Michelle Obama: Every single kid fears dying from guns every single day

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First lady Michelle Obama said school-aged children in Chicago live in daily fear of dying or being killed by gun violence, so lawmakers have an “obligation to these kids” to continue pushing for gun control.

The first lady will appear tomorrow in an interview on “CBS Sunday Morning,” the Hill reported.

In the interview, she recalled her visit to hometown Chicago last month where she spoke about youth violence on the eve of the Senate vote on gun control.

She said high school children told her, “every day they wake up and wonder whether they’re going to make it out of school alive.”

“I mean, every single kid worries about their own death, or the death of someone, every single day,” Obama said in the interview, the article said.

According to the Hill, the first lady said:

We have millions of kids living in these kinds of circumstances who are doing everything right. And we, as a nation, have to embrace these kids and let them know that we hear them, and see them. One kid told me he felt like he lived in a cage, because he feels like his community is unseen, unheard and nobody cares about it.

President Obama spoke in Mexico Friday also expressing his determination to try again on gun control.

The Hill reported Obama said:

[A]s I’ve said in the United States, I will continue to do everything in my power to pass common-sense reforms that keep guns out of the hands of criminals and dangerous people. That can save lives here in Mexico and back home in the United States. It’s the right thing to do.

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51 thoughts on “Michelle Obama: Every single kid fears dying from guns every single day

  1. Rick Rork says:

    That's because your ilk protects the pants down around the ass gangbangers because you trade letting them run rampant for votes . At the same time you vilify law abiding gun owners because we generally don't vote Democrat, and we are all that stands in your ugly ass way to domination.

  2. Rich says:

    This reminds me of a recent article about the teacher in Florida who was telling 4th graders that they would have to give up their constitutional rights for more security.

    Hitler knew as most dictators that the key to controlling a society was through their youth. We have to be careful and pay attention to what teachers and public leaders do to influence our greatest asset and America's future, our youth.

  3. artsurfer says:

    I thought they were community organizers? Why not get all the Acorn community organizers to talk to their peeps. They know how to get them to vote the way they want…won't cookies and money and promise of phones, housing and welfare work for murderers?

  4. Susan says:

    Instead of restricting the Constitution they should spend their time working at getting the gangs under control, working to encourage record and games companies to clean up their material, and help young people to learn to respect theirselves and others. What do you think the odds are that the obamas return to Chicago? Near maybe but not there.

  5. alice ford says:

    With all due respect to the first lady…this is not true. Perhaps in big cities where there are gangs, drive-by's maybe but not in states where children are taught to hunt, and don't have the problems bigger cities do. Again…people will fight to protect their rights to bare arms! What needs to be focused on is controling the criminals! Keeping them from from having guns! Not law abiding citizens! That's my worse fear…being at the mercy ofsome crazy and having no way to protect me and my children! Let's remember we all arnt protected with bodyguards in the norm okay!and its really tacky to use an accident involving a child for political agenda

  6. Brian Specyalski says:

    She fails to mention, the shootings in Chicago are from illegal guns shot by persons without a gun permit. She and her husband are absolute morons.

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