Blame will be shifted to the appropriate scapegoats. Hate crimes against Muslims will continue to sky rocket. Assault weapons will continue to flow into the hands of anyone and everyone who has the cash. No regulations to prevent this sort of thing from happening will occur. And the only answer is to encourage the public to carry guns so that they can play cowboys and indians with the bad guys. The actual ballistics of what happens in a fire fight is unmentionable. That would be bad for the gun industry lobby.
Many details will come to light about this as information is gathered. But the one thing I have not seen mentioned is what this means to the gay community. They seem to be the clear targets of this atrocity and there is little mention of this. I hope that the media will engage LGBT people out there and shed light on what they have to deal with, and have had to deal with for a very long time. Outlets like Fox “news” will need to find a good angle to divert attention away from the fact that the victims are people whom Fox “news” will always work to marginalize. It will be hideous to see what spin they use to make Americans believe that the largest mass shooting in US history (so far) is the fault of impoverished Muslim extremists on the other side of the planet, and not the fault of a confused kid with hatred towards gays in his heart and a hate filled terror group (Daesh, or ISIS) to latch onto. If Americans do perceive that this if the fault of Islamic terrorism (it is possible that the murderer has more extensive ties to the Daesh then a brief statement in a phone call) then Americans also should understand that the assault weapon that killed so many, and is meant to kill so many, was purchased legally from a gun dealer.
Above all thoughts and prayers go out to all who have been affected by this tragedy.