The National Rifle Association is arguing that gun control laws would not have stopped the deadly shooting in Orlando, and instead blamed the Obama administration's "political correctness" for not stopping the Orlando mass shooting.
"They are desperate to create the illusion that they're doing something to protect us because their policies can't and won't keep us safe," wrote Chris Cox, the executive director of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action.
"The terrorist in Orlando had been investigated multiple times by the FBI. He had a government-approved security guard license with a contractor for the Department of Homeland Security. Yet his former co-workers reported violent and racist comments," Cox continued. "Unfortunately, the Obama administration's political correctness prevented anything from being done about it."
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have outlined dramatically different proposals for fighting terrorism and gun violence following the deadly Orlando nightclub attacks. The candidates' back-to-back speeches Monday underscored the clear choice Americans face in the November election.
Clinton's vision builds on President Obama's gun control executive orders, while Trump is calling for a drastically different national security posture. The cornerstone of Trump's anti-terror plan is sweeping changes to the nation's immigration rules.
Insufficient Gun Control
The office of the U.N. human rights chief is decrying "insufficient gun control" in the United States and urging its leaders "to live up to its obligations to protect its citizens."
In the wake of a gunman's deadly attack on a Florida nightclub, Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein criticized "irresponsible pro-gun propaganda" in the U.S. claiming that firearms make society safer, "when all evidence points to the contrary." He questioned the ease with which people in the U.S. can obtain firearms and assault weapons like one used in Sunday's attack.
Citing a U.N. report on firearms in April, Zeid pointed to examples of how control of firearms in many countries led to a "dramatic reduction in violent crime."
Office spokesman Rupert Colville told reporters Tuesday in Geneva: "The problem is the guns."