Theresa Nicholls was eager to get back home as she packed her bags at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on Friday.
Her weeklong conference of school psychologists had been rocked by the mass shooting at a Florida high school. A day earlier, a Chicago police officer had been shot and killed in the Loop, just blocks from where she and her colleagues were staying.
As she was getting ready to check out, a friend texted her: There had just been a shooting in the lobby of her hotel.
“What the hell is going on?" she thought. "What is happening? It’s like the world is falling apart around us.”
My wife was at this conference. There are a lot of reasons we need to do something about America's access to guns. Let's add this one to the list.