'I was robbed of every dream that a mother holds for her child'

Rep. Lucy McBath speaks about first-ever White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention

Sixth District Congresswoman Lucy McBath (D-GA) says the White House's newly created Office of Gun Violence Prevention "marks a new era in the fight to keep us all safe."

An advocate for gun control, McBath spoke during Friday's White House Press briefing praising President Biden saying he "knows the deep pain of losing a loved one."

McBath's 17 year old son Jordan Davis was shot and killed in 2012. Michael Dunn was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the fatal shooting in Jacksonsville, Florida. He was apparently angered by the volume of the music coming from the car Davis was riding in, and alleged that McBath's son had threatened him.

President Biden, speaking in a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House, said the new office was created to help reduce the epidemic of gun violence in the country. Vice President Kamala Harris will lead the new office.

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