Everyone was devastated by the news of another horrible shooting in Florida.
I remember how I felt when I wrote the enclosed letter in 1999 (Mailbag, May 2, 1999). It is hard to believe nothing has changed, and children are still being murdered in 2018.
I still think metal detectors might keep the guns out of our schools.
We must have more than the gun conversation and how to locate and treat the mentally ill among us. While both are important issues, we need common sense and stop the carnage!
Having lost our 16-year-old son in an accident many years ago, I will remember the pain. My heart goes out to all the folks who have suffered the worst loss.
As a country, we can do better.
Albany (Feb. 16)