Terrorists Are Turning To Guns More Often In U.S. Attacks
The gunman who entered a gay nightclub in Orlando early Sunday — killing at least 49 people and injuring 53 others in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history — was “well-armed and well-prepared,” according to the police, who are calling the attack a “terror incident.” The gunman was identified by law enforcement officials as Omar Mateen, 29, who lived in Port St. Lucie, Florida, according to The New York Times. In the coming days, there will be a lot of discussion about terrorism and mass shootings and the relationship between these categories. And it’s growing harder to separate them: Terror attacks in the U.S. increasingly involve guns.