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No candidate this cycle, or perhaps ever, has campaigned against gun violence as energetically as Hillary Clinton. As the nation continues to reel from and mourn over yet another mass shooting only last weekend, the anniversary of the last one is upon us.

A year ago today, a man with a heart filled with hate murdered nine people inside the Mother Emanuel AME Church. One of those people was my aunt, Myra Thompson.

Charleston is resilientNobody worked harder than my aunt. She would do anything for her church, Mother Emanuel. And since her death, I have tried to work as hard as she did at everything I do.

Not a day goes by that I don’t think about my aunt. So when this week, after tragedy struck again in Orlando, I knew exactly how much the victims, survivors and their families would need our nation’s love and support.

In the year since the Charleston attack, Mother Emanuel has shown what it means to be resilient and heal.

Still, it’s hard to believe that a year later, it’s still so easy for hate-filled people to get their hands on guns. But I am filled with hope that after this latest tragedy Congress will find the will to act.

However, I also know hope must be paired with action — action in the name of the ones we’ve lost. Action for my Aunt Myra. And I won’t stop urging lawmakers to act to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people so that this might be the last time our country comes together to mourn lost brothers and sisters.
With hope,
Andre Duncan
Loving nephew to Myra Duncan

P.S. Share this image to spread the word and say #ENOUGH to gun violence.

One year ago we lost 9 lives in Charleston. 49 in Orlando on Sunday. 26 in Newtown. Too many others. This has to stop. We need to change. -H

The Brady campaign strongly endorsed Hillary for her firm stand on this issue.  Let’s stand with them and with Hillary!  #ENOUGH!

Hillary’s plan to address gun violence >>>>

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, right, holds hands with Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, as she reacts to Fulton's statement during a rally at the Central Baptist Church in Columbia, S.C., on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. Clinton spoke and then heard from mothers of victims of gun violence. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, right, holds hands with Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, as she reacts to Fulton’s statement during a rally at the Central Baptist Church in Columbia, S.C., on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. Clinton spoke and then heard from mothers of victims of gun violence. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Lucia McBath, left, mother of Jordan Davis, and Maria Hamilton, mother of Dontre Hamilton, react as Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, talks about her son next to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during a rally at the Central Baptist Church in Columbia, S.C., on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, with mothers of victims of gun violence. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton attends a forum on gun violence, Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at the Tabernacle Community Baptist Church in Milwaukee. From left are, Pastor Don Darius Butler, Geneva Reed-Veal and Annette Holt. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

A woman wipes her eyes as she listens to a forum on gun violence featuring Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at the Tabernacle Community Baptist Church in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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One thing is for sure, I am not going to stop talking about this, and I hope you don’t either!

 
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