Visitors pay tribute to the display outside the Pulse nightclub memorial Friday, June 11, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. Saturday will mark the fifth anniversary of the mass shooting at the site. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

The logic of the democrats around gun safety continues to astonish us. A gunman, enters into a club, kills people, because he has no regard for the law, no regard for background checks, no regard for magazine restrictions. The democrats respond with more laws and restrictions. How about blaming the club for not placing more armed guards inside the club? How about a safety bill that mandates a certain number of armed security personnel for a certain number of club attendees in the same way we have fire codes and capacity limits inside buildings?

President Joe Biden announced Saturday that he would designate Pulse nightclub, where 49 people were gunned down five years ago, a national memorial, as he again called on Congress to pass gun control legislation.

In Orlando, Florida, a gunman opened fire, killing 49 and leaving 53 wounded at the LGBTQ nightclub in 2016.

Biden pushed for the Senate to take up House-passed legislation to close loopholes to background checks, ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, establish “red flag” laws and eliminate gun manufacturers’ liability immunity.

He also said the nation must acknowledge the impact of gun violence on the LGBTQ community.

“We must drive out hate and inequities that contribute to the epidemic of violence and murder against transgender women – especially transgender women of color,” the president said.

Biden also called on the Senate to pass the Equality Act, which bans discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Biden said he’d kept in touch with the families that lost loved ones in the nightclub tragedy. He said they “remind us that we must do more than remember victims of gun violence and all of the survivors, family members, and friends left behind; we must act.”

On Friday, domestic policy advisor Susan Rice and senior advisor Cedric Richmond hosted a virtual roundtable with LGBTQ+ leaders, gun violence survivors and gun control advocates.


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