It was eight years ago today. At once, it seems so long ago, and yet, it also feels like yesterday. That day was the day a dear friend of mine was gunned down by a maniac who was pissed that a coffee shop called Cafe Racer in Seattle wouldn’t serve him any longer.
Yet the aftermath of that horrible day made me think long and hard about not just my own views of guns, but also how gun controllers continue to gain ground in the aftermath of other horrible days.
You see, five people plus the killed died that day, but only one really resonates with me. Kimberly Lynn Layfield, age 36, was something you don’t see often. Drop-dead gorgeous and with a kind, generous soul who spent high school enjoying the company of the more geeky crowd than girls who looked like her normally did.