Pulse survivors offer help to Las Vegas families, vigil held in Orlando

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Between 1864 and 1890, three other mass shootings ― the Sand Creek, Clear Lake and Wounded Knee massacres ― cost the lives of hundreds of Native Americans and pioneer settlers by U.S. Army men across the midwest.

A gunman in Las Vegas opened fired and killed at least 58 people in a heinous act Sunday night that has since been described by many in the media as the "deadliest mass shooting" in US history.

As the 22,000-strong crowd ran for their lives, another eyewitness directly contrasted the chaos with the Pulse nightclub shooting in June 2016, when a lone gunman entered an LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and opened fire on those inside, killing 49 people and injuring 53. Much like the victims at Pulse, the victims & survivors in Las Vegas were gathering to share community & celebrate life & much like the impact of Pulse, the shock & terror of this massacre will have an impact that reverberates around the world.

The tourism industry is the biggest employer in Las Vegas, where some 300,000 people work in the leisure and hospitality sector, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

"The National LGBTQ Task Force is actively working to prevent gun violence".

The owner of the Pulse nightclub, Barbara Poma, said that news of the Las Vegas shooting to her back to her darkest time.

'It is just unimaginable that another mass shooting of even greater scope than that of Pulse Nightclub could occur again in this country, but indeed, it has. We need to rally around them, hug them, love them and pray for them.

Scott also held a moment of silence for the Las Vegas victims Monday, during this year's Latin American Summit in Miami.

"The largest mass shooting in our nation's history happened in Las Vegas, and it was frightful", she said.

From Las Vegas to NY to Orlando and even Los Angeles, thousands gathered in solidarity to pay their respects to those who lost their lives.

The mayor said, just like when the Pulse shooting death toll doubled, he was taken aback when the Route 91 Harvest festival fatality number jumped from 20 dead to more than 50.

Orlando's police chief says the Clark County sheriff has heard the Orlando Police Department's presentation on lessons learned from Pulse. Following the Las Vegas shooting, a spokesperson for the organization said it "stands side-by-side with Las Vegas in this very trying time".

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