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Originally posted by Jefferton
reply to post by thisguyrighthere
As long as you want to live in a society that self gratifies over guns, it will continue.
But it's your "right" to be murdered... I say good. You deserve it.
First lady Michelle Obama on Saturday will attend the funeral of a Chicago girl whose slaying days after she performed at the presidential inauguration in Washington added to the heightened national attention to the toll from gun violence.
Hadiya Pendleton, 15, was fatally shot on January 29 as she and her friends shielded themselves from rain under a canopy in a Chicago park in what police say was a case of mistaken identity in a gang turf war.
Pendleton, a sophomore at Martin Luther King Jr. College Prep, had performed with her school band eight days earlier at President Barack Obama's inauguration. A $40,000 reward has been offered in the case.
The first lady, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, who is from Chicago, and other Obama Administration officials plan to attend Pendleton's funeral at Greater Harvest Baptist Church.
A "We the People" petition on the White House website signed by more than 1,000 people called on the president and his family to attend Pendleton's funeral. The first family's home is about a mile from the park where Pendleton was killed.