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The Activists Who Aren't Waiting For Politicians To Stop Gun Violence10:29
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In this Monday, July 7, 2014, file photo, Chicago police display some of the thousands of illegal firearms they have confiscated so far this year in their battle against gun violence in Chicago. The recent mass shooting at an Oregon community college has put the debate over gun violence and gun control into the center of the presidential race. At least some of the Republicans who are running have pointed to Chicago as proof that gun control laws don't work. (M. Spencer Green/ AP)
In this Monday, July 7, 2014, file photo, Chicago police display some of the thousands of illegal firearms they have confiscated so far this year in their battle against gun violence in Chicago. The recent mass shooting at an Oregon community college has put the debate over gun violence and gun control into the center of the presidential race. At least some of the Republicans who are running have pointed to Chicago as proof that gun control laws don't work. (M. Spencer Green/ AP)
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Tonight, the Democratic convention will hear from the mothers of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Jordan Davis and other young African-American men and women killed by gun violence. Collectively they call themselves "Mothers of the Movement," and they're throwing their support behind Hillary Clinton.

For many activists working to reduce gun violence, though, working with politicians is only part of the equation.

Guest

Nancy Robinson, executive director of Ladies Involved In Putting A Stop To Inner-City Killing, which tweets @projectlipstick.

This segment aired on July 26, 2016.

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