One would have to live on another planet to not be aware of the mass shooting that took place yesterday at a school in Uvalde, Texas. Thus far, the tally is 19 children and 2 teachers have died from the attack. This only 10 days after the supermarket shooting in Buffalo in which 10 people were killed.
Sometimes I see things posted about how automobiles, knives, and other such things kill more people than guns do. With that in mind, I want to offer something to reflect on.
There’s much talk these days (and these decades) about second amendment rights in the U.S., the particular amendment that focuses on the right to bear arms. For those Christians who champion this right, one obvious goal is to find biblical support for the claim.
Many times, there is a naive perspective floating around that says something like this: “God said it; I believe it; that settles it.” If God “said it” in his word (the keyword being “it,” referring to bearing arms), then we are now authorized to practice it.
One of the main go-to Scripture passages for those who promote the private right to bear arms (and use those arms) is found in Jesus’ words in Luke 22: Continue reading →
There is a lot of talk about guns in this nation. It feels supercharged even as of late with the combination of four recent situations: Paris, San Bernardino, the speech recently given by Liberty University’s president, and the presidential primaries. The combination of these three have left the media and American population reeling on the topic. Continue reading →
Most will be aware of the brief speech Jerry Falwell Jr. gave at Liberty University’s Convocation this past Friday. The stir was created by these words as communicated in the video below: Continue reading →
Two mass shootings took place yesterday (December 3, 2015). One was in San Bernardino, California; the other in Savannah, Georgia. Only the former would be classified as a mass killing, as the latter one had one woman die and three injured (still more than should be).
The Washington Post notes how we now have had 355 mass shootings in the span of 336 calendar days in 2015. I’m not sure we can really fathom the reality here. It’s beyond getting my head around.
I want to point you to the thoughts of Clint Schnekloth, pastor of a Lutheran church in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He had something interesting to bring up, something many folk won’t in the verbiage vitriol on both sides of gun rights: Continue reading →