To the Editor:
I’m not interested in hearing about “thoughts and prayers” from my elected representatives when five journalists are gunned down in their workplace.
I’m interested in hearing about the legislation they are sponsoring to prevent dangerous people from possessing firearms.
The shooter at the The Capital in Maryland was found guilty of a crime called misdemeanor harassment. I can tell you, as a person who has made a career in working with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking that the behavior that led to that conviction is, in fact, stalking, and it is avery serious indicator of danger. It is not, however, disqualifying for gun ownership.
People who repeatedly contact and threaten other people shouldn’t have guns. Plain and simple. This shooting could have been prevented. Please take steps to prevent the next one.