At the past three Democratic conventions, only one presidential nominee mentioned the scourge of gun violence. Eight years ago in Denver, Barack Obama devoted a single sentence to the subject in his 5,000-word acceptance speech. This year’s convention is shaping up very differently. Shooting survivors, mothers of shooting victims and gun-safety activists took turns at center stage in this week’s Democratic National Convention here. And the duo atop the party’s ticket — presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Sen. Timothy M. Kaine (D-Va.) — have put the fight for tougher gun laws at the heart of their campaign for the White House. By spotlighting gun control during their party’s biggest showcase, Democrats are marking a significant evolution in presidential politics.
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