This past Monday represented the one-year anniversary of the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando, Florida. Forty-nine people died and 53 were injured in what was the worst mass shooting in modern US history. The victims’ only crime was that they were members or supporters of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. They were singled out and murdered by a lone gunman motivated by homophobia and hatred. Unfortunately, reports of gun violence and mass shootings are becoming increasingly routinized in the United States. Although correlation is not causation, it is easy to see the links between this increase in violence and the current political climate.
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