First-hand account to tragedy in Orlando

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Christopher Hanson was in the Orlando club at the time of the shooting and recalls the horror.

As gunfire rang out inside Pulse nightclub Saturday night, Christopher Hansen was in the middle of it all.

"I did not see the shooter. I did not see the gun, but I heard," Hansen said, "I heard the bullets."

Those sounds will haunt him.

"At that point I knew I had to continue forward, to go forward and just keep moving, even though there were people shot already walking by and running by," Hansen said, "And I got outside, and I was like, 'am I gonna make it? This is like a horror movie, are we safe?' I saw bodies on the ground and was like oh my god, I gotta help these people."

Hansen did help. He and other survivors carried people who had been shot out of the club to safety.

"It's just been a really rough, rough time for everybody, not just me but for individuals in the LGBT community who are afraid for their safety," Hansen said.

He hopes legislators will enact new gun control laws to make assault rifles more difficult to access.

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