Dallas Gun Safety Activists Support Hillary Clinton

Moms Demand Action is a group that lobbies for gun safety. They are bi-partisan, but this election, the group took a side, endorsing Hillary Clinton for her stance on the Second Amendment.

"Hillary Clinton is absolutely in sync with everything we're looking for legislatively," said Amanda Johnson of Moms Demand Action. "We just feel there are some very common sense laws that can put very little burden on gun owners, but really save lives."

Clinton says she would expand background checks to close the gun show and internet sales loopholes, challenge the gun lobby and support laws to keep violent and severely mentally ill people from owning guns.

"Changing our policies around guns, it may not end gun violence on the whole, but it may end the next Dylann Roof, the next Orlando shooting, the next Dallas shooting," explained Edwin Robinson, a minister with Faith in Texas.

Robinson is former military.

"I don't understand the necessity of assault weapons in the hands of private citizens," he said.

Clinton has also said she would like to re-institute the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004.

"It's getting more and more out of control, this gun culture," said Johnson, a gun owner herself. "You're probably like me. There were guns around, but it wasn't a sticker you put on the back of your car."

Johnson's sister committed suicide with a gun kept at home. 

"If that gun hadn't been available to her, would she still have found a way to take her life?" Johnson asked. "I don't know, but I wish I didn't have to wonder."

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