Evanston mother, advocate among those invited to State of Union
An Evanston mother arrived in Washington D.C. tonight for the President’s State of the Union address.
Carolyn Murray lost her 19-year-old son in November but was a gun control advocate long before that.
Justin was the unintended target of a shooting just steps from his grandmother’s home in Evanston. His shooter has never been found.
He often helped Murray organize events and a gun buyback program to tackle gun violence in their community.
Murray is hoping his story will inspire legislators to act on a gun control bill. The mother of three says she understands people’s need to protect themselves but thinks there is also a need to control illegal guns on the streets.
She is one of a handful of Chicago parents, who lost children to gun violence, in D.C for the State of the Union address tomorrow.