State and federal investigators in Nevada are still trying to make sense of what happened in Las Vegas on Sunday. Authorities say a man named Steven Paddock opened fire – from his 32nd floor suite at the Mandalay Bay hotel – on a large crowd attending a country music festival. Paddock made use of an arsenal of weapons – and technology that allowed them to fire faster. A lot of folks this week are wondering what can be done about the gun violence that plagues this country especially when people have access to weapons that can be enhanced.
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The Golden State burns bright red The acreage keeps ticking up on a stubborn wildfire burning in a part of California that hasn’t in several decades. At last check, the Holy Fire has charred more than 18,000 acres. And with containment sitting in the single digits, it’s not looking like this will be put out soon. The fire is threatening homes and causing a host of other problems for residents living near the flames and downwind.
Who decides when cops open fire? The LAPD has shot and killed 2 innocent people in the past several weeks during police activity. The tragedies have prompted apologies from the Chief of Police and possible legal action. They have also spurred a broader conversation around when police officers should use their weapons, especially when there are a lot of people around.
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