Mississippi delegates agree on a need for gun reform

DNC Black Caucus: Eric Holder, a Mississippian and guns

In the wake of police shootings, nightclub shootings and two ambushes of police officer, guns were on the agenda at the DNC’s Black Caucus. Former Attorney General Eric Holder said he doubts he’d vote for a candidate who didn’t favor gun regulation. And delegates seemed to agree.

Christopher Abruzzo is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for the Sun Herald.

In wake of recent shootings, FL Dems look for gun reform at DNC

Manatee, Sarasota delegates push for stronger gun control

Combatting gun violence in Florida and the rest of the nation was at the forefront Tuesday of a rally at the Democratic National Convention. “It’s one thing to be able to protect your home but you don’t need an assault weapon to do it,” said Lawrence Jennis, West Manatee fire commissioner and a Hillary Clinton delegate.

Cherea Hatcher is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for Bradenton Herald.

Video: Gun control rally urges Dems to make reform

Gun control rally in Philadelphia

Igniting the Vocal Majority: A Rally for Action to Reduce Gun Violence was held in Philadelphia on July 26. The rally was organized by Americans for Responsible Solutions to call on leaders in Washington to act to keep guns out of the wrong hands.

Cherea Hatcher is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for Bradenton Herald.