• Orlando club-goers should have carried firearms –Trump

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    MIAMI: As Orlando buried its dead Friday, Republicans called for tougher counterterrorism measures and for the Obama administration to do more to fight the Islamic State group. Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump told supporters in Texas on Friday night that the tragedy could have been avoided if club-goers were armed. “If some of those wonderful people had guns strapped right here, right to their waist or right to their ankle and this son of a bitch comes out and starts shooting and one of the people in the room happened to have it and goes ‘Boom, boom’ you know what, that would have been a beautiful, beautiful sight, folks,” the bombastic New York businessman said to raucous cheers. FBI agents believe that Mateen, a Muslim American of Afghan origin, was radicalized by following extremist propaganda online. The Republican-controlled US Congress has steadfastly refused to pass any new gun legislation, saying to do so would infringe on the constitutional rights of gun owners.

    AFP

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