13 Jun 3 Simple Questions To Ask the Gun Reform Crowd
I have said it before, and I’ll say it again, I am not personally a fan of guns. I didn’t grow up around them. The first interactions that I remember with guns were when they were pulled on me during drug deals when I was lost and involved in some pretty rough things. I am not a fan of loud noises or things that can hurt me or my family. I know well trained people who have hurt themselves and others with guns (the same could be said for kitchen knives, hammers, fires, etc.). I favor certain restrictions on guns and I think we should have reasonable and educated conversations about them. In fact, if you could convince me that gun reform could save as many lives as it endangers, I’d be all for it!
Nevertheless, I am entirely unconvinced that gun reform will make any kind of considerable difference and I am concerned that people seem to think that if we take guns away, mass killings will cease. Again, it’s not that I am against certain gun reforms. I just think those who look at this as THE solution, may be missing some things. Gun reform does not address the root of the problem, and the only way to cut out a killer weed is to take it out by its roots. But if you think strong gun restrictions will make a difference, here are some questions to honestly ask yourself:
- Can we really get rid of guns? Or will we just take them away from those who obey the law, while keeping criminals armed?
- Even if we get rid of guns, will that stop someone who is crazy/angry enough to kill random people- knowing that they will likely die in the process? Or will they just focus more on bombs and other methods? Men have always been clever murderers and we have never needed guns to accomplish our malice.
- What happens when the good guys don’t have access to guns and the only people left armed are the government and the criminals? There is a reason that the government is not trusted these days. There is a reason that the two candidates in office are the most hated candidates in history. There is reason that people are rioting in the streets. Do we really want an unarmed or underarmed citizenry against the most powerful (and increasingly corrupt) governments in history?
Again, I favor gun reform. I don’t want crazy people or criminals with guns. I think there are probably some things we can do to improve our gun laws. However, I have no hope that any legislation will eliminate the sickness of our people. Legislation can be helpful, but we will never legislate away sin and we are living in an age where evil is called good and good is called evil, where darkness is valued above the light, and where the self is viewed as the highest authority. We need more than gun reformation, we need heart, mind, and spirit reformation.
So, if we cannot legislate away the problem, what can we do? 3 Reasons For Mass Killings
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