Five years ago, the newsroom in Annapolis where I was editor was attacked. Five people were shot to death. In the aftermath, as I’ve recently been reminded, I started asking what we could do to prevent the next mass shooting. There were good answers. Mike Busch, then the speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates, told me he’d seek a ban on ghost guns. It passed three years after he died in 2019.
I used to ask how we could prevent the next mass shooting. It was the wrong question.
June 23, 2023