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Pulse Victim's Mother to DNC: Commonsense Gun Policies Save Lives

Christine Leinonen, whose son was killed in the Pulse attack in Orlando, is embraced by attack survivors Brandon Wolf (L) and Jose Arraigada (R) on the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia
Christine Leinonen, whose son was killed in the Pulse attack in Orlando, is embraced by attack survivors Brandon Wolf (L) and Jose Arraigada (R) on the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. (REUTERS/Mike Segar)

In a bold move to propose commonsense gun control legislation, the Democratic National Convention brought the mother of a Pulse nightclub shooting victim on stage. 

"It takes about five minutes for a church bell to ring 49 times," Christine Leinonen told the Philadelphia crowd. "One minute for a gun to fire so many shots. Five minutes for a bell to honor so many lives."

Watch the video to see the rest of her speech. 

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