JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The parents of Jordan Davis, the who teen who police say was shot to death following an argument over loud music, will meet with lawmakersWednesday in Washington, D.C.
Ron Davis and Lucia McBath stopped by the First Coast News studios Tuesday afternoon before they boarded a plane.
They say since their 17 year old son's death the doors have been opening swiftly, and they are staying focused ontightening gun laws in Florida and across the nation.
"We are going to actually get a chance to speak with legislators tomorrow. We will get a chance to sit in on some special sessions about gun control and we are getting a chance to open the ears of the legislators and let them know we are very concerned about the direction the nation is going with gun control," said McBath.
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence has invited them to a Congressional hearing called "Gun Violence Prevention: A Call to Action" chaired by Nancy Pelosi. Panelists are expected to include the Mayor of Philadelphia, Former Chair of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Firearms Committee, the mother of Gabe Zimmerman, the murdered Congressional staffer who was with Gabrielle Giffords, as well as the Newtown, Connecticut School Superintendent.
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