The mother of Christopher Leinonen gave a heartbreaking speech at the Democratic National Convention, calling for increased gun controls in the US.

Christopher “Drew” Leinonen, 32 and his boyfriend Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22, were both murdered, along with 47 others at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando in June.

On Wednesday his mother, Christine Leinonen, 49,  gave an emotional speech at the Democratic National Convention demanding tighter gun controls in the United States.

She was supported on stage with survivor Brandon Wolf, and Drew’s ex-boyfriend, Jose Arriagada.

She told the crowd that “common sense policies, saves lives”

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Days after the shooting in Orlando, the US senate blcoked a proposal that would ban people on the US terror watch list the ability to buy guns.