A 20-year-old LDS man was among those killed in Las Vegas shooting

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    Oct. 6, 2017 8:25 p.m.

    Thank you, DN, for this article. Very timely and appropriate.

    Our family is heartbroken for this family's loss.
    Quinton Robbins sounds like a very fine young man.

    We grieve for ALL those who lost loved ones On October 1st
    regardless of their beliefs or backgrounds.

    God Bless all the injured and grieving, and
    Thank you for all who helped those who were injured,
    and for those who protect our lives and freedoms everyday.

  • U. C. Professor ,
    Oct. 6, 2017 1:07 a.m.

    This wounds the hearts and souls of all humanity. Do we have to have thousands of innocent people gunned down in our streets before we do something effective about this horror of outrageously inhumane weapons?
    Go to YouTube. Find the videos that show "sportsmen" demonstrating how they can alter weapons to fire hundreds of rounds in one minute from an assault rifle. See and hear the mesmerized, almost demonic glee in their voices and faces. Who do they think they are preparing those weapons for? Elk? Deer? Squirrels?
    One of our children asked......do you think these "sportsmen" spend as much on books for their children as on guns and ammunition?
    This is a stain on our collective spirit of all Americans. And we know why. We just cannot let this happen again. Think of the hundreds of thousands of lives that are affected......the friends, family, children, parents and loved ones of each and every one wounded or killed .....that will suffer grief and loss for the rest of their lives.
    Pray? How about action?

  • cat lady of Campton Campton, NH
    Oct. 5, 2017 10:53 p.m.

    Very sad! the whole incident was a tragedy for our great nation.

  • John Simpson ARLINGTON, VA
    Oct. 5, 2017 7:18 p.m.

    The given name "Quinton" is not unusual among LDS people, so I wondered whether Quinton Robbins was LDS when I saw his name on the list of victims. Thanks to the author for clearing that up, and thanks to Voice of Reason for supplying the further details on the heroic efforts to save Quinton's life.

    Very sorry that his life was cut short so young. As the President said, this was an act of "pure evil." Condolences to all the families and especially Quinton's family. I lost my brother at a similar in a car accident so I know what they are going through. Requiescat in pacem.

    "Life is real! Life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal.
    'Dust thou art, to dust returneth' was not spoken of the soul." - H. Wadsworth Longfellow

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    Oct. 5, 2017 6:37 p.m.


    One could also ask, "why not?".

  • JRL in AZ Tucson, AZ
    Oct. 5, 2017 12:13 p.m.

    Utah Observer: Welcome to Deseret News. It is an LDS-Church-owned newspaper. In addition to carrying news stories that you will find in every other newspaper, it focuses on the Church and its members. These are stories that its readers read the paper for - they are stories you will not find in other news sources. Deseret News fills that niche. Now that you know that, you will see that there are a lot of stories about Mormons on this site, and you will understand why. If you would like Catholic news stories, there are sites for that. There are also atheist news sites and Muslim news sites. I'm pretty sure that there are also Baptist news sites and Buddhist news sites. But this one is LDS.
    I hope that answers your question.

  • voiceofreason1234 SANDY, TX
    Oct. 5, 2017 10:17 a.m.

    Truly heroic rescue efforts by the marine and his friends. read more about this at thedailybeast dot com

    Marine Veteran Heard Shots, Stole Pickup Truck, and Started Saving Lives in Las Vegas
    Taylor Winston served in Iraq. Kacy Thompson was an EMT. Together they became heroes.

    Kate Briquelet
    10.02.17 10:45 PM ET
    A veteran Marine and his friends sprung into action in an attempt to save dozens of lives during the Las Vegas massacre.
    Taylor Winston, 29, was close to the righthand side of the stage when gunfire rained down at the Route 91 Harvest festival. He said the first gunshots sounded like fireworks, but he soon realized people were screaming and saw bodies drop to the ground.
    Winston, a sergeant who served in Iraq, and Jenn Lewis fled with the crowd. They separated from their buddy, Jason, who hung back to ensure his other friends made it to safety. One pal was shot in the bicep and survived.
    But Winston and Lewis didn’t abandon their fellow music lovers. They spotted a work truck near the venue, with no owner in sight, and commandeered it to transport victims to the hospital, Winston told The Daily Beast.

  • PH Riverton, Utah
    Oct. 5, 2017 8:56 a.m.

    @ Utah Observer

    The question you pose is a good one of course, but I believe the answer is that because this article was written for the "Mormon Times" section. I don't read the printed version just the online version of the DesNews. The article appeared in the Mormon Times section so it seems appropriate for this article.

  • BlueCoug Provo, UT
    Oct. 5, 2017 8:46 a.m.

    Utah Observer

    In tragedies like this, people are always looking for connections to the victims whether through nationality, religion, birth place, family ties, etc.

    Since a large percentage of DesNews readers are LDS, it's not surprising that those readers might be curious whether any of the victims were LDS.

    There have also been stories about victims with other connections to Utah.

  • Procoug Layton, UT
    Oct. 5, 2017 8:12 a.m.

    I’m sorry for the loss of this young man, LDS or not.

  • Patricia Taylor Henderson, NV
    Oct. 4, 2017 10:19 p.m.

    UBC-Blackfoot, ID
    The young man was not from Utah, he was from Henderson, NV. I watched him grow from a baby to a nice young man. His family is heartbroken, like many others victim’s families. He was an angel here on earth and now in heaven. We, friends, family, and our community miss his kind heart!

  • amagnetick AV, CA
    Oct. 4, 2017 12:42 p.m.

    @ Utah Observer... you are aware that the DN serves a very large population of LDS people aren't you?

  • UBC Blackfoot, ID
    Oct. 4, 2017 11:58 a.m.

    I guess that's a legitimate question, it has a very simple answer...the young man was from Utah, a predominantly Mormon population, he was Mormon, the paper reporting the story is a subsidiary of Deseret Management owned by the Church. So it stands to reason they would find that detail important. I hope the family is blessed and all the victims, families, and their friends of whatever religion will be comforted.

  • Utah Observer West Jordan, Utah
    Oct. 4, 2017 11:30 a.m.

    So why does being LDS warrant this news article? If so, why not list the religious affiliation of all those who tragically died!