Melissa Ross: Orlando Tragedy

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The beloved local journalist finds herself in a hot mess of a discussion in the aftermath of the tragic mass shooting in Orlando gay nightclub, Pulse Orlando. On this show she brings together Dr. Parvez Ahmed, Attorney Jimmy Midyette, and avid gun enthusiast Eric Friday. The results are um....well, check it out after the jump.

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Melissa Ross was joined in the studio by Dr. Parvez Ahmed of UNF and the Jacksonville Human Rights Commission, Jimmy Midyette of the Jacksonville Coalition for Equality, and Jacksonville gun rights enthusiast and Attorney Eric Friday, discussing how the shooting was a confluence of homophobia, the radicalization of young Muslim men, and lack of effective gun control laws.

Also a demonstration of how good manners can keep things from descending into anarchy, no matter how provocative the circumstances.

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