Can we speculate on LV shooter's motive?

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    Let me preface by saying I didn't see a thread addressing this specific discussion.

    What might his motive have been?

    If his motive was religious, then I would speculate that he became Muslim. No other faith in modern times engages in mass carnage in the name of their religion.

    If his motive was political, I would speculate that he has aligned himself with antifa based on the fact that he targeted a huge, country music concert.

    He could have been disgruntled with Las Vegas and used this as a way to punish the city.

    Or, he could have been jilted by a lover and used this as a way to lash out.

    Or he could have just been nuts, like the kid at Sandy Hook or like John Hinckley, who tried to kill Reagan to demonstrate his love for Jodie Foster.
     
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    I'm going with the wife/GF left him (she'd got on a plane to leave the country days before hand)

    That or he gambled and lost everything... Or both...
     
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    I think we put too much emphasis on motives for crimes
     
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    Seeing how there was more than one, I'd have to say they have some unknown motive but that most likely it was either terrorists or sickos wanting more control over people.
     
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    If I had to guess, I'd go the disgruntled lover route too.
     
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    Maybe he was just going for the record.
     
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    If that turns out to be the case then it would be, presumably, religious or political.
     
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    I think it's just human nature to want to know what would possess someone to do what he did.
     
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    He wanted to be famous.
     
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    While that is so. Sometimes that answer will allude. There may never be an answer.
    Seems many want this to fit a political narrative regardless.
     
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