Again, we face unspeakable evil in Orlando - two senseless shootings just miles from each other in a city known as a playground for the world. And our useless elected officials want to pray and have "moments of silence" with no action.
The Lord helps those who help themselves. We need action now. #NotOneMore
From New York Times
As officials offered new details about the worst mass shooting in American history, which left 49 people dead and 53 wounded, Chief John Mina of the Orlando Police Department said that the gunman, Omar Mateen, 29, told police negotiators — falsely, they later discovered — that he had explosives and accomplices at Pulse nightclub.
Mr. Mateen eventually made comments persuading them that “there would be an imminent loss of life,” Chief Mina said, prompting the chief to end a three-hour standoff and order the assault that killed Mr. Mateen and freed dozens of people trapped in the club.
...Investigators were hunting for any indication that Mr. Mateen might have had help in planning or carrying out the slaughter, and they continued combing through the battered, blood-spattered wreckage of Pulse for clues.
“So far, we see no indication that this was part of a plot directed from outside the United States,” Mr. Comey said.
Orlando, Florida (CNN)Florida authorities answered one of the major questions in the shooting death of Christina Grimmie, the 22-year-old singer who made her name on NBC's "The Voice."
The man who killed her was Kevin James Loibl, 27, of St. Petersburg, Florida, according to Orlando police.
. . . Grimmie was signing autographs late Friday after a show at The Plaza Live theater when a man approached and opened fire, police spokeswoman Wanda Miglio said.
She was rushed to a hospital, where she died.
Horror around world at Orlando shooting -- and fear for the United States https://t.co/AfSPML30PL— Simon Denyer (@simondenyer) June 13, 2016
My god. ABC reporter said she was in Orlando to cover Christina Grimmie's murder and then got reassigned to the Pulse massacre.— Junebun (@Rxbun) June 12, 2016
3.5 miles distance between the Pulse massacre & Christina Grimmie's shooting.— Northy (@NorthmanTrader) June 12, 2016
Unrelated yet somehow poignant. pic.twitter.com/QEbe77oHyd
Right now we live in a country where the only thing stopping someone from committing a mass shooting is whether or not they want to.— Ian Karmel (@IanKarmel) June 12, 2016
For Christina and the 91 Americans killed by gun violence every day, use YOUR voice to speak out and demand change. pic.twitter.com/GLadWErjGT— Moms Demand Action (@MomsDemand) June 12, 2016
What has happened in Orlando is just the beginning. Our leadership is weak and ineffective. I called it and asked for the ban. Must be tough— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 12, 2016
The Moments of Silence in the House have become an abomination. God will ask you, "How did you keep my children safe"? Silence.— Jim Himes (@jahimes) June 13, 2016
I will not attend one more"Moment of Silence" on the Floor. Our silence does not honor the victims, it mocks them. pic.twitter.com/VWWdOkliWN— Jim Himes (@jahimes) June 13, 2016
Since 9/11, 85%+ of terror-related deaths in U.S. involve guns. https://t.co/TL61USSKPI— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) June 12, 2016
That's because other types of weapons, e.g. explosives, have become harder for terrorists to access, while guns are still easy to access.— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) June 12, 2016
ATF agent says Omar Mateen purchased 2 guns-a "hand gun & long gun" in past wk-legally. Even though there'd been 2 FBI investigations of him— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) June 12, 2016