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Kimberly S. Cox

In memory of Robert M. Cox

My father had a .45 so he could protect his family in case anyone would break in, rob or come to harm us. Instead he turned that gun on himself while in a depressed state. It was quick, too convenient and DONE. My father had been diagnosed with manic-depressive disorder and should have never been able to buy a gun. Leaving my family hurt and sad forever. Please have better background checks if we must have guns at all. It could be you, your mother, brother or sister at any second of any day.

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