After all, who should we trust to enforce Maryland's new gun control and defend it against litigation by the National Rifle Association, if not its chief architect? Who should enforce our environmental laws, if not the person who led the fight to require tighter emissions standards for Maryland cars? Who do we want fighting for consumers if not the leader in the fight against abusive ground rent laws? Who is better qualified to foster public safety than a leader in the effort to prevent and prosecute domestic violence or to reduce drunk driving? Who should enforce civil rights laws, if not the committee chairman who shepherded gay marriage, the death penalty repeal and the transgender anti-discrimination law through the Senate?