Meet Harriet Deison, 65, of East Dallas, Texas.
This beautiful wife of a preacher, mother of two and Grandmother of five, walked into McClelland Gun Shop in East Dallas, Texas around 1:50pm on Saturday.
She purchased a pistol and within 20 minutes, she was walking away with her purchase.
Around 2pm, witnesses report hearing two shots and smoke coming out of the vehicle.
Police believe Deison, shot herself with the same pistol she had just purchased from the shop.
The death has been ruled a suicide. Police found no suicide note at the scene and have not provided detail into what led to her death.
This story sad…
The family of Ms Deison will forever have a broken heart from this…
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Update to story:
In these situations, the ATF reviews the shop’s procedures and the application the customer completed before buying the gun, ATF spokesman Andrew Young told the Morning News.
Before the purchase, a customer must fill out a form with personal information, show a government-issued ID and pass a background check. The process takes around 20 minutes, Young said.
At that point, if the background check is passed, they buy a gun and walk out with a gun,’ Young said, adding that there is no waiting period in the state.
Yet the bureau does tell business owners to refrain from selling firearms to people if they appear drunk, mentally unstable or if it appears they have been coerced into buying the gun.
‘We recommend during the application process if there’s anything that seems wrong or illogical, don’t do the sale. It’s not worth the small amount of profit,’ he said.
But he said that tragedies can occur despite business owners following the law.
‘It’s really hard on the dealers when someone buys a gun and takes their life with the gun in the parking lot,’ he said.