THE SAME OLD STORY; Jacksonville Teen Shot

It’s the same old story; “I felt threatened” “I thought he was reaching for a gun”

That is what Michael Dunn of Brevard County FL. is telling the police.

On Friday November 23, 2012 Michael Dunn 45 and 17 year old Jordan Davis sadly crossed paths at a convenience store parking lot in Jacksonville, FL. . While Dunn’s girlfriend was in the store, he asked Davis and his friends to turn down the music in their SUV. They did not comply and no doubt, words were exchanged. Dunn stated that he felt threatened by the language the teens used.

The statement below is what Dunn’s Lawyer Robin Lemonidis has told reporters:

Uh, ‘Kill that mother……. ,’ ‘that mother….. is dead,’ ‘you dead b…..,’” Lemonidis said Dunn heard from the teens. “And he sees that much of a shotgun coming up over the rim of the SUV, which is up higher than his Jetta, and all he sees are heavily tinted front windows that are up and the back windows that are down, and the car has at least four black men in it, and he doesn’t know how old anyone is, and he doesn’t know anything, but he knows a shotgun when he sees one because he got his first gun as a gift from his grandparents when he was in third grade

Michael Dunn then proceeded to fire his gun 8 or 9 times into the teens’ SUV. Dunn and his girlfriend drove away and checked into a local hotel. Dunn stated that he feared the teens were gang members and would soon come after him and did not think that anyone had been harmed.  The couple was returning from his son’s wedding and he admitted to police that he had a few drinks. The next day they returned to their Brevard County home where Dunn was arrested.

Today Mr. Dunn is using the stand your ground defense to justify the cold-blooded murder of Jordan Davis and the attempted murder of his three friends. No weapons were found in the teen’s vehicle.

Michael Dunn remains jailed without bail.   Jordan Davis will be buried in Georgia on December 1, 2012

Now here is my opinion:

If you pull into public area and someone is playing loud and offensive music you can do one of the following:

  1. LEAVE

Clearly we have all been in that situation and unless the vehicle is on my personal property there’s not much I’m going to do about it because I can LEAVE if I don’t like it. Why put your life in danger by confronting a stranger over loud music? It is my general feeling that if you are driving around with a gun in your car… you want to use it and are always looking for that opportunity.

Let’s get rid of the Stand Your Ground Law and the sense of entitlement that it gives certain individuals.