A LGBT gun rights group is urging people to focus on the motives behind the mass shooting at a popular Orlando nightclub — not on the weapon the gunman used to slay at least 49 people.
“At such a time of tragedy, let us not reach for the low-hanging fruit of blaming the killer’s guns,” Gwendolyn Patton, a spokesperson for the Pink Pistols, said in a statement. “Let us stay focused on the fact that someone hated gay people so much they were ready to kill or injure so many. A human being did this. The human being’s tools are unimportant when compared to the bleakness of that person’s soul.”
Two mourners with messages of peace on their shirts sit in the grass during a vigil for the victims of the terrorist massacre at the gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando. (Getty Images/Samuel Corum)
“Our job now is not to demonize the man’s tools but to condemn his acts and work to prevent such acts in the future,” Patton continued.
At least 49 people were killed and 52 people injured early Sunday morning at Pulse in Orlando after Omar Mateen, 29, opened fire at the popular nightclub. FBI Director James Comey said Monday …Read the Rest
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