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

Local News
Handgun-Ad-Ban_1544635430471

FILE – In this Dec. 9, 2015, file photo, sales associate Mike Conway, right, shows Paul Angulo a pistol at Bullseye Sport gun shop in Riverside, Calif. A U.S. judge has struck down a nearly century-old California law that banned gun shops from advertising handguns on their premises. Judge Troy Nunley in Sacramento ruled Tuesday, […]

The obituary of a Vermont man who bought a gun and killed himself with it in the same day included a call to change the state’s gun laws.

Twenty-three-year-old 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.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Sports

More Sports

Trending Stories

SkyTracker Weather Blog

More SkyTracker Blog