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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

It’s time to take a brief break from your regularly scheduled programming. LRM is a site dedicated to entertainment, but even we have to take a moment to acknowledge the most deadly mass shooting in the history of the United States. 

On Saturday night, 50 people were shot and killed while out trying to do what any one of us would try to do on a given Saturday night: Go out and have fun after a long week

A senseless massacre took place at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Fl. The toll of the violence is somewhat insurmountable. We know 50 perished. Another 50+ were hurt and/or hospitalized, and that hundreds of people’s lives will never be the same as they cope with what happened to their sons, daughters, grandchildren, friends, and so on.

We at LRM have contributed to a Go Fund Me page for the victims of the Pulse shooting, and we’d like to take this opportunity to share that page with you. It’s the official page, created by Equality Florida, where you can donate if you so choose:

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE PAGE AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

Funerals can be tremendously expensive, as can be the loss of wages associated with needing to take time away from work to grieve the unexpected death of a loved one. 

Remember, there is no separation between yourself and the men and women who died at Pulse. Just like the attack at a movie theater in Aurora that targeted innocent people out to see THE DARK KNIGHT RISES and left 12 dead a few years ago, or the nine church-goers murdered while at their place of worship last year, these people were just out and about living their lives and pursuing their interests in a place they considered to be safe, and they never made it home.

Truly a nightmare. And it could’ve happened to any one of us.

To the victims and families: We here at LRM stand by you.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer’s always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he’s always been something of a story junkie.