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LA's Gay Pride Parade Gunman Charged, D.A. Seeking $2 MILLION Bail!

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Why are they even considering letting him out in the first place?!

As you surely know by now, America suffered its deadliest mass shooting in modern history early Sunday morning when a gunman killed 49 people at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

However, things were almost even worse for the LGBT community that day as a completely unrelated attacker was arrested just hours before El Lay celebrated its Gay Pride Parade!

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Police picked up 20-year-old James Howell in Santa Monica after local residents noticed him loitering, only to discover that he actually had three assault rifles, ammo, and even chemicals for an explosive in his car!

Luckily, James has now been charged with a litany of felonies, including possession of an assault weapon, possession of explosives, possession of high capacity ammo, and even a misdemeanor for having a loaded gun in the car.

Plus, it's a good thing the District Attorney has recommended a nearly impossible-to-pay $2 million bail, because we're hearing the Indiana native was also picked up with handcuffs, a black hood, a taser, a buck knife, and a security badge in his possession.

Related: Here Are The 49 Orlando Nightclub Shooting Victims

We don't even want to imagine how dangerous this attack could have been!

What's worse is that both James and Omar Mateen are rumored to be gay… which means internalized homophobia may have caused them to lash out against the very people who would have accepted them with open arms.

Our thoughts continue to be with everyone affected by both lone gunmen at this time.

[Image via James Wesley Howell/Facebook.]

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