Orlando Mass Shooting

Jun 15, 2016

The deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history occurred early Sunday morning in Orlando when gunman Omar Mateen opened fire in the gay night club Pulse, killing 49 people and injuring 53 others before being killed in a gun battle with law enforcement. Doctors say that with several victims still in critical condition the death toll could rise.  As vigils are being held around the world, we’ll get the latest on the investigation into the shooting.

We’ll also explore impacts on Florida’s LGBT community, concerns from the local Muslim community and how the mass shooting could influence the nation’s gun control debate going forward.

Guests:

Muhammad Al-Darsani, imam at the Islamic Center for Peace in Fort Myers

Cody Dulaney, City Government Watchdog Reporter for the News-Press

Arlene Goldberg, co-founder and board member of Visuality Inc.

Billy Huff, Ph.D., FGCU Communication Professor, Visuality Inc. board member and Faculty Advisor for FGCU’s Gay Straight Alliance

Joe Saunders, Southern Regional Field Director for the Human Rights Campaign/ former Democratic State Representative for District 49

Hannah Willard, Policy and Outreach Coordinator for Equality Florida