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Jordan Davis' father sends message to shooting victims families

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Updated: 4/09/2013 6:41 pm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Candlelight lit up the night sky as hundreds gathered at the friendship fountain with heavy hearts. A memorial for 17-year-old Jordan Davis was also a time to remember this killed in the Connecticut elementary school shooting.

While Davis' father is still grieving, he sent out this message to this just learning to cope with their loss. "I just want to send a message out to Connecticut, to Sandy Brook Elementary School that you have my love and my heart and I'll be praying for you," says Ron Davis.

Jordan Davis was killed last month at a Southside gas station after an argument over loud music. With so much pain and tragedy just before the holidays those who attended Saturday's vigil say the community needs to come together as a whole to make a difference. "We're going to have to hold corporations accountable for selling weapons. We're going to have to do something about the gun laws in this country. And we're going to have to do something about the crime that actually takes place in our own communities," says SCLC President Pastor R.L. Gundy.

And as communities here in Jacksonville, up in Connecticut, and the rest of the nation mourn over the loses, Davis' father is pleading for the whole nation to hear his message. "We need to stop letting our kids just die in the street. They can't play hopscotch, they can't ride their bicycles, they can't swing in the park, because some body may draw down on somebody else and they may be collateral damage. So please help us in this cause," he says.

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Intelarch - 12/19/2012 9:35 PM
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The lyrics in rap music, really? Blame rap, jazz, funk, heck even good old rock and roll, it is weak to blame music at all. Stop being a mindless automaton!

1country - 12/16/2012 5:41 PM
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Dream on KLM!Have you ever listened to the words in rap music? If you can call it music!!

KLM Baymeadows - 12/16/2012 12:28 PM
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@Realchange - Every human being weeped for those babies on Friday, Blacks, Hispanics, Indian, Asians, and Caucasians. No one reminded anyone that a white man killed those white babies. Please lets stop with the black versus white hatred. For once, we should be able to come together as Americans and come up with ways to stop the senseless killings on behalf of all Americans.

Realchange - 12/16/2012 12:12 PM
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Maybe we should focus on how black people shoot each other all the time with 15 witnesses there. Police show up and no one saw anything. Got love how that get downplayed. Those poor kids were killed by an evil man would we be talking about getting rid of guns if he had murdered a police officer and took their guns to do the killings? As far as politicans calling for gun control you can be assured their bodyguards will continue to be armed no matter what the law is for the common honest citizen.

Realchange - 12/16/2012 12:10 PM
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So what happens when we switch from guns to using cars to mass murder people? We lose cars then. No thank I will keep my second amendment rights there is reason they are there. Maybe we should outlaw flying to as terrorist can find ways to use planes as super bombs. They already strip search everyone on planes now with computers. Oh btw some people like Congres and certain others can now bypass the strip searches no suprise there.
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