Paddock is said to have stockpiled dozens of weapons, using a number of rifles to rain bullets onto a crowd of country music festival patrons from the 32nd floor of his Mandalay Bay hotel suite.
- Five handguns, two shotguns and a "plethora" of ammunition were found in Paddock's Verdi, Nevada, property, police said. Police said they believed he had used 10 suitcases to smuggle the weapons up to the room.
On Tuesday, authorities spoke with Marilou, who was in the Philippines.
For several decades, Clark County, which includes Las Vegas, did have a handgun registration law.
Danley said Paddock had bought her an airline ticket to visit her family and wired her money to purchase property there, leading her to worry he might be planning to break up with her.
"You showed the world - and the world is watching - and you showed what professionalism is all about". We will use the same psychological techniques we always have to distance ourselves from it to make us sleep better at night. Investigators say evidence shows Paddock meticulously planned the shooting.
"He was a sick man. A demented man, a lot of problems I guess". █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ █ Lives cut short on night of celebration ► Rachael Parker, apolice records technician had been with the Manhattan Beach Police Department for 10 years.
The MGM Grand's electrical fire would have been far less lethal if there had been sprinklers in the restaurants and casino.
CNN law enforcement analyst Art Roddick said he was struck by the planning that went into the attack. But even here, with shooting ranges and other gun tourism as big of a part of the economy as it is, gun politics are still complicated.
Lombardo's frank comments put into doubt an explanation previously put forward by authorities that he was a "lone wolf".
"Was he doing pre-surveillance?"
But it gets harder for me to say that, to believe that, each time something like this happens. Danley returned late Tuesday evening to Los Angeles, where FBI agents interviewed her on Wednesday.
Paddock's brother said he was not at that level, but he gambled enough that he got free rooms, poolside cabanas and high-end sushi meals exceeding $1,000.
On Monday morning, police surrounded and entered the home, where Paddock lived with 62-year-old Marilou Danley, Mesquite Police Chief Troy Tanner said.
The officials said that as of midday Wednesday, there was no indication she was aware of Paddock's plans.
Paddock transferred $100,000 to the Philippines in the days before the shooting, the AP reported.
Almost three days after the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, investigators appear no closer to answering the question: Why? Some casinos have also moved to prohibit them.
Not all hunters go on to gun down humans, but stalking defenseless victims and violently killing them for "sport" is so egregious and the suffering inflicted is so extreme that we have to wonder whether exposing emotionally disturbed people-as Paddock obviously was-to such cruelty has the potential to destroy their capacity for empathy. If mass shooters identified as Muslim, it would quickly become terrorism and catalyze defense and security expenditures.
Police had no prior knowledge of the gunman before the attack.