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Post by Stargate on Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:58 am

I am a little skeptical how one gunman can kill 50 people and injure 50 without anyone stopping him.

Orlando, Florida (CNN)Approximately 50 people were killed inside Pulse, a gay nightclub, Orlando Police Chief John Mina and other officials said Sunday morning, just hours after a shooter opened fire in what appears to be the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

At least 53 more people were injured, he said. Police have shot and killed the gunman, Mina told reporters.
"It's appears he was organized and well-prepared," the chief said, adding that the shooter had an assault-type weapon, a handgun and "some type of (other) device on him."
Officials warned that a lengthy investigation was ahead, given the number of victims and the scope of the violence.
"There's blood everywhere," U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson told reporters. "There's an enormous amount of evidence to be collected."
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said he had declared a state of emergency for the city and has requested the governor do the same for the state.
Law enforcement sources told CNN that the suspect had possible explosive devices strapped to his body and in his vehicle, but a U.S. official said later that no explosives were found.
At least nine officers were involved in the shootout, Mina said. Several coroner vans were seen traveling toward the nightclub.
One officer suffered an eye injury when a bullet struck his Kevlar helmet, said Danny Banks, special agent in charge of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Orlando bureau. The helmet saved the officer's life, Banks said.

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http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/12/us/orlando-nightclub-shooting/index.html

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Post by Kaere on Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:09 am

Tragic news Sad if only there was some way to keep guns out of the hands of people with extreme ideas...
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Post by Stargate on Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:23 am

This is totally crazy K, I am not sure this can continue without greater problems down the road.
I don't get it, what kind of weapon can shoot so many people without being stopped, when we ARE TOLD THE SWAT TEAM RUSHED HIM.
What do we believe?

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Post by Kaere on Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:29 am

Believe the reports, Stargate. There is no reason not to.

The swat team wasn't waiting outside the door the second the guy started shooting. Someone had to call 911, then there had to be time before the police arrived, then the swat team had to be called in, then then then. It's not instantaneous. An automatic weapon will mow down people quick as you like, especially if they're dancing to loud music, intoxicated perhaps. It would be very easy.
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Post by Rogue on Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:31 am


This is just so sad and so hard to comprehend. Something is very wrong with this US gun culture.Tragic.
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Post by Stargate on Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:44 am

@Kaere wrote:Believe the reports, Stargate. There is no reason not to.

The swat team wasn't waiting outside the door the second the guy started shooting. Someone had to call 911, then there had to be time before the police arrived, then the swat team had to be called in, then then then. It's not instantaneous. An automatic weapon will mow down people quick as you like, especially if they're dancing to loud music, intoxicated perhaps. It would be very easy.

K, I do not believe most of the media reports, and nothing will change that. They must make up their minds what they report. They tell us the problem started outside and the gunman ran inside, they called the swat team and they intern entered the building trying to save peoples lives. You seem to be making up a story but that is not what they said.

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Post by Kaere on Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:46 am

Believe what you want then, Stargate. I will follow logic and reason.
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Post by Stargate on Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:47 am

good for you.

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Post by Agartha on Sun Jun 12, 2016 3:24 pm

@Rogue wrote:
This is just so sad and so hard to comprehend. Something is very wrong with this US gun culture.Tragic.

Absolutely, too easy to get hold of a gun..... and he targeted a gay club because apparently he saw two men kissing and was outraged.... idiot.... if there's a hell, he'll be burning in it... I'm so pissed off.
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Post by Stirky on Sun Jun 12, 2016 3:28 pm

Absolutely shocking news! So sad Sad

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Re: 50 dead in Orlando nightclub terror attack

Post by Lenzabi on Sun Jun 12, 2016 3:59 pm

Based on his ability to inflict so much carnage, including police responders, and the potential firepower, he may be a recent well trained veteran who snapped and used a dual drum fed weapon, which allows high firepower. Years back, the Obama Administration was spewing data of ex-soldiers as potential terror threats, mainly a stab in the back to veterans. Now being as he may have been ISIS trained, and armed, that may also answer some things.

But yeah, most assault weapons of military grade can have drum feeds, dual drum feeds, and even belt fed via a box that hangs from the weapon as it spits bullets and spent shells.

automatic pistol with 18round or more magazines also could be used.

And if the bullets were the right calibre, and velocity for open field combat, some could pierce a person and hit others, doubling, even tripling the carnage. I may seem cold in this evaluation guys, but the fact remains, I am ex-Military, I have handled M-16/M-60LMG/L.A.W. launcher up to the Nuclear Missile which was my M.O.S. Had he grenades they would have mentioned that as he would have used them.

Now in America, we have had lone wolf terror attacks, usually white neo-nazis for the most part, or insane right wing religious nutters. This guy may be a loner, or he may be the tip of an iceberg. It still plays to the fear mongers running this primary season. Trump will chime in so will Killary, Bernie may speak, and I am unsure hat response if any Jill Stein may add.

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Post by Rockhopper on Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:24 pm

UPDATE, 10:39 a.m.: The AP is now reporting at least 50 casualties, including shooter, and 53 hospitalized in mass shooting at Orlando nightclub.

A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside a crowded gay nightclub early Sunday, killing at least 50 people before dying in a gunfight with SWAT officers, police said. It was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

Authorities were investigating the attack on the Florida dance club as an act of terrorism. The gunman’s father recalled that his son recently got angry when he saw two men kissing in Miami and said that might be related to the assault.

Multiple news outlets reported that the shooter had called 911 shortly before the attack and pledged allegiance to the Islamic State. Those reports cited unnamed law enforcement officials.

At least 53 people were hospitalized, most in critical condition, officials said. A surgeon at Orlando Regional Medical Center said the death toll was likely to climb.

“There’s blood everywhere,” Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said.

All of the dead were killed with the assault rifle, according to Rep. Alan Grayson.

Witnesses described a chaotic scene when the gunfire began shortly before the club known as Pulse was to close.

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I agree with Len. A dual drum weapon would cause carnage in that situation. Hell, it would be like shooting fish in a barrel with a M16!

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Re: 50 dead in Orlando nightclub terror attack

Post by Rogue on Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:19 am


A couple of twitter quotes I've seen today...

"Theres no choice in being gay but there is a choice to walk into a club and shoot 100 people"

"Why would you rather see a man holding a gun than two men holding hands"
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Post by Rockhopper on Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:01 am

He seemed to be a disturbed man and it begs the question; How was he able to buy a semi-auto weapon?

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Re: 50 dead in Orlando nightclub terror attack

Post by Rogue on Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:40 am


But what is in place that would stop him buying these weapons?
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Post by Rogue on Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:56 am


There are evidently 3 million identical weapons to the one used in this Orlando shooting, owned by US citizens, according to tonights news reports.
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Post by Solace on Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:13 am

Crying or Very sad
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Re: 50 dead in Orlando nightclub terror attack

Post by Stargate on Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:39 am

@Rogue wrote:
There are evidently 3 million identical weapons to the one used in this Orlando shooting, owned by US citizens, according to tonight news reports.

That's the point Rogue, how can you sell any type of guns to people you don't know of their background. I am a bit tired of this stupidity and hypocrisy, who is Isis? One can always blame an entity without a head. It always seem to be the same pattern, while innocent young people lose their lives.

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Post by Kaere on Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:03 pm

Isis is taking credit, so I think that's where the name is coming in.

Checks and balances are great and all, gun control and interviews and waiting periods and licensing and such. Even if they had those things in place in the US, someone is always going to slip through the cracks Sad

Stupid imo that an automatic type weapon is available for civilians to purchase in the first place. That's not hunting and that's not self-defense and it's not even target practicing. Those kinds of weapons are built for only one reason and they should NOT be available for purchase.
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