Holly Adam Sherman spoke recently at the annual Students for Concealed Carry conference in Washington D.C.
Her daughter Leslie Sherman was one of the 32 victims killed during the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre. Her other daughter was nearly killed at her place of work in another mass shooting in the Washington Navy Yard in 2013.
Sherman asks us to put ourselves in her shoes, and wonders about that day at Virginia Tech:
If only on that horrible day someone in the dorm or in the classroom could have carried a weapon and stopped the killer in his tracks before he claimed 32 precious lives.