This horrific Sunday morning event certainly dispelled a fundamental myth incessantly perpetuated by the NRA. There was a “good guy with a gun“ present, a uniformed law enforcement officer, who initially engaged Mateen. He was quickly joined by two other officers, and an intense firefight ensued. The casualties prove unequivocally that their “good guy with a gun“ presence did not deter the “bad guy with a gun.” At the Orlando club, Pulse, there was the visible presence of armed security, but that clearly was insufficient to stop the attack. As the pundits kept referring to Pulse as a soft target, one must wonder how much security is enough.

Orlando: Not Foreign Fighters or Homegrown Terrorists–Just A Radical Islamic Terrorist