On Dec. 7, 1993, a gunman opened fire on a train car filled with commuters leaving New York City. By the time passengers tackled Colin Ferguson, his fusillade had left six people dead and 19 wounded.
The package includes a call on Congress to ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazine and it would close loopholes in the gun sale background check system.
The seniors at Mineola High School were not even born in 1993 when Rep. Carolyn McCarthy’s husband was murdered on a Long Island Rail Road train.
New York congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy introduced the resolution in tribute to Sheppard’s lifetime achievement.