by: the Common Constitutionalist
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It’s now been three days after the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. And still we seem to know little about the shooter, Stephen Paddock. Frankly the only thing we do know is that the people who seemed to know him best, like his family, were shocked at his obvious turn to the dark side. He has been described as standoffish, but that doesn’t make him a lunatic.
We know he was a real estate investor – appeared to be well-off financially. According to relatives he was worth about $2 million. Paddock owned houses in four states and was evidently not known by law enforcement in any of them.
His brother Eric said he was not political, nor religious. He owned guns, but according to Eric, he saw nothing like the one’s used during the massacre. He also said that despite his brother’s four homes, Stephen, the gambler, would stay at Casino hotels for up to four months at a time.
“In the final years of his life, Stephen Paddock was living out his retirement in quiet obscurity. He liked country music, relatives said, and went to concerts like the Route 91 Harvest festival where he killed so many Sunday night,” writes the Washington Post.