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Hillary Clinton Finds Her Voice Making Gun Violence Plea Following Roanoke Murders

The Democratic front-runner delivered one of her best moments on the campaign trail so far.
on August 26, 2015 in Ankeny, Iowa.

on August 26, 2015 in Ankeny, Iowa.

Photographer: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Hillary Clinton hasn’t had many transcending moments on the stump so far in this campaign, but she did have one this week as she spoke about gun violence in the wake of the on-air murder of two young TV journalists from Roanoke, Va.

The Democratic frontrunner had been speaking to reporters in front of a John Deere tractor at a stop in Des Moines on Wednesday, and she had already stepped away from the podium after taking only three questions. When a reporter shouted one about the shooting deaths of Adam Ward and Alison Parker, though, she returned to the microphone and cleared her throat.