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posted by takyon on Sunday June 12 2016, @06:00PM   Printer-friendly

A suspected Islamic terrorist opened fire at a gay nightclub in Florida, killing 50 people and wounding another 53 before he was killed by police. While authorities continue to investigate to determine whether this man had ties to ISIS, the terror organization has not been quiet in praising the attack. This comes three days after ISIS announced they would attack somewhere in Florida. Today's attack marks the largest act of terrorism on US soil since 9/11.

takyon: The gunman reportedly called 911 emergency services to pledge allegiance to ISIS. The President will hold a briefing momentarily. Compare this article to the original submission.

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  • (Score: 2) by NotSanguine on Sunday June 12 2016, @11:57PM

    One of the things I am struggling to come up with is a measured, appropriate public policy response that would be effective at preventing a single, suicidal, nut from killing a bunch of people in a dark, crowded place.

    It's very difficult, and in some cases impossible, to stop a dedicated gunman intent on exchanging his or her life for their target.

    Ford and Reagan would both have been dead if Squeaky Fromme and John Hinckley weren't batshit crazy and woefully unprepared for the tasks to which they set themselves.

    No, no, you're not thinking; you're just being logical. --Niels Bohr
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