bradygirl_12 (bradygirl_12) wrote,

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Unfortunately, mass shootings are now almost commonplace in the U.S. in recent years, but this one is exploding the Internet because it's the deadliest in American history: so far, 50 dead and 53 hospitalized. The shooting started at 2:00 this morning at a popular gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and the shooter has been identified as a Muslim, so the FBI is investigating whether this is a terrorist attack in addition to a hate crime. The deceased shooter's father says it's not terrorism. His son just hated gays. Nice. The shooter might have been set off after seeing two men kiss on the street in Orlando.

I am always sad for the victims and their loved ones. Just as sadly, nothing will change. The usual screeds and arguments will be trotted out about gun control and violence and nothing will be done. If the shooting of grade school kids a few years ago could get nothing done, nothing ever will.

It's Pride Week in the gay community. :(

Tags: gays, rl, u.s.a.
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