It’s hard to be optimistic these days. I mean REALY HARD!!! To be sure, I’m not a particularly optimistic person but events of the past few days have been off the charts for those of us who believe the end of our civilization may be at hand. How many more deaths will it take before there will be some meaningful gun control in this country? The world is looking at the United States as a barbaric waste land of gun violence. Indeed, how many people will die from gun violence in the coming days?? Meanwhile we have leaders of our country who are completely inept. They can’t even control their files!!!