Maryland, Another Tragedy Already Forgotten?

Yet another tragic shooting, this time at a newsroom in Maryland. Five people were killed and another three seriously injured. The gunman did not use an assault style weapon but was apparently harboring a vendetta that authorities knew about for years.

More thoughts and prayers came from the White House but no discussion of sensible gun safety. Shockingly, I was talking to a local Pastor that same day about safety measures we have been taking at our own house of worship and his thoughts went to his own congregation. We must have been discussing this at the very moment that it was taking place in Maryland. We had not yet heard about the day’s violence.

As a newly minted public figure, I can’t help but get a little protective of my own family. We know that the hatred and vindictiveness needs to stop. We also know that a lot of it comes from our own government officials. It’s time to bring people together, to show the kind of love and caring for each other that our faiths teach us.

I am running for office to bring that kind of thinking to Raleigh. If you believe that we need more action and less rhetoric from our elected representatives then I hope you will support our campaign and others like it.