In 2012, 17-year-old Jordan Davis was shot and killed when Michael Dunn confronted him about how loud his music was. Dunn is now serving a life sentence, and Davis' mother became a Congresswoman fighting for gun safety legislation.
Lucy McBath celebrated her son's 25th birthday on Sunday without him.(CNN) In 2012, 17-year-old Jordan Davis was shot and killed when Michael Dunn in Jacksonville, Florida, confronted him about how loud his music was. In trial, Dunn used the controversial Stand Your Ground Law for his defense, which says a person does not have to retreat before responding to a threat with force. Dunn claimed that Davis threatened him and that he believed he had a gun, but police never found a gun on Davis or in his car. Dunn was sentenced to life in prison without parole.In the wake of her loss, McBath ran for and was elected to the House of Representatives, where she fights for legislation around gun safety she says could have saved her son.Lucy McBath aned her son Jordan Davis.Read MoreRead the Twitter message Lucy wrote to her son on his birthday more than seven years after his death:Dear Jordan, Eight years ago, you were stolen from me. The last conversation we had seemed so normal. You told me how much you had enjoyed Thanksgiving, and that you loved being able to see your friends. I had no idea that would be the last time I heard your voice.I never got to kiss you goodbye. I never got to give you one final hug. We never celebrated your 18th or 21st birthday because you were stolen from me at just 17 years old. Today would have been your 25th - and I still miss you every single day.I want you to know I'm proud of you. If you were still here, I'd tell you how proud I am of the person you've become - how happy I am of the kind & caring man you've grown up to be. You'd have jokingly told me to knock it off. If you were here. If our laws had not failed you.We never got to celebrate the big milestones in your life b/c you were taken from us too early. Since then, I've worked to honor you. I've taken your legacy to Congress to fight for common sense gun safety. We're fighting every day, Jordan. We're making a change, together.You live on through me. And I live on because of you. Today, you would have been 25 years old. Happy birthday, Jordan. I miss you. I love you so much. Your mom, Lucy Read more: CNN
CSGV This is a false narrative. Stand your ground was not lawfully used here. The perp was sentenced to life in prison. This is part of a campaign to cripple people’s right to defend themselves. If you are being attacked, you have a right to defend yourself. Period. Hello friend You gotta FIGHT for your right to PAAAAARTY !
I’m so sorry for your loss. CNN tries to convince you that guns are the problem and eight years past, nothing changed at all. Omg:( I don't see how any law, short of an outright ban, could have prevented this. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 lighter87 That wasn’t a stand your ground shooting. Idk why y’all insist on calling it that. Dune was shooting at the car as they drove away. Over loud music. What ground is he standing...... I’ll wait
Does the gun safety legislation concentrate on the well being of people getting the guns or just the guns? There were stabbings that killed people last week, are we banning kitchen knives? SMH
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❤ It wasn't a 'stand your ground' shooting you absolute hacks. The shooter got life in prison. Just because he tried and failed to use stand your ground as a defense doesn't make him not a murderer. Fear will always make people want guns, they are afraid but won’t admit it, they hide it behind words like preparedness and readiness, it’s just fear. You say your a good guy with a gun, all I see is a coward
This is why we need MORE GUNS! If having more heroine on the streets has decreased the number of overdoses, why wouldn't the same logic work for guns?! This story is tragic & I applaud her for doing what she thinks is right (doesn't mean I necessarily have to agree w/ her) but I have a question for CNN; Have they covered any of the Angel Mothers & Angel Fathers that have gotten into politics because of their kids' deaths?
If Dunn is now serving a life sentence, this is not a “stand your ground” shooting. Stand your ground is stupid. Sorry about your loss but Only criminals kill boys for fun with a gun. Good men with guns works! A person pulled, pointed & pulled the trigger. The gun isn't the issue it's violence Funny how the insecurity fears for gun owners is promoted over this mother's real fear that not everyone should own or fire one.
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But the fact of the matter still remains. His music was too loud. If the judge said it wasn’t a “stand your ground” case after the attorney for the criminal failed to show it met criteria. It is then not a “stand your ground” case 🤦♂️ headline is misleading in this context, this was just plain murder and th man who committed is in jail.
Had the parents done their job,he wouldnt have had his music loud... had she done her job she would have taught her son about the laws and if confronted it's better to retreat than to go victim and and pretend to be gangster... A gun is a chunk of metal... It can do nothing without a human. The gun is not the problem... The human is the problem. Fix the human.
This is a racism issue woven deeply into the institutions and fiber of our country from the beginning. We need leaders like this young man’s mother, like Warren who listen, learn and work hand in hand to understand and build solutions. PresidentWarren lucymcbath The MENTALLY ILL & TRULY EVIL walk among us. We do NOT know who they are until they choose to reveal themselves or they are caught. NO 'gun control legislation' that w/ever be written that w/'fix' that. Taking guns from LAW ABIDING CITIZENS won't bring your son back.
Is that why she's a supporter of 'Stop & Frisk' Bloomberg? Ain't life a bi--h? I'm sorry but this isn't an issue of gun safety. It's the issue of certain people just simply not having the psychological capacity to be allowed to handle firearms. What this needs is gun ownership conditions, not a gun ban.
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Guns laws are antiquated when they were drafted we used black powder and shot 2 or 3 rounds a minute. I think the laws should be updated. Guns don’t kill people. People kill people using guns. Sorry for her lost. May God be with you and them I like how she dedicated her life to fighting the problem because of that terrible experience
OK, then how are you supposed to get those people to turn their music down then?
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