Fort Lauderdale, the Law, and Love

I recently wrote an article for the blog at Evangelicals for Social Action, and while I typically don’t post partial articles here, I wanted to do it this time because the topic is timely and the mental health connection is relevant to many of you. You can start reading the article here, then click on the link to finish reading on the ESA website.

In a press conference a day after a deadly shooting in the Ft. Lauderdale airport, U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler summarized the FBI’s response to the shooter’s November cry for help: “We’re a country of laws, and they operate within them.” She was referring to the federal officials who initially took a gun away from Esteban Santiago in Anchorage, Alaska, then returned the gun to his possession a month later.

We still don’t know whether this is the same gun Santiago claimed from his checked luggage in the Ft. Lauderdale airport a month after that and used to shoot 11 people, killing five…

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