June 18, 2016 12:00 am -


Omar Mateen asked a fellow recruit if he would tell anyone if he brought a gun into training sessions.


In moving to terminate Mateen in late-April 2007, the warden of the Martin Correctional Institute, where Mateen was stationed, wrote that, “In light of recent tragic events at Virginia Tech, Officer Mateen’s inquiry about bringing a weapon to class is at best extremely disturbing.”

On April 16, 2007, a gunman shot and killed 32 people on the Virginia Tech campus. Until Mateen murdered 49 individuals at the Pulse nightclub, the Virginia Tech massacre was the country’s deadliest mass shooting.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.