Girl at gas station
Jordan Davis Shooting Result Of Florida's Gun Laws, Opponents Say (Huffington post)
On Saturday, Lucia McBath and Ron Davis buried their 17-year-old son, Jordan
That Davis was killed after an exchange about loud music is not in dispute.
Neither is the fact that Michael David Dunn, 45, fired eight to nine shots
into the red SUV where Davis and three friends were sitting outside a
Jacksonville, Fla., gas station, striking Davis twice.
Dunn has been charged with murder and attempted murder in connection with the
Nov. 23 incident, entered a plea of not guilty and remains in a Florida jail.
But in claiming that he fired after seeing, in the words of his lawyer, “four
black men” and a shotgun that police never found emerging from one of the
vehicle’s rear windows, Dunn has raised the specter of a defense centered
around Florida’s now-infamous Stand Your Ground law. The policy offers
criminal and civil legal protections to individuals who use deadly force to
defend themselves if and when they feel threatened. It's at the heart of
volunteer neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman’s explanation for his
decision to shoot another black 17-year-old boy, Trayvon Martin, in February.
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