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NRATV uses London attack to push for more guns, all but ignores Orlando mass shooting

NRATV also took issue with London police’s suggested response to the attack. Police sent out a tweet on Saturday night advising people to “run,” “hide,” and “call” authorities in case of an attack. The strategy has previously been promoted by England’s National Police Chiefs Council, which said that during an attack, “people should first run to a place of safety,” or hide if they can’t, and call the police when it is safe to do so. (In the United States, the Department of Homeland Security recommends that in an active shooting situation, people first try to evacuate, then hide, and then confront the attacker as a last resort.)

During the June 5 1 p.m. update, NRATV commentator Bill Whittle called this strategy a “passive, weak kind of reaction” that only encourages the terrorists. During the June 5 10 a.m. update, Stinchfield said that “one armed

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Connecticut Lawmakers Speak Out On Anniversary Of Orlando …

Connecticut’s two U.S. senators joined members of the state’s LGBTQ community and gun violence prevention advocates in marking the one-year anniversary of the Orlando nightclub shooting on Monday. Fifty people were killed and 53 injured in the mass shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando.

The senators say Orlando and other mass shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, Aurora, Colorado, and San Bernardino, California can be blamed on weak gun control laws and congressional failure to act on such measures.

Shortly after Orlando, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy led a filibuster in the Senate in an unsuccessful attempt to get tighter federal gun laws. He says with Republican President Donald Trump now in power, things are worse.

“Combined with this nation’s loose gun laws, the rhetoric coming from this president poses a real danger to everyone in this country, but in particular vulnerable populations that are the subject of discrimination and the subject of hate.”

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Arm yourself, ‘This is War’ Florida sheriff declares after Orlando mass shooting

by: Sandra Nortunen, Palm Beach Post
Updated: Jun 11, 2017 – 3:03 PM


Guns are lined up on a wall in this photo. Brevard County, Florida Sheriff Wayne Ivey is urging residents to arm themselves against the next terrorist or lone wolf attack. ‘This is war,’ Ivey declared in a Facebook video.
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A Florida sheriff is calling on people to arm themselves in preparation for the next terrorist attack or workplace shooting.

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey posted a 4-minute video on Facebook explaining why he believes residents need to carry weapons. The call to arms follows a mass shooting at a company in Orlando that left five people dead.

“Folks, now more than ever is the time for our citizens to be prepared to serve as the first

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Orlando Heartbreak: Remembering the Pulse Shooting’s 49 Victims as the 1-Year Anniversary Approaches

Editor’s note: This story was originally published on June 14, 2016. PEOPLE is republishing it ahead of Monday’s one-year anniversary of the Pulse mass shooting, which claimed 49 lives before the gunman’s death.

One was known for his relentless positivity and the top-hat he wore to events. Another was a professional dancer who had traveled the world. Another professional dancer was a father to a 5-year-old child.

The victims of the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, had diverse backgrounds and interests. But all came to Pulse expecting a fun night out at a place known for its inclusive spirit, and all became victims of what authorities are calling the worst mass shooting in United States history, which killed 49 innocent people.

Orlando has set up a website to identify victims

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/orlando-pulse-shooting-tributes-to-49-victims/

We Have Already Forgotten Yesterday’s Mass Shooting in Orlando

CNN, NBC, NYT, and Fox have already moved on from the mass shooting that happened in Orlando yesterday.
Who is John Robert Neumann, Jr.? Well, a long, long time ago (if we measure time in the was a speck of an insect might feel it), this man allegedly killed five people in an Orlando business, Fiamma, that makes “lightweight easy to operate RV awnings with band-built craftmanship.” (Gnats only live for seven days.) But if you measure time in human terms, this incident will be felt by the hairless bipedal ape as having happened

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‘One Pulse’ Doc Revisits Orlando’s Tragic Mass Shooting

Nearly a year has passed since Omar Mateen opened fire in Orlando’s Pulse nightclub on June 12, killing 49 people and wounding 53 others. Documentarian Charlie Minn has revisited that night, taking focus off the shooter and sitting down with the victims to hear their harrowing stories in a new film, One Pulse. 

Related | OUT100: The Survivors Heroes Of Pulse

Minn’s doc will heavily investigate the slow police response, considering it took law enforcement more than three hours to confront the scene. “I was told during my interviews that some victims bled to death because it took 192 minutes,” Minn told Deadline.  “Mass shooters may feel more confident doing these things if they think that police and law enforcement will back off.”

In the official trailer, subjects reflect on the surreal experience, which took hours to unfold. One individual remembers people around him “dropping like flies,” while another recalls the

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Orlando nightclub massacre: New police body-cam video released from mass shooting

New videos released Wednesday from body-cams on officers responding to the attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando show shattered glass inside the club, the sounds of automatic gunfire and an officer shouting to the gunman, “Come out with your hands up or you will die!”

The 11 hours of video show Pulse patrons running from the club and officers shouting, “Just go!” as they direct them to safety across the street.

In another video, an officer off camera inside the club checks for the pulse of a patron only to announce the victim is dead.

Another officer later is heard in a video realizing that the massacre is an act of terrorism.

“It’s terrorism in Orlando,” the officer is heard saying of gunman Omar Mateen. “He pledged something to the Islamic State.”

The 11 hours of footage were given to the Orlando Sentinel, FOX 35 Orlando, and ABC News through a public

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Orlando nightclub massacre: New police body-cam video released …

New videos released Wednesday from body-cams on officers responding to the attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando show shattered glass inside the club, the sounds of automatic gunfire and an officer shouting to the gunman, “Come out with your hands up or you will die!”

The 11 hours of video show Pulse patrons running from the club and officers shouting, “Just go!” as they direct them to safety across the street.

In another video, an officer off camera inside the club checks for the pulse of a patron only to announce the victim is dead.

Another officer later is heard in a video realizing that the massacre is an act of terrorism.

“It’s terrorism in Orlando,” the officer is heard saying of gunman Omar Mateen. “He pledged something to the Islamic State.”

The 11 hours of footage were given to the Orlando Sentinel, FOX 35 Orlando, and ABC News through a public

Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/05/31/orlando-nightclub-massacre-new-police-body-cam-video-released-from-mass-shooting.html

Orlando police release new body-camera video from Pulse nightclub shooting

The Orlando Police Department released 11 hours of new body camera footage on Wednesday from inside the Pulse nightclub on the night of the worst mass shooting in modern American history, almost one year ago.

The footage contains dramatic scenes of chaos and carnage as first responders tried to save the wounded and hunt down the shooter, who killed 49 people in the name of the Islamic State.

In a series of interviews before the release of the footage, broadcast Wednesday on “World News Tonight With David Muir” and “Nightline,” first responders and survivors told ABC News that the memories of that night and the emotions stirred by them are still raw.

“Several

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