Peoples forum: The problem is not guns but sin
Posted: 01/09/2013 at 1:15 am
More gun laws would simply constitute a “paper tiger.” Such legislation might give people the “warm fuzzies,” but it accomplishes nothing. The solution demands more of us than simply passing laws. The only people who obey gun laws are responsible, law-abiding citizens, but they are not the ones committing murder.
America has a definite problem, but the problem is not guns. Specifically, we have a sin problem. Our nation is fast forgetting who God is, yet we wonder why atrocities recur with increasing frequency in our society. Contrary to progressive thinking, human nature remains consistent. Little has changed since the prophet Jeremiah authored the following words about humanity: “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?” (Jeremiah 17:9, ESV) We need a third great awakening in our country, and we need parents who will teach their children the difference between right and wrong in absolute terms.
Many of our politicians will exploit this awful tragedy, using it as a pretext for cracking down on patriotic gun owners. When our founders crafted the second amendment, they understood that firearms in the hands of patriotic Americans were the most effective bulwark against in oppressive, tyrannical government. Contrary to the propaganda of the mainstream media, the second amendment was never about “duck hunting.”