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Obama calls for tougher gun control in State of Union

The parents of murdered Chicago teen Hadiya Pendleton sat with the First Lady Tuesday night, listening as President Obama talked about the need for tougher gun laws, pointing to their daughter’s death as a reason why.

Earlier in the day, Hadiya’s parents joined dozens of other families of murder victims at a Capitol Hill news conference.

Illinois Senator Dick Durbin chaired a Senate judiciary hearing on gun violence and called for those in the audience who had been affected by gun violence to stand.

About half the room rose in silence.

The committee then heard testimony. One of those who spoke was Chicagoan Sandra Wortham, the sister of slain Chicago police officer Thomas Wortham who was shot and killed in 2010 by men trying to steal his motorcycle.

The president ended his plea for tougher gun control laws by calling for a vote.

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10 Comments to “Obama calls for tougher gun control in State of Union”

    kid1339 said:
    February 13, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    Obama & Eboy is IDIOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    kid1339 said:
    February 13, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    Are IDIOTS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      mike said:
      February 13, 2013 at 12:58 PM

      Just blame your bad grammer on public schools. They spend all their time teaching us homosexuality is an acceptable & other liberal things instead of math, English,Science.

        Stoner Dude said:
        February 13, 2013 at 2:41 PM

        Dooood…"grammer" is actually spelled grammAr. LOL!

        Stoner Dude said:
        February 13, 2013 at 2:44 PM

        Wait, did you mean "unacceptable" or "is acceptable" without the "an"? Doood, are you stoned too?

    mike said:
    February 13, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    I want to limit 1st ammendment so called right to burn the American flag & press access & invasion of privacy. Open them up to lawsuits

    Total Liberal said:
    February 13, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    I laugh at frustrated repub/conservatives/gunners all day. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

      Repub Gunner said:
      February 13, 2013 at 2:47 PM

      Yeah, well laugh now "Total Liberal" cause you guys are turning this country into HELL!

    kid1339 said:
    February 13, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    If a movie or book , I wonder if Hadiya,sparents will share with the others that were there.

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