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Gun Control Rally At DNC Draws Connecticut Delegates

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The Connecticut delegation casts its votes during the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday. Earlier in the day, some members of the delegation participated in a rally for gun control measures..

Members of the Connecticut delegation at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia took part in a gun control rally Tuesday morning. U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, D-Conn., told the participants he’s happy they are keeping up the pressure on making gun safety an issue in the presidential campaign.

“It really warms my heart to see this many people standing here on very short notice to demand action on gun safety in this country. We are making a difference as we speak. You can feel, you can feel, the tide turning on this issue right now.”

Murphy says that’s because the Hillary Clinton-Tim Kaine Democratic Party Presidential ticket has embraced the issue. Murphy is one of several speakers expected to take to the convention podium on Wednesday to talk about gun violence in the country.

As WSHU Public Radio’s award-winning senior political reporter, Ebong Udoma draws on his extensive tenure to delve deep into state politics during a major election year.