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Senate Inches Toward Possible Vote on Gun Measures After 15-Hour ‘Talk-a-Thon’

The Senate could vote as early as today on several measures aimed at keeping firearms out of the hands of suspected terrorists, after a nearly 15-hour “talk-a-thon” led by Democratic Sen freeminecraftpremiumaccount.com. Chris Murphy that lasted through much of the night.

The votes would come days after a man who had pledged allegiance to ISIS killed 49 people at an Orlando nightclub.

A bill presented by Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., and favored by many Democrats, seeks to prevent anyone on a terrorist watch list from buying a gun.

Feinstein’s bill would also give the U.S. attorney general the ability to block known or suspected terrorists, even if the individual is not on any watch lists, if there were “reasonable belief” that the person could use the weapon for terrorism.

Many Republicans oppose Feinstein’s bill as a violation of due process because innocent people sometimes end up on terror watch lists, so her bill would possibly deny people the right to purchase a firearm even if they are erroneously on the list.

As an alternative to the Feinstein bill, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, has put forward a bill that would instead place a 72-hour delay on anyone on terrorist watch lists from obtaining a firearm.

Within that 72-hour period, federal authorities would have the opportunity to present a court order to block the individual from buying a gun if there is reason to believe the individual poses a threat www.blitzbrigadehackcheat.com/blitzbrigadehack/.

Another bill that has been proposed — from Sens. Murphy of Connecticut, Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. — aims to close the so-called “gun show loophole” by mandating that firearm sales at gun shows and over the internet are subject to background checks.

While no voting is yet underway, Murphy’s so-called talk-a-thon served as a Democratic rallying cry to move forward on gun safety.

Murphy, whose state was rocked by the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, told the story of a Sandy Hook student Dylan Hockley — who died in the embrace his teacher Anne-Marie Murphy — in closing out his marathon Senate floor appearance.

“It doesn’t take courage to stand here on the floor of the U.S. Senate,” Murphy said in the early-morning hours, a large photo of Dylan on a canvas beside him.

“It takes courage to look into the eye of a shooter and instead of running, wrapping your arms around a 6-year-old boy and accepting death. If Anne-Marie Murphy could do that then ask yourself: What can you do to make sure that Orlando or Sandy Hook never, ever happens again covetfashionhackcheats.com/covetfashioncheats/?”

President Obama Rips Gun Control Opponents After Meeting With Orlando Victims’ Families

President Barack Obama tore into opponents of gun control on a visit to Orlando on Thursday, saying they should meet with the victims of the Orlando nightclub massacre and “explain” their positions
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Obama and Vice President Joe Biden spent the day in Orlando meeting with survivors, the families of victims and first responders there, after the worst mass shooting in recent U.S. history and the deadliest attack in the United States since 9/11.

The shooter killed 49 people at the Pulse nightclub. It’s Obama’s 10th visit to a community affected by a mass shooting during his presidency.

After meeting privately with victims and families in downtown Orlando, Obama and Biden visited a memorial site, where they placed bouquets consisting of 49 white roses, one in honor of each of the deceased.

“If in fact we want to show the best of our humanity, then we’re all going to have to work together at every level of government across political lines to do more to stop killers who want to terrorize us,” Obama said, adding the U.S. would continue to be “relentless” in fighting extremist groups like ISIS and al-Qaida boombeachhackcheatss.com.

The president again spoke of his frustration over the ability of the shooter to easily and legally obtain an assault weapon, saying family members pleaded with him to “do more” to stop such killings.

“The notion that the answer to this tragedy would be to make sure that more people in a nightclub are similarly armed to the killer defies common sense,” Obama said. “Those who defend the easy accessibility of assault weapons should meet these families and explain why that makes sense.”

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Despite the political differences between the two, Obama was joined on Air Force One by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., for the trip to Orlando, and they called for unity and solidarity.

Obama and Biden also met with law enforcement officials and first responders the shooting, as well as the owners and some staff members of Pulse.

PHOTO: Survivors from the Pulse nightclub shooting arrive at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. to meet with President Obama, June 16, 2016.Robert Zepeda/ABC News
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At Wednesday’s White House briefing, press secretary Josh Earnest said that “the profound sense of survivor’s guilt that some people are expressing is painful just to read, and I think it is important for the president of the United States, on behalf of the country, to show his support for these families and for these individuals.”

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Earnest spoke about the emotional toll of these events on Obama, who has frequently traveled to affected areas after catastrophes and attacks. “It would be impossible for him to not be personally affected by these kinds of conversations and these kinds of interactions,” he said. “I think the president in the past has indicated that he draws on his faith as he considers fulfilling these kinds of responsibilities.”

Obama was greeted on arrival in Orlando by the state’s Republican Gov. Rick Scott, a supporter of GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump. Scott complained in recent days that the president did not directly call him, even after he reportedly received calls from Trump and former President George W. Bush 8ballpoolhackonline.com.

Orlando Shooter on Facebook: Now ‘Taste’ ISIS ‘Vengeance’

The same morning Omar Mateen killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, he posted on Facebook his allegiance to ISIS, demanded that the U.S www.deerhunter2014hackss.com. and Russia to “stop bombing” the terrorist group and warned of attacks to come, FBI officials said.

“You kill innocent women and children by doing us airstrikes..now taste the Islamic state vengeance,” Mateen posted early Sunday morning, according to officials in the FBI’s counterterrorism division. “In the next few days you will see attacks from the Islamic State in the usa.”

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Information about the posting circulated among law enforcement agencies Tuesday morning. The officials also said four Facebook accounts have been found to be associated with Mateen.

In May he searched on Facebook for the couple behind the February attack in San Bernardino, California. Late Tuesday, officials said they were investigating whether Mateen’s wife, 30-year-old Noor Mateen, knew about or had anything to do with the Orlando plot contractwarshackss.com.

The FBI officials also said that in the days leading up to the attack, Omar Mateen searched online for a speech by ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, for information about the gun store where he legally purchased a handgun and semiautomatic rifle used in the shooting and for the Pulse nightclub. He previously searched several times for local law enforcement offices.

ABC News local affiliate WFTV reported on portions of the Facebook posting and the searches Tuesday. FBI Special Agent Ron Hopper declined to comment on the Facebook pages today, telling reporters that the FBI’s “digital analysis is ongoing.”

Today a different local TV channel revealed that Mateen called the station and spoke with one of its producers, apparently during the attack, and said, “I’m the shooter. It’s me.”

“He did it for ISIS,” producer Matt Gentili said, according to Orlando’s News13. He asked the caller to identify himself and got the reply, Gentili said, that it was “none of my [expletive] business.”

Mateen called 911 to declare his allegiance to ISIS after the shooting began, officials said linecookierunhackcheats.com.

Also today, video footage emerged of a disgruntled Mateen working as a security guard in 2010, in “The Big Fix,” a documentary about the BP oil spill.

“No one gives a [expletive] here,” he tells an undercover reporter. “Like, everybody’s just out to get paid. They’re, like, hoping for more oil to come out and more people to complain so they’ll have a job.”

PHOTO: Omar Mateen is seen working as a security guard in the documentary The Big Fix in 2012.The Big Fix
Omar Mateen is seen working as a security guard in the documentary “The Big Fix” in 2012.
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While ISIS has praised the attack and claimed Mateen as one of its “soldiers,” terrorism experts have told ABC News that so far, there is no evidence that ISIS had foreknowledge of or played any significant role in the plot, beyond perhaps generally inspiring him to act.

The FBI is reportedly investigating what effect, if any, Mateen’s sexuality may have played in the targeting of the popular gay nightclub.

Mateen was an observant Muslim, and his ex-wife said he was openly derogatory about gay men, but in recent days witnesses have come forward to say he was a regular at gay nightclubs in Florida http://www.bigfishcasinocheatss.com/.

His interest in gay men goes back as far as a decade, according to a former classmate of Mateen’s at a police academy, who told ABC News that Mateen hung out with a group that frequented gay clubs.

The classmate said that one night Mateen asked him if he was gay. “You would be my kind of guy,” Mateen said, according to the classmate.

Mateen’s ex-wife, Sitora Yusufiy, told ABC News on Monday that he would become enraged and “express his anger towards [a] certain culture, homosexuality, because in … Islamic culture, it is really not tolerated, and I know at the time he was trying to get his life straight and follow his faith.”

“I guess that created some confusion between that, and there was definitely moments that he would express his intolerance to homosexuals,” said Yusufiy, who left Mateen just a few months after they were married in 2009.

The next day, she said that, looking back, “I think he might have been” gay.

“You know, knowing somebody and living with them every day … I can honestly say that I had no clue,” Yusufiy told ABC News on Tuesday. “But from everything that has occurred and connecting the pieces to what I knew myself from my time and experience, I would not be surprised.”

Cases in which repressed homosexuality has been linked to extremism have been an interest for counterterrorism officials. In 2011 an analysis of homegrown extremists by the National Counterterrorism Center and obtained by ABC News included a secret report from the CIA that said that for some young men who converted to Islam and later became radicals, the strict religious structure offered “a hope of banishing their impulses and fantasies that they did not view as acceptable.”

Jerrold Post, formerly a longtime psychologist with the CIA, told ABC News on Tuesday that over his career, he has seen the psychodynamic of individuals “striking out against a forbidden part of oneself” but that at this point, it’s too early to leap to conclusions about Mateen’s motives.

“Is this an expression of radical Islam? Or does it have to do with the conflicted feelings about homosexuality?” said Post, now a professor of psychology at the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University. “That’s an unnecessary separation. One can be, on the one hand, fighting against the perhaps inner attraction of homosexuality and at the same time honoring the act by saying he was a radical Islamist. It doesn’t have to be one or the other. But at this point, it’s all speculation realracing3hackcheat.com.”

We Alerted FBI to ‘Suspicious’ Customer Weeks Before Orlando Shooting

The owner of a Florida gun store said he tried to alert the FBI to a “very suspicious” man later identified as Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen after Mateen tried to buy body armor and bulk ammunition from the store http://www.gameofwarfireagehackcheats.com/.

Robert Abell, a co-owner of Lotus Gunworks in Jensen Beach, Florida, told ABC News today that a man entered the store five or six weeks ago and asked specific questions about high-end body armor. When employees said the store didn’t carry the body armor he wanted, Abell said, the man made a phone call in a foreign language, hung up and then asked about ammunition in bulk.

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Abell said a member of his staff thought the questions were “odd” and made him uncomfortable, so he turned the man away.

Abell added that they thought the man was “very suspicious,” so they called the local FBI office in West Palm Beach and reported the incident. But they didn’t have the man’s name, since no sale was made, and the only surveillance footage they had was grainy http://www.familyguyquestforstuffhack.net/familyguythequestforstuffhack/.

“We gave them information and everything that took place, and that was the end of the conversation,” he said.

There was a follow-up conversation with agents, Abell said, but the FBI never visited the store or investigated further.

That was the end of it until he saw the news about the Orlando shooting that took place early Sunday morning and images of the man identified as the killer: Mateen, the man who Abell said was in the store.

“He slipped through the cracks,” Abell said.

He said his staffers contacted the FBI after the shooting to remind them about their run-in with the suspicious man. The store’s surveillance tape, however, had long since been overwritten, he said.

Public affairs officials for the FBI’s Miami field office, which oversees the West Palm Beach satellite office, and at headquarters in Washington, D.C., declined comment.

Earlier this week the FBI faced sharp questions for having investigated Mateen twice in 2013 and 2014 for purported ties to extremists and determining that he was not a threat. After reviewing those investigations, FBI Director James Comey said Monday he hadn’t seen anything that his “agents should have done differently http://www.spidermanunlimitedhackcheats.com/.”

Comey also stressed the law enforcement motto “See something, say something.”

“Every single one of our cases, as we look back, someone always sees something they should have told us, and they didn’t,” he said. “So our request to you is please don’t let them make you work into a state of anxiety that is disabling. Find ways to channel that into a healthy awareness of your surroundings and live your lives.”

Abell said he thought his team had “done [its] job” after contacting authorities http://www.clashofclanshackcheatss.com/.

Mateen, 29, began his attack on a popular gay Orlando nightclub at around 2 a.m. Sunday. At some point that morning, he posted on Facebook his allegiance to ISIS, a demand that the U.S. and Russia to “stop bombing” the Syrian-based terrorist group and a warning of attacks to come, FBI officials said.

“You kill innocent women and children by doing us airstrikes..now taste the Islamic state vengeance,” Mateen posted, according to officials in the FBI’s counterterrorism division. “In the next few days you will see attacks from the Islamic State in the usa.”

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What Donald Trump can actually do on immigration

Donald Trump doubled down on his divisive immigration rhetoric this week following the massacre of 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. If elected, he may not even need lawmakers’ help to act on some proposals http://www.futurefighthack.com/.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee first proposed a temporary ban on Muslims entering the country in the aftermath of the Dec. 2 terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California. It was a constitutionally questionable proposal that drew criticism from both sides of the aisle. In a speech this week, he pledged to restrict immigration from areas of the world with terrorism ties.

If elected, Trump could likely limit immigration from certain parts of the world through executive action, if not approval from a GOP-controlled Congress, experts said. But his proposals — particularly any based on religion — will face significant resistance and could prove onerous in practice.

“I think he could (limit immigration from certain areas) with executive action. … But it becomes very, very hard to do on an operational level. And its yield is extremely doubtful,” said Muzaffar Chishti, director of the nonpartisan Migration Policy Institute at New York University School of Law.

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Early Sunday, 29-year-old Aghan-American Omar Mateen opened fire at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, killing 49 people and injuring dozens before dying in a shootout with police. He was armed with an assault-style rifle and pistol and had pledged loyalty to the so-called Islamic State terror group. U.S. officials say he was self-radicalized.

Despite Mateen’s American birth, Trump seized on the attack as another example of a failed U.S. immigration system. His initial call for a “complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on” followed the December terror attack in San Bernardino.

This week, Trump modified the proposal slightly, saying he wanted to “suspend immigration from areas of the world where there is a proven history of terrorism against the United States, Europe or our allies until we fully understand how to end these threats.” He believes he would have the authority to implement the measures, if elected.
“The immigration laws of the United States give the president powers to suspend entry into the country of any class of persons,” Trump said Monday.
According to U.S. code on immigration, the president does hold the authority to “suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens” if the group’s entry “would be detrimental to the interests of the United States.” That can extend for as long as the president deems necessary jetpackjoyridehackss.com.

Trump does have some precedent for an executive order on immigration. President Barack Obama has used that power broadly, and issued an order to give some protections to millions of people who entered the U.S. illegally as children or have children who are citizens. The Supreme Court is hearing a challenge to the action.

Still, Trump’s immigration moves would likely face court challenges, particularly if they include religious restrictions, said Mark Kennedy, director of George Washington University’s graduate school of political management.

“It would be hard to imagine how picking out a specific religion and excluding them would be constitutional,” he said. “There is the ability to do an executive order, but it still needs to be constitutional.”
Kennedy added, though, that Trump could possibly get congressional support for a “security-focused approach” that centers on a country’s government and terror presence rather than immigrants’ religion.

GOP leaders seem unlikely to support restrictions based on religion. House Speaker Paul Ryan, the top elected Republican, said Tuesday a Muslim ban is not in the country’s best interests.

“I do not think it is reflective of our principles, not just as a party but as a country,” Ryan said. “And I think the smarter way to go in all respects is to have a security test, and not a religious test crossyroadhackss.com/.”

President Barack Obama took criticism of Trump’s proposals a step further, contending they would strengthen terror groups and make the United States less safe.

Both Kennedy and the Migration Policy Institute’s Chishti see issues with Trump’s latest proposal. First of all, Mateen was born in New York and did not immigrate to the U.S.

“What would it do? He was born in New York with access to lethal weapons. None of that would have been prevented,” Chishti said.

He also said choosing the countries or areas to bar is “difficult on operational terms.” Setting a term like the presence of ISIS, for example, could be open to broad interpretation.

Chishti also warned about the possible breach of civil liberties. He highlighted detentions and searches of certain immigrants after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, which prompted years-long legal action against Justice Department officials www.hillclimbracinghackss.com/.

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