Orlando nightclub shooting

Orlando Shooting Victim Pushes Lawmakers to Act
Angel Colon is asking Congress to address gun violence

From left: Sen. Bob Casey, Colon's mother Mirta Rodriguez, Brady Campaign president Dan Gross, and Orlando shooting victim Angel Colon. (Bridget Bowman/CQ Roll Call)

Angel Colon rose from his chair, grabbing his crutch, and walked slowly towards the podium in a small room in the Capitol.

Colon is struggling to walk again after he was shot multiple times in both of his legs when a gunman opened fire at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., in June.

Orlando Nightclub Shooter's Father at Clinton Rally
Event was open to the public and he was not invited, Clinton campaign says

Hillary Clinton's Monday rally in Kissimmee, Florida, might be overshadowed by one of the people who attended: the father of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen.

Seddique Mateen can be seen standing in the crowd behind Clinton wearing a red baseball cap.  

Gun Violence Takes Center Stage at Democratic Convention
Activists sense a sea change in momentum around the issue

Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, seen here with her husband Mark Kelly, will address the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia Tuesday night. (Bill Clark/ Roll Call)

PHILADELPHIA — Every couple of minutes, it seems to Daniel Hernandez, someone stops him to ask about gun violence.  

Hernandez is a former intern for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. He helped save the Arizona Democrat's life after she was shot in the head at a constituent event in 2011.