So it seems that fifteen year old aspiring singer Hadiya Pendleton was the latest victim from gun violence in Chicago. What makes this shooting stand out from other shootings is that Hadiya Pendleton took part in the inauguration festivities.
Pendleton was an honor student, volleyball player, and majorette at King College Prep, according to CBS 2 in Chicago. She was a member of the school’s marching band that traveled to Washington to perform during the inauguration festivities last week. She had also been preparing to travel to Paris with her school, according to the Tribune.
So now with President Obama making his case for additional gun laws, restrictions and possible bans on certain fire arms will he respond to this murder? If he is going to make the case that shootings like the ones we have seen in the past might have been prevented in the past from the gun laws similar to Chicago then he should explain how shootings like this are still happening. Also if one view that guns will manage to slip through to the wrong hands despite the laws is not viewed as a acceptable answer for shootings like Sandy Hook then why should it be viewed as a acceptable answer here?
Local Police is asking for anyone with information in this case to come forward to help bring this killer to justice.