It’s been 3 years since Pulse nightclub massacre

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Wednesday marks the third anniversary of the mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. 

On June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen shot and killed 49 people, injured more than 50 others, claiming allegiance to ISIS. 

At the time, it was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. 

It was also the deadliest act of violence against LGBT people in the nation’s history. 

Lawmakers in Florida are proposing plans to have Pulse designated as a national memorial, classifying it as part of the National Park System. 

If the bill goes through, it would allow the local nonprofit “One Pulse Foundation” to retain control of construction. 

A temporary memorial is already open at the club, with the foundation aiming to start building a permanent site by 2021. 

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