Chicago - President Obama's post-State of the Union tour stops in his hometown, a city plagued by one of the most violent couple months in recent history.
"Last year, there were 443 murders with firearms on the streets of this city" says Obama. "65 of the victims were 18 and under, that's the equivalent of a Newtown every four months." The President spoke about gun control at a high school close to where 15 year-old Hadiya Pendleton was killed by gang members.
He's urging congress to renew the ban on assault weapons and banning high capacity clips. But, he's meeting resistance on Capitol Hill. "We don't need a cheerleader right now for new gun laws" says Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). "We need somebody to enforce the laws we have."
A senate committee will discuss gun control at a hearing in two weeks.