Shooting resembles Trayvon Martin case: Is gun law reform needed?

Shooting resembles Trayvon Martin case: Is gun law reform needed?

Jacksonville : FL : USA | Nov 28, 2012 at 4:49 AM PST
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A 17-year-old African American named Jordan Russell Davis was shot and killed Friday by 45-year-old Michael David Dunn over a confrontation about loud music coming from the teen’s parked car across from a convenience store in Jacksonville, Fla.

Davis and his friends were sitting in their sport utility vehicle in the parking lot when Dunn and his girlfriend stopped at the store. Noticing the loud music, Dunn pulled up next to them in a car and asked them to turn down the music, according to a report in the Orlando Sentinel.

Jordan and Dunn allegedly had a verbal confrontation that resulted in Dunn pulling a gun and firing eight or nine times. Two bullets struck Jordan, who was sitting in the back seat, as told by Jacksonville sheriff investigator Lt. Rob Schoonover.

CNN reports that Dunn allegedly heard threats from the teens and felt threatened and thought he saw a gun in the teen’s car. He grabbed his gun and fired at least eight shots that killed Davis. Later, it was learned that there were no guns found inside the teen’s car, as the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said.

Jordan Russell Davis was a high school student at Samuel W. Wolfson High in Duval County. His body will be buried in her mother's hometown of Marietta, Ga. Dunn was arrested Saturday at his home in Satellite Beach on charges of murder and attempted murder. He was denied bond on Monday.


A person shooting at a car of unarmed teens in a public place is just unacceptable in a civilized society. You cannot blame some people thinking that Jordan Russell Davis’ death resembles the Trayvon Martin case, which also occurred in Florida, where the controversial "Stand Your Ground" law was in effect. Still, Dunn’s attorney says the incident bears no resemblance to the Trayvon case, which has sparked nationwide attention and inflamed public opinion over race and gun control.

As much as we respect the right to bear arms with regards to the Second Amendment to the Constitution—which was adopted on Dec. 15, 1791—that probably needs revision to fit today's needs. Do you think stricter gun regulations can be applied today? Yes, maybe gun owners will undergo anger management before getting their guns. From Columbine to Virginia Tech, the Colorado movie theater mass shooting to Gabby Giffords, Trayvon Martin and now Jordan Russell Davis, the list could go on and on.

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A 17-year old African American Jordan Russell Davis was shot and killed on Friday by 45-year-old Michael David Dunn over a simple loud music
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