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As you know -- the president and congressional Republicans a locked in his death match over next Friday's automatic cuts to the budget.
But everyone who would agree that -- mr.
Obama did last Friday in Chicago was long overdue watch.
Here -- the world 443.
With a firearm.
On the streets.
Of this city.
And 65 of those victims were eighteen and under.
After avoiding the issue for years President Obama finally went -- to Chicago last Friday.
-- -- that deadly gun violence ravaging young black children in the windy city.
That's precisely why the overwhelming majority of Americans are asking.
For some common sense proposals to make it harder.
For criminals to get their hands -- got.
Just hours after that speech another youngster eighteen year old.
-- -- -- -- -- she didn't turn.
She isn't concerned that.
The bitter irony.
Two -- younger sister deaths the -- attended the president's speech.
Do you really -- and a -- -- you have -- some classes but then I was just listening and so it.
Life I was thinking about a guy when he was in the lead on the content -- -- -- -- -- massive.
The president's audience also included the parents -- fifteen year old a diet Pendleton.
Gunned down in Chicago just days at -- performing in his inaugural parade.
They parked the car.
Crept up on foot -- gunfire into the group striking idea and the other two teams.
He had -- but closed door and the rest of their -- This is closest thing I'm -- she was only fifteen.
-- -- had -- are just the highest profiled the 57 gun murders in Chicago since the beginning of the year in that time 809 illegal guns were seized by cops nine times the amount taken in New York City.
Yet there are hundreds of thousands more out there in Chicago another urban areas across this country.
But last week the president also addressed that issue at least as important as the oversupply of illegal guns it's the under a supplier -- we should.
Do more to promote marriage.
And encourage fatherhood.
As the son of a single mom.
I turned out okay.
-- the same time.
I wish I had a father who was around -- involved.
Loving and supportive parents she.
She's the daughter of the great test Mohammad Ali in a best selling author in her own right for Rasheed LA's been touched by that awful violence in Chicago nice to see it.
Continued to tell us about your cousin.
How was nineteen years old he was my first cousin and down he -- tragic place gunned down in front of his home in Chicago.
It was a nice neighborhood pond.
But he was a victim of -- just random gun violence -- -- gang initiation.
Was he gang -- -- himself absolutely not he was on -- roll student very very promising career very popular Smart.
The killer actually was a fifteen year old that wanted to get to a game and so -- -- to -- -- to do it.
That's going to Eric about fifteen years when you see this violence still so -- -- bit worse than ever wonder how you.
I can't believe it's worse than it was a -- -- hate it south over 500 murders in Chicago last year.
And and now it's on the rice -- I want to do something to help.
A lot of people in the community.
You have a situation here where the president of the United States in the First Lady from Chicago they -- just a mile from the worst centers of violence now the president now going and talking about family responsibility and then really fathers have to do their job and I some critics say it's better late than never but it's been a long time don't we need more of that.
I mean it's it's these kids who -- don't have role models at home.
It is on a lot of the the kids who their role models are gang bangers.
They don't have fathers at home so yeah it has to start somewhere and I think.
Families on single parents mostly in Indian trying to get to programs that help -- these kids off the streets I think that is a good start.
You remember I explored with your dead I didn't come out shot out of the last half I find it.
Pretty pretty calico yes -- -- penalties -- -- could put his hand on my head valued.
It's definitely you know you're an aspiring boxer I think he retired after the US handicap but maybe 25 years but he made it feel silly kids out but the one.
Thing when I was in the gym that quarter century has spent in the gym.
A lot of inner city kids were also there and then -- expend a lot of that energy in have been.
Good win for their own fitness for their own some of them became pros or semi pros we're just amateurs that kept them off the streets can share engaged and involved now your program with -- police athletic league and now crime commission is similar to that -- My dad was part of the police had allegedly beaten and Louisville a lot of other very well respected figures -- in general Colin Powell and a lot of members of our military.
Came out of the police athletic -- it gives children a sense of hope come a lot of inner city kids I mean they look at these programs and they they -- there is hope to get out of their neighborhoods and do something great for their lives and -- really just boxing they offer scholarships an intern -- -- a pretty ships.
-- pilot programs to keep these kids focus on something positive and not streets.
Then does a big tournament coming up to divert stream and yes first on May sixth is -- they -- -- Illinois at Hawthorne race track.
And down that it its little one of mini because of the horrible crime -- that's going on.
In Chicago it has to be done and and now -- the perfect time.
Something definitely has to be -- we we talk about gun control we need gun control and I want these guys to be off the streets and people buying them back that's great but we also need.
-- control isn't as children.
And earlier the better has that I do.
He's great he's very I face time -- the time.
He does not just an amazing and that's CM he looks great he still works out I just not let you know.
And he -- he does very well he really doesn't examine and that's just parents and so he's never stop doing that and I love him.
Thank you everywhere you -- final song hello hello yes dear yeah.
And your your system cannot Christopher on your show and it resistant he had a -- I'm not never forget that he had a wonderful time.
Great to see you looked at this thank -- Toronto enters it.
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