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post Jun 15 2016, 11:12 PM
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We have to talk about it. It's the news that's on everywhere.

On June 12th 2016 at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, Omar Mateen carried out the deadliest mass murder on US soil since 9/11, killing at least 49 people and injuring 53 others.

He enters the nightclub at two in the morning when security was loose. There were 300 people there. He had an assault rifle and a handgun. He worked out every painstaking detail, right down to the stock piling of ammunition and the use of multiple weapons ó just so he could ensure an uninterrupted hail of gunfire. One gun runs out of ammo, switch to the next one. Thatís architecture, itís engineering. His intent was to destroy as much as he possibly could in the shortest amount of time.

When the police arrived, he took at least 30 hostages. The stand-off lasted till five in the morning when he was killed in a shoot-out with police. There was blood everywhere Ė and bodies with ringing mobile phones.

The US press and politicians were quick to call it terrorism and blame ISIS.

ISIS has claimed Mateen as one of their fighters, but did not claim credit for the massacre itself. So far there is no proof they directed it. ISIS did, however, call for acts of terror during Ramadan, a holy month of fasting which this year runs from about June 6th to July 5th. June is also Gay Pride Month in the US.

Who knows why he did it ? Some reports say he was a tormented homosexual as he was on jack'd which is a gay dating app. Some he was just crazy nutter. Some even say it was an inside job. But the sad thing about this is that it's not even that surprising anymore.

But what do people think of it ? What should be done ? Hundreds die every year in the USA through guns. What's your thoughts ?

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post Jun 16 2016, 07:17 AM
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Whatever the motive, there always seems some desire for infamy. To be remembered, whatever the cost.

This is why naming the gunman is wrong.
This is why long, lingering photos of the gunman on TV reports is wrong.
This is why detailed reporting into the backgrounds of the gunman is wrong.

It just inspires the next one.
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