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January 30, 2013

WH says death of girl in Chicago speaks to need for gun control

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney called the shooting death of a 15-year-old girl in Chicago a "terrible tragedy" and that the first family's "thoughts and prayers are with the family."

The girl, Hadiya Pendleton, who was in a band that performed at Obama's inaugural last week, was a bystander in a shooting in a park near Obama's Chicago home.

Carney said the case also points to the need for greater gun restrictions: "As the president has said, we will never be able to eradicate every act of evil in this country, but if we can save even one child's life, we have an obligation to try when it comes to the scourge of gun violence."

To that end, Obama plans to meet later today at the White House with former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly. Giffords earlier today testified before a Senate panel looking at ways to curb gun violence, saying that "Americans are counting" on Congress to be "courageous."

Carney defended the administration's call for universal background checks, singling out the NRA's Wayne LaPierre for his opposition to them: "That's an issue on which the NRA and Wayne LaPierre is in a very distinct minority, if that's their position."

And he suggested that it's unlikely that Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn. will be getting an invite to Camp David anytime soon. A reporter asked Carney for his reaction to Blackburn's call for an invite to a skeet shooting match at the presidential retreat, saying she's skeptical of Obama's claims and believes she's a better shot.

"I have none," Carney replied.

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cinnamonaltoids

Hadiya,s promise, obamas shame , for not dealing with gun problems right way.enforce laws on the books ,and put these killers in jail and off the streets ! and now try to disarm law abiding citizens from protecting self and family's??????? shame on you obama.thier blood is on your hands till you enforce laws we have now!!!!!!

cinnamonaltoids

ob is not an african american slave .He was born in kenya ,africa . Father was a marxist. Please go to Socialism,communism,and marxism and Obama on the net.

cinnamonaltoids

please watch Black genocide .org .for some perspective .ob is lover of SELF .and is having a ball while America goes down the drain,hes a power happy dictator.and when he moves to Hawaii after this last term ,God willing it will be his last term ,into his 35 million $ house ,where will we be ?pray our country gets back to some semblance of order.

cinnamonaltoids

a false witness shall not be unpunished and he that speaketh lies shall not escape! @king obama.Wake up black people.What will it prophet you to gain a few food stamps and loose your soul.?! Don't be deceived.Do some research if you dare!

cinnamonaltoids

God bless these little pawns of that wicked ob.

cinnamonaltoids

ob is most devious , no wonder hes called the Antichrist by many,this is a dictator whose setting the stage for the {demincrats} {haters of America}for the future.we all know these thugs will be the only ones left with guns .God help us.!enforce the laws on the books NOW!900 of them,simple .he wont{enforce} immigration laws either .and all you church going hypocrite,hes for abortion and gay marriage,all for FOOD STAMPS? you've lost your minds and are all going "with"ob to the pit.you'll get what you deserve!!!!!

Thomas Nass

This is absolutely horrible!

Michael E. Maus

In the interest of manslaughter reduction, I strongly recommend that adherents of the Obama regime examine the illegal, un-lawful, and un-Constitutional restrictions on the ownership and full-time possession of firearms in the City of Chicago, Illinois. There is no place in the USA that more strongly restricts the right of healthy, law-abiding citizens to defend themselves, as is clearly protected by the Second Amendment to the Constitution, than the City of Chicago Illinois...the last legal residence of President Barack H. Obama.

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