Tears flow in Philadelphia arena as victims of gun violence including former congresswoman Gabby Giffords come out in support of Hillary Clinton
The mother of 32-year-old Drew Leinonen, who was killed alongside his boyfriend at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando last month, delivered an emotionally searing plea for reasonable gun control at the Democratic national convention on Wednesday.
Tears flowed freely in the Philadelphia arena as Christine Leinonen, comforted by survivors Brandon Wolf and Jose Arraigada, she remembered her only son.
His paternal grandparents met and fell in love in a Japanese internment camp, so it was in his DNA that love always trumps hate, she said as the crowd rose to their feet in sustained applause.
Her son was murdered along with 48 others after a gunman armed with two semi-automatic weapons opened fire inside the Orlando nightclub.
The weapon that murdered my son fires 30 rounds in one minute one minute for a gun to fire so many shots. Five minutes for a bell to honor so many lives, she said.
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