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What Donald Trump Gets Wrong About Orlando

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Many factors appear to have contributed to the slaughter at the Pulse nightclub, the worst mass shooting in modern United States history: a vicious and virulent homophobia; a failure to identify and intercept those with histories of domestic abuse or threats of violence; a radicalized strain of Islam that works daily to convert angry, disaffected people everywhere into mass killers.

All of these demand a response, yet none has a simple fix. One other factor, however, does. It connects the massacre in Orlando to those in Charleston, Aurora, Newtown, San Bernardino, Oak Creek and Chattanooga; at Virginia Tech and Fort Hood; and more places: easy access to guns, and especially to military-style weapons built for the sole purpose of killing scores of people in a short amount of time.

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Scott Baker is a Managing Editor & The Economics Editor at Opednews, and a blogger for Huffington Post, Daily Kos, and Global Economic Intersection.

His anthology of updated Opednews articles "America is Not Broke" was published by Tayen Lane Publishing (March, 2015) and may be found here:
http://www.americaisnotbroke.net/

Scott is a former President of Common Ground-NYC (http://commongroundnyc.org/), a Geoist/Georgist activist group. He has written dozens of articles for (more...)
 

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