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today at five, president trump says america needs to talk about its gun laws after the mass shooting in las vegas. stephen paddock, a wealthy retired man, shot dead 59 people and injured hundreds more, but so far there's no sense of his motives. wea k weak he was a sick man, a demented man with a lot of problems and we are looking at it seriously, but we are looking at it seriously, but we are dealing with a very sick individual. among the dead were an off—duty policeman and a teacher, as more details emerge about the victims. iam i am clive myrie in las vegas, a city still try to come to terms with the horror and carnage of what happened here on sunday night. we'll have more from las vegas, and we'll be looking at the renewed debate about america's gun laws. the other main stories on bbc news at five... at the conservative conference, borisjohnson declares that theresa may will make a success of brexit. the whole country owes her a debt for her steadfastness in taking britain forward,
as she will, to a great brexit deal based on that florence speech on whose every syllable, i can tell you, the whole cabinet is united. the streets of barcelona at a standstill as workers across catalonia strike in protest at the violence of spanish police during the independence referendum. # and i'm free, free fallin‘... and tributes are paid to the american rock legend tom petty, who has died aged 66. it's 5 o'clock. our main story is the aftermath of the mass shooting in las vegas. president trump has said america will have to talk about its gun laws after a man shot dead 59 people at a music festival
and injured more than 500. stephen paddock, a wealthy 64—year—old, opened fire on a crowd of thousands with an automatic weapon. police are still trying to work out his motives. my colleague clive myrie is in las vegas with the latest. it is just after 9am here it isjust after 9am here in las vegas, a crisp, beautiful day. the area in the shadow of the mandalay bay hotel behind me is a huge crime scene now. in that hotel is of course the place from where stephen paddock orchestrated mass murder. the question is why. why did a 64—year—old man, moderately wealthy by all accounts, no criminal record,
why did he decide to cut down so many people on sunday night? the investigators are no closer to establishing a motive behind what happened. but the work continues to establish what happened and why. at the moment, it is still a mystery. let's get the latest from richard galpin. two days after the deadliest mass shooting in modern us history, the identities of some of those feared to have been killed are now being made public. sandy casey, who was with her fiance at the concert, was a teacher from california who was described as being absolutely loved by her colleagues and students. 34—year—old charleston hartfield was a las vegas police officer, a military veteran and a football coach, who'd been off duty at the concert. and dana gardner, who was 52, was a county employee in california. she's been described as a dedicated public servant. everybody in this community has been
so touched by the loss of these lives and the horror of that mentally sick horrible human being, horrible human being, who has taken into his hands devastation, and imprinted in our minds forever a day that really doesn't belong in our fabulous, beautiful city. but already, the people of las vegas have been coming together, holding vigils like this one to grieve, but also to demonstrate solidarity in the face of such overwhelming violence. and people have also been getting involved at a more practical level. here, hundreds queue up to give blood. the need is great — more than 500 were injured in the attack. but mystery still surrounds the motive of the wealthy 64—year—old retired accountant, stephen paddock, who was responsible for murdering and injuring so many.
he lived in this quiet town north—east of las vegas, with a woman who is now injapan. neighbours here hardly saw them. he was very quiet, and kept to himself. i've heard that you wouldn't even notice he was here, except that the trash cans would come out, and then they would go back in. so far, police searches of the house have not provided clues about his motives, although his father, who was a bank robber, was described by the fbi as a psychopath with suicidal tendencies. what was found in this house was a large cache of weapons and ammunition. even more was found in the hotel room in las vegas from where he opened fire. it's reported that he had high velocity assault rifles similar to those used on the battlefield. detectives are combing through evidence to uncover
the motive behind the shooting, and any other pertinent information that will help shed light on this horrible event. we have recovered 23 firearms at mandalay bay and i9 firearms at his home in mesquite. today, president trump had this to say about the gunman. he was a sick man, a demented man. a lot of problems, i guess. we're looking into him very seriously. but we are dealing with a very, very sick individual. as for any debate on gun controls now... we'll be talking about sen lessee 399” = who had to deal with the
injured say the scale is something you would see in a war. there are still so many people fighting for their lives as i speak. 0ur correspondent dave lee is at the university medical centre where many of the injured are being treated. yes, behind me is the trauma centre where some of the most serious injuries arrived on that sunday night, 104 people in total. we are being told that 12 people inside are still in critical condition. 0verall, more than 500 have been injured, with 59 dead. right now, 12 people asked all critical. we have been getting updates this morning
from the spokeswoman here. i asked her earlier about the nature of some of the injuries that have been treated. mostly gunshot wounds, as you can imagine from that type of event, but also injuries from being in that big crowd of people, all trying to get out at the same time. how well prepared for this way you? we are extremely prepared. this is exactly why we are the number one trauma ce ntre why we are the number one trauma centre in nevada. this is why we train for mass casualty incidents, why we have a full trauma team here 24/7. they are waiting for the call to come in at the bedside. 0ur surgeons are ready before the patient is off—loaded from the ambulance. we also heard that as recently as two weeks ago, experts from orlando we re two weeks ago, experts from orlando were giving advice on this type of
situation, so it does seem that they we re situation, so it does seem that they were well prepared. dave lee, thanks. 0nce were well prepared. dave lee, thanks. once again, america is asking how this kind of thing could happen. americans are numbered by yet another mass shooting and wondering why there are not stricter gun controls in this country stricter background checks, for instance, on people who want to get their hands on weapons, proposals like that which have over the years been stymied and got stuck in congress, usually because of weak co ng resses congress, usually because of weak congresses of both political stripes, with a lack of political will to drive forward those kinds of measures which some people believe here may save lives. president trump is due to arrive in the city sometime tomorrow. he has briefly talked about a national conversation concerning gun control. 0ne talked about a national conversation concerning gun control. one wonders how forceful he will be on that when
he gets here tomorrow. the mass shooting in las vegas has revived the debate on gun control in america. the killer, stephen paddock, had an arsenal of 47 weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition. today, president trump suggested that america may have to talk about its gun laws, despite previously opposing restrictions on gun ownership. 0ur correspondent sophie long reports. terror, as innocent lives are again brutally cut short by a man with a gun. america, again, must come to terms with what happened here. las vegas willjoin the growing list of places forever etched in people's minds. already on it, 0rlando, where 49 people were killed in a nightclub. virginia tech university, where 32 people died. no—one will ever forget sandy hook
elementary school in connecticut, where 20 children and five of their teachers were shot dead. now again, people ask, should there be an increase in controls? what is increasing is the number of people killed by guns. it's up from 12,500 in 2014 to more than 15,000 last year. it's estimated there are around 300 million private guns in circulation and nevada has some of the most relaxed gun laws in the country. you don't need a permit to buy a gun or licence to own one. things are unlikely to change under president trump. as your president, i will never, ever infringe on the right of the people to keep and bear arms. never, ever. but that won't stop the calls for change. the husband of former congresswoman gabrielle giffords, who survived a shooting six years ago,
says action is needed to stop the next shooting. despite senseless, deadly gun—related domestic violence, despite an epidemic of preventable suicides, despite the problem of toddlers shooting toddlers and their parents, the response from congress has been to do nothing. ironically, after mass shootings, gun sales go up rather than down. the white house press secretary says it's too early to talk about increased controls, but some are now changing their minds. a guitar player who'd been on stage on sunday said they had good guys with guns, but they were useless, and gun control is needed right now. sophie long, bbc news. joining me now from nevada is sharon 0ren, owner of maccabee arms in reno. your thoughts on the president'swith
today, when he says america still have to talk about the state of its gun laws. what do you make of that? well, a conversation has to happen either way. as long as we are talking on both sides, it is possible. but the core problem here is not the gun laws as much as how people get into the psychological state of going out and doing what they are doing. evil is evil. what do you say to some americans who say it is the availability of arms across the board, notjust whether people have evil intentions, it is the availability of arms that contributes to the problem? well,
u nfortu nately, contributes to the problem? well, unfortunately, like everywhere else in the world, you guys in uk or the eu or israel or any place where there are extremely restrictive gun laws, those who want to get their hands on those firearms can do so freely. so the means are there. when you don't have people who are armed and trained that can stop those people, than the law—abiding society is very vulnerable and becomes a victim becomes the sheep where only the wolf has the means. victim becomes the sheep where only the wolf has the meanslj victim becomes the sheep where only the wolf has the means. i mentioned the wolf has the means. i mentioned the state of gun laws in nevada. for the state of gun laws in nevada. for the sake of our viewers here, when people say they are more lenient than elsewhere, could you describe to us the kind of checks that you go through when someone turns up at your store and says he or she wants to buy a firearm? first of all, by federal law and state law, every
individual who wants to own a firearm in the state of nevada, which is actually not the most lenient, we are middle of the road in the united states, has to fill out a form called the 4473 declaration and then we call them in for a check. you have to be over the age of 18 and over 21 for a handgun. after we have run a background check, we can release the firearm to you. so it is not as lenient as people think, just going to do mall and paying and leaving. on what basis would you yourself want to turn someone down. regardless of the background checks, if somebody presented themselves to you and you had doubts about them in terms of their attitude or their character, would you be entitled to say no? most definitely. the last say in the matter is the shop owner's, which is
me. ican matter is the shop owner's, which is me. i can definitely decline a transaction on any basis. i don't need to give a reason to sell a firearm to an individual, based on myjudgment. what firearm to an individual, based on my judgment. what about firearm to an individual, based on myjudgment. what about the man who has been named in this dreadful incident, stephen paddock? are you aware of any contact with him or do you know people who have known him in terms of the purchase of weapons? he never purchased a firearm from my establishment. i am aware of a few local residents that knew him briefly. he did have residency here in reno as well. what is the face of evil? we see it when we look at terrorism. and in this case, whether it is mental illness or a political view, it is terrorism. first of all,
we need to support the victims and theirfamilies as we need to support the victims and their families as much as we can. everyone talks about the first responders, but i have quite a few friends in this incident and the body talks were about the amount of vetera ns body talks were about the amount of veterans and off duty law enforcement people who were in the crowd. they were the ones who risked their lives to evacuate people, things the media are not talking about. these are the people who deserve the spotlight right now, and of course the victims. when it comes to gun laws, i believe that in this case, if i was in that crowd with a firearm, i don't think i would have been able to help in this specific case. but in many other cases, the only way to stop an evil man or woman with a firearm is a good person with a firearm. i would still stick to that. and i believe i have
the background to support my case. you are right to pay tribute to all of those who helped on the night. could you help me with one more thing, the issue of automatic weapons? that is of course a different category. is it possible that this man may be bought a semiautomatic and did that through legal means and then had it adapted in some way? how realistic would that be? unfortunately, extremely realistic. the nsa act of 1934 which controls automatic machine guns has been established. in order to purchase an automatic machine gun in the united states, it is doable, but the united states, it is doable, but the process is a lot harder than people think. you have to go to a
specific dealer. not every gun shop can sell machine guns. it has to be manufactured and registered prior to 1986. an m-16 will manufactured and registered prior to 1986. an m—16 will cost you $25,000. you have to pay for it upfront, so you have to be pretty wealthy. we hold the firearm while you go through the procedures of paperwork with the local sheriff's office and the fbi. it takes eight to 14 months to go through the background checks and everything else. 0nly to go through the background checks and everything else. only once this is concluded and we get the 0k from the government can we let the customer take possession of the firearm. and he has to be in physical possession of a firearm for the rest of their lives. since 1934, there has never been a crime committed in the united states with a legally purchased and owned machine guns. i do not know if this person had won legally or not. as
for converting a semiotic firearm to a fully automatic firearm, you can do it to everything from a handgun toa do it to everything from a handgun to a longer. there is basic knowledge you can unfortunately find on youtube. it is the same with how to manufacture bombs and explosives. and the same goes for drugs. you can go on youtube and learn how to mix meth. so it is not about legalities. who people who care about the laws don't break them. this person broke over 580 federal laws. 527 people we re over 580 federal laws. 527 people were injured and 59 dead. these are the heaviest violations there are in any country. so the guy is definitely a criminal with a criminal mindset. how do you stop that? sharron oren, good to talk to
you. later in the programme, we'll be speaking to a clinical psychologist in washington about what could have driven stephen paddock to mass murder. and you can get all of the latest on the shooting in las vegas, borisjohnson has told the conservative party conference in manchester that theresa may will make a success of brexit and the cabinet is united behind every syllable of her recent speech in florence. mrjohnson has been criticised in recent weeks by some colleagues, who accuse him of undermining the prime minister on brexit. mrs may told our political editor laura kuenssberg that she valued a cabinet which was not full of people who agreed with her at all times.
first of all, i think strong leadership is about having a range of voices sitting around a table. i don't think it is strong leadershipjust to have yes—men supporting you. i don't think it's right. strong leadership is not about having yes—men sitting around you. you talk about the authority. what matters is what government gets on and does. this isn't about an individual personality. it's about how we can deliver for people. make a difference to people's lives. so those people who are unemployed today in certain bme communities who will get extra help and support to get them into the workplace, that is government delivering for them. we need a balanced approach to our economy to to do it. it's why we can do what we promised, whereasjeremy corbyn will promise but can never deliver. there might have been some prime ministers
who would have welcomed that. sound problems. well, we will have to fix that. we can't hear laura's questions. so hopefully, we will fix the tape. in the meantime, why don't ijoin vicki youngin the meantime, why don't ijoin vicki young in manchester. if i get the tape back, i will go back to it. in the meantime, just a thought on boris johnson's speech the meantime, just a thought on borisjohnson's speech to the conference, which is happening on the same day that theresa may is giving interviews explaining the fa ct giving interviews explaining the fact that she likes to be in the cabinet with people who are if not undermining her, certainly offering different views? it is true to say she has not got a cabinet full of yes—men. boris johnson has she has not got a cabinet full of yes—men. borisjohnson has made that clear in the last few weeks. 0rtis deley about the conference is the atmosphere. i think the
conservatives have arrived here in a panic. they watched last week in brighton, where they had labour, the euphoria there, the discussion of ideas, the optimism and enthusiasm even though labour lost the general election. and they have come here feeling pretty gloomy. they know there seems to be a problem. they are not sure what it is. a lot of people are talking about how the conservative party can speak to a younger generation. they seem to realise that they have to explain again why nationalisation of utilities, in their view, again why nationalisation of utilities, in theirview, is again why nationalisation of utilities, in their view, is not a good thing, but they don't know how to do it. and they seem pretty glum. so incomes boris johnson. to do it. and they seem pretty glum. so incomes borisjohnson. whether you agree with him or not, he does generate some enthusiasm, and that was his message to his party, to say, stop being so down on yourselves. you have to pick yourselves. you have to pick yourselves up. of course with brexit, he feels it is a great opportunity. he wants it to be a success and that was what he told
the audience here. theresa may won. she won more votes than any party leader, and took this party to its highest share of the vote in any election in the last 25 years. and the whole country owes her a debt for her steadfastness in taking britain forward, as she will, to a great brexit deal based on that florence speech on whose every syllable, i can tell you, the whole cabinet is united. applause. it may be true that the cabinet seems united around the idea of an implementation or transition period after the end of march 2009 team, but beyond that there is still no agreement. many in the cabinet still wa nt agreement. many in the cabinet still want a more gradual exit from the eu. 0thers want a more gradual exit from the eu. others think britain has to get on with it. borisjohnson was saying today that we can't be half in and
half out, because then we cannot ta ke half out, because then we cannot take advantage of the opportunities which may be there for britain to be outward looking for trading with other nations. that was his message, but there are constant questions about his loyalty. what was he up to when he wrote that article in the newspaper, when he gave an interview at the weekend? is he preparing for some kind of leadership bid? even his colleagues don't know if that is what he is preparing to do, or whether he's just wanted to be heard and remind people that he is around and remind people that he is around and still wants to have input in all of this. there is great uncertainty. you talk to ministers here and councillors and no one knows how this is going to pan out. they think theresa may will stay as leader for the foreseeable future. how long thatis, the foreseeable future. how long that is, they don't know. that uncertainty is what has pervaded this conference in the last few days. just a thought about the level
of confidence of the prime minister. what did you make of theresa may's contributions today in several interviews? did it strike you that the prime minister has gone out of her way to strike a more assertive note at conference and this she has, as it were? that is what she was trying to do. they started off at the weekend with some policy announcements and getting back to talking about domestic issues. they have realised that during the general election, simply talking about brexit didn't do enough for them, so they have to move on. she wa nts to them, so they have to move on. she wants to go back to talking about those who just about managing, trying to move the agenda on. you also get the impression from her interviews that she is doing this out of a sense of duty. she lost the conservatives their majority. we know from how she reacted to that that it was a traumatic experience for her and that she probably wanted to walk away from it, but has sense
of duty means she is staying there and you still get the feeling that she is doing this because she feels she is doing this because she feels she has to. she has said to her party, i will be here as leader as long as you want me. she is not in control of her destiny, and that comes through when you listen to her. tomorrow, she will come here and try to rally the troops and show them that she has a vision. 0ne former minister says that what we needed this week was a blizzard of policy, a weapon to fightjeremy corbyn back with, and they haven't really had that. whether theresa may can produce that tomorrow will maybe dictate what the next few months will be like for her. vicki young, thanks. and again, sorry that we we re thanks. and again, sorry that we were having problems with the tape of the prime minister. we will get that to you as soon as we can. at the conference today. also at the conference,
the home secretary, amber rudd, has announced plans to ban the sale of acids to anyone under the age of 18. the plans come after more than 400 attacks using corrosive substances were recorded in the six months to april. mrs rudd told the conference she also intended to "drastically limit" the sale of sulphuric acid to the public, because it can be used to make explosives. michel barnier, the eu's chief brexit negotiator, and the president of the european commission, jean—claude juncker, have told the european parliament that not enough progress has been made in brexit talks with the uk. after they spoke, an overwhelming majority of meps backed a motion, which criticised the uk's approach. 0ur europe correspondent adam fleming has been following the debate in strasbourg. jean—claude juncker and michel barnier were the warm—up to the main event today, which was a vote by meps on emotion that was critical of the british government's stance on brexit on a whole range of things from the rights of the eu citizens
living in the uk after the uk leaves, the uk's attitude to its financial obligations to the eu after it leaves, even what to do about avoiding a so—called hard border on the island of ireland. this vote was largely symbolic, because meps don't have an actual final say until there is a final brexit deal on the table at the end of the process. this was all about sending a clear message to eu leaders who are going to meet in a summit in brussels in about two weeks' time, where they will do their own stocktaking exercise of where the brexit process has got to. but what really struck me today is that mep after mep could not help themselves talking about the tory party conference and the gossip going on at the top of the government. listen to this. this is the european brexit coordinator. if you're at the other side of the negotiation table, there is a lack of clarity. there is even disunity. there are oppositions between hammond and fox. there are divisions between johnson and may. it is difficult to make sufficient progress,
and it's difficult to make the steps towards the second phase of the negotiations. unsurprisingly, that is rejected by the brexit department in london. a spokesman issued a statement saying that the uk government does not agree with the analysis of the european parliament. they think progress has been made on the talks so far and the uk government's focus is on the next round of brexit talks, which will happen in brussels. that was adam fleming from the european parliament. now look at the weather forecast. some of us had sunshine through the day but also more cloud seeding in.
and also showers across western parts of scotland, the north west of england and northern ireland. this evening showers across scotland become more persistent. that moves south towards northern ireland. further south mainly dry with clearer skies. and it could turn quite chilly in the countryside. but tomorrow morning we have wet weather across scotland and northern ireland, moving south through the day. and intensify as it does so. these are the temperatures but feeling much cooler given that the breeze will pick up a bit. mainly dry for england and wales but more persistent across northern ireland, the north of england. wet and windy too. goodbye. this is bbc news — the headlines.
president trump says america needs to talk about its gun laws after stephen paddock shot dead 59 people in las vegas — so far there's no sense of his motives. among the dead were an off—duty policeman and a teacher — as more details emerge about the victims. at the conservative conference — borisjohnson declares that theresa may will make a success of brexit. thousands of monarch customers fly home — on specially—charted planes — following the collapse of the airline. the streets of barcelona at a standstill — as workers across catalonia strike in protest at the violence of spanish police — during the independence referendum. now all the sports news with holly hamilton. dan
da n eva ns dan evans has been banned for one year by the international tennis federation after testing positive for cocaine. he failed a drugs test at barcelona open in april. more on this from our terrace —— tennis correspondent russell fuller. this is something we learned about back injune, this is something we learned about back in june, this drugs is something we learned about back injune, this drugs test and something dan evans has been quite upfront about since then. he admitted he had cocaine in his system and he has accepted a barren of one year because the international tennis federation have accepted that he would bear no significant port or negligence. he a lwa ys significant port or negligence. he always said he took this just four days before he was due to play a match in barcelona. his argument which was accepted, is that the legal medication he was taking was inadvertently contaminated by some left over cocaine which he had
stored in his bag. when except that that version of events, then he will be able to return to the tour on april the 24th next year. this will last until april last year, do people feel it is there?|j last until april last year, do people feel it is there? i think evans will be delighted with the outcome because as i said he had taken that cocaine albeit a substance which is not bound outside of competition, he had still taken that in the season. i think this is quite an emollient approach, there was no need in fact for an independent hearing because evans had admitted that he was responsible for taking the drug and happy to abide by the consequences of his action was a one—year ban. i think one thing they did not want was another long drawn—out legal process resulting in another player having a band. and it's been overturned or cut down on arbitration. we've seen
that many times most recently in the case of maria sharapova. and johanna konta, she has just case of maria sharapova. and johanna konta, she hasjust pulled out of the tournament in hong kong. an u nfortu nate ru n the tournament in hong kong. an unfortunate run for her. yes but i would not read too much into the injury, it is a left foot injury, we understand it is not serious. she has lost last five matches, she does not play next week, she could play in moscow the week after. that the final counting event, the final qualifying tournament for the wta finals in singapore. she is in poor form herself but those who could threaten her face form herself but those who could threaten herface in that form herself but those who could threaten her face in that field are also falling by the wayside. and she is almost guaranteed qualification. wales will be without gareth bale for theirfinal world cup qualifiers against georgia and the republic of ireland. after he picked up a calf strain playing for real madrid. wales are second in their group with those two games remaining and will have to stay there to have any chance of reaching the play—offs.
0bviously like the whole of wales it is disappointing news, such a wonderful footballer but also what he brings to the teams in terms of leadership qualities and game changing moments. but she obviously has. at the same time we have had to deal with a gap before withoutjoe allen and aaron ramsey and players have always come in and put in performances. which have given us results. chelsea striker alvaro morata has returned to london to begin treatment on the hamstring injury that has ruled him out of spain's forthcoming world cup qualifiers. it's been reported in spain that morata could be out for between four and six weeks with the injury he picked up against manchester city on saturday. chelsea won't know the extent of the injury for certain until tests on the striker have been carried out later this week. that's all sport for now.
you can keep up to date with all those stories on the bbc sport website. that's bbc.co.uk/sport and i'll have more in sportsday at half past six. president trump has described the man who shot dead 59 people at a concert in las vegas as a ‘very sick individual‘. he said stephen paddock was a demented man who also injured more than 500 people. in a moment i'll be speaking to an american clinical psychologist who studies causes mass shootings — but first let's take a look at what we know about the gunman. 64—year—old stephen paddock was a retired accountant who held pilot and hunting licences. according to his brother — paddock was a multi—millionaire property investor who was a heavy gambler. twice—divorced stephen paddock lived with his girlfriend 62—year—old marilou danley
in the small town of mesquite, north—east of las vegas. neighbours in the retirement community said he kept himself to himself. his father was a bank robber jailed in the early 1960s for a series of crimes. the father was at one time on the fbi's 10 most wanted list — and described as ‘extremely dangerous‘ and ‘psychopathic‘. the authorities say that stephen paddock didn‘t have any previous criminal convictions. joining me now from washington dc is dr alan lipman — clinical psychologist and director of the centre for the study of violence. good of you to join us. good of you tojoin us. first good of you to join us. first of all given the kind of facts we are now able to report, what strikes you
immediately about this, if you are compiling a profile what would you be underlining. well when we look at these kinds of mass shootings which have occurred in the modern era since the early 1990s, there is a pattern that repeats itself over and over. and we see it is beginning to emerge in the profile of stephen paddock. they tend to be three kinds of people who commit these kinds of mass shootings. the first people who have become tremendously despondent, they feel their life is so worthless either because of romantic problems, financial problems, some kind of tremendous stress that they feel suicidal and they blame someone. so they have tremendous vengeance which is at the core of this which causes them to be homicidal. when you put that together they feel their life is not worth living and they want to ta ke is not worth living and they want to take some group of people who they blame out with them. the second type
of person who does this is someone who has certain forms of mental illness, many forms of mental illness, many forms of mental illness, most are not violent but anti—social personality disorder, psychopathology such as sociopathy which you mentioned earlier, it is a very violent disorder and i think it is curious that this is in his background. we often see that in shootings. and the third for example is in the virginia tech student, psychosis by a person has lost contact with reality. that does not seem to be the case here. so the profile beginning to emerge is someone who had anti—social personality in his background, and the facts tend to come out over days. first people think there are multiple shooters and then they realised there was one shooter, rumours begin to become facts. and
we are beginning to see the pattern of someone who likely was despondent and enraged and wanted to take people out with him. there one other interesting fact, and we should qualify it, it has not yet been verified but some people have stated that his companion, about 45 minutes earlier in the concept had been offended, had been confronted, and in some kind of an argument, had made some statement that she was going to get revenge. this is not yet been confirmed. but it is possible that with someone already vulnerable to committing violence, that this might have been the trigger. but this is a man who had 23 weapons, guns, in his suite and another 19 in his home so clearly this was someone who was oriented towards violence and violent
behaviour. a fascinating range of factors there. just to pick up on a couple of them, i‘m sure viewers would be interested. you are interested in the fact that the father, his violent background has been underlined. to what extent would that have been influential in this case, in his psychological make—up, and what would be the conclusions you might tentatively draw from that? it is an important question, on the one hand the fact is this is a very unusual case. most mass shootings that we have seen since 1998 are carried out by young men in their early 20s or sometimes their late teens. the fact that stephen paddock is 64, that is placing him as somewhat of an outlier. but we also know anti—social personality disorder is have a strong genetic component. this is a man who really was living in some ways on the edge of society,
who clearly had a propensity towards high risk behaviour, his brother described in a someone who made a living through gambling. so as the fa cts living through gambling. so as the facts emerge i think we‘re going to see someone who exhibited signs of the anti—social behaviour that both have a genetic peace as well as the ingrained learning peace that comes through exposure and family environment. we mentioned the age of 64, you underline the unusual fact that this was not a young person. does it surprise you therefore that he had never come to the attention of police before chris moore no because there is a smaller subgroup of these kinds of crimes, it is the case that most mass shootings are the kind of enraged young adult or adolescent unable to see the options that are beyond their hopelessness
and rage, there is also a smaller subgroup of people who have reached a certain age and they feel their life has not turned out as they hoped. has some kind of romantic or financial crisis, who is driven to a point of complete hopelessness. and if that person has this, this is important, has this easy access to semiautomatic weapons that can be easily converted into automatic weapons, that is a very explosive, combustible mixture. in the united states, we like to say it is not the gun but it is the person but that is wrong. we see in australia where they have the same mental illnesses as we have united states, that when reasonable prohibitions are put on these semiautomatic and automatic weapons, these kinds of mass shootings are virtually wiped out
even though the same mental illnesses exist. it is time in the united states, hear me, for us to recognise that the easy access to semiautomatic, automatic weapons, must be changed. it is too much of a sacrifice, they‘re not needed by the american people, and also a lawyer and under the hallowed decision of the supreme court it is allowable, that there is reasonable accommodation under that law to have control over semiautomatic and automatic weapons. and have been many deaths over too many years. families and children will suffer, this will go on and on this cycle u nless we this will go on and on this cycle unless we take action to change this now. treat the illness of course but ta ke now. treat the illness of course but take these guns out of action. and if that what you think the president means when he talks about america‘s leading to talk about —— talk again
about these gun laws?|j leading to talk about —— talk again about these gun laws? i certainly hope so. i would like to have the greatest faith in the president. i have noticed that over these, over this period of time that he has been president, he often makes a promise and then after a short period of time he changes the subject. he has done that again lately. so i hope this important subject that we have been wrestling with four decade after decade, that he maintains focus, attention, high energy, drive. and change. fascinating to talk to you and thank you so much. doctor alan mcmahon, a clinical psychologist. some very interesting and pertinent views there on the debate happening now in united
states following that shooting in las vegas. huge crowds have gathered in barcelona to demonstrate against the violent actions of spanish police at the weekend when they tried to stop people voting in a disputed referendum on independence for catalonia. a general strike has been held across the region, schools and shops have closed, and only a quarter of buses and trains were running during the rush hour in barcelona, causing gridlock. the spanish king is to address the nation on television this evening. 0ur correspondent gavin lee reports from barcelona. the streets of barcelona today — working life on hold, thousands of catalans united behind the new momentum for independence, and against the violence of spanish police in sunday‘s banned vote. shutters down, shops shut. a region—wide strike affecting public transport, the city‘s museums and monuments. barcelona football club too, all closed. this is the biggest demonstration in many years. in the whole of catalonia and barcelona, we are defending our right,
our legal rights and civil rights. against the attacks of the government. across the catalonia region, the sounds and signs of separatism on the streets are loud and visible. with thousands of people responding to the call for independence. but what you can barely hear are the politicians right now. separatist parties and the spanish government are watching each other and waiting, and working out their next moves. 0utside one of barcelona‘s polling stations where police were filmed kicking voters and pulling women by the hair, flowers had been laid and there are signs of peaceful protest. last night, in madrid, this was one of spain‘s star players, the catalonian—born gerard pique, being booed as he trained with the spanish team. signs of a wider public divide across the country. and this town is ten miles from barcelona, where police officers involved in seizing sunday‘s ballot boxes were expelled from their hotels. told to leave by catalan management. the catalan government is now calling for all spanish police
to leave the region. the first thing we demand is the withdrawal of police forces, hostile spanish police and military police. this is the shame of europe. mariano rajoy is an embarrassment to the world. the spanish government is accusing separatist parties of fooling the public into an illegal vote, and failing to hear the views of millions of catalans against independence. both sides are talking of the need for political dialogue — but since sunday, there has been little sign of that. gavin lee, bbc news, barcelona. earlier we reported on the speech made by boris johnson earlier we reported on the speech made by borisjohnson at the conservative conference and the fact that he has been accused of trying to undermine the prime minister. bob theresa may was asked about that and this was the exchange. you say about
the collective voice around the table, i made the point about having different views. the key issue is europe and brexit and the cabinet came together, we agreed the government position and i set out that position in the speech in florence. and then straight after the speech he went off and said a lot of other things. if you look at theissues lot of other things. if you look at the issues that boris has been talking about, they reflect the position we have taken in the france speech. setting out a vision of what this country can be doing in terms of its partnerships with europe in the future. and barca conference is talking about a global britain, how we can make sure we are optimistic and ambitions which he and i both are for the future of this country and how we can make sure that we build that global britain, bringing prosperity and jobs and closing —— improving livelihoods but also promoting the uk around the world. what would he have to do for you to
sack him, have you thought about it because the problem is, him behaving as he does come from any of your colleagues, it is notjust a distraction, it undermines what you're trying to do? it does not undermine what i‘m doing at all. crucially, there is a lot of talk about boris and his job, crucially, there is a lot of talk about boris and hisjob, thisjob without job about boris and hisjob, thisjob withoutjob inside the cabinet. what people are concerned about actually, they do not want us to be thinking about ourjobs but they they do not want us to be thinking about our jobs but they want they do not want us to be thinking about ourjobs but they want us to be thinking about theirjobs, their futures. 0ur be thinking about theirjobs, their futures. our focus must be thinking about theirjobs, their futures. 0urfocus must be delivering for public. theresa may bearin delivering for public. theresa may bear in manchester talking to our political editor. almost two weeks since hurricane maria devastated the caribbean — president trump has arrived in the us territory of puerto rico to see the damage for himself — and to meet residents. 8,000 people are still living in temporary shelters on the island, and there have been food and water shortages, as well as power cuts. there has been tension
between president trump and the mayor of the capital, sanjuan — after she criticised the us relief efforts. joining me now from sanjuan is our north america correspondent, aleem maqbool. what is the latest on the state of the work to sort people‘s lives out? there is an awful lot left to do here. right across this island people have been affected, notjust those thousands you talked about who lost their homes or their temporary shelters but still two weeks on since the hurricane, 95% of the island has been living without electricity for the past two weeks. more than half the population of 3.5 million still do not have running water. there is some of communication in this part of the capital but outside of these small pockets it is around 90% of the country with no mobile phone
communication and so it is difficult for people to even know the well—being of family members. so donald trump has arrived, we have just seen that cavalcade going past a short time ago. he has been praising the american emergency workers who are here, and there are now 10,000 of them but the criticism is that they came too late. they we re is that they came too late. they were not as prepared here, as they we re were not as prepared here, as they were for example for hurricane harvey in texas or in florida. and soa harvey in texas or in florida. and so a lot of people here feel that they are american citizens but perhaps second—class. a lot of them have been saying that over the past couple of days as we have travelled around the country. but donald trump is going to meet for it weakens to see the kind of suffering that has been caused, he has said it is something of a result but only 16 people died here instead of thousands. but there is much more thatis thousands. but there is much more that is impacting on peoples lives across the island. if you imagine,
what two weeks without energy is like, the kind of desperation that people are feeling. thank you for the update there. our correspondent there in puerto rico. one of the best selling musicians of all time — tom petty — has died in los angeles, at the age of 66. he‘d suffered a cardiac arrest. the guitarist found fame with his band, the heartbreakers, selling 80 million records. paul mccartney and bob dylan are among the stars who‘ve been paying tribute to him, as david sillito reports. # well, i won‘t back down # no, i won‘t back down. #. i won‘t back down was just one of a string of hits in the late 80s for tom petty, but this was far from the beginning. he‘d been performing, at this point, for 20 years. # you want me to think that i‘m being used # you want her to think it‘s over... #. it was in britain that he‘d had his first real taste of success. the songs were straightforward rock and roll, rooted in real life. his band the heartbreakers,
old friends from his home state of florida, that he‘d just bumped into one night. i came down to the studio and this band was in the room, and they were all people i‘ve known, so we played that night, and it was so good. i really enjoyed it, so i‘m going to get this one together... we formed the band within hours, really. we were on the album the next day. # you can sit around and wait for the phone to ring # the end of the line... #. it was another encounter that led to him joining bob dylan, george harrison, roy 0rbison and jeff lynne in the travelling wilburys. and bob dylan today led the tributes to his old friend. paul mccartney, mickjagger, brian wilson, all expressed their sadness. he was kind and gentle and sincere. i think that‘s one of the things that people most admired about him, that he wanted to rock and roll, he was in a rock and roll band.
he loved what he did. he didn‘t want people telling him what to do, and he kept true to his music all the way through. # well, i started out down a dirty road #. his final tour ended only a month or two ago, and he said it would probably be his last. he wanted to make the most of the time he had left. from the moment he‘d first seen the beatles as a teenager, rock and roll had been his life. the musician tom petty who has died at the age of 66. time for a look at the weather. here‘s alina jenkins. the sunshine has been slowly eroded by the cloud today which has brought
inafew by the cloud today which has brought in a few showers to parts of scotland, northern ireland. 0vernight the showers become mainly confined to scotland but eventually give way to a more persistent spell of rain which moves south into northern ireland. maybe just of rain which moves south into northern ireland. maybejust getting into the far north of england. under those clearer skies across much of england and wales we could fall down to three orfour celsius. england and wales we could fall down to three or four celsius. for tomorrow morning the rain continues tomorrow morning the rain continues to move south but intensifying as its doors. so a potentially wet end to the afternoon for scotland and northern ireland. but mainly dry further south. the rain continues to intensify to tomorrow evening and overnight, really quite wet in places and also fairly windy with the chance of some gale. so blustery night to come tomorrow. hosta. a gunman killed 59 people and injured over 500. stephen paddock was a retired accountant, a millionaire who lived quietly with no criminal record.
but at his home, police found more than a dozen firearms, thousands of rounds of ammunition, and material for explosives. he was a sick man, a demented man. a lot of problems, i guess, and we are looking into him very, very seriously. but we are dealing with a very, very sick individual. the identities of the many victims are beginning to emerge and the stories of those who tried to help. here in las vegas, this is a city numbed by the trauma of the killings. 36 hours on, everyone is asking, why did this happen. also on the programme tonight...