US gun debate: Michelle Obama in emotional gun control plea

Help

US First Lady Michelle Obama has made an emotional appeal for action on gun control, in a speech to community leaders in Chicago.

Mrs Obama cited the case of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, who was mistaken for a gang member and shot and killed in a local park, days after performing at President Obama's second inauguration.

On Wednesday, two US senators brokered a bipartisan deal to expand background checks on gun buyers, boosting the White House's hopes for a firearms control law.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.