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Mother of Orlando victim makes impassioned plea for common sense gun laws

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The mother of a man killed in the Orlando, Florida, shooting at Pulse nightclub in June spoke at the Democratic convention Wednesday, and her words were a devastating call for common sense gun laws.

Christine Leinonen, whose son Christopher “Drew” Leinonen was killed in the attack, fought back tears as she talked about her loss. Christopher was her only son, she said, and she told him “You can’t do better than perfect.”

Drawing attention to the rapid fire of many assault weapons, including the firearm used by gunman Omar Mateen in the massacre, she contrasted the time it took to kill 49 people with the time it took to honor their memory. Read more…

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