“Are we truly meeting our obligations to our children?” said an emotional Michelle Obama while addressing a Chicago audience regarding gun violence and to vote for stricter gun laws.
She talked about the death of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, who had performed at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration just days before she was shot, and asked if the nation was doing enough for children like Pendleton.
You can watch The First Lady’s moving speech in the video
21 children from Newtown, Conn., sang the song Tuesday with singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Most of them are current and former students of the school where 20 kids and six staff members were killed.
Watch ‘Over The Rainbow’ video
Christmas has helped some people in the grieving Connecticut town of Newtown cope a little better with the shooting tragedy that killed 20 schoolchildren, while others have yet to feel the holiday joy.
Horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementaryhas drawn significant attention to gun control around the nation, with politicians thinking over weapons ban, and stricter checks and balances when it comes to obtaining a weapon. But perhaps no one’s plea has been as affecting as of a 10-year-old, Natalie Barden.
As the elementary students in Newtown are trying to resume their studies now, there is one kid who is now going back to school without his best friend!