Gun control efforts stalled in Orlando following largest mass shooting in US history

Gun control efforts stalled in Orlando following largest mass shooting in US historyA year after 49 party-goers were gunned down by a man with a assault-style rifle at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando – the worst mass shooting in modern US history – Democrats in Florida say just about every attempt to pass gun control legislation in the wake of the massacre has been blocked. “These types of weapons are the gold standard of mass murders,” said State Representative Carlos Guillermo-Smith, who sponsored an assault weapons ban in tandem with a state senator. Mateen, who had previously been investigated by the FBI on two occasions, walked into a gun store and bought a Sig Sauer MCX just nine days before the killings.


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