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USA: 'Common-sense gun policies save lives' - mother of Orlando victim01:54

USA: 'Common-sense gun policies save lives' - mother of Orlando victim

United States, Philadephia
July 28, 2016 at 21:23 GMT +00:00 · Published

The mother of Christopher Leinonen, one of the victims of the Orlando shooting, Christine Leinonen, expressed her support for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Thursday.

During her address, Leinonen stated "common-sense gun policies save lives," adding "The weapon that murdered my son fires 30 rounds in one minute. An Orlando city commissioner pointed out the terrible math - one minute for a gun to fire so many shots, five minutes for a bell to honour so many lives."

Hillary Clinton became the first female Democratic presidential nominee after Bernie Sanders moved to suspend the Democratic National Convention's procedural rules in order to nominate his intraparty rival.

Clinton secured 2,842 delegates during the roll call, with 2,382 votes needed to clinch the nomination.

The 2016 Democratic National Convention is held at the Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Centre and is expected to welcome 4,765 Democratic delegates.

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The mother of Christopher Leinonen, one of the victims of the Orlando shooting, Christine Leinonen, expressed her support for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Thursday.

During her address, Leinonen stated "common-sense gun policies save lives," adding "The weapon that murdered my son fires 30 rounds in one minute. An Orlando city commissioner pointed out the terrible math - one minute for a gun to fire so many shots, five minutes for a bell to honour so many lives."

Hillary Clinton became the first female Democratic presidential nominee after Bernie Sanders moved to suspend the Democratic National Convention's procedural rules in order to nominate his intraparty rival.

Clinton secured 2,842 delegates during the roll call, with 2,382 votes needed to clinch the nomination.

The 2016 Democratic National Convention is held at the Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Centre and is expected to welcome 4,765 Democratic delegates.