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News on The 700 Club: October 4, 2017

As seen on “The 700 Club,” Oct. 4: New details on Las Vegas massacre; As death toll doubles in Puerto Rico, President Trump delivers new criticism and praise; Millionaire gives up fortune to care for Kenya's street children, and more. Read Transcript

Welcome once again.

It's a crazy world we live in--

hurricanes of massive proportion, wildfires

out of control in the West--

and guess what?

The heaviest snowstorm, I think, in history in a little town

called Havre, in Montana.

Can you believe that?

Three, three inches--

This week?

Yeah, this weekend.

Three inches of snow.



Set a record of some kind.

It's crazy what kind of world we live in.

But it's also crazy, this man who did this terrible attack,

they have developed-- we just learned,

and I hope I'm accurate in what I say--

is that he was on an antidepressant.

You know, we have looked back, and almost every one

of these crazy shooters is on some kind

of an antidepressant drug.

And these things cause people to have, well, delusions,

and what have you.

He obviously carefully planned his attack.

He fired on a crowd in Las Vegas for up to 11 minutes.

Authorities say they're confident that they can figure

out why he carried out his massacre at a country music

concert, the worst massacre in the history of the United

States of America.

Ladies and gentlemen, we live in a dangerous, crazy time.

We really do.

But investigators are counting on help

from Paddock's girlfriend, who is now back in the US.

And they've released police body cam video

showing the frantic moments before they found the shooter.

Heather Sells brings us the story.

HEATHER SELLS: The body cam video from police

shows chaos and confusion as the attack unfolded.

The video also shows police doing

whatever they could to help concert goers escape, and save


Investigators say Stephen Paddock

was meticulous in planning the attack.

He set up cameras inside his hotel room

and on a service cart outside his door

to find anyone coming for him.

A hotel security guard who approached his room

during the rampage was shot in the leg.

He fired off and on for somewhere between 9

and 11 minutes.

HEATHER SELLS: Authorities have found almost two dozen guns

with him at the hotel, along with bump stock devices that

can allow a rifle to fire continuously,

like an automatic weapon.

But what they'd really like to know

is what motivated Paddock to plan and execute

the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.

Profilers think there may have been

a major trigger in his life, a great loss or breakup or news

of a terminal disease.

Paddock was prescribed, and bought, an anti-anxiety drug

in June, according to the "Las Vegas Review Journal."

Studies have shown that such drugs can

trigger aggressive behavior.

Authorities could learn more soon.

Paddock's girlfriend, Marilou Danley,

returned from the Philippines to Los Angeles late Tuesday.

Authorities say Paddock transferred $100,000

to the Philippines in the days before the shooting.

In Las Vegas, more than 500 people

are recovering from injuries in the attack.

45 were in critical condition.

And survivors are still trying to process what happened.

Still hasn't like fully hit me.

I think it's kind of starting to, but not fully.

Seems surreal It seems just a bad, bad nightmare.

But I just keep seeing it in my mind still,

and it just haunts me.

HEATHER SELLS: Across Las Vegas, memorials

are popping up as family and friends attempt

to honor those who died and those wounded

in this historic tragedy.

Heather Sells, CBN News.

Thanks, Heather.

I really believe, ladies and gentlemen, it

is time that we as a nation order

the psychiatrists and those who prescribe

and produce these antidepressant drugs to test out the side

effects, which are causing, in my opinion,

many of these tragedies.

These people are really not quite in their senses.

They're driven to insane acts.

And they show aggression that should not be shown.

If this is the case, then we may be drugging people

into a state whereby they go out and kill people.

And I think something's got to be done about this.

This is one paper in Las Vegas that brings this story,

and I don't know if all the facts are true.

But it has shown up in a number of these other attacks

where you have these mass shootings, people run amok,

and they do things that normal human beings shouldn't do.

If we are drugging them into that state,

then I think it's way overdue that we have a control of this.

It isn't so much gun control, because you're not

going to take guns away from the American people.

There are 300 million of them out there on the street.

And there is no way you're going to get them all in.

But the thing that maybe that we could control

is this pharmacopia that's coming out and drugging people.

And if this is the case, it is a shocking revelation.

Well, many of the city of Las Vegas

have turned to prayer as they honor the victims

of this deadly attack.

John Jessup has that.

Thanks, Pat.

The city is coming together as President Trump arrives today

for a visit after the tragedy.

CBN's Ben Kennedy spoke to some of the survivors of the Sunday

night assault, and they told him stories

of faith, prayer, and heroism.

Here's his report from Las Vegas.

It is another somber day here in Las Vegas as the city

and people nationwide are still mourning

the dozens of people killed, gunned down

right here behind me, outside the Mandalay Bay Resort.

In the midst of chaos, faith and prayer

have taken center stage during the aftermath of the worst mass

shooting in American history.

These people are bled from head to toe

and they're praying with us.

So you turned to prayer right after.



BEN KENNEDY: Kelly Maroney can't hold back tears

when talking about the terrifying moment when

the 64-year-old gunman fired a barrage of bullets

into a crowd of 22,000 attending a country music festival.

But as we were running, he had a clear view of fire.

And he was just laying down fire on us.

BEN KENNEDY: In an act of heroism,

an off-duty Texas deputy police chief stayed on scene

and helped rush three victims to the hospital.

They were all crying and they were saying that, you know,

we're going to die.

We're going to die.

And I still remember telling them, not tonight.

Not tonight.

Tonight's not your night.

You're going to be OK.

BEN KENNEDY: Turns out, they survived thanks

to Deputy Chief Ure, who used his police training

skills to stop the bleeding.

So I was ready.

Saw his belt, took it off, got a tourniquet on this guy.

And he was really, really bad.

He had lost probably 25% of his blood volume.

BEN KENNEDY: Hundreds lined up outside United Blood Services

and in just one day donated 600 pints.

It's really been incredible.

I'm not surprised by the outpouring of donors.

And I think when all the investigations are over,

that we can all learn something that we can take forward

in a positive way.

BEN KENNEDY: Do you offer prayers to the victims?

My prayers, my condolences.

President Trump comes to the desert in a few hours

to offer his prayers and support,

but also to show the people of this city,

and nationwide, that in times of horror and tragedy,

America comes together as one.

Ben Kennedy, CBN News, Las Vegas.

Thanks, Ben.

CBN News will have more coverage of the tragedy in Las Vegas

on today's "Faith Nation," with David Brody and Jenna Browder,

on Facebook.

Evangelical Presidential Adviser Paula White

will discuss what she does to help encourage

the president in the wake of a tragedy like the one in Las


Also on today's "Faith Nation," former Arkansas Governor Mike

Huckabee will preview his new faith-based talk show.

You can watch "Faith Nation" on,

starting at 12:30 Eastern today.

Well, the governor of Puerto Rico

says the death toll from Hurricane Maria

has risen from 16 to 34.

The news comes after President Trump visited the island

and congratulated its leaders on the relatively low number

of fatalities.

Every death is a horror.

But if you look at a real catastrophe like Katrina--

what is your death count, 16 people

versus in the thousands--

you can be very proud.

The president spent about four hours on the island,

meeting with government officials

and delivering relief supplies.

Puerto Rico's governor says Hurricane Maria did

about $90 billion in damage.

So far, only about 7% of the territory has power.

Worse yet, people there still lack food and water.

The White House plans to seek $29 billion

more in disaster relief from Congress today.

Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico at a time

when it was already suffering from a debt crisis.

Pat, back to you.

Well, you know, you ask yourself

how much can America afford.

$90 billion for Puerto Rico.

There's no way that the United States

can assume all that burden.

But it's still going to be enormous.

And the costs of the hurricane, or least the--

well, the rainfall that hit Texas, it was overwhelming--

that's going to cost billions of dollars more.

Whatever happens in Florida is going to cost billions more.

And I don't know if our insurance companies

can take it.

Apparently, they have reserves sufficient to take

care of this.

But it's a body blow to America.

We just get hit, one after the other.

And people are beginning to say, what is it that's happening?

What's happening in the Heaven that

bring forth these terrible tragedies, one after the other?

I mean, I don't know of a nation that

has had as many body blows as America

has in such a short period of time.

These are major problems.

So if there was ever a time we need prayer,

remember what the Bible says.

"If my people, which you call by my name,

will pray, will humble themselves

and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways,

then I'll hear from Heaven and forgive their sin

and heal their land."

We've got to have an intervention of God

here in this nation.

There is no question about it.

Well, you probably were reading the headlines,

and it was something called Equifax that got hacked.

The latest headlines today is that one

of the major repositories of names

has 3 billion names that were hacked.

That's Yahoo.

3 billion names that were hacked.

And Target Stores was hacked.

And Chase Bank has been hacked.

And more and more and more.

We are subject to ongoing attack from hackers.

Well, Regent University is doing something about it.

And here's John with that story.

That's right, Pat.

As you were saying, cyberattacks are always in the headlines.

One recent example involves the credit bureau Equifax.

A huge data breach compromised the personal information

of around 145 million Americans.

Now, Regent University has entered

the battle against hackers.

As Mark Martin shows us this week,

the school unveiled its Cyber Range.

MARK MARTIN: Surrounded by state and local dignitaries,

CBN and Regent University founder Dr. Pat Robertson

cut the ribbon to reveal the new Regent Cyber Range.

The Institute for Cyber Security partnered with Cyber Bit

to create this high tech laboratory.

Coordinators of the Cyber Range say

it puts Regent University on the cutting

edge of cybersecurity training for students,

but also for businesses, governments,

and military groups.

Four times the average size, the multimillion dollar Cyber Range

allows users to delve into automated real world

attack and defense and mult-scenario training.

If there's an attack that takes

place against a corporation, if their executives have been

trained on this system, they will

be able to identify immediately what's happening

and take corrective action.

That's what we will teach people.

The Cyber Range is one of the first of its kind

at a private university.

Executive Director Dr. David Henry gave CBN News a tour.

So from this station, attack scenarios can be generated.

They can monitor how each training is doing.

So the trainer can actually take control over a trainee's

station if he or she wants to.

MARK MARTIN: In the midst of all the technology,

Robertson believes the Cyber Range

has spiritual implications.

Here is a company that is going to train people

how to run the most sophisticated cyber

range in the world.

And I think that's a major thing in terms of establishing God's

people as potential leaders.

MARK MARTIN: Reports show that cybersecurity

is one of the fastest growing career fields.

And the demand is expected to rise to 6 million jobs in 2019.

It looks like Regent University is well on its way

in helping to meet that need.

In Virginia Beach, Mark Martin, CBN News.

Leading the way in cybersecurity.

Pat, back to you.

It was an exciting day.

It really was an exciting event to unveil that.

It was built by an Israeli company, Cyber Bit.

And they brought it in.

The guy, the president told me, he said,

I think I can get it in in the end of summer.

I said, can you do it for us so we

can have that ribbon cutting?

He said, we'll try.

Well, they bought it in, as we said, on time and under budget.

They're great people to work with.

And this is an incredible-- there

is no university in the nation, ladies and gentlemen, that

has anything near this sophistication or this size.

It does not exist in America.

We are the first in the nation to bring forth

this cutting edge technology.

That's amazing.

And the Israelis, they know their stuff

when it comes to cybersecurity.

Well, they do.

And we worked as partners.

And it's just marvelous.

The head of the company was here yesterday,

as was the general who had been in charge of cybersecurity

for the Israeli IDF.

Regent is not going to offer a BS in cyber security,

a BS in cyber and digital forensics, a Master of Science

in cyber security and other computer science degrees.

And we're equipping the next generation

of cybersecurity professionals.

And we will be having certificate programs,

I might add, for people who just want

to be known as cyber specialists, cyber security


But this device, a cooperation can

bring four or five of their key executives,

sit them at these tables, and experience

firsthand, real world, break-in cyber

attack on their key employees, on their customers,

on their accounts, whatever they are.

And then we'll learn how to deal with it and fight it.

It's amazing.

It's exciting.

It's groundbreaking.


And it's needed.

This is the only one in America, only university that

will have full time use of anything this sophisticated.

And we were thrilled, yesterday, to see it unveiled.

It's a big deal.

Well, the future of warfare is probably, unfortunately,

going to be cyber.

And hopefully, not nuclear.

But that's where we're headed.

Think of Equifax.

And then Yahoo, 3 billion accounts hacked.

All the data that's down there, all the social security

numbers, all of the employment data,

it's all out there in the great void,

whatever, up in the Cloud.

It's out there.

And people don't want that to happen.

And here we've got a device that will train people

how to fight that, and fight it successfully.

I mean, it was a great moment for us all.


I know.

I can see that you're beaming.

This was a big deal.

It was a big deal.

We had the mayor of the city.

We had a former governor there.

We had various, many members of the General Assembly there.

And it was an exciting thing for Virginia

because this is cutting edge technology.

And we're hoping to have a tech center, as Regent to become

a center of technical learning.

Isn't that great?

That's awesome.

I love it.

You know, they used to dismiss you, well, you're

just one of those little Bible schools off in the corner.

Not anymore.

Not anymore.

Not anymore.

All right.


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