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Obama: US ignored 'unique mayhem' of gun violence for too long

US President Barack Obama delivers the eulogy during the funeral of slain pastor, Rev and South Carolina State Sen. Clementa Pinckney, at the College of Charleston TD Arena, in Charleston, South Carolina on June 26, 2015US President Barack Obama made a fresh pitch for tighter gun controls Friday as he eulogized the pastor killed in the Charleston church shootings, saying Americans had ignored the toll of gun violence for too long. “We’ve been blind to the unique mayhem that gun violence inflicts upon this nation,” Obama said at the funeral in the South Carolina city. Obama gave a rousing speech in front of thousands of mourners who came to pay their last respects to Reverend Clementa Pinckney, who was one of the nine people gunned down last week during a Bible study class at the Emanuel AME Church.

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