Jesse Jackson plans gun control discussion, meeting with theater shooting victim

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Rev. Jesse Jackson and Nick Emmons chat during Good Day Colorado. May 30, 2012

Rev. Jesse Jackson and Nick Emmons chat during Good Day Colorado. May 30, 2012

AURORA, Colo. — The Rev. Jesse Jackson is planning to hold an impromptu discussion on gun control and meet with one family of an Aurora theater tragedy victim Thursday, according to a report.

The Associated Press is reporting that Jackson, an outspoken gun control activist, is planning to speak publicly near the apartment of James Holmes, the man accused of opening fire in an Aurora movie theater last week. Residents at the apartment were allowed to return home Wednesday.

There is no word on any particulars of Jackson’s planned speech. The AP also did not report which family Jackson will visit, though the news organization did report that Jackson will only be visiting with one family.

Jackson visited Denver in late May to attend the Service Employees International Union convention. He spoke with our Nick Emmons about everything from voter identification to to health care to gay marriage. Watch that interview here.

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