The third day of the virtual National Democratic convention was
started by actress Kerry Washington, who was the moderator for the event. The day
started with talks regarding the increasing gun violence in the United States. People are rallying together to curtail gun violence and people believe Joe Biden will bring the fight to curb gun violence.
The Democratic National Convention saw DeAndra Dycus, a mother and an
activist talk about her experience with gun violence. She spoke about how she
lost her family, her son to gun violence.
“My son was only 13-years-old. He was recognised as a gifted child. He was at a birthday party when he was shot at the left side of the back of his head.”
“The child that I birthed is not able to live his dreams and that hurts. Every day we are reminded that it will never be the same. In every part of America, there are families knows what a bullet can do. That’s why I’m a mom who volunteers to gun violence,” DeAndra said.
She went on to say that President Donald Trump doesn’t care
about the gun violence. “I want a President, who cares and grieves,” said the
mother. She believes that Biden will close the loopholes in the gun laws, helping the people. “He
has taken the National Rifle Association (NRA) twice and he will stand against
it again,” the mother said.
Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, who was shot three feet
away, also shared her experience with gun violence.
“Join us in this fight”, she said, referring to the fight
against gun violence.
“It is the most difficult times when we stand closest, it’s
out of tragedy. The nation is ready to end gun violence,” Biden had said earlier about the gun
“I have known the darkest of days, days of pain and
recovery. Confronted by despair, I responded with grit and determination. I put
one foot in front of the other, my recovery is a daily fight. Words once came easily, today I struggle to speak. But I have not lost my voice,” Giffords said.
“Words once came easily, today I struggle to speak. But I have not lost my voice,” she said.
“America needs all of us to speak out. Even if you find it
difficult to find the right words, you need to fight. We can let the shooting
continue or we can act. We must elect Joe Biden. He was there for me, he will be
there for you. Vote, vote vote,” Gifford reiterated.