Ten other tragedies, though not even close to the scope or hateful nature of the national nightmare in Orlando, can't be ignored.
A law from 1984 still prevents gay men from donating blood.
An attorney at the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence helps us break down the most effective ways of stopping gun violence, from background checks to taking guns away from domestic abusers.
Much has been made of the killer's apparent interest in ISIS, but less time has been spent looking at the ways Mateen fit other patterns of violence.
Breaking down the possible criminal charges against the widow of the man who killed 49 and wounded 53 more in Orlando.
Democratic senators concluded their standoff early Thursday morning with Republicans saying they will vote on measures to expand background checks and prevent people on US terrorism watch lists from buying guns.
They may have an unlikely ally in Donald Trump.
Trump tweeted Wednesday that he plans to meet up with the group to discuss (maybe) blocking suspected terrorists from buying guns.
"i cry every time i see people holding vigils or marching or coming together irl over the attack."
"When I hear about people who own 15 assault weapons I think, why do you need that?"