UPDATE: Death toll is at 50 now. Nauseating.
There was a mass shooting in Orlando, Florida early this morning/late last night. Details are a bit sketchy, because it’s still early, but the suspect walked into a gay nightclub and killed at least 20 people before being ventilated by law enforcement.
This is awful. Yet again an extremist psycho wielding a rifle and a handgun walked into an establishment filled with innocent victims and proceeded to murder them in cold blood!
My thoughts are with the victims and their families today.
How many of you thought “Oh! Some Christian anti-gay gun nut on a rampage”?
The FBI is looking at the perp’s Islamic extremist leanings.
When asked if the FBI suspected the gunman might have had inclinations toward militant Islam, including a possible sympathy with Islamic State, Ronald Hopper, an assistant FBI agent in charge, told reporters: “We do have suggestions that the individual may have leanings toward that particular ideology. But right now we can’t say definitively.”
Someone at Weasel Zippers also pulled voter data.
Omar Mateen was a registered Democrat.
The usual slew of suspects immediately started screaming about gun control. Actress Kirstie Alley immediately took to Twitter to advocate for a ban of “automatic assault rifles,” and then was gently corrected by myself and a number of others after admitting she “misspoke.”
But damn the NRA, and damn those Christian, gun-clinging Tea Party Republicans!