Hundreds march in honor of gunned down teen
Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks out on gun violence
- Duration 6:40
- Date Feb 3, 2013
Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks out on gun violence
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You know gun violence is -- a raging debate right now across the country and this weekend there are new calls for President Obama to intervene in Chicago.
That's where shootings have skyrocketed with more tragic results those demands being led by the reverend Jesse Jackson.
You know -- today in honor of -- heartbreaking case that a fifteen year old idea Pendleton.
She was the team as a form of the president's inauguration.
Only to be gunned down and killed by gang members who fired into a crowd she talked in the park with friends that happened just about a mile from the president Chicago off.
The reverend Jackson now joins us live from New Orleans reverend Jackson thanks for joining us this morning.
Do you -- yeah I'm and it's just so crushing and where we go back remember that day in April 1968 with Dr.
Martin Luther King.
At the Lorraine motel you were there the mass shootings and now idea.
How do we stop this.
Well the Chicago first mold gone shops and Chicago.
This is an international resolve drove Craig crisis.
Golf is a manufacturer that off and all across in the suburbs.
And then rock column.
And gone skull was a target market because so droves come and from the south.
-- come in from the suburbs and job well.
So the issue here is that the that the -- -- -- -- -- good job in the police chief but guns and drugs end jobs out.
-- -- problem implement is a big crisis.
What do you want President Obama and you've called on him -- what -- -- what can attest to do that obviously the man Manuel was not able to achieve right now.
And the 770 millions and to call we'll put the -- bad.
-- about -- the murder in the last five years on the twin the five.
Is beyond those all all the males of middle of the suffered for his state of emergency.
Unemployment for the 5%.
All of that require some talk -- jobs program.
On the -- of regular home Bob and the -- because of what the banks did so this is really an urban crisis I think his going.
To send the -- was the right thing to do such horrific killing of those of those -- is it illuminates the price of -- yeah.
All that in Chicago Pendleton and -- is now it's time for a bigger urban policy intervention.
Well when you talk about an urban policy intervention I'm in Chicago does have gun control no gun rights advocates will -- the Second Amendment and you know they say this gun control and you still have all these killings even with gun laws.
But that was -- you know of the 77 commanders in Chicago Twitter want to read between the -- of the killings part of apple.
And there is layoffs in award and -- -- and on the south side and -- And the alone bill and also know what size but he couldn't take place of Holland's bid to schools Obama -- -- they.
Elaborate on into the probably in those districts for example so you have ought.
What the foreclosed homes dropped pop within the board to a boom and brains come down the tax -- goes out on the -- education.
And then you close all -- -- -- and and and record shops and end.
And and then that knowledge and -- shops and stores to look at other real price to solve the -- of poverty.
Jobs out because of in the -- trade policy it.
-- and gone since it was not just jobs and police a significant but he kept police public did.
-- can't believe schools without elaborate review could not to lose a police for the -- -- on implement you can not.
Police to impact upon -- own children's dreams to -- a comprehensive urban policy.
You you've been a funny for that and on the front lines for years and and in -- -- gun control do you think gun control.
Is the answer we've been talking about it for years and was toys you you know every you know we're in Iraq today from what soldier and you move well -- demand manufacture.
On the trail what -- in -- -- killing American soldiers.
What's up that gun trail win though would go on the manufactured in americans' -- -- with Oregon the men sold internal legal end to illegal straw purchases.
We will powerless to stop it with -- what drugs are coming in from with -- probably know what -- the going through some people that.
-- -- guard -- drugs and without jobs that it looked up front docile toxic.
That we need a comprehensive plan we need jobs.
Thought educational access and help that now owns outside -- no emerges enrollment in a more for example.
All -- book for prices and the mentioned.
So I brother convinced that the full -- about government must come as we have that up real flaw in the mentioned in the Birmingham plan to sell more.
To stop this killing for the -- infielder Syria.
We need we need a level low over of of support now we've never had before.
And you don't -- that in the federal government right now you talk about 42 people have been killed just this past January -- 157 shootings.
You want a federal program similar to what happened in the sixties to do -- other problems.
Well -- individual value -- -- you have been dimension that we need jobs in the mentioned that we need this to say plucked from the capacity in the suburbs are the gonna blow.
And the drug -- -- the job pull out.
Would you realistically think that'll ever happen and we've been talking about this for years.
It is -- right to have a gun in America.
Under the constitution.
There is gun control in many cities.
Which in those semi automatic -- by the mud is a -- going to do this about national security you know that these weapons can shoot down airplanes.
They can look at railroads and this is the rhythm of Homeland Security should this and not just what -- -- -- -- you're a pastor got it.
A -- ripped -- you've got it but this semi automatic.
All military style assault weapons that shot in the White House two years ago solo home also say put these web -- -- and they have no real place in the civilized society.
And it finally revenue were called in when it comes to deal with -- talking about assault weapon bans on Capitol Hill the same cannot come through -- talk about.
Limiting those number of shots in in a magazine or -- background checks.
What what would you like to say.
What we may choose to make a bad decision but there will live of the consequence of a bad decision we need more background checks.
All metal background checks.
All are having these weapons all available at that you can mount them in some sort of on the web with the -- himself from our government that felt like a -- call -- war.
We deserve rather than that we've lost less than 6000 -- in Iraq in ten years third 2000 -- the fuel Libya.
Third 2000 would feel -- how they -- just enough is enough we as a people all blow another way.
Enough is enough is reverend Jackson's message today 42 people killed just last month in one city in Chicago.
Tragically that number has been rising reverend Jackson thank you so much for joining us in the Fox News Channel this morning that you sir absolutely --