Will We Ever Know Why the Las Vegas Shooter Did It?

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

The FBI is now saying we won’t be told why the Las Vegas shooter murdered until about a year after the crime!

I can’t help but wonder if the FBI really wants nine to ten more months to figure out the motives of the Las Vegas shooter or if they want the time to construct a credible explanation of how he acted alone. Or maybe they are delaying hoping the public’s interest in the event will die down. This is all entirely speculative, but claiming we won’t be told anything until a year after the murder spree invites speculation as to why.

Fox News reports, “Las Vegas shooting: FBI official says info on motive may take until next October to release.

Want to finally know why Stephen Paddock gunned down 58 people in Las Vegas in early October?

Be prepared to wait a while – possibly until next October – the chief of the FBI’s Las Vegas office revealed this week during an interview in which he said the agency probably wouldn’t brief the public until their report is released sometime before the tragedy’s first anniversary.

“Now that’s a long time for some people, but speaking for the FBI, that’s light speed, all right?” Special Agent in Charge Aaron Rouse told the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Wednesday.

Rouse said reports from other agencies investigating the mass shooting will be released at different times, but the FBI’s one is “focusing a large part on the why” which is “what everybody wants to know.”

Read the entire Fox News story.

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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