Hard to believe it’s been six years since the tragic shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando Florida where a gunman slaughtered 49 people.
Even harder to believe: that horrific gun violence continues in this country as lawmakers are unable to come together to enact sensible gun control legislation.
The recent tragedies in Buffalo and Uvalde and elsewhere make it clear we need to ban easy access to these kinds of weapons.
The Human Rights Campaign remembers and honors those lost:
HRC honors the lives of the 49 people —most of them young, LGBTQ+ and Latinx — killed in the attack at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando on June 12, 2016.
WASHINGTON — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization —honors the lives of the 49 people — most of them young, LGBTQ+ and Latinx — killed in the attack at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando on June 12, 2016. Sunday’s commemoration falls as the United States continues to grapple with the scourge of gun violence, with recent shootings in Buffalo, NY; Uvalde, TX; and Laguna Woods, CA, to name only three. A total of 32 people – most of them people of color – were killed in those events.
HRC Interim President Joni Madison said in a statement:
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