JACKSONVILLE Fla. -- While Americans pause to mourn the 12 victims killed at the Washington Navy Yard, some resumed talks about gun regulations.
The parents of a victim of another shooting, Jordan Davis, of Jacksonville, had planned on doing that Monday morning in Washington, D.C.
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The teen's parents have become advocates against gun violence since the November 2012 shooting death of Jordan. The shooting allegedly stemmed from an argument over loud music.
"This kind of thing will continue to happen. There will be more and more victims. It will not end," said Jordan's mother, Lucia McBath.
"These are the things that we want to stop happening in our country," said Jordan's father, Ron Davis.
Ron Davis and Lucia McBath met with Sen. Dick Durbin Monday in D.C. to fight for stricter gun regulations. They had planned to testify before a Senate committee to help curb shootings, but a shooting postponed that hearing.
Police say Aaron Alexis shot and killed 12 people at the Navy Yard, just blocks from where Jordan's parents planned to speak.
"It's just such a bitter pill to swallow, knowing that the whole reason we were going to Washington was to advocate for gun safety, and then we have the shooting at the Navy Yard," said McBath.
But McBath and Davis say their trip to D.C. did not turn into a waste of time. They say the shooting that prevented their testimony only strengthened their cause.
"It only fuels me, it fuels Ron, it fuels all of us that are working towards making gun safety a very, very big issue with our legislature," said McBath. "It just fuels us to continue to do what we're doing."
Jordan's parents' Senate hearing is expected to be rescheduled for early October.
The man accused of killing Jordan, Michael Dunn, appeared in court Thursday and asked to waive his personal court appearances before his actual trial.
The judge ruled against that request. Dunn's trial is expected to start in mid-January or early February.