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    50 dead in mass shooting at Gay Night Club in Orlando

    Another 30 or so were saved by law enforcement who took down the shooter.

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    What We Know About the Suspected Orlando Nightclub Shooter
    By LEE FERRAN JAMES GORDON MEEK JOSH MARGOLIN MICHAEL EDISON HAYDEN
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    WATCH Officials Discuss What Is Currently Known About Orlando Nightclub Shooting
    Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old U.S.-born citizen, has been identified as the suspect in Sunday's mass shooting that left at least 50 dead and more than 50 others wounded at the Pulse Nightclub, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

    Mateen's parents were born in Afghanistan, and he was "on the radar" of U.S. officials for some time, but was not the target of a specific investigation, law enforcement officials told ABC News.

    At Least 50 Dead in Orlando Gay Club Shooting, Officials Say

    A police officer working at the club responded to shots fired at 2:02 a.m., and then exchanged fire with Mateen, according to police. Mateen then took hostages, holding them for hours.

    At approximately 5 a.m., the SWAT team made the decision to rescue the hostages, officials said. Mateen was killed in a gunfight with those officers early this morning.

    FBI assistant agent in charge of the agency's Tampa division, Ron Hopper, said this morning investigators were "looking at all angles right now" to find a motive.

    "We do have suggestions that that individual may have leanings towards that, that particular ideology [Islamic extremism]. But right now we can’t say definitively, so we’re still running everything around," he said.

    Florida Sen. Bill Nelson later said that information from intelligence sources indicated there "appears to be a link to Islamic radicalism ... some kind of connection to ISIS."

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    What in the hell is wrong with people?
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    According to the gunman's father, he apparently got "angry when he saw two men kissing" several months ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boozeman View Post
    According to the gunman's father, he apparently got "angry when he saw two men kissing" several months ago.
    Lots of people thinking that this is dad making an excuse to deflect the ISIS connections people are making. Makes sense, but at the same time makes the whole family look like assholes.

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    Sad. very sad. But the left tards are already pounding the gun control drums. I bet the pres does the same today rather than offer comfort to the families.

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    I get annoyed at any political jockeying that happens in the wake of a tragedy. There's no quick fix for this kind of stuff. If there was it wouldn't be a world wide problem suffered by 3rd world countries, first world countries, religious countries, secular countries, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, The US, and Europe.

    If some political solution could stop this from happening, it would have happened already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Lots of people thinking that this is dad making an excuse to deflect the ISIS connections people are making. Makes sense, but at the same time makes the whole family look like assholes.
    As TO famously said, if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's a duck.

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    I think most likely, similar to the California shooting, this guy is a sympathizer with ISIS but acted on his own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Genghis Khan View Post
    I think most likely, similar to the California shooting, this guy is a sympathizer with ISIS but acted on his own.
    I heard that the Islamic Nation was taking credit for the shooting.
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