Just curious about a few things and hoping some of you can clear it up.
I see some very irresponsible reporting coming from the news sources. The term assault rifle is flying, of course. It was a S&W M&P AR15. The shotgun is being described by most as tactical. It was the extremely popular Remington 870. And of course, they have no issue with pointing out his pistols were Glocks. Apparently, the non-gun educated have a negative association to this.
I've heard he used tear gas from some and smoke bombs from others. Some say he had bullet proof armor head to toe. Others say it was riot gear.
And of course, there is the speculation about motive, his political affiliations, whether there were signs that warned of this, etc.
I work for this theater company (Cinemark), so of course there is plenty of talk going on around here. I don't want to diminish the tragedy of the victims by focusing on this soulless monster, but I want to prevent the spread of disinformation as well.
Has anyone heard/read any actual confirmed facts about whether he was any NIJ rated body armor and what it actually was? Was it tear gas or smoke?
One site claimed that a class IV bullet proof vest could be bought at Amazon for $200.
His riot helmet was supposedly this one:
Even though it says on there it is for military and police only. But let's suppose he was able to get one. Is it bullet proof? To what level? Handgun? And supposedly he had bullet proof leggings. Any possibility of this?
Thanks for any help.
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