It's hard to tell if this new video redeems choices Dan Bilzerian made when a psychopath opened fire in Las Vegas on October 1.
He ran from the bullets—which any unprotected, unarmed person would do—but he also made a video as he ran, telling how he'd seen a woman shot to death.
The new video shows that true to later statements that he'd gone back, the "King of Instagram" did indeed try to return to the Mandalay Bay Hotel as gunfire raked the fleeing crowd. He stopped and took cover behind a concrete barrier.
Soon a cop joined him. Bilzerian asked him for a gun.
"No," said the officer, "get the fuck away from me right now.”
As Bilzerian insisted he's shown his creds—firearms license—the officer responded, "I don’t know who the fuck you are, You know better than that."
Two things are going on here: The video seems to argue strongly against accusations that Bilzerian was a phony, or worse, a coward.
Some might say it also shows a totally inappropriate interference with a police officer trying to respond to what was ultimately the worst mass shooting in modern US history.
Stephen Paddock killed 58 and injured well over 500 more when he began firing from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel. Police still aren't sure why he did it.
Ultimately even Dan Bilzerian might agree that arguments over his own actions that night are petty and pointless next to arguments over how to stop something like this from ever happening again.
h/t The Sun