Orlando Shooting

In a press conference, President Obama said the shooting at the Orlando nightclub Pulse, which claimed 51 lives so far, marked the deadliest in United States history.

I think he means the deadliest by non-state actors:
Waco Siege, February 28 – April 19, 1993, killed 76.
Tulsa massacre, May 31 – June 1, 1921, killed an estimated 300.
Wounded Knee Massacre, December 29, 1890, killed over 150.

NPR’s discussion of their decision on language regarding the event includes these interesting thoughts:

A gunman opening fire on a public space is what „mass shooting“ has come to mean these days, Duwe said. We don’t tend to put massacres involving military or quasi-military actors and those perpetrated by a group in that category.

Double-plus good, eh Winston?

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