How NYC Pride Marchers Honored the Orlando Shooting Victims. Sunday's NYC Pride March was reportedly the biggest one in history — and it came exactly two weeks after the deadliest mass shooting in American history.
Marchers mourned and celebrated the Orlando shooting victims throughout the parade by stringing the victims' names on banners, dressing as ghosts and holding victims' pictures, and protesting gun laws. Getty Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Tigger-James Ferguson and his husband Scott Parent usually wear bride and groom costumes to the parade, but this year they fronted the group of marchers dressed as ghosts (costumes pictured above and below): "There's been too much blood. Too many people have worn black," Ferguson told the New York Daily News of the idea: "We felt we needed to make space for grief. " The first major post-Orlando gun control showdown is happening in Missouri right now. Missouri Gov.
Jay Nixon (D). (Reuters) In Washington in the days after the Orlando massacre, there was a lot of talk about new gun-control measures but very little legislative action. In the states, it's a different story. State legislatures are where most of the gun policy fights have been happening for years anyway. Oregon gun sales spike since Orlando shooting. Father of Orlando shooting refused to claim his son's body.
The father of one of the victims killed in the Pulse nightclub shooting reportedly refused to claim his gay son's body because he was ashamed.
Bodies for 48 of the 49 victims of the massacre were claimed by family, but one outstanding case was left unclaimed, an article posted by Orlando Latino reported. "It was touch and go for one particular shooting victim whose father didn't want to claim the body. Because the son was gay. Because the father was ashamed," the website said. "Finally and after much convincing, the body was released to Orlando-area relatives and he has been buried. " Orlando shooting. Screen-reader users, click here to turn off Google Instant.
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John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Thursday that President Obama is "directly responsible" for the mass shooting in Orlando, Fla,, because Obama has allowed the growth of Islamic State group on his watch. McCain — who lost to Obama in the 2008 presidential election — made the comment to reporters while Obama was in Orlando visiting with the families of those killed in Sunday's attack and some of the survivors.
"Barack Obama is directly responsible for it, because when he pulled everybody out of Iraq, Al Qaeda went to Syria, became ISIS, and ISIS is what it is today thanks to Barack Obama's failures, utter failures, by pulling everybody out of Iraq," a visibly angry McCain told reporters in the Capitol as the Senate debated a spending bill. "So the responsibility for it lies with President Barack Obama and his failed policies," McCain said. Orlando Nightclub Shooting: At Least 50 People Killed In Deadliest Mass Shooting In U.S. History.
Orlando police officers direct family members away from a shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, Fla., on Sunday.
Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP hide caption. 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting. The assailant was Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old American.
He was killed by Orlando police after a three-hour standoff. Witnesses said he was a regular patron of the nightclub and had used gay dating websites, although the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is skeptical of such reports. Attack