Clinton Speaks in Philly of the Need for Reform: ‘We Have Just Too Many Guns’

ClintonHillary Clinton appeared alongside former Attorney General Eric Holder at a meeting in Philadelphia to speak out against the proliferation of guns and the need for criminal justice reform.

Clinton said that there needed to be a “national consensus” on reforming criminal justice at the federal, state, and local levels.

“We have just too many guns on the streets, in our homes, in our neighborhoods” she said to applause. “There’s been a lot of talk about the power of certain interests,” Clinton said. “But there is no more powerful lobby than the gun lobby.”

In attendance at the meeting were with Mothers of the Movement, an activist group for African-American mothers of children killed by gun violence and in confrontations with law enforcement, as well as a host of other local community members. Many of the women shared wrenching stories of their loss — and the subsequent struggles with the criminal justice system to uncover the truth — and spoke about the support they had received from Clinton.

Tanya Brown-Dickerson, mother of Brandon Tate-Brown , who was killed by police last year, shared her story, and said of Clinton: “I think we have a winner.”

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