Although more people are killed by handguns each year, assault weapons are more dangerous in a mass shooting situation because their magazines hold more bullets .Similar semi-automatic weapons were used in mass shootings in San Bernardino, California, and Aurora, Colorado, and at Sandy Hook Elementary School.They're one of the most popular guns in America, but they haven't been legal for very long.
Ortiz-Jimenez, 25 years old This video includes images from Getty Images, Twitter / @Hennepin , Twitter / @NYCMayors Office and Twitter / @La Tour Eiffel . It's reignited the gun control debate, specifically focusing on the weapon that was used — an AR-15.
Trending stories at Donald Trump Can Revoke Press Passes, But It Won't Change The Coverage Per Capita, Hate Crimes Hit The LGBTQ Community Hardest ' American Sniper' Widow Wins Major Legal Battle Against Jesse Ventura The attack on an Orlando nightclub that killed 50 is officially the deadliest shooting in U. AR-15 carbines are a modified version of the military M16 assault rifle.
One key difference is that AR-15s are semi-automatic , meaning only one bullet is fired with every pull of the trigger.
From bridges in Minnesota to New York City's City Hall to the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Eiffel Tower , around the world people are showing their support for the survivors and victims of the Orlando nightclub attack.
A gunman opened fire early Sunday morning at a gay nightclub called Pulse, killing 49 people and injuring another 53.
Sunday afternoon, Equality Florida started a Go Fund Me page to raise money for the victims and their families.
As of Monday evening, the page had raised more than .6 million.
Over 60,000 donations have poured in, including a 0,000 donation from the Go Fund Me Team, ,000 from LGBT support network Executive Pride and ,000 from Cricket Wireless.
The city of Orlando released the names and ages of the 49 victims killed: Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34 years old Stanley Almodovar III, 23 years old Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20 years old Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22 years old Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36 years old Peter O. Vielma, 22 years old Kimberly Morris, 37 years old Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30 years old Darryl Roman Burt II, 29 years old Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32 years old Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21 years old Anthony Luis Laureanodisla, 25 years old Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, 35 years old Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, 50 years old Amanda Alvear, 25 years old Martin Benitez Torres, 33 years old Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, 37 years old Mercedez Marisol Flores, 26 years old Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, 35 years old Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez, 25 years old Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, 31 years old Oscar A. Rios Jr., 25 years old Miguel Angel Honorato, 30 years old Javier Jorge-Reyes, 40 years old Joel Rayon Paniagua, 32 years old Jason Benjamin Josaphat, 19 years old Cory James Connell, 21 years old Juan P.
Rivera Velazquez, 37 years old Luis Daniel Conde, 39 years old Shane Evan Tomlinson, 33 years old Juan Chevez-Martinez, 25 years old Jerald Arthur Wright, 31 years old Leroy Valentin Fernandez, 25 years old Tevin Eugene Crosby, 25 years old Jonathan Antonio Camuy Vega, 24 years old Jean C.
Nives Rodriguez, 27 years old Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, 33 years old Brenda Lee Marquez Mc Cool, 49 years old Yilmary Rodriguez Solivan, 24 years old Christopher Andrew Leinonen, 32 years old Angel L.