On Tuesday night three armed young men snuck into my building after stealing petty cash from an Uber driver nearby. They were caught on camera and quickly the area was cordoned off by the police. A helicopter flew overhead searching for them on the roof. I was out for 15mins running a quick errand while my daughters were at home. When I came back alarmed they told me a police officer had knocked and asked if they had seen anyone hiding on our terrace. They also said the officer did not inspect the area himself but instead moved onto questioning the next apartment. So I found myself inside my apartment with two minors staring at my terrace petrified. I heard footsteps on the roof. It would take a second for these guys to pull a trigger out of fright, and our lives would be changed forever. I called the super to send over a policeman to search my place. My daughters were crying. Our apartment is so exposed with windows in each room looking out onto the terrace it felt unsafe even to be inside. But we were told not to leave. Security arrived and surveyed the outside area and told us to stay put until further notice. They caught them in the end in another apartment a floor below us. A relatively small incident with no actual consequence but a huge lesson for us to vote for gun sense laws. Nothing happened this time, but incidences where that is not the case remain rife. Petty crimes can lead to terrible tragedies and controlling access to guns can go a long way towards mitigating unimaginable consequences of some of these otherwise minor incidences. Please go to www.gunsensevoter.org to look up candidates in your area that have pledged for gun sense laws if elected. It is crucial.