In the wake of Sunday's shooting at a Wisconsin Sikh temple, two Patch communities react.
In North Carolina, Cumberland County more details are unfolding about the alleged shooter and gun permits he obtained while attached to Fort Bragg.
The spokesman for the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office has posted redacted gun permits dated in 2008 for Wade Michael Page, identified by authorities as the suspect in Sunday's Wisconsin Sikh temple shootings. The five permits issued are good for five years.
According to the North Carolina Rifle & Pistol Association, all handgun transfers in North Carolina require that the intended recipient obtain a Pistol Purchase Permit from his/her local Sheriff.
One Pistol Purchase Permit is required per handgun at $5 apiece. When the owner takes possession of the handgun, they must present the permit to the seller, who must keep it in his or her records. It is a Class 1 misdemeanor if the transaction takes place without the permit being presented.
Page, an Army veteran, is reported to have spent part of his service at Fort Bragg.
In Georgia, a visiting Sikh professor reacts to the shooting at the Sikh temple and to the death of a friend who was killed in the incident.
Sukhchain Singh has been remembering his friend, Satwant Singh Kaleka, president of the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, where a gunman killed six people including Kaleka on Sunday.
“I have very deep memories of that place, that person and even the congregation,” Singh told Patch Monday. He is a professor of English, law and Sikhism visiting and preaching at the Gurdwara Sikh Study Circle on Hairston Road in Stone Mountain.