Judi (mollybarton) wrote,

Here we go again...

A mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando. No fatalities as of yet, but it looks like it won't end well. God dammit. :(

I woke up ten minutes ago with a sick feeling that something was wrong...so I turned on MSNBC. And there it was...this is one time I really wish it was their usual weekend marathon of Locked Up.

Update: 50 dead, 53 injured. One gunman, shot dead by police. Worst mass shooting by a single gunman in U.S. history. President Obama called it both a terrorist attack and a hate crime. Shooter was an American (born and raised) who happened to be Muslim. Of course ISIL is claiming responsibility though there's no evidence he was working for them, other than his own rants.

Worst mass murder of gays in the U.S., topping the 1973 arson at the Up Stairs Lounge in New Orleans which killed 33. That was never actually solved, the suspect was a hustler who was thrown out of the bar, and vowed revenge. He killed himself before he could be charged.

This guy was on an FBI watch list. How in the hell did he get such easy access to guns? And I don't want to hear the "if only someone else had a gun" argument, either. There were armed security guards at the club.
Tags: news, people suck

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