Georgia mother who lost son to gun violence gears up for primary race

Georgia mother who lost son to gun violence gears up for primary race

As the nation watched Friday’s high school shooting unfold in Texas – the sixth since the attack in Parkland, Fla. – Lucy McBath was on the campaign trail in Georgia. She knew what the parents were going through. “I was just as angry and devastated on Friday with Santa Fe as I was for Parkland because Jordan was the same age as all these children that have been gunned down,” she said. Her son Jordan was 17 when he was shot and killed in 2012 by a stranger at a gas station. Now, McBath is part of a growing movement: parents who’ve lost a child to gun violence running for office. In this file photo, Lucia McBath, faith and community outreach leader for Everytown for Gun Safety, speaks about gun violence and the death of her son Jordan Davis, Oct. 24, 2016, in Washington, DC. “I never expected this to happen but I know that in light of all my experiences, to not to do anything is a tragedy in itself,” McBath said in an interview with ABC News. McBath, a former flight attendant and spokesperson for Everytown for Gun Safety, is running for Congress in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. She was originally running for state House but she switched to run for U.S. House in March, after the Parkland shooting. Ryan Petty and Lori Alhadeff speak to the media after turning in their paperwork to run for the Broward County School Board, May 15, 2018, in Fort Lauderdale, […]

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