Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama Speaks Out Against Youth Violence in Chicago

Home of those strict gun laws


First lady Michelle Obama brought her message against youth violence to Chicago today, appearing at a luncheon with the mayor and civic leaders and then visiting Harper High School, whose students have often been casualties of gunfire.

Attending the luncheon were the parents of slain 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, whose funeral Obama attended in February.

"This is personal," said Obama, as she told the story of growing up in Chicago's South Shore community. "Hadiya's family did everything right, but she still didn't have a chance."