Hillary Clinton calls for tighter gun control at North Carolina church

By Aaron James

A woman displays her hands during a rally/prayer vigil at Marshall Park in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. With officials refusing to release any video of the Tuesday shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott, anger built as two starkly different versions emerged: Police say Scott disregarded repeated demands to drop his gun, while neighborhood residents say he was holding a book, not a weapon, as he waited for his son to get off the school bus. Wednesday's protest started as a downtown prayer vigil, but an angry group left the peaceful event and marched through downtown Charlotte. (Jeff Siner/The Charlotte Observer via AP)
A woman displays her hands during a rally/prayer vigil at Marshall Park in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. With officials refusing to release any video of the Tuesday shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott, anger built as two starkly different versions emerged: Police say Scott disregarded repeated demands to drop his gun, while neighborhood residents say he was holding a book, not a weapon, as he waited for his son to get off the school bus. Wednesday’s protest started as a downtown prayer vigil, but an angry group left the peaceful event and marched through downtown Charlotte. (Jeff Siner/The Charlotte Observer via AP)

Hillary Clinton has said the spate of gun violence in the US shows “protecting all of God’s children is America’s calling”.

The Democratic presidential nominee spoke at church services in Charlotte, North Carolina, which has been grappling with last month’s shooting of a black man by a police officer.

Ms Clinton said at Little Rock AME Zion Church that the country should try to imagine gun violence “through our children’s eyes”.

She was joined at the pulpit by nine-year-old Zianna Oliphant.

The African American youngster recently gave a tearful address to the city council on race relations, saying she could not “stand how we’re treated”.

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SOURCES: News Now/Premier Christian Radio online

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