Hillary Clinton seems to be disproving the numerous surveys that claim she does not fare well with most women voters. At a recent Milwaukee rally, she received strong support from a full audience of women after vowing to support tougher gun control laws.
The Democratic front-runner’s Milwaukee rally focused on the victims of gun violence and police brutality. Cases involving police beatings and fatal shootings of unarmed African Americans have received a lot of media attention in the past months. Recent years have also seen an increase in mass shootings.
On Tuesday, the former Secretary of State said that the epidemic of gun violence spares no one but occurs mainly in areas that are “short on hope.” The panel discussion took place at the Tabernacle Community Baptist Church.
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Hillary Clinton has made the “getting tough on of gun control” policy one of the pillars of her platforms.
In the past, she has called for strengthening background checks and closing the loopholes that are the cause of unmonitored gun sales. During her Milwaukee rally, she said that gun control should be a voting issue that ought to be prioritized by lawmakers.
Hillary Clinton’s Milwaukee rally was attended by Representative Gwen Moore, a Democrat from Wisconsin, and Geneva Reed-Veal, the mother of former civil rights activist Sandra Bland.
Hillary Clinton cracks up when Sandra Bland’s mom says she shouldn’t be judged for President Bill Clinton’s actionshttps://t.co/7YlyVXuLKa
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Sandra Bland was found hanged in her jail cell three days after being pulled over for a minor traffic violation on July 2015. However, as per the arresting officer’s dash cam recording, the police officer was heard using a stun gun on her and said that he would light her up. Her family has since filed a wrongful death lawsuit.
Also at the event was Annette Nance-Holt, whose son, 16-year-old Blair Holt, was shot dead in 2007 after a man opened fire on a Chicago bus he was riding. These ladies, who both lost loved ones, were referred to by Hillary Clinton as “Mothers of the Movement.”
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These women said that they were voting for Hillary Clinton, as she was the only Democrat who reached out to them. They added that they were freely backing her up because she listens intently to their stories. Geneva Reed-Veal recounted that the Democratic front-runner even sent her a card during the holidays and offered her condolences for her recent loss. A grand jury declined to indict anyone regarding her daughter’s death.
This is the second campaign of Hillary Clinton in the state as the primaries are set for April 5. As for the issue of gun control, the former first lady also attacked her rival Bernie Sanders, who has expressed mixed emotions toward gun control.
The front-runner also noted that the Vermont senator voted against a bill in the Senate that will strip immunity from gun manufacturers and sellers.
Annette Nance-Holt echoed the statements of Hillary Clinton, saying that the “other candidate on the Democratic side” did not reach out to them and cared more about free college tuition than the lives of others. She added that “if my child is dead, he can’t go to college.”
Annette Nance-Holt, Mother of Blair Holt also on panel with Clinton pic.twitter.com/gLbNlV6eZB
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Back in 2008, Hillary Clinton criticized United States President Barack Obama for his take on guns. She called him out of touch with the Americans who own firearms and use them responsibly after he stated that there should be stricter laws on gun control.
Bernie Sanders has yet to comment on the latest attack by his opponent. He recently won five states during the recent primaries, leading to him nearly closing the gap between himself and Hillary Clinton.
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