Sunday, June 12 was in its first hours when tragedy struck our nation. Most of us didn’t know it at the time but we awoke to the news that 20 people were shot dead, murdered at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., just hours earlier. Soon, our deep sadness and shock gave way to horror when the number of dead more than doubled. With the news that 49 innocent people had been killed and another 53 injured, our country was forced to acknowledge that it had endured the worst mass murder in its history and the largest loss of life on domestic soil since Sept. 11, 2001.
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