Tag: Orlando

Trump Exploits Orlando Tragedy

Rather than being respectful, composed and modest in the wake of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, Trump instead has chosen to be bombastic, opportunistic and dishonest in his remarks since the tragedy. Within hours of the massacre that killed 49 people, while bodies still laid in the Orlando…

Hypocrisy Reigns in Orlando Aftermath

The same people who have expended tremendous energy and taxpayer dollars to deny the rights of LGBT people and who have refused to block gun sales to suspected terrorists and people convicted of hate crimes this week went out of their way to express their condolences to the victims of…

GOP Refuses to Deny Guns to Suspected Terrorists, Hate Crime Convicts

One day after a twice-suspected terrorist killed 49 people at a nightclub in Orlando, Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday refused to allow any discussion calling for legislation barring suspected terrorists and individuals convicted of hate crimes from buying guns. Ryan’s refusal to even allow discussion on the House…

Orlando Massacre Motivated by Long-Simmering Hate

In the immediate aftermath of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, described by the president as “an act of terror and an act of hate,” there was finger-pointing and gloating, as well as disparaging remarks about religion, calls for more gun control and calls for more guns. But in…