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Obituary of man who shot himself calls for change in gun law

10 months 1 day 1 hour ago Wednesday, December 12 2018 Dec 12, 2018 December 12, 2018 11:43 AM December 12, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: WPTZ
ESSEX, Vt. (AP) - The obituary of a 23-year-old Vermont man who killed himself with a gun he'd bought the same day included a call to change the state's gun laws.
  
Andrew Black died by suicide in Essex last week. In his obituary , his family remembered him as kind and adventurous - and requested that people work to pass legislation that would create a waiting period for gun purchases.
  
Alyssa Hughes Black says her son bought a gun the morning of Dec. 6, and shot himself a few hours later. The family is asking for legislation that would impose a "cooling off" period to guard against impulsive violence.
  
The state of Vermont does not mandate any time in between buying a firearm and actually receiving the firearm.

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