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Rod J. Rosenstein
Enablers of 'bad guys with guns' hard to trace
Enablers of 'bad guys with guns' hard to trace

Many years ago, I worked a breaking news story about a Baltimore businessman who had been shot to death outside his office on the way to the company's annual Christmas party. I got one of the victim's business associates on the phone and asked him a bunch of questions, including: "Did you do it?" Now, I know that sounds crass, but what did I have to lose by asking? All the guy did was hang up on me. (He was later convicted of hiring a hit man to kill the president of the company.) I had the same attitude Wednesday when I wrote an email to the attorney for 25-year-old Darrick Jerome Greer, a convicted felon, asking if Greer would like to explain where he got the gun he...