Even if someone in the crowd had brought an accurate long-distance rifle, using it at night in a panicky crowd to shoot back up at the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay casino would likely have resulted in more death, not less, with bullets from defenders shooting up people in nearby rooms.
When Ryan Zinke was appointed as Secretary of the Interior, one of the first things he did was sign an order destroying a ban on the use of ammunition containing lead in national wildlife refuges. Lead ammunition kills millions of wild animals every year –
Up until now, the policy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been to allow hunting of predators such as bears and wolves in Alaska’s national wildlife refuges only when the hunting has been demonstrated to be “based on sound science and in response