The deadliest mass shooting in US history

There has been a shooting at a Florida gay night club, the deadliest mass shooting in US history: 50 killed and 53 injured at the last counting. Live updates: [The Guardian]

The shooter use AR-15 rifle. It was used in Sandy Hook massacre and now in Orlando. And the rifle is still legally available for purchase [The Independent / Andrew Buncombe]

In the last week, the shooter was able to legally purchase 2 firearms, a handgun and a long gun, DESPITE already being under FBI scrutiny (he was interviewed by the FBI twice in 2013 and in 2014)

ISIS claims responsibility for the Orlando attack, but gunman’s link to militant group still unclear. And they’re likely to claim anything that can project the illusion that they are powerful [VICE]

Seems likely that the shooter may have pledged allegiance to ISIS, but the attack wasn’t orchestrated by them. Not long ago ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammad al-Adnani said in his Ramadan message to “kill infidels, [and] do it in our name.”

So who was the shooter? His name was Omar Mateen, born in New York, he worked at G4S as a security guard and was described by his ex-wife as abusive (that ended their marriage after only a few months) [The Washington Post / Adam Goldman, Steve Friess and Julie Tate]

Why is this keep on happening? America’s gun problem explained [Vox / German Lopez]

There’s no national database on mass shootings because Congress blocked the CDC from creating one. There’s no way that we can figure out how to stop it if there’s no data to begin with [Vocativ / Joshua A. krisch and Leon Markovitz]

City of Orlando is now listing victims as family is notified [City of Orlando]

My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their loved ones – Ed