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Pushing to end Stand Your Ground: A father's mission

9:47 AM, Dec 1, 2012   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- With a death toll now of two unarmed black teens in Florida, many believe that state's "Stand Your Ground" law could be repealed.

First, among them is the father of the latest fatality, Jordan Davis, who grew up in metro Atlanta.

"I shouldn't be able to end your life or the life of your children and the life of your family members just because I misinterpret your actions," said Ron Davis.

Jordan's father is turning his grief into action, starting a campaign to end Florida's controversial self-defense law.

He just didn't want to have to bury a son to do it.

"People say laws can't be changed," said Davis.

"I believe they can be changed; maybe it'll be 'Jordan's Law.' I think it'll change because a lot of people, including the media, have kids they have children that they want to be safe on the streets."

Davis was among those gathered at the wake for Jordan at West Cobb Funeral Home in Marietta. He says he believes 45-year-old Michael Dunn, the man police say killed his son, was motivated more by rage than race.

"I never want the first thing to be because someone was white and someone was black to think race," he said.

"I don't want to do that; I was never taught to do that as a child; Jordan wasn't taught to do that as a child. So I think it was anger that killed my son."

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