By Kecia Brown
As a Loudoun County resident, parent and owner of a business dedicated to training women how to properly and safely use a firearm for their own personal protection, I read Purcellville Mayor Bob Lazaro’s recent editorial “Senate Must Pass Sensible Life Saving Gun Laws” with great interest.
The literary cornerstone of Mayor Lazaro’s appeal for “sensible” legislation is his reference to an armed attack in 1993 on the Long Island Railroad that left six people dead. He states, “… we must do everything in our power to prevent these tragedies.”
The details of the attack left out in the Mayor’s editorial? The Long Island Railroad killer was a man by the name of Colin Ferguson. Ferguson purchased the firearm used in his rampage in the state of California after undergoing a background check and a mandatory 15-day waiting period. … Continue Reading