Obama References Chicago Gun Violence – Crowley pointed the question of the availability of assault weapons, in particular AK-47s, to President Obama. His response was artful in how the President tied in the Aurora Batman film shooting tragedy and a family he encountered as a result. It was Obama’s mention of his hometown of Chicago, however, that stood out most of all. “Because frankly, in my home town of Chicago, there’s an awful lot of violence and they’re not using AK-47s. They’re using cheap hand guns,” said Obama before tying in the necessity for good schools and discovering the reason for the violence.