Terrorism

Rick Scott Unswayed On Guns After Pulse Massacre: The Second Amendment Never Killed Anyone [VIDEO]

The most deadly mass shooting in the history of the United States hasn’t changed Rick Scott’s mind about the easy availability of assault weapons. Politico reports: The Republican governor of the state that saw 49 lives taken and another 53 people injured Sunday during a shooting rampage inside an LGBT nightclub has been meeting with families of victims but said ...

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CALIFORNIA: Two Active-Duty US Marines Investigated For Facebook Terror Threat Against Gay Bars

From the Marine Corps Times: Two active-duty Marines are under investigation in connection to a social media post purportedly threatening to attack gay bars following Sunday’s deadly mass shooting in Florida. The California-based I Marine Expeditionary Force launched a command investigation after a photo surfaced on social media showing a corporal in uniform holding a rifle with his finger near ...

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ORLANDO: Obama Meets With Victims’ Families, Slams GOP Over Easy Access To Assault Weapons [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Obama pleaded with lawmakers to take action to prevent gun violence after meeting with families of the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting in Orlando. The president pledged to be “relentless” in going after international terrorist groups but said passing new gun laws is a crucial step in preventing “homegrown” attacks like the massacre at a gay ...

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HYPOCRISY EXPLOSION: Ted Cruz Mocks Democrats For “Ridiculous” Gun Control Filibuster [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: During a floor speech on Thursday, Cruz accused Democrats of grandstanding for partisan political purposes. “In the wake of the attack, many of us predicted what would unfold,” Cruz said. “And it was sadly the same political tale we have seen over and over again. Many of us predicted that Democrats would as a matter of rigid ...

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NBCUniversal Donates $1 Million In Memory Of Six Staffers Slain In Pulse Nightclub Massacre

From NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke’s internal email to employees: It has been a heartbreaking week for our nation and for each of us as members of the NBCUniversal family. On Monday, I shared with you that two employees, Luis Vielma and Jonathan Camuy, died in the incomprehensible tragedy in Orlando. Sadly, we now know that four additional people associated with ...

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The Boston Globe Calls Out Six Senators Who Could Help Swing Tide On Gun Control: MAKE IT STOP

From the Boston Globe: Greed, legislative cowardice, advanced technology — that is how we got here. The United States has been pummeled by gun violence since the assault weapons ban expired in 2004. This year, mass shootings have already claimed 61 lives. One class of gun, semiautomatic rifles, is largely responsible. But this nation cannot be a hostage of fear. ...

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TEXAS: Mark Cuban Donates $1M To Dallas Police For Increased Security At Local Gay Nightclubs

From the Dallas Voice: Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings has released a statement confirming that Dallas Mavs owner Mark Cuban has, indeed, donated $1 million to the Dallas Police Department to help fund added security measures for the city’s LGBT community in the wake of the Sunday morning massacre at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. The money will be earmarked for an ...

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ORLANDO: Pulse Nightclub Owner Vows To Reopen

From USA Today: Sandy Hook Elementary was demolished after 26 people were shot and killed there. After 14 people were killed at a conference center in San Bernardino, Calif., the building remains closed. But in Orlando, after the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, Pulse’s nightclub owner vows to reopen. Experts say reactions to this decision may vary. Some may ...

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Twitter Explodes After Trump Says “Ask The Gays” Which Candidate Will Be Better For Them [VIDEO]

From the Washington Blade: Donald Trump continues to invoke his newly enumerated, but highly dubious support for LGBT people to encourage his election to the White House. After recognizing the LGBT victims of the mass shooting during a national security speech on Monday reiterating his call for a Muslim ban, Trump again referenced the LGBT community on Wednesday during a ...

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SAN DIEGO: Feds Investigate Craigslist Posting Which Threatens Another Orlando-Style Terror Attack

From San Diego’s ABC affiliate: Police are investigating an online threat of violence to San Diego’s LGBT community that read: “You’re next.” On Tuesday evening, a 10News viewer saw the post in the men-seeking-men section of the Craigslist San Diego personal ads. He took a screenshot and sent it to 10News before the post was flagged and removed. The post ...

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GEORGIA: Homeland Security Questions Atlanta Man For Threatening To Make Local Bars “The Next Orlando”

The Georgia Voice reports: The Atlanta Police Department confirmed they are investigating a gay Atlanta man who tweeted that he would make two local gay bars “the next Orlando.” The incident follows the early Sunday morning shooting at Orlando LGBT nightclub Pulse that left 50 dead and 53 injured. Brett Edgerton, going by the handle @BrettTEdgerton, tweeted the following: “TEN ...

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The (Serious) Liberal Redneck On Orlando [VIDEO]

From the New York Daily News: There’s no joke to be told here for Daily News Hillbilly-in-Chief Trae Crowder following the massacre in Orlando. In an impassioned and powerful appeal to stop the “archaic lunacy” of religious and gun fanaticism, Crowder breaks it down to its most granular level on whether you’re on the side of love or hate. “Saying ...

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Dan Savage: Trump Is No Friend Of LGBTs [VIDEO]

Via Raw Story: Columnist and activist Dan Savage bluntly rebuked Donald Trump on Tuesday for his response to the Orlando mass shooting attack. “We’re not gonna fall for it,” Savage told MSNBC host Chris Hayes. “You can’t draw a clean line between the LGBT community and the Muslim community because there are LGBT Muslims in the United States and all ...

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Fox News Anchor Gretchen Carlson Break Ranks, Backs Reinstating Ban On Assault Weapons [VIDEO]

Breitbart commenters are calling for her head. Because of course. Breitbart reacts:  At no time during her gun control push did Carlson mention that the Orlando attack took place in a gun-free zone; a place where club goers were disarmed, therefore defenseless. So there are numerous weapons that could have been used to inflict more casualties than we saw June ...

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New York Daily News To NRA: Is This Iraq War Vet A Commie For Wanting To Ban Assault Weapons?

The NRA will probably say “yes” since this vet is also a Democratic member of the US House. Rep. Seth Moulton writes: It’s a hollow tradition following each mass shooting, and it has become routine: President Obama gives a speech, reminding us that living this way is a choice. The NRA releases a statement bemoaning the lack of guns at ...

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Gov. Rick Scott Cries At Makeshift Orlando Memorial

Genuine tears, apparently. From the Washington Blade: Gov. Rick Scott (R) paid tribute Tuesday to the Pulse nightclub victims and laid flowers at a makeshift memorial in downtown Orlando. In an exclusive statement to the Blade after making brief remarks to a handful of reporters, he said, fighting tears, “This was an attack against the gays, an attack against Hispanics, ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: Why The Orlando Terrorist Won’t Win

On Monday, British gay journalist Owen Jones earned international headlines when he stormed off the set of a Sky News program when the hosts refused to acknowledge homophobia’s role in the Orlando attack. Watch below as he recounts the infamous 1999 nail-bombing of London’s Admiral Duncan pub and explains how terrorists will never destroy “the love of LGBT people all ...

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Disney Donates $1 Million To Orlando Victims

WOW. From Disney’s corporate blog: Today, the Walt Disney Company is announcing a $1 million cash commitment to the OneOrlando Fund, established by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer to assist those affected by the tragic events in Orlando. Also, eligible donations from Disney employees will be matched dollar for dollar by Disney Employee Matching Gifts: A Program of The Walt Disney ...

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Seth Meyers On Orlando: Hatred Drove The Killer But Inaction By Congress Gave Him The Guns [VIDEO]

Raw Story recaps: Meyers noted that the shooter used the same weapon that has been used in other mass shootings like the San Bernardino and Aurora shootings. “Now, there’s been a lot of talk about motive,” Meyers acknowledged. “This was an attack on LGBT people fueled by bigotry and hatred and the shooter was apparently inspired by ISIS, but we’re ...

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Stephen Colbert On Orlando Attack: Let’s Remember Love Is A Verb, Love Means To Do Something [VIDEO]

Entertainment Weekly recaps: “I don’t know what to do,” Colbert said. “But I do know that despair is a victory for hate. Hate wants us to be too weak to change anything. Now these people in Orlando were apparently targeted for who they love. And there have been outpourings of love throughout the country and around the world. Love in ...

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