US President calls Orlando mass shooting an 'act of terror and hate'

| Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:02
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Barack Obama, Florida, Orlando, shooting, gunman, terror, hostages, injured, Shooting an 'act of terror and hate': Obama

Washington: US President Barack Obama on Sunday called the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Florida, in which at least 50 people were killed and 53 others injured when a "lone wolf" gunman opened fire early on Sunday, an "act of terror" and "act of hate".
"Although it's still early in the investigation, we know enough to say that this was an act of terror and an act of hate," Xinhua quoted Obama as saying.
President Obama had ordered US flags at half-staff.
Obama's statement on Sunday marked at least the 20th time he had addressed the nation on the topic of mass shooting during his presidency.
Calling the Florida shooting spree "the most deadly shooting in American history," Obama again reminded the country of the sober reality that "how easy it is for someone to get their hands on a weapon" that could launch mass killings.
Following the 2012 school mass shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, which claimed 26 lives, including 20 children, the Obama administration initiated but failed to push stronger gun control laws.
The laws, whose sections included expanded background checks and bans on assault weapons, were stymied in Congress after staunch opposition from Republican lawmakers and gun-rights lobby groups.
The gunman, identified by authorities as Omar Mateen of Port St. Lucie, Florida, was found dead inside the nightclub after a shootout with the police.
Then the suspect went back into the club to continue shooting and took hostages.

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US President calls Orlando mass shooting an act of terror and

The news of tragic killing of about 50 and injuring 53 by shooting in a singing concert organised at LGBT Night Club in Orlando in Central Florida on 12 June 2016 , has left readers shocked world –wide. This Vedic astrology writer prays for rest in peace to those killed in shooting , and for early recovery of those injured. Readers may , however , like to know this writer’s alert prediction published last year on 15 October 2015 likely to take place in US during April- May 2016 and around. Piecing together the related text in the article , it can be said the alert was that during period covering last ten days of April and May 2016 and around , a substantial concern to health or life of US citizens was likely in vulnerable place or regions of US name of which may be identified by first letter out of any of five letters L , C , N , T, U. It was added that the substantial concern could be caused by psychological aberrations or tendencies of suspicion and racial concerns. Since the mass killing by shooting took place in LGBTNight Club in Orlando , it is obvious that hint of place was right , as letters L , N and C are attracted by the name. The hint as regards timing , is also correct. The factors causing the substantial concern to health of citizens implying life , hint was psychological aberrations or tendencies of suspicion and racial concerns, which is also accurate. After the shooting , it can be said that hint provided by this writer for taking precautionary measures was correct to the extent of over 85%. These predictions were published in article – “ Astrological probable alerts for US in year 2016” – on 15 October 2015 in online magazine Link to reach the article :

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