Angela Bassett Introduces Survivors of the Charleston Church Shootings at the DNC

Felicia Sanders and Polly Sheppard give heartfelt speeches about gun control at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
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Transcript for Angela Bassett Introduces Survivors of the Charleston Church Shootings at the DNC
Thank you thank you. They were gathered. To pray. He walked and an outsider. A stranger. And they welcomed him but then he opened fire tease stole. Their lives. Reverend let men have picked me. Cynthia hurt. Cure Rondo Coleman's single. Taiwan suspenders. Myron Thompson at holy land Suzie Jackson. Daniel Simmons to Payne Middleton doll. We say their names. But that is not enough is it. Since the massacre at Charleston Emanuel AME church more lives. Have been destroyed by gun violence and hatred still threatens to terrorists. Heart. After Charleston. Hillary Clinton challenged all of us to turn our grief into action and we have to do that. Still there are days when it feels like our bodies in our minds are under too much pressure. And I remember that we have folds to and I thank god that our whole our own quiet. I visited Charleston this year. And I can tell you that that city's soul is owned by. That's home. Burns with the resilience. It fuels their resistance he brought down the confederate flag. At mid morning. It. A and did bring them Charleston community together cloves are put together every day. Now we are honored to have. Charleston survivors. Police just senders and Polly Shepperd here with us tonight. Please join me in welcoming them. It saying. My eyes class airfare. We mean you know mom. So bonds. My hero. Holidays they I think gave the kid ever merited him. If this rides Phyllis will hopper. I refuse to live hit this drive me. Now. I have okay. I would eat it looked practice that then be used to kill filming. At the best people a day. Kennedy and call on lawmakers to close the top loopholes. Because at the home. Even though the two. Go ahead and arrest Rick it. When it didn't service and three days pay and keep his bill but that that. No one kid feel what I've seen. No when we feel. How we feel probably suffered. The Bible tells us that LB come failed. Praise. And parent trap mile wicked ways. Not locally get back and he allowed lions. Then as he does better. And and and may god. Neil they. A man. Video we must begin. That's led this past year. It's student cost them their jobs who hit me it is. Is shooting an Orlando ahead eight in his. And the student down a bit too. So much need to match but as scripted and never failed. So. I do love. In the end. I assume that no Rick Latin. It's. That they've been flooded sued him. At any good they have the pilot who talked about that hit within that nation. They're great fit and did Justin. Is that that we can't hide that needs to. She called on who demand them. On them have been changed them together. We can fight but that shouldn't take out again Leon back gather again love. Thank you.

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