The New York Daily News is calling out the U.S.'s National Rifle Association after 49 people were killed in a Florida nightclub early Sunday.
The paper's front page for Monday shows the headline "THANKS, NRA" with an image of 29-year-old Omar Mateen, who has been identified as the gunman behind the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. More than 50 people were also injured.
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The paper said the NRA's "opposition to an assault rifle ban, terrorists like this lunatic can legally buy a killing machine and perpetuate the worst mass shooting in U.S. History."
Mateen had a "strong indications of radicalization," according to the FBI, and legally purchased two weapons a week before the shooting.
Similar to previous mass shootings in the U.S., outcry over what happened in Orlando has sparked a renewed call for gun control legislation. There have been 133 mass shootings in the U.S. so far in 2016.
With files from The Associated Press