New York Daily News Tells NRA “Thanks” for Worst Mass Shooting in US History

The cover comes after Omar Matteen shot and killed 50 in a gay nightclub in Orlando early Sunday morning.


The New York Daily News has yet another message for the National Rifle Association: Thanks.

The cover comes after 29-year-old Omar Matteen entered Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday morning and opened fire, killing 49 and injuring 53 in what became the deadliest mass shooting in US history. He was killed an in ensuing shootout with police inside the club. Matteen, a private security guard who had been investigated by the FBI twice for alleged terrorist ties, pledged allegiance to ISIS in a 911 call before the shooting took place. At a news conference, an agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms in Orlando confirmed that the shooter legally purchased an .223 caliber AR assault rifle and a 9mm handgun within the past two weeks in Florida.

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