This letter to the editor has appeared in The Daily World - Opelousas, LA
, and The Daily Advertiser - Lafayette, LA
To the Editor:
A few days before Christmas, a friend of mine made a purchase from a very well known local fire arms dealer - walked in with cash in hand and walked out with a pistol a few minutes later.
No check was made to see if my friend could legally purchase a firearm.
The fact is, my friend suffered from severe depression and if a background check had been made, the dealer would have seen that a block from buying firearms had been placed on this person.
After leaving the store, my friend went home and committed suicide with the newly purchased pistol. The police found the receipt for it on the dining room table.
This brings up some very real concerns for all of us.
It would be nice to have a few facts to verify your story Miss Bearb. You are making some serious accusations on the record. How about a name for the deceased and a name for the gun dealer? Until you are willing to supply those, your story smells like methane impregnated bovine byproducts.