Thursday, June 18, 2015

Clinton: We Must Face 'Hard Truths' About Race, Guns After Charleston Shooting


Clinton told an audience Thursday at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials in Las Vegas that the news "broke my heart."
"The shock and pain of this crime of hate strikes deep," she said, as quoted by National Journal. "Nine people, women and men. Cut down at prayer, murdered in a house of God. It just broke my heart."
Like President Barack Obama did earlier in the day, Clinton also urged Americans to address gun violence after failing to act in the wake of past mass shootings like the 2012 Aurora, Colorado movie theater massacre. She said that the country must "face hard truths about race, violence, guns and division" in order to make sense of the latest tragedy, according to National Journal.
"How many innocent people in our country—little children to church members to movie theater attendees—how many people do we need to see cut down before we act?" she said, as quoted by National Journal. "So as we mourn and as our hearts break a little more, and as we send this message of solidarity that we will not forsake those who have been victimized by gun violence, this time we have to find answers together."......

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