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Opinion: America’s ‘Gun Lady’ relives the tragedy of another mass shooting

A 1993 shooting on a moving Long Island Rail Road commuter train in the New York suburbs left Carolyn McCarthy’s husband dead and her son gravely wounded. The tragedy transformed McCarthy, a nurse, into a nationally recognized force for gun reform on Capitol Hill, where she represented a suburban congressional district for nine terms.

A 1993 shooting on a moving Long Island Rail Road commuter train in the New York suburbs left Carolyn McCarthy’s husband dead and her son gravely wounded. The tragedy transformed McCarthy, a nurse, into a nationally recognized force for gun reform on Capitol Hill, where she represented a suburban congressional district for nine terms.

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