Sheriff Joseph Lombardo has expressed one opinion as to why Paddock may have gone on his rampage. It is possible that extensive gambling losses may have triggered him to start his plan of revenge. How that might have worked in his mind is, of course, not clear.
One thing is clear and that is that it was meticulously planned out. This was not an overnight event. The accumulation of weaponry alone may have taken many months. It has also been reported elsewhere that another location was scouted before the Las Vegas MGM Hotel was picked.
As Written By John Sexton for Hot Air:
Sheriff Joseph Lombardo gave a lengthy on-camera interview to CBS8 in Las Vegas Wednesday during which he suggested two years of gambling losses may have contributed to Stephen Paddock’s decision to commit mass murder.
“Over time he’s gone up and down in his wealth associated with gambling and real estate and everything else that he chose to do but, you know, since 2015, September of 2015 he’s lost a significant amount of wealth,” Lombardo said. He added, “And I think that might have a determining factor on his—what he determined to do.”
Lombardo said he was impressed with the work of FBI profilers who said Paddock had a “narcissistic personality. “This individual was status driven based on how he liked to be recognized in the casino environment and how he liked to be recognized by his friends and family,” Lombardo said. “So obviously that was starting to decline in the short period of time and that may have a determining effect on why he decided to do what he did,” he added.
So Lombardo says twice that declining fortunes may have motivated the Vegas attack. However, when asked what triggered Paddock to start ……
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