Some say the time following a mass killing is a time for grieving, not a time to talk about gun control. Perhaps we have grieved enough, due to the epidemic of gun violence in the United States. It is time to have a serious conversation about guns.
It was a rather routine trip. I had to go down to Washington, DC on business to meet with some lawyers at the Justice Department. I thought, aha, here is my change to take the Acela. I have a soft spot in my heart for trains. Having grown up in Long Island, New York, I recall in my youngest years taking the Long Island Railroad with my mother. I learned to love those train rides on the Long Island Railroad.