Gunman Attacks GOP Lawmakers, wounds 5

Gunman Attacks GOP Lawmakers, wounds 5

The Management Team of Face Activities extends our sympathies to the victims of the armed attack that occurred in a suburb of Washington D.C., earlier today. This violent criminal act is, of course, horrific, and contrary to all principles of decency, humanity and democracy.


Tragic events unfolded in an Alexandria Virginia park, as a gunman with strong anti-Trump views opened fire on Republican Lawmakers practicing for a bipartisan charity baseball game, Wednesday morning. Congressman Steve Scalise, the House Majority Whip, was seriously wounded (shot in the hip) along with four other men.

Among the wounded were two Capitol Police Officers assigned to protect Scalise. Then a protracted gun battle between the well-armed shooter, 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson, and local police, took place. Hodgkinson was killed during the confrontation.

Hodgkinson had volunteered on the Bernie Sanders Campaign during the 2016 Presidential election, and had expressed extensive condemnation of the Trump Administration on his Facebook page, along with disdain for Hillary Clinton, prior to the shooting rampage. Senator Sanders commented on the shooting, saying that he was “sickened by this despicable act.”

Learn more about this rampage (The Washington Post)


Photo: By U.S. Congress (Image from Rep. Scalise’s home page.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Tragedy: worst mass casualty shooting event in U.S. History in Florida

A second terrible tragedy has struck the Orlando, Florida area. Following Friday’s shooting of 22-year-old singer Christina Grimmie, an horrific mass-casualty event has occurred at a gay nightclub in the Orlando Area. Over 50 people are dead and many more wounded, making this the worst mass shooting event in U.S. History, to date.

The alleged shooter, Omar Mateen, was armed with a semi-automatic rifle, a hand-gun and a knife. He was killed in a confrontation with the gunman, who had taken hostages and barricaded himself in the club. He has worked as a security guard, and he’s an American muslim alleged to have ties to ISIS. Authorities are investigating and learning more about his motivations.

The management team at Face Activities expresses our condolences and extends our sympathies to the victims and their families of this unconscionable act of violence. Now is the time for all civilised people to unite against such barbarism.

Learn more about the Orlando Mass Casualty Event (CNN)

Photo CNN (screen capture)