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Father of Jordan Davis taking gun control case to NYC

Jordan Davis, 17, was a senior at Wolfson High School before he was gunned down at a Southside gas station.
Jordan Davis, 17, was a senior at Wolfson High School before he was gunned down at a Southside gas station.
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Updated: 4/09/2013 6:42 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The family of the 17-year old Wolfson High School student, who was shot during a confrontation over music, is headed to New York this week to talk about the case.

The shooting of Jordan Davis is in the national spotlight since it happened at a Southside gas station more than two weeks ago.

Michael Dunn told police he asked  teens in a car to turn down their music. He told police the teens raised a gun from the back window and that's when he fired inside the vehicle.

John Phillips is the Davis family attorney. He tells Action news the teens never had a gun.

The family will be in New York to talk about gun control on MSNBC.

Jet magazine is also doing an 8-page spread on the case.  Jordan's dad, Ron, will be one of the few non-entertainment type celebrities to grace the cover to talk about guns.

"Everyone is arming up. It's not based on race, but fear," says Phillips. "One pathetic man was offended about what was going on next to him instead of addressing it with police and he over-reacted."

Dunn faces second-degree murder and attempted murder charges. His attorney,  Robin Lemonidis, maintains he did nothing wrong.

Radio stations in Jacksonville and across the nation have held "loud outs" in honor of Jordan Davis, where they ask listeners to turn up their music.

The family says their life work now is trying to change the "Stand Your Ground Law," the defense Michael Dunn could choose to use.  The family is also targeting guidelines for concealed weapons.
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