On December 7, 1993 a lone gunman opened fire on a Long Island Railroad train.  In three minutes, he killed six people and injured 19.  The shooting rampage ended when the gunman paused to reload and was tacked by three passengers: Micheal O’Connor, Kevin Blum, and Mark McEntee.  The gunman is currently serving a sentence of 315 years to life, making his earliest possible parole date 2309.
Nurse Carolyn McCarthy lost her husband Dennis during the Long Island Railroad Massacre.  Her son Kevin was severely injured.  Propelled by this tragedy, Carolyn became an advocate for stiffer gun regulation.  When her local Congressman voted in favor of repealing the assault rifle ban, she switched her party affiliation and ran against him.  Since 1996, Carolyn has represented New York’s 4th District in the US House of Representatives as a Democrat.  

On December 7, 1993 a lone gunman opened fire on a Long Island Railroad train.  In three minutes, he killed six people and injured 19.  The shooting rampage ended when the gunman paused to reload and was tacked by three passengers: Micheal O’Connor, Kevin Blum, and Mark McEntee.  The gunman is currently serving a sentence of 315 years to life, making his earliest possible parole date 2309.

Nurse Carolyn McCarthy lost her husband Dennis during the Long Island Railroad Massacre.  Her son Kevin was severely injured.  Propelled by this tragedy, Carolyn became an advocate for stiffer gun regulation.  When her local Congressman voted in favor of repealing the assault rifle ban, she switched her party affiliation and ran against him.  Since 1996, Carolyn has represented New York’s 4th District in the US House of Representatives as a Democrat.