The killing of the innocent children at the Sandy Hook Elementary was one of the most tragic events that has happened in my lifetime. Of course, it is always difficult to say that one senseless killing is more tragic than another. The fact is, every killing is tragic. People lose loved ones because of selfish people who want to take their vendetta out on innocent people.
In the wake of this tragic event, there has been a call from the left to have tighter gun control laws. Every time something like this happens, they always start going after the freedoms of Americans. Every time something like this happens they try to blame the gun for the evil that happened. Why is it that they think guns are so evil?
On the same day of the tragic killings in Connecticut, a 36-year-old Chinese man attacked 22 children with a knife in China. Where was the call to have tighter knife laws? Certainly, if guns are evil because several innocent people were killed by one gun, then knives are just as evil. Or, maybe airplanes are evil and we need to have tighter airplane laws because 3 airplanes were used as weapons to kill over 3,000 people on September 11, 2001.
No, the problem is not the guns, knives or airplanes. The problem are the evil gunmen, knifemen and terrorists. Yes, these people are evil! What the press fails to report is that people are the cause of these horrible events. They don’t arrest the car that kills someone because of the drunk driver, they arrest the drunk driver. It is always people who are at fault and they will use whatever is at hand to hurt people.
So, why would the liberals want to outlaw guns knowing that the guns are not evil. The Scripture plainly shows us what happens when people don’t have weapons. 1 Samuel 13:19-22 says, “Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel: for the Philistines said, Lest the Hebrews make them swords or spears: But all the Israelites went down to the Philistines, to sharpen every man his share, and his coulter, and his axe, and his mattock. Yet they had a file for the mattocks, and for the coulters, and for the forks, and for the axes, and to sharpen the goads. So it came to pass in the day of battle, that there was neither sword nor spear found in the hand of any of the people that were with Saul and Jonathan: but with Saul and with Jonathan his son was there found.”
You can see very plainly in this verse that the Israelites had no swords in the land. The Philistines knew that if they took the swords out of the hands of the Israelites, then they would have no way in which to defend themselves. That is why Saul purposed to get swords into the hands of the Israelites, because he wanted them to have a way to defend themselves from the enemy.
The sword in the Scriptures would be equivalent to our guns. Guns are the weapons we use to defend ourselves. Our American forefathers knew that when they wrote in the Constitution that every American had the right to bear arms, that these weapons were the very things that would keep this nation free. This right is not just an American right, but this right is a God-given right.
The only reason a liberal would want to take the guns out of the hands of citizens is so that citizens would not have any way to defend themselves if liberals so chose to take this country in a different direction. Though I am not for anarchy, I am for the right of the people to be able to defend themselves. If they take the guns out of the hands of citizens, then the citizen will have no way in which to defend themselves from evil people.
Having tighter gun laws may sound compassionate, but what is more compassionate is giving people the right to bear arms so they can defend themselves. Guns are not evil; people are evil. The only way to stop these senseless killings is to change the hearts of evil people. The hearts of evil people will only be changed with the Word of God. If liberals will put the Scriptures back into the public schools and public arena, then the Scriptures will be able to change the hearts of evil men. Don’t be fooled by the liberal agenda of making you think that guns are evil. Always remind them that it is evil people whom we need to change, and the only way they will be changed is with the Word of God.
Allen Domelle is the editor of the Old Paths Journal which is more than just a Christian’s publication. It is an excellent place to learn how today’s headlines will forge tomorrow’s laws and statutes. Keep yourself in tune with what is happening around the world, as well as in your own backyard with our daily updates and devotionals.