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Orlando, Florida: The Latest and Deadliest Mass Shooting in the United States

Jun 13, 2016

The country grapples with the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history after a massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida early Sunday morning left 50 people dead and wounded another 53. This tragedy brings together several big issues of the last few years: guns, gay rights, and terrorism.

This hour, we hear reaction to the shooting from lawmakers, local community members, and you. Have you been impacted by gun violence? What steps do you think lawmakers and communities must take to end mass shootings in the U.S?   

GUESTS:

  • Colin McEnroe - Host of The Colin McEnroe Show on WNPR
  • Catherine Welch - News director at WMFE in Orlando, Florida
  • Sen. Chris Murphy - U.S. Senator from Connecticut
  • Dr. Saud Anwar - South Windsor town council member; Connecticut's first Muslim mayor
  • Shawn Lang - Director of Public Policy with AIDS Connecticut

Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

Tucker Ives and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.