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Orlando shootings: counterterrorism expert, gun rights advocate, LGBT community weigh in




Lights from police vehicles light up the scene infront of the Pulse club in Orlando, Florida on June 12, 2016.
Lights from police vehicles light up the scene infront of the Pulse club in Orlando, Florida on June 12, 2016.
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The last of the 49 victims of yesterday's mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, were removed from the scene today and all but one have been identified.

Fifty-three others were wounded. Orlando Police Chief John Mina confirmed at a news conference this morning that police officer had three confrontations with the gunman identified as Omar Mateen who was shot and killed at the scene by a SWAT team. Mateen, a 29-year old American-born Muslim allegedly called 911 and declared allegiance to the Islamic State during the attack.

KPCC is following the latest out of Orlando. Click here for more on what we know as of today.

Guests:

Colin P. Clarke, Associate Political Scientist at the Rand Corporation whose research focuses on counterinsurgency and counterintelligence

Chief Jim Bueerman, president of the Police Foundation, a Washington, D.C. organization that promotes better policing. He was the former Chief of Redlands Police Department where he worked for 33 years.

Ladd Everitt, Director of Communications, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

Steve Dulan, attorney at The Law Office of Steve Dulan, member of the board of directors of the Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners and an adjunct professor at the Cooley Law School at Western Michigan University

Jo Michael, legislative manager with Equality California, a statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization

Levi Chambers, the Editor in Chief of Pride.com, an online publication focused on millennial LGBTQ issues, and Director of Social Media at Here Media (OUT magazine, The Advocate magazine); He tweets from @levichambers