Richard Lion, Candidate for US Senate, released the following statement regarding the tragic shootings in Orlando:
"All of us in the Libertarian Party feel great sadness over the shooting in Orlando, Florida. The Libertarian Party just held our convention in Orlando two short weeks before the shooting. The Libertarian Party was founded in 1971 and from the start we supported LGBTQ rights; we stand with the LGBTQ community today.
"No matter who you are, there is someone that would do you harm out of irrational hatred. It is always the soft targets that are the targets; the perpetrators of this sort of act are cowards, seeking out gun-free zones and other opportunities to attack the unarmed. Some will call for more gun control, making even more soft targets. Neither gun law nor drone bombing others will make us safe. Only kindness and vigilance can win the day."