Her brother needs counseling. He's married with several kids and he named his oldest daughter after his sister. He is an alcoholic along with a drug addict though thankfully he has a wife that takes control and has him on a short leash so I do not believe he does drugs anymore. He is one messed up man because of what happened.
My father got the phone call at 2 am, the phone was next to the bed and he picked it up and answered it and fell back asleep thinking he was dreaming. He now refuses to have a phone in the bedroom.
When I came along almost 3 years later my father gave me her name but refused to talk about what happened. I was in my early teens before I even found out I had a cousin who was killed and actually just here recently when looking up her obituary did I realize I was named after her.
My aunt, my 2 yr old cousins mother, was on a path of self destruction when she was killed by a drunk driver 6 months after I was born. Had that not happened my other aunt, her sister, truly believes she would have killed herself.
18 years ago my aunt ( yet another aunt) blew her abusive boyfriends brains out with a shotgun. I had to help clean up after that. I don't ever want to be in that position ever again. That incident is forever etched in my mind and certain smells from cleaning supplies bring back those memories and physically make me ill.
I have no problem with people who want to own guns for whatever reason. I would never advocate banning guns but just like every other topic shoving your pro gun stance down my throat isn't going to change My mind on guns in my home.
And please save your it's not the guns fault argument, I've heard it all and while I agree with it it won't change my mind.