Michelle Obama's appearance on ABC's Good Morning Appearance makes it painfully clear that the administration is using the senseless death of children to further its political agenda of banning certain guns.
Mrs. Obama said that 15-year-old Chicago murder victim Hadiya Pendleton was killed by an "automatic" weapon. President Obama is trying to ban a host of "scary-looking" weapons, which, in order to create fear about these weapons, are being called "automatic weapons," "assault rifles" and "military-style assault weapons." None of the names are accurate, but they are not intended to be.
Mrs. Obama was clearly, and disappointingly, playing on efforts to heighten fears. After attending Hadiya's funeral and hosting her parents at the State of the Union speech, Mrs. Obama is no doubt aware that the girl was murdered by a handgun, not an "automatic weapon."