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Michelle Obama: Gun violence has children fearing death every day
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Posted on 05/03/2013 10:49:52 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Michelle Obama: Gun violence has children fearing death every day By Justin Sink - 05/03/13 12:56 PM ET

First lady Michelle Obama said that students at a high school just five miles from her family's Chicago home told her that “every day they wake up and wonder whether they’re going to make it out of school alive.”

In an interview with "CBS Sunday Morning" that will air this weekend, the first lady said that when she met students after delivering a speech last month on gun violence, she was struck by the extent to which fear dominated the children's everyday lives.

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

The first lady traveled to her hometown to advocate for new gun controls ahead of the Senate's vote last month on a bill that would expand background checks on gun purchases. The vote fell five senators short of the 60 needed.

In the interview with CBS, Obama said that lawmakers have an "obligation to these kids" to try again.

“We have millions of kids living in these kinds of circumstances who are doing everything right,” Obama said. “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."

Speaking in Mexico on Friday, President Obama said gun control would save lives on both sides of the border.

“Most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States,” Obama said. “I think many of you know that in America, our Constitution guarantees our individual right to bear arms. And as president, I swore an oath to uphold that right, and I always will.”

“At the same time," Obama continued, "as 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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Really? Where in Chicago?
1 posted on 05/03/2013 10:49:52 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Is that what they say to their single parent? Or do they share it with a case worker?


2 posted on 05/03/2013 10:51:30 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Sub-Driver

More abortions would fix this...


3 posted on 05/03/2013 10:52:01 AM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some days...it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps....)
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To: Sub-Driver

Moochelles ridiculous school menus have children facing death every day, the Obama administrations refusal to secure our borders and acknowledge the threat from Islam have our children facing death every day. You tell me which is the greater danger?


4 posted on 05/03/2013 10:52:44 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Sub-Driver
It's a cultural problem, Michelle.

Most of America doesn't understand it a bit.

No. No, thanks. Don't bother explaining it to us, please. Thanks anyway.

5 posted on 05/03/2013 10:53:32 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Demand Common Sense Nut Control.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"... 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."

There's a shrewd lad.

6 posted on 05/03/2013 10:55:24 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Demand Common Sense Nut Control.)
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The first lady traveled to her hometown [Chicago] to advocate for new gun controls...

POP QUIZ:

Question 1: What major US city in the state of Illinois has among the strictest gun control laws in the entire country?

Question 2: What major US city in the state of Illinois with the strictest gun control in the USA has among the highest gun-related murders in the entire world?

"Class dismissed."

7 posted on 05/03/2013 10:56:13 AM PDT by Obadiah (High speed, low drag.)
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To: Sub-Driver
And so...... these folks who are inflicting this fear on the kids......... need more laws .......... to make them understand.... that they shouldn't oughta do that.

Is that the idea?

8 posted on 05/03/2013 10:57:51 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s the gangland neighborhoods (created and nourished by corrupt idiot Democrats) that they have to go to school in.


9 posted on 05/03/2013 10:58:36 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

I no, let’s make ALL of Chicago and it’s suburbs “Gun Free Zones”

Wait, I think they are already that.

Maybe they need better community organizers ?

Clearly the targets of gun violence in Chicago are the result of misdirected frustration with a system that has failed to provide them with the proper education which would establish social justice.


10 posted on 05/03/2013 10:58:58 AM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: The KG9 Kid

Obama organized these neighborhoods.


11 posted on 05/03/2013 10:59:20 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Fiscal violence has me fearing death every day.


12 posted on 05/03/2013 11:00:37 AM PDT by gasport (I ain't got no guns.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Did she say black children fear other blacks will kill them? It isn’t the little white kids dying every day.


13 posted on 05/03/2013 11:01:04 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Sub-Driver

Did she say black children fear other blacks will kill them? It isn’t the little white kids dying every day.


14 posted on 05/03/2013 11:01:04 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Jim Robinson

Gottcha by 22 seconds.


15 posted on 05/03/2013 11:01:21 AM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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Michelle Obama: Gun violence has children fearing death every day

Who knew wookies could speak? I guess the turd in the whitehouse trained it to say that.

16 posted on 05/03/2013 11:02:30 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Sub-Driver

I would be scared of dying too if I had a crack-head mother and the best I can say about my father is that he might be one of half-dozen men who regularly stop by to visit my mother for a booty call.


17 posted on 05/03/2013 11:06:28 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: Sub-Driver

That says more about Chicago than it does about guns.


18 posted on 05/03/2013 11:07:56 AM PDT by left that other site ((Ban the ubiquitous and deadly solvent, Di-hydrogen monoxide!!!))
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To: andyk

The Chicago Democrat machine has conveniently disarmed the civilian population in Chicago. Of course their children live in fear. Nothing but criminals on the streets anymore.


19 posted on 05/03/2013 11:09:38 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Sub-Driver

My child fears POTUS FLOTUS and TOTUS


20 posted on 05/03/2013 11:09:59 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama will soon be met with ridicule and defiance.)
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To: Sub-Driver

22 posted on 05/03/2013 11:14:30 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Sub-Driver

Planned Parenthood and the democrats have children actually dying everyday, never mind fearing it.


23 posted on 05/03/2013 11:16:12 AM PDT by FreedomGuru (Without Life nothing else matters.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Maybe she needs to go after her friends in Hollywood for putting so much violence on tv & in the movies.


24 posted on 05/03/2013 11:17:36 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Sub-Driver

In Chicago, virtually all of the murders take place in less than 10% of the city. And in 2011, 70% of murder VICTIMS had a criminal record.

Yes, it sucks to be an innocent person trapped in a very high crime area. Time to encourage the honest folks who live there to buy and use guns. In fact, I’d support a donation program...I’d give one of my guns to a family there for free, if they will escort their kids to and from school while armed.

Oh wait. Most blacks living in very high crime areas hate guns and don’t want to own them. They support Obama’s attempts to eventually take guns away from honest folks.

Sorry, then - you suckers are on your own!


25 posted on 05/03/2013 11:18:48 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Shame on you MOOOShal. The kids I know are not worried about guns at all. They seem to be more interested in candy and playing hide and seek. The real danger to kids is LIBERALS indoctrinating them in school and LIBERALS trying to take control of raising our kids away from parents, destroy Christianity (while coddling most other religions). GO away, not everyone wants to live your perverted lifestyle.


26 posted on 05/03/2013 11:18:53 AM PDT by thegrump (The US is not at war with Islam, but Islam sure as H%!! is at war with the US.)
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To: Sub-Driver
This is causing quite a stir - making the gun control freaks heads explode.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F1nPSNnaBo

only 2 minutes - pass it on after viewing. it is going viral ...

27 posted on 05/03/2013 11:19:18 AM PDT by bankwalker (In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Once you try to use more laws to keep people from violating “thou shall not murder”, you’re heading down a death spiral.


28 posted on 05/03/2013 11:22:03 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Sub-Driver

More children face death from “Mommy’s New Boyfriend” than from guns.


29 posted on 05/03/2013 11:23:12 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: bankwalker

Warning, it’ll enrage you and make you cry at the same time.


30 posted on 05/03/2013 11:23:28 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Sub-Driver

31 posted on 05/03/2013 11:28:21 AM PDT by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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To: Sub-Driver

“every day they wake up and wonder whether they’re going to make it out of school alive.”

The chances of any particular K-12 school in the United States experiencing a shooting incident in any given year is approximately 1 in 53,925. The odds of actually getting killed at school is very small.

Chicago public schools have a 40% dropout rate. The 60% that do graduate do not measure up to high school students in Europe and Asia.

Chicago kids are about 20,000 times more likely to drop out of school than experience a school shooting. What is Obama’s education solution?

1. Deny school choice that would allow kids to get better educated at safer schools. School choice would be liberating for millions, but it would be a transfer of power from the government. Democrats do not support any programs that lessen government power. (This is why Democrats are comfortable with communist and Nazi power, even as they blame such influences on conservatives. Liberals love government control)

2. Push for higher teacher salaries. Keep in mind that your children’s teachers might suddenly decide to start teaching your kids if they only had another 5 to 10 thousand dollar raise. (As long as the teachers are government employees and paying union dues, Democrats will support more of it)

3. More school administrators so they can prepare reports for the federal government and bully local schools and parents. (Again, more money and influence for Democrats)

4. Take over the student loan program. Debt is a form of slavery. If they government controls the student loan debt, they become the masters of all college bound kids.

5. Deny and/or bully schools into not allowing self defense. Again, the government is the master and you are their subjects.

6. Denounce home schooling even though home schooled kids have the highest college entrance scores and the most well mannered. The problem is that it challenges the liberal power-base of money and influence.

7. Push for new math that doesn’t require thinking.

New history that blames the worlds problems on western civilization and the US in particular.

New literature that no longer asks the kids to read classics. Before high school, they don’t even read entire books. They must read passages in groups of 4 to 6 people. Much of the literature revolves around racism, sexism, or the evils of capitalism.

Homework is hardly required before high school.

The problems with the schools go on and on. Liberals try to trap everyone in the system. Yes, there are pockets of excellence but that is usually because a teacher is going against the system and decided to teach.


32 posted on 05/03/2013 11:28:49 AM PDT by Tai_Chung
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To: The KG9 Kid

Is is and I personally don’t care if they create their own hell, and others don’t do ANYTHING to get out of there. (except whine and complain)


33 posted on 05/03/2013 11:29:44 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (I may be drunk, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly. (Churchill))
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To: Sub-Driver
The Obamas, each raised in a 'rarefied' United States, fail to see a Whole United States, they only see this nation as South-side Chicago and 'politics' as the infamous Chicago Machine...only as 'first family' have their eyes been opened to the real United States and precious little has registered other than their ingrained views. Plus Ill. has some of the most stringent gun laws in the nation and they don't work!
34 posted on 05/03/2013 11:34:43 AM PDT by yoe
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To: bankwalker

My wife learned to safely shoot and maintain military handguns and rifles during high school PE class. It was required for all.


35 posted on 05/03/2013 11:35:55 AM PDT by Tai_Chung
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, “criminal” is an easy state to define, since courts and judges and all are involved (due process).

But now we have a new, non-due-process category of people, “dangerous”.

So when 0bama wants to stop “criminals and dangerous people”, we need a pretty strict definition of what “dangerous” is exactly.

I suspect we are going to see a Federal law mandating that someone who wishes to own “a” firearm for “lawful purposes” is going to have to pass a “dangerousness test” that will include at least a physical and mental examination that will be strict enough that the physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, lawyers and an advocate or two (paid for by the firearms owner) won’t be liable if anything bad happens. If it saves only one life, it will be commonsense and reasonable, for the children.


36 posted on 05/03/2013 11:37:34 AM PDT by DBrow
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every day they wake up and wonder whether they’re going to make it out of school alive.

Riiiiiiight!

37 posted on 05/03/2013 11:38:52 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Sub-Driver

FU Mooooooooooooooooooooo


38 posted on 05/03/2013 11:41:16 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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“I mean, every single kid worries about their own death, or the death of someone, every single day,” Obama said.


Every last one. Every day. Yeah. Like not a one is worried about algebra, how to afford the next big video game, whether that guy got her pregnant last night, or who will be t the party tonight??

Well, at least we can stop fretting over hunger or childhood obesity now! If you are hungry you won’t worry as much about all those guns, and if you know you are the fattest one on the playground, and will thus be shot first, you will watch what your eat more, just to increase your chance of survival!

So worrying about guns is better than sitting around starving or overeating!


39 posted on 05/03/2013 11:42:42 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Rapscallion
FLOTUS

aka FLOATER

40 posted on 05/03/2013 11:43:49 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Sub-Driver
They should imprison anybody who threatens a child with a firearm.


41 posted on 05/03/2013 11:45:30 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: bankwalker

Excellent!!

Worth watching, everyone. I want to share it.


42 posted on 05/03/2013 11:47:23 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Sub-Driver

Gee, I live in Illinois, and have learned that even if you don’t tell children about the bogey man, he will have to be created.

For my eldest daughter, when she was wee, the bogey man was Hilary Clinton. Her big fear was that Mrs. Clinton would come to our front door to take her away.

Her fictional heroes included Hoss (from Bonanza), Cisco Kid, Granny from the Beverly Hillbillies and the Lone Ranger. Bat Masterson made second string. Not much fear of guns there.


43 posted on 05/03/2013 11:49:55 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (HRC:"Sometimes she looks like a primary schoolgirl and sometimes a pensioner going shopping,"-NKorea)
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If she was any blinder, Bo would have to become a service dog.


44 posted on 05/03/2013 11:55:20 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Sub-Driver

Perhaps she would like to hear what many of us adults are fearing every day? Has nothing to do with guns, a lot to do with the WH occupants.


45 posted on 05/03/2013 11:56:36 AM PDT by NEMDF
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Gun violence has children fearing death every day?

Yes they do in every Democrat run city in the US and all Muslim cities of the world.


46 posted on 05/03/2013 11:58:38 AM PDT by liberty or death
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Listen $itch, it’s holder’s people who are murdering holder’s people every day and making their life hell.

And why do you want to take guns away from honest, law-abiding non-violent people and deliberately leave them in the hands of holder’s people?

If this offends anyone, tough.


47 posted on 05/03/2013 12:00:52 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Fear is a learned/taught emotion.

Is someone programming these kids? /rhetorical


48 posted on 05/03/2013 12:02:40 PM PDT by JMJJR ( Newspeak is the official language of Oceania)
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To: Sub-Driver

We all know that the “Gun Violence” meme is for the purpose of confiscation. That’s the obvious end-game, and everyone knows it.

0bamaCare’s endgame is Single-Payer, the equivalent of the government owning your body.

Both are for the purposes is enslaving the population to the government.

Let’s stop pretending. They want us as their slaves.


49 posted on 05/03/2013 12:03:23 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (All observant Muslims want to kill you. If they don't, they are not really Muslims.)
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Michelle Obama: Gun violence has children fearing death every day

The only thing children fear every day is a mad Wookie coming into school, stealing their lunch, and replacing it with PC food.

50 posted on 05/03/2013 12:04:33 PM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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