Self Defense Against Suicide
On June 26th, 2018, Donna Nathan used her iPhone to search “gun stores New Orleans.” She then drove from her home to a nearby gun store. Despite her recent voluntary inpatient mental health stays, in just minutes she was able to purchase the only gun she would ever own. She paid for the gun and a box of bullets, drove to the Tree of Life in Audubon Park, and shot herself.
This was the fourth suicide in her family involving a recently purchased firearm. Without any barriers to purchase firearms, many people are at high risk of doing the same.
Donna's Law is a voluntary self-registry prohibition to gun sales for those who choose to create self defense against suicide. If one chooses to reverse their registration, they would be given a waiting period of a couple weeks.
While this won't prevent every suicide, it could have prevented many others. Please support empowering those who know they are safer without guns to voluntarily give up their ability to purchase guns. This will save lives.
As we go through this process to make this bill into Donna's Law, we will need many kinds of help. Please contact me with your information, stories or relevant skills so that I can involve you when the time is right. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you!