Lucy’s son, Jordan Davis was shot and killed at a gas station in Jacksonville, Florida on November 23, 2012 during an argument over loud music. The shooter used Florida’s dangerous ‘Stand Your Ground’ law as his defense. After a mistrial, the shooter was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. Lucy is the Faith and Outreach Leader for Everytown for Gun Safety and the national spokeswoman for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.
Recent Articles & Speeches
Address at the 2016 Democratic National Convention
Lucy McBath stood among The Mothers of the Movement to speak at the Democratic National Convention about gun violence. Continue >>
Auction of gun that killed Trayvon Martin is the low point of NRA’s ‘shoot first, ask questions later’ culture
Read Lucy McBaths’s op-ed in response to George Zimmerman’s gun auction: “People are shocked by the news about the gun auction, but they shouldn’t be. The deplorable lack of value for human life exhibited in this attempt to sell the gun that killed Trayvon is espoused not only by his killer — but also by the dangerous gun lobby that continues to push for the very law — called Stand Your Ground — that allows people like him to shoot first and ask questions later.” Continue >>
Missouri ‘Stand Your Ground’ Bill Is Dangerous
Read Lucy McBaths’s op-ed in The St. Louis Dispatch on a new gun law being considered in Missouri. “My son died senselessly, shot by a man empowered by lax gun policies — like SB 656, currently being considered in the Missouri Legislature — that encourage armed vigilantism by ordinary citizens. In that moment when Jordan was shot and killed, I became a member of the club that no one wants to join.” Continue >>
Keynote Speech to 100 Black Men North Metro Annual Youth Achievement
Read Lucy McBath’s speech on her son Jordan Davis’ story and the future for black youth. Continue >>
Lucy McBath Turns Her Son’s Death Into a National Crusade for Change in Gun Laws
By Lindsay Peoples, New York Magazine
“Because Jordan’s death happened only months after the highly controversial Trayvon Martin case, McBath found she was given a national platform on which to tell her story.” Read more at New York Magazine.
To Raise, love, and Lose a Black Child
By Ta-Nehesi Coates, The Atlantic
“Last Friday, I called Jordan Davis’s mother Lucia McBath. It’s been almost two years since her son was murdered by a man who took offense to his music.” Read more at The Atlantic.
By Tia Mitchell, The Florida Times Union
“Lucia McBath, whose son Jordan Davis was gunned down by a man who claimed self-defense but was later found guilty of murder, will speak against a proposal she says would make it harder for defendants to get convicted in cases like her son’s.” Read more in The Florida Times-Union.
We sat down with Lucy to discuss her life and work after the film’s release. Visit our video page to see more. Continue >>
Hilliary Clinton Honors Lucy McBath on VH1’s Mother’s Day Special, “Dear Mama”
Lucy McBath Interview After the Charleston AME Church Shooting
Lucy McBath went to Charleston, SC just two days after the shooting at the AME Church on June 17, 2015, killing 9 people, including a pastor, during a prayer meeting. In front of the church, she spoke about why she went to join the community, pray with them, and how gun safety measures can prevent future tragedies.