JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The parents of 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who police say was murdered because he was playing loud music, will meet with our nation's lawmakers today, in the hopes that they can prevent another shooting like this one from happening.
"It's surreal. it's surreal when Jordan's father and I say we are going to Washington, D.C. and we are going to be able to sit down with legislators it's just something you never imagine that we would be able to do definitely not so quickly so we just feel very honored," says Jordan's mother Lucia McBath.
McBath and Jordan’s father, Ron Davis, say they want congress to know that the country needs to change its gun laws. But others disagree.
The NRA says about a quarter of a million people have joined the gun-rights group since new calls for gun control began after the Sandy Hook tragedy.
The group released this statement ahead of the president’s expected announcement on new gun control policy this morning. NRA Spokesman Andrew Arulanandam says, "This is in direct response to the threats and accusations coming from Senator Dianne Feinstein and President Obama. If anyone is wondering if the American people cared about the second amendment, those numbers give a very clear answer."
But those figures aren't stopping Jordan's parents from fighting for what they believe in. And they say Jordan will be with them each step of the way. "We want everyone in the world to know that Jordan Davis was on this earth and that we are fighting for him and fighting for the rights of every other child that's out there with these guns all over the United States," says Jordan's father Ron Davis.