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Ricky Morris

In memory of Joshua Dean Morris

My only child was murdered by a three-time, violent offender, prison parolee who was allowed to buy a handgun at a Fort Worth, Texas, gun show. This man was a neighbor for many years, and he came to my house on Thanksgiving Day in 2003 — my 45th Birthday — and shot and killed my 20-year-old son. His excuse was that he just didn’t like the way my son drove. He still had the sales receipt in his wallet from where and when he bought the gun two weeks earlier!

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