My son, Jordan Davis, was shot and killed at a gas station in Jacksonville, Florida in 2012 in a senseless act of gun violence. The bullet that killed my son also tore a hole in my heart. But while I grieve Jordan every day, his death also gave my life a new purpose: advocating for gun violence prevention.
Gun violence forever changed my life when my son, Jordan Davis, was senselessly shot and killed at a gas station in Jacksonville, Florida in 2012 by a man who objected to the music he was playing in his car. I grieve my son every single day.
Following this tragedy, I worked for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Everytown for Gun Safety fighting tirelessly to change the laws that failed my family.
After the shooting in Parkland, Florida, I knew that I had to step up and run for Congress. I have continued to advocate for common sense gun violence prevention to make our communities safer. I am proud to have sponsored gun safety legislation and supported several measures which passed the House.
I will not stop fighting until our schools, movie theaters, and parks are safe places for all of our families.