''The Orlando terrorist may be dead but the virus that poisoned his mind remains very much alive. And we must attack it,'' says Democratic presumptive candidate Hillary Clinton. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: "The Orlando terrorist may be dead but the virus that poisoned his mind remains very much alive. And we must attack it..." said Democratic presumptive candidate Hillary Clinton during a campaign event in Cleveland, Ohio on Monday (June 13). As Clinton gave her speech, U.S. authorities were investigating whether a gunman who killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando and declared his allegiance to Islamic State militants had received any help in carrying out the massacre. Clinton spoke about "ramping up the air campaign" against Islamic State in the Middle East, and said that in America, "I will make identifying and stopping lone wolves a top priority." Omar Mateen, the 29-year-old son of Afghan immigrants, was shot and killed by police who stormed the club early Sunday morning with armored cars after a three-hour siege. "If the FBI is watching you for suspected terrorist links, you shouldn't be able to just go buy a gun with no questions asked," said Clinton. Leading U.S. Senate Democrats on Monday urged quick passage of legislation defeated last year to impose additional gun controls in the wake of the weekend mass shooting in Florida. Four Democratic senators, led by Chuck Schumer of New York, the No. 2 Senate Democrat, called for immediate passage of a bill preventing people on "terror watch lists" and other "suspected terrorists" from buying firearms or explosives. Last December, Democrats attempted to pass this legislation but were blocked by Republicans, who said the government could mistakenly place innocent people on watch lists.