Addressing the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Hillary Clinton spoke at length about the Charleston, South Carolina shooting in which a young white man murdered nine members of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopalian Church on Wednesday, June 17. (Campaign to Unload has called this shooting a terrorist action, as it was seemingly based on racial hatred and intended to strike fear into the hearts of black Americans.)
“We can have common sense gun reforms that keep weapons out of the hands of criminals and the violently unstable while respecting responsible gun owners,” she said. “The stakes are too high, the costs are too dear, and I am not and will not be afraid to keep fighting for common sense reforms, and along with you, achieve those on behalf of all who have been lost because of this senseless gun violence in this country.” -Hillary Clinton, June 20, 2016
Read more in the Huffington Post.