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Pulse survivors sue gunman’s wife, employer, saying the massacre was preventable

The Washington Post
March 22, 2017

Survivors of the Pulse nightclub attack filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the gunman’s wife as well as his former employer, arguing that the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history could have been prevented had they acted.

The lawsuit argues that despite Omar Mateen‘s history of violent threats and comments about terrorism, the 29-year-old was still able to carry out the massacre at the Orlando club last year because of negligence on the part of the security firm where he worked and because of assistance from his wife.

“This attack was easily preventable because it was predictable,” Antonio M. Romanucci, a Chicago-based attorney, said at a news conference announcing the lawsuit.

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