It is cold comfort, when one thinks about how many more people have to die in the meantime of this completely avoidable cause - witness the effects of gun restriction laws in other countries. But in the face of a so-called advanced society which makes such primitive choices in so many cases I believe there is little to do but grit one's teeth and pray they will make better choices - that things will go in the right direction, in spite of everything. You can judge them Americans, loathe them, or ridicule them - or some of them. But it won't help. The only choice is to keep eyes firmly focused on a better future and what it takes to get there. That goes for us as well. Amen.