Gun Control

After every shooting, liberal talking-heads demand, “More gun control!”

The idea that banning firearms will solve the problem of gun violence is patently absurd.

Bad guys are bad guys specifically because they don’t care about society’s laws or value human life.

Banning firearms only punishes the law-abiding citizens that would obey the law and turn over their guns – the sportsmen, collectors, hunters, and responsible citizens protecting their families.

The scumbags running around murdering people aren’t going turn over their guns because we ask them to, they’re going to capitalize on a newly defenseless citizenry and prey upon us more viciously than ever.

The problem is not guns. The problem is spiritually and morally lost human beings.

If all guns could magically be taken away from everyone – good and bad – at exactly the same moment, the “No more guns!” argument might warrant consideration. As it is, back here in reality, the guns are already out there and there’s no way of undoing that.

Besides, to someone dead-set on doing harm, almost anything can be used as a weapon; cars, trucks, clubs, baseball bats, tire irons, knives, forks, spoons, bananas, plastic bags and packing peanuts – anything.

The best option for the world we live in is for the good guys to be well-trained and well-armed – with weapons equal to those being used against them.

Savages only understand savagery.

The best defense against gun violence is not a self defense course, a rape whistle, or hugs and understanding. It is bad guys knowing there’s a better-than-average chance they’re going to lose their lives if they attempt to take someone else’s.

It’s not a perfect solution, but that’s the world we live in.

The only other option is an unarmed population and a lot more dead bodies.

If the truly evil people of the world don’t fear resistance, thieves will be bolder breaking into houses. Instances of terrorists opening fire in shopping malls, music festivals and other public gatherings will skyrocket. Extremist nut-bags will be far more willing to rape, torture, enslave, murder, and forcibly convert our sons and daughters. Enemy states will likely take the fight to our shores (the main factor in Japan deciding not to invade the United States during WWII was a well-armed American population). Corrupt governments will go unchecked, freely and fearlessly inserting themselves into every aspect our lives – self-determination, freedom of speech, religion, and assembly will all be a thing of the past. Antifa rioters will… well, yeah, it’ll pretty much be business as usual for those losers.

Basically, all of things that suck now will get exponentially worse if we take guns out of the hands of good men and women.

We don’t need gun control. We need self-control. We need a population that understands the value and sanctity of human life.

Christian Terrorism? Nope. Not a thing.

With every new terror attack, the bodies of the victims haven’t even been scraped off of the streets before some dirt-bag has dismissed the perpetrators as victims and pointed the finger at Christians as the true evil in the world.

“Christians – especially white, males – commit acts of terrorism too, you #$&*%$# racist bigot pieces of #@$%! In fact, they’re actually way worse, because #!$%&%$ Christians are bigoted, hateful, homophobic, science-denying $#@%*!”

I’ve addressed most of the nonsense in the quote previously, but the idea that Christians can even be terrorists needs to be addressed.

Simply put, it is impossible for Christians to be terrorists. Murdering innocent men, women and children literally goes against everything Jesus has commanded His followers.

Christians are instructed to love their enemies, bless those who curse them, and pray for those who mistreat them.

 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” –  Matthew 22:37

There is no room for terrorism in Christianity.

A terrorist claiming to be acting on Christ’s behalf is either lying or insane. motives. He or she is not acting on Christian doctrine. Not a single verse in the Bible condones or encourages terrorism and/or murder.

Christianity is not, and cannot, be spread by violence. There are no forced conversions, no threats, no intimidation, and no membership fees. Christianity freely offers freedom. Faith has to be arrived at honestly and freely, without coercion or manipulation.

“If you confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord & believe in your heart God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” – Romans 10:9

There are belief systems, religions, and “holy” books that not only condone but encourage abominable acts like pedophilia, murder, slavery, torture, genital mutilation, lying, theft, child marriage, persecution of unbelievers, genocide, racism, sexism, and terrorism. Christianity is not one of them. Never has been. Never will be.

Secrets of life #29

Retiring long-nurtured dreams is not a betrayal of childhood aspirations. A lifetime of experience births new, better, wiser dreams.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. “

Dream big. Leave room for course corrections.