Violence in general, but specifically where guns were used and it resulted in the death of innocent life, is a tragedy. Anyone who minimizes the tragedy has problems. However, gun control does not solve the problem of sin and evil in the world. Gun control only empowers those who should not have a gun to have a gun. More importantly, gun control empowers the government to exercise control over its unarmed subjects and suppress their freedoms.
Although Texas has the image of being this pro-gun and pro-Second Amendment state, it is one of the few states with an outright ban on open carry of handguns. However, because of President Barack Obama’s assault on gun rights and his unconstitutional gun control executive orders, Texans have been pushing for open carry. Texas would be the largest state in America to allow the open carry of handguns if the 1870’s ban is repealed.
The guns are not the problem of gun violence that has taken place in recent years. In fact, “gun violence” is a misnomer. The gun did not kill innocent life and it did not make the shooter kill innocent life. The problem is the mental and spiritual health of the shooters. If we truly want to see gun violence go down, then we should protect the right of every responsible American to keep and bear arms.
Violence and evil is a heart problem, a sin issue. Sin and evil are present when God is absent from a person’s life. Only the transforming power of Jesus, the Christ, can redeem and cleanse a sinner’s heart. Therefore, we should be expanding religious freedom in America and allow the Church to spread the hope of redemption through the Grace of God to all who will listen. We should also strengthen families by promoting the timeless values of Scripture and God’s original created order.
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