Luke explains what happens when you drink that you're a twentysomething, but wake up realizing you're a thirtysomething. We talk about whether we're getting more virtuous or just getting older. Encounter Houston was a blast. Friends, food, fun, a Presidential Suite, Gomer leaving early to teach RCIA classes, and all that jazz. Gomer will be a speaker at Encounter Milwaukee in November if you still want to attend a great young adult conference.
From the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel, literally hundreds of shots rang out, killing 58 people and causing hundreds to be injured. He was a white male, a successful businessman, and had no reported mental illnesses or extremist ties, yet he caused the worst shooting massacre in US history. This is now a near-monthly occurrence in America and it shows no sign of stopping. What is the answer? The man legally owned an arsenal of weapons. Something should be done and we discuss some options.
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- Vegas shooter booked room overlooking Lollapalooza in Chicago, official says - LA Times — Police said Thursday they are examining reports that the gunman who fired on a country music festival in Las Vegas also booked rooms in a Chicago hotel overlooking the massive Lollapalooza music festival, the latest new line of inquiry as investigators try to retrace the killer’s steps in the days and weeks before the attack. TMZ reported that Stephen Paddock, 64, booked two rooms facing Grant Park, where the festival was held from Aug. 3 to Aug. 6, at the Blackstone Hotel, an upscale downtown hotel across the street, but he never showed.
- Las Vegas Shooting: N.R.A. Supports New Rules on ‘Bump Stock’ Devices - The New York Times — Washington appears to be moving closer to new gun rules. On Capitol Hill, support appeared to grow for a ban on the bump stock devices, either through regulation or legislation, as Republicans — who for decades have rejected any form of gun restrictions — began increasingly to speak out. Several leading Republicans, including Senator John Cornyn, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, have raised serious questions about the devices. In the House, Representative Carlos Curbelo, Republican of Florida, has drafted a measure banning bump stocks, which he said he planned to introduce on Thursday. He said his office had been “flooded” with calls from dozens of fellow Republicans who wanted to sign on. “I think we are on the verge of a breakthrough when it comes to sensible gun policy,” Mr. Curbelo said. His comments followed those of House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, who during an interview with MSNBC also raised questions about the conversion kits, and said he was open to legislation. “Clearly that’s something we need to look into,” Mr. Ryan said. Separately, Representative Adam Kinzinger, Republican of Illinois, is circulating a letter among his colleagues, calling on the A.T.F. to re-evaluate bump stocks, which he said had “no place in civilized society.”
- Stephen Paddock Chased Gambling’s Payouts and Perks - The New York Times — Last week, as a reward for his loyalty and gambling, Mr. Paddock stayed free of charge on the 32nd floor in one of the elite suites of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, one of his favorite places to play.