Posted June 14, 2016 10:23 am by Comments

By Kaitlyn Schallhorn

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 13: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo pauses in front of the iconic New York City gay and lesbian bar The Stonewall Inn to lay flowers and grieve for those killed in Orlando on June 13, 2016 in New York City. An American-born man who had recently pledged allegiance to ISIS killed 50 people early Sunday at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The massacre is the deadliest mass shooting in United States history. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) lifted up New York as a beacon for the LGBT community and an example of stricter gun control during a Monday evening vigil for the victims of the Orlando terrorist attack.

Thousands of activists, advocates, mourners and tourists gathered Monday evening in front of the historic Stonewall Inn, the Greenwich Village establishment that has been heralded as the birthplace of the modern gay rights movement, to remember the victims of the Orlando terrorist attack over the weekend. Early Sunday morning a 29-year-old man walked into a popular gay nightclub and murdered 49 people and injured more than 50 people. The gunman was thought to have been radicalized and potentially inspired by “foreign terrorist organizations,” according to the FBI.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo pauses in front of the iconic Stonewall Inn Monday to lay flowers and grieve for those killed in Sunday’s terror attack in Orlando, Florida. (Getty Images/Spencer Platt)

“The frustration over a society that would allow a madman to buy an assault weapon has gone on for too long,” Cuomo said. “How many people have to die before the federal government comes to its senses? We had Columbine, we …Read the Rest

Source:: The Blaze

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