East Oakland father talks about gun violence

OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) -- On Wednesday, Frank Somerville got a different perspective on gun control by talking to East Oakland resident Christopher Ellis, the father of a teen who was fatally shot in a senseless killing earlier this year.

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Last week Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom proposed new gun control that would require background checks to buy ammunition and force gun owners to give up extended magazines. It would also require gun owners to notify police if their gun is stolen.

In February, Christopher Ellis lost his 14-year-old son Davon when he was shot and killed for no reason while he was walking to a corner market. In this interview, Ellis speaks bluntly with Frank about how his son’s death has changed his life and how gun control has little bearing on the alarming number of illegal firearms on the streets of Oakland.

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