by Scott Creighton
UPDATE: Apparently the suspect liked taking pictures of himself for his Myspace account wearing NYPD shirts, had a Florida security guard license and a firearm license and worked as a security guard at a local facility for juveniles. His ex-wife he used to beat her for not doing the dishes. So this means the “mental hygiene” laws will have to also apply to people who already have their firearms legally when they decide who gets to have/keep them.
UPDATE: Someone on Twitter asked me why there wasn’t more witness statements on-line or on the news and I remembered reading about the police rounding up all the witnesses and putting them on buses and taking them to the police station so they could be (told?) asked what they saw.
UPDATE: Mother of some missing guy is still making videos for ABC, still weeping. She says there are bodies inside the hospital that are unidentified and some in critical care who are still unidentified… yet here she is, outside on the street, talking to the press? I would be shoving my way through those doors at the hospital trying to see if my kid were on some gurney somewhere or on a slab. What is she doing talking to the press? And why is she acting like she’s weeping? Sorrow, you might think, would have given way to anger for me at this point. Why still weeping or acting like she’s weeping?
It is now officially the mass casualty event to end all mass casualty events in the United States.
Police in Orlando are reporting there are 50 dead in the Pulse nightclub with another 52 injured in local hospitals. Those numbers are up from 20 dead and 42 wounded released earlier this morning.
The officer at the press conference said there was some shooting at 2:02am inside the club (witnesses said between 20 and 30 rounds fired) and then some shooting that took place outside between gunman and officers and then the next shot fired were when the SWAT team breached the club at 5am.
It was reported that as many as 100 club-goers where inside when the suspect, Omar Mateen, born in New York and currently living in Port St. Lucie, Florida , went back into the club and the standoff started.
Police officials praised SWAT team members who entered the building at 5 am and saved “30 potential victims”
The same official said there had been “some communications” between the shooter and police during the 3 hour standoff but made it clear, there had been no more gunshots heard coming from inside the club during that time.
Omar was reportedly “on the radar” of terrorism officials, but no evidence of that has been released as of yet.
It is unknown how the shooter got into the club wearing a vest (and mask?) and carrying an assault rifle considering the officer outside the door would have seen him enter.
The bodies are still inside the club. Live footage from a helicopter does not show large numbers of vehicles on the scene to transport bodies.
This makes it the largest American Gladio op thus far. Officials are already saying this is “enough” and comprehensive “common sense” gun control measures need to be put in place “so this is the last mass casualty event we will have to suffer”
As you know, “common sense” gun control laws are those sponsored and supported by Billionaire Bloomberg and they involve a national “mental hygiene” law that will include a panel of technocrats in all states who decide if your mind is right enough to be allowed access to your second amendment rights. Those decisions will NOT be based on psychological evaluations done by mental health professionals, as that kind of restriction already exists. These decisions will be based on things like online comments, Facebook posts, political ideology and other forms of communications as opposed to some other form of official event or crime that separates people from their right to bear arms.