23 DAYS AGO.
SHEENA HENDERSON WAS GUNNED DOWN BY HER HUSBAND AT
DEACONESS HOSPITAL WHERE SHE WORKED.
NOW HER FATHER IS WORKING ON LEGISLATION TO PREVENT
SHOOTINGS LIKE THIS FROM HAPPENING AGAIN.
KXLY-4'S JOHN HENDRICK SAT DOWN WITH HIM TODAY AND
JOHN WHAT IS HE PROPOSING.
GARY KENNISON SAYS TO HELP PREVENT SHOOTINGS LIKE
THIS LAWMAKERS NEED TO FOCUS ON MENTAL HEALTH.
HE FEELS NOTHING WILL BE DONE IF THE DEBATE FOCUSES
ON GUN CONTROL AND THE SECOND AMENDMENT BECAUSE THERE
ARE TOO MANY INTERESTS INVOLVED.
It's a start and I'm not going to stop until I receive
success on this.
GARY KENNISON IS ON A MISSION AFTER HIS DAUGHTER SHEENA
WAS GUNNED DOWN BY HER HUSBAND AT DEACONESS HOSPITAL
ON JULY 8TH, WHO THEN SHOT AND KILLED HIMSELF.
Had my son inlaw gotten the help at the time that
this all started the way he needed he would have never
went to this depth.
KENNISON SAYS HIS SON IN-LAW CHRISTOPHER HENDERSON
WAS SEEN BY A DOCTOR IN MAY AFTER HE MADE THREATS
He was there a total of three hours, three hours.
Three hours is not enough time to assess whether a
person is truly stable or not.
NOW HE IS CALLING FOR NEW LEGISLATION.
KENNISON WILL SOON BE MEETING WITH STATE SENATOR ANDY
BILLIG, AND STATE REPRESENATIVES MARCUS RICCELLI,
AND TIMM ORMSBY.
I want to establish something that a person can't
have the ability just to say or tell somebody 'oh
KENNISON SAYS HE WANTS TO SEE PEOPLE WHO MAKE ANY
KIND OF THREAT.
JOKINGLY OR SERIOUS HAVE THEIR GUNS REMOVED FROM THEIR
THEY WOULDN'T GET THEM BACK UNTIL THEY GO THROUGH
AN INTENSE PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION...
HE STRESSES THIS IS NOT ABOUT GUNS BUT MENTAL HEALTH.
I don't want this to be about guns, because a gun
sitting on a table doesn't do anything.
This is about people and their mental and not being
able to get that help.
KENNISON IS FOCUSED AND HE WILL NOT STOP UNTIL HE
HE SAYS HE KNOWS HIS DAUGHTER IS LOOKING OVER HIM.
AND PROUD OF WHAT HER DAD IS DOING.
I know she is looking down upon me and I know she
has a smile from ear to ear, because she only wanted
to help people.
WE WILL OF COURSE KEEP
YOU UPDATED ON KENNISONS LEGISLATION.
TONIGHT THERE WILL BE A CANDLE LIGHT VIGIL TO REMEMBER
IT STARTS AT PM AT FRANKLIN PARK...
THE COUPLE HAD TWO YOUNG KIDS.
HOW ARE THEY DOING AND WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH THEM.
KENNISON TOLD ME THEY ARE DOING BETTER AND THEY ARE
TAKING EVERYTHING DAY BY DAY.
HE SAYS HIM AND HIS WIFE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF ADOPTING
THEM AND RENOVATING THEIR HOME TO FIT THEIR NEEDS.