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The brother of the gunman in the mass shooting Sunday night at a music concert in Las Vegas said there’s no logic to explain the shooting. Eric Paddock said his brother played video poker to “stay at home in the casino.” (Oct. 2)
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Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy was asked if there was anything that could be done to address the spate of mass shootings in the wake of Sunday’s tragedy in Las Vegas.

Van Gundy waded right into the gun control debate.

“Our fascination with guns in this country (is), I think, mind-boggling to other people in the world,” Van Gundy said after Monday’s practice. “They don’t get it. Now is probably not the time to get in a big political argument, but if we’re not going to talk about gun control at some level then, no, I don’t think there’s anything we can do about it.”

On Sunday night, police say 64-year-old Stephen Paddock unleashed a shooting rampage that killed at least 58 people and wounded more than 500 at a country music concert on the Las Vegas strip.

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Authorities said it appeared Paddock killed himself.

As the team gathered for practice, forward Tobias Harris sarcastically wondered if the team was safe inside the Auburn Hills facility.

That’s probably the reaction for many to the carnage and mayhem on the streets of one the busiest tourists destinations in the country.

“In this country we’ve had so many instances like this over the years that it’s almost numbing,” forward Anthony Tolliver said. “You just wake up another day and another tragedy,…