Growing Grassroots Movement to Work with McBath to Educate and Mobilize Moms around Lax Gun Laws and Policies in America
ATLANTA, Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America announced today that Lucy McBath, who lost her 17-year-old son Jordan Davis to gun violence in 2012, will serve as a national spokesperson for the growing grassroots movement.
McBath's son, Jordan Davis, was 17 when he was shot and killed by Michael David Dunn, a registered gun owner, in a Jacksonville parking lot. Dunn claimed he fired eight or nine bullets at Jordan and his friends in self-defense, and he will reportedly be using a Stand Your Ground defense when he goes to trial on first-degree murder and attempted murder charges early in 2014. Jordan and his friends were unarmed.
"I will do whatever I can to prevent gun violence and help keep other American families from having to go through the nightmare I have been through," said McBath. "I will work with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America to reform and strengthen gun laws."
This week, McBath is in Washington for the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington.
About Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Much like Mothers Against Drunk Driving was created to change laws regarding drunk driving, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (www.momsdemandaction.org) was created to build support for common-sense gun reforms. The nonpartisan grassroots movement of American mothers is demanding new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our children and families. In just 8 months, the organization has more than 100,000 members with a chapter in every state across the country.
SOURCE Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America