June 15, 2016 – A number of protesters have gathered around the headquarters of National Rifle Association (NRA) asking for stricter gun control legislation after the worst mass shooting in the American history that happened in the nightclub of Orlando which left 50 victims dead and more than a hundred with injuries.
The demonstrators said that assault weapons, just like the ones used by the Orlando killer, should never be made available for civilians. The Federal authorities are still doing further investigation with the background and the motive of Omar Mateen.
The protesters believed that there should be review on the policies of gun control and that the authorities in charge should come up with better laws.
The executive director of National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action, Chris Cox, responded to these sentiments by tweeting that law-abiding owners of guns should also be taken into consideration and that people must not generalize all individuals carrying firearms. He believed that the suggestion of coming up with a new ban on assault weapons pose only a greater threat to many civilians. He emphasized that instead of focusing on the ban, people must look closer into the issue of terrorism in the different states of America and not on totally eradicating the rights of Americans from protecting themselves from attackers.