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Lone gunman shooting in Orlando Florida largest in escalating acts of gun violence in America

I posted this on June 12, 2016 and have continued to add updated links and resources – both to keep them in one easily accessible place and to help me focus on the facets of the issues that are now and will continue to impact our country as they relate to the impact of gun violence on our democracy.

Deadliest Mass Shooting In U.S. History Leaves More Than 50 Dead At Gay Orlando Nightclub

  • At least 50 people are dead and 53 injured, police say.
  • The gunman was killed by police following an hours long hostage situation
  • The suspect has been described as “organized and well-prepared”

In what police are calling the worst shooting in American history, a lone gunman killed 50 people and injured at least 53 others after opening fire at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Authorities say Omar Mateen stormed the downtown Pulse nightclub around 2 a.m. Sunday before taking dozens of people hostage and killing dozens more. Orlando Police Chief John Mina said at a press conference that SWAT officers exchanged gunfire with the suspect, killing Mateen. Mina said Mateen “appeared to be carrying a rifle, an assault-type rifle and a handgun and had some type of device on him.”

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