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It’s not unheard of for me to write a column through tear-swollen eyes. After all, a personal column is, well, personal.
Viewed through the prism of our laws, we seem more frightened by the prospect of one legitimate purchaser being inconvenienced than a hundred dangerous people loading up on guns and ammo. Polls show this isn’t how the general public feels, but politicians fear the gun lobby more than the public.
More than 90 percent of known or suspected terrorists who’ve attempted to buy weapons since 2004 have passed a background check and been approved for the purchase, new government statistics show.
As federal authorities weigh whether to charge the wife of Orlando mass killer Omar Mateen, a stern President Barack Obama dismissed Donald Trump’s charge that Democrats have failed to clamp down on “radical Islam.”
The Tampa Bay Rays are dedicating their annual Pride Night to the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting in Orlando.
The FBI is investigating reports that Orlando gunman Omar Mateen had been a regular at the gay nightclub he attacked and had used gay dating apps, a U.S. official briefed on the case said Tuesday.
The flags outside the Electronic Entertainment Expo are flying at half-staff in honor of the victims of the attack on a Florida gay nightclub that left 49 dead. But it will seemingly be business as usual inside the video game industry’s annual trade show this week.
Donald Trump vowed Monday to impose a broad ban on immigration from areas of the world with a history of terrorism and suggested some Muslims in the United States are turning a blind eye to unfolding plots, as he outlined an aggressive response to the deadly attack in Orlando.
He didn’t come out of nowhere. The Orlando shooter came under suspicion three full years ago, after boasting of mutual acquaintances with the Boston Marathon bombers and making statements to co-workers that suggested he had radical, violent intentions. But after a 10-month investigation the FBI closed the case, finding no criminal charge to pursue.
He was a body builder and a security guard, a religious man who attended the local mosque and wanted to become a police officer. Early Sunday, 29-year-old Omar Mateen opened fire at a gay nightclub in Orlando. Police said 49 victims died and 53 were wounded. Mateen also was killed.
A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside a crowded gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday, leaving at least 49 people dead in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Here are stories of some of the victims.
Orlando mourned the 49 people slaughtered in the attack on a gay nightclub, as the White House and the FBI portrayed the killer Monday as an apparent “homegrown extremist” who espoused support for a jumble of often-conflicting Islamic organizations.
The gunman in the attack that killed 49 people at an Orlando nightclub was inspired by extremist information over the internet, President Barack Obama said Monday, calling it an apparent example of “homegrown extremism” that U.S. officials have been worrying about for years.
Vigils were held across the state last night in memory of the victims of the horrific mass shooting in Orlando over the weekend, in Boise, Twin Falls, Idaho Falls and Moscow. Another is set for tonight at 6 p.m. at Farmin Park in Sandpoint, according...
People around the world gather to remember those killed and wounded in the Sunday June 12, 2016 mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on Monday, June 13, 2016.
“Can you help me?” the man pleaded. Josh McGill grabbed the stranger and pulled him behind the car. “I think I got shot,” the man said.
ORLANDO, Fla. – It had been an evening of drinking, dancing and drag shows. After hours of revelry, the party-goers crowding the gay nightclub known as the Pulse took their last sips before the place closed. That’s when authorities say Omar Mateen emerged, carrying a Sig Sauer MCX assault rifle and spraying the helpless crowd with bullets. Witnesses said he fired relentlessly – 20 rounds, 40, then 50 and more. In such tight quarters, the bullets could hardly miss. He shot at police. He took hostages.
Vigils to remember the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting in an Orlando, Florida, nightclub are planned Sunday night in Spokane and Moscow, Idaho, and Monday night in Sandpoint, as well as in hundreds of other communities across the nation.