you for this informative article. I plan to hang onto it! It will be interesting to reread it in a few weeks to see where things are and to compare it with updated “evidence” whether false or real!

  21. cali October 4, 2017 at 8:17 am

    You are not the only one in your suspicions that nothing adds up and is amiss. A great number of other citizens feel the way you do and we learned by now never to trust the first reporting. There are some nameless military vets attending the concert who not only helped people to avoid being killed but also were the ones directing law enforcement to the location of the shooter on the 32nd floor. But hey why give credit to the real view heroes applying their training in helping their country music fans to avoid death but also locating and directing law enforcement to the shooters 32nd floor hotel room. they will remain nameless.

    Than you for explaining to those of us unfamiliar with issues of the weapons used and the rest of it helping us understand even more that nothing adds up.

    One thing we can be sure of: These country music fans were intentionally targeted. This mass murderer knew in advance about this concert ergo careful selection of the room enabling the overview of the 20,000 crowd who came to watch their country music stars perform and giving them a chance to let their hair down for just one moment.
    Setting up cameras inside and outside of the suite, hauling the arsenal up into that suite, having rented that suite for a week or more is clearly intent to target that country music crowd. I wonder if there was housekeeping at all or if that also conveniently delayed? Would or has the housekeeping crew not wondered about the massive arsenal in that suite if they did indeed go in to do their duties? Mounting cameras in- and outside the room is that normal and accepted procedure at that hotel? I doubts it!

    I am convinced that this was a false flag and the perceived Trump supporters labeled republicans and conservative were the target. Those involved love nothing more than to create chaos enabling their agenda t move forward. What other reason would there be?
    The toxic fumes spread across America by the media and their party is bearing fruits more than they envisioned. The left declared war driven by the deep state after their gal lost this past November.
    Sadly innocent people are dead and hundreds more injured but according to the left or Hillary for that matter they are just collateral damage in the scheme of things. We’ve seen that before in Benghazi.

  22. Sam Adams October 4, 2017 at 8:52 am

    Please take notice of the shooters leg under the rifle and the rifle is perfectly standing on it’s bipod. Now how could that possibly happen if the shooter was shot????

  23. Max October 4, 2017 at 9:07 am

    EXCELLENT piece! Thank you

  24. Kelvin October 4, 2017 at 9:23 am

    Heard that some of the concert goers heard or seen 2 to 3 guns and possibly a 4th. Or 5th. Floor position with gun fire.

  25. Jeff October 4, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Mike Adams: it’s nice to know that I’m not the only stupid person asking such stupid questions (LOL)!! Most Americans are too busy watching crap on the boob tube to notice that we are being terrorized by our own government; very sad indeed!!

  26. Summer Durand October 4, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    It would be impossible to get all those doctors and nurses who are treating the 300 or so plus injured victims to lie.

  27. Stan October 4, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    False flag op, Gladio-style.

    They mean business now. Undoubtedly as lead-up to a major event. They need to be taken down by the FBI asap, Oh wait. The FBI is involved…

  28. Toivo October 5, 2017 at 6:23 am

    It would be interesting to know whose fingerprints are on the shell casings.

  29. DaveMan50 October 5, 2017 at 8:29 am

    If the window is gone, where are the pieces? On a roof or the ground below. I don’t know about these hotel windows, but getting through an automotive safety glass is work. Where is all the brass? Same thing. As for the power behind any piece of lead. It passes through people like watermelons. Unless it strikes a bone.

  30. Betty October 5, 2017 at 8:35 am

    Have you listened to “all” of the police news conferences? Sheriff Lombardo said they reached the 32nd floor within 12 minutes, but didn’t enter the room until 72 minutes as the firing had stopped. Instead the police and a shot Mandalay Bay security officer were going down a 150′ hall with a key card getting people out of the rooms and clearing the floor in case the shooter was barricading himself. They’re still trying to figure out if he shot himself before the police arrived or when the door was blasted. From the first day the pictures were released, the sheriff has been upset about it and is doing an internal investigation as to who leaked them. You made me think. If everything is so out of whack/unrealistic to the facts, is it possible the shooter himself staged this and put them on the web before the fact? But then why wouldn’t they show up before the shooting? Or as the sheriff suspects, there is someone else involved, but not doing the shooting? I hear that the shooter had been ordering room service for two…unless he was just really hungry.

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