A Latina mom lost her son to gun violence. For her, it’s a campaign issue.

Lisa Espinosa says she can remember every detail of the day her youngest son was shot four years ago outside a nightclub in Philadelphia while he was trying to stop an altercation. Since then, she has channeled her grief and become a voice in the fight to enact legislation to curb gun violence. Raymond Pantoja, her son, was 26. "He died from a single bullet to the heart, 15 to 17 minutes after impact. There was no goodbye. Sadly, we see that violence becomes normal," Espinosa said. "I felt that his death could not be in vain, because he died doing a good deed. "That bullet went through my heart and that of his daughter, that of all the people who loved him," Espinosa, who is of Puerto Rican heritage, said in a telephone interview with Noticias Telemundo. Espinosa is part of the organization Everytown for Gun Safety , which announced a bilingual advertising campaign of $1 million Monday aimed at Latino voters in Florida and Arizona, key states in the election. Everytown for Gun Safety, which endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in March , produced the ad campaign with Priorities USA Action. The messages slam President Donald Trump for " caving to the gun lobby ," which spent $31 million to support his election, and for backing away from his pledge to the families of the people killed in the shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, in 2018 that he would support background checks. Another […]

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