JACKSONVILLE Fla.-- It's been weeks since we've seen Ron Davis smile. Last month, police say his son Jordan was murdered over loud music. But today, Davis has new hope, and he's taking it to our nation's Capitol.
"I'm going to fight for my son," he told Action News as he got his hair cut for the special occasion.
Davis spent Monday afternoon preparing for his big trip where he will be fighting to put an end to gun violence.
"It is absolutely an opportunity of a lifetime, and I'm going to fully take advantage of it," he said.
Davis says his first meeting with Jordan's mother, Lucy, is set up with U.S. Congresswoman Corrine Brown. Then, by special invitation, Davis will attend a Congressional hearing on gun violence prevention chaired by Nancy Pelosi.
"We feel very honored because it's part of history," he said.
Davis says each day is still a struggle for his family without Jordan.
"In the morning, I cry when I wake up, every morning that I go by his bedroom," he said.
But missions like the one he's about to embark on make him feel like Jordan's tragic death has meaning.
"Because of that I feel his life wasn't in vain, that the public maybe will change their perception about guns and gun laws and if that can happen, even though I miss my son, at least it was positive as far as changing America," he said.
Jordan's mother Lucy and Ron will both arrive in Washington on Tuesday night for a full day of meetings on Wednesday.