Terrorism

Bloodbath in Las Vegas

Print edition : October 27, 2017

People scramble for cover and take away a person injured in the gunfire at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo: AFP

Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada, who opened fire on the music festival. Photo: AP

Broken windows are seen on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino from where the gunman opened fire. Photo: DAVID BECKER/AFP

A man with little political connection and no real religious fealty, a high-stakes gambler who enjoyed the high life of Las Vegas hotels and casinos, kills 57 people and wounds several hundred with his bump stock-fitted rifles, but the United States is not attempting to control gun ownership.
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