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Father of Jordan Davis taking gun control case to NYC

Reported by: Dawn Lopez
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Updated: 4/09/2013 6:42 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The family of the 17-year old Wolfson High School student, who was shot during a confrontation over music, is headed to New York this week to talk about the case.

The shooting of Jordan Davis is in the national spotlight since it happened at a Southside gas station more than two weeks ago.

Michael Dunn told police he asked  teens in a car to turn down their music. He told police the teens raised a gun from the back window and that's when he fired inside the vehicle.

John Phillips is the Davis family attorney. He tells Action news the teens never had a gun.

The family will be in New York to talk about gun control on MSNBC.

Jet magazine is also doing an 8-page spread on the case.  Jordan's dad, Ron, will be one of the few non-entertainment type celebrities to grace the cover to talk about guns.

"Everyone is arming up. It's not based on race, but fear," says Phillips. "One pathetic man was offended about what was going on next to him instead of addressing it with police and he over-reacted."

Dunn faces second-degree murder and attempted murder charges. His attorney,  Robin Lemonidis, maintains he did nothing wrong.

Radio stations in Jacksonville and across the nation have held "loud outs" in honor of Jordan Davis, where they ask listeners to turn up their music.

The family says their life work now is trying to change the "Stand Your Ground Law," the defense Michael Dunn could choose to use.  The family is also targeting guidelines for concealed weapons.
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HighLife - 12/16/2012 5:37 PM
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Do Jordan's parents have jobs? or are they on welfare that they have the time to fly around the country? Like Trayvon's mom, they're getting an awfully early start on the lecture circuit.

Starteaser01 - 12/11/2012 3:45 PM
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Yes I believe he used excessive force. He might have invisioned a gun in his mind wheather or not there was a gun in the car - we will never know. Stories of the event from both sides have been set in stone to speak and is unlikely to be proven either way. But to infuse the public by telling listeners to turn up the volume is deadly wrong and could possible cause another incident some where else. So lets calm the public instead of exciting them and trying to cause more problems!!!!! Lets tell the kids to town down the volume and respect other people. Nobody in this world is alone and we must learn to live with each other not infuse hatred or loyalty to either side.
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