JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The family of a teen shot and killed over loud music in Jacksonville is challenging a federal appeals court ruling on a gun law.
Jordan Davis' family has joined an amicus brief in Illinois, challenging a federal appeals court ruling that struck down a concealed weapons ban in Chicago. Davis family attorney, John Phillips, says Trayvon Martin's family and the Brady Center have also joined the brief.
The law came under consideration during a criminal death case in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. A three-judge panel overturned the Chicago weapons ban in a 2-to-1 decision.
Phillips says the Davis family joined the brief, because they believe the full court should hear the case rather than the three-judge panel.
Phillips says there is a similar case in California, which they are considering adding their support to as well.
The Davis family is headed back to Washington, D.C. to talk with congressional leaders about ways to prevent shootings like the one that killed Jordan and the tragedy in Connecticut.
We sat down with John Phillips for an exclusive interview in the Action News studio. Watch the video for more.