Orlando shooting

A fatal night out

Print edition : July 08, 2016

FBI agents investigating the damaged rear wall of the night club in Orlando on June 12. Photo: JOE RAEDLE/AFP

A sign calling for a ban on assault weapons at a vigil in Los Angeles for the Orlando massacre. Photo: DAVID MCNEW/AFP

Omar Mateen, who opened fire at the night club. Photo: ORLANDO POLICE/NYT

A vigil in Los Angeles on June 13 for victims of the Orlando shooting. Photo: LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS

The carnage at a night club in Orlando by a lone gunman exposes the animosity fostered in America against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the dangerous dimensions of its gun culture.
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