Standing Our Ground: The Triumph of Faith Over Gun Violence: A Mother's Story

October 31, 2020
Standing Our Ground: The Triumph of Faith Over Gun Violence: A Mother's Story

From the national spokesperson for Everytown for Gun Safety andleading gun violence prevention advocate comes the riveting memoirof a mother’s loss and call to action, as well as a faith-basedexploration of how the nation’s gun laws put a deadly target onAmerican lives.Lucia Kay McBath knew deep down that a bullet could one day takeher son. After all, she had watched the news of countless unarmedblack men unjustly gunned down.Standing Our Ground: Putting Faith in God Over Faith in Guns isMcBath’s memoir of raising, loving, and losing her son to gunviolence, and the story of how she transformed her pain intoactivism. After seventeen-year-old Jordan Davis was shot by a manwho thought the music playing on his car stereo was too loud, thenation grieved yet again for the unnecessary loss of life. Here,McBath goes beyond the timeline and the assailant’s defense—StandYour Ground—to present an emotional account of her fervent fightfor justice, and her awakening to a cause that will drive the restof her days.But more than McBath’s story or that of her son, Standing OurGround keenly observes the social and political evolution ofAmerica’s gun culture. A must-read for anyone concerned with gunsafety in America, it harkens back to such bestsellers as The Shortand Tragic Life of Robert Peace and Nobody.