Political and community leaders have focused on several key issues this week, including gun violence, and the government’s need to take action.
Reverend Jesse Jackson said, “This is terrorism. Innocent people are being killed in the crossfire, in the gun-drug lack of attention. We know where the guns are manufactured, we know where they’re sold, we know where the straw-purchase points are. We know where the drugs are grown. There aren’t drug fields in Chicago. There aren’t gun stores in Chicago and gun shops.”
Jackson says he hopes President Obama will develop a comprehensive plan for economic growth and to fight gun violence.