in a rare concession on gun control, the National rifle Association announced its support Thursday for regulating “bump stocks,” attachments that can effectively convert semiautomatic rifles into fully automated weapons. Paddock apparently used such devices.
The official wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
Investigators have been combing through his background but remain stumped as to his motive.
The profile developed so far is of a “disturbed and dangerous” man who acquired an arsenal over decades, Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said.