I have been watching CNN this morning (forgive me, it’s the only news channel this hotel has). Their lead story is about a mass shooting in NYC where an armed animal went into a pizzeria and started shooting. He also shot two auxiliary policemen who were in the shop but were unarmed. Their auxiliary (volunteer) police cannot carry weapons. (Of course not. They might shoot someone. Like an animal that comes into a pizza restaurant and starts shooting.) One of their other main stories is about an investigation into some kind of shooting that occurred there earlier in the week. I am shocked. I thought Mayor Bloomberg, with his highly touted buy-back program and his tough stance on weapon possession had just about stamped out gun violence.