Over the last few months our country has been rocked by multiple bloody mass shootings that have continued to cause citizens from all over to feel more unsafe than they have in years.
And, as is to be expected, the left has taken full advantage of this uptick in violence to call for more strict gun control laws to be passed in order to make weapons more difficult for people to purchase.
However, that’s not really what they want. What they really, really want is for guns to be completely banned, made illegal like Great Britain and other socialist countries.
They usually attempt to hide their ultimate goal and desire because they know it would go over like a lead balloon with the majority of the American public.
The Boston Globe, however, seems to be taking a more brutally honest approach to the issue.
Well, if there’s one thing we can say about this Boston Globe op-ed, it’s honest. I don’t mean honest regarding facts or anything, but honest in detailing what gun control advocates really, really want: confiscation.
In light of the recent mass shootings in Texas and Las Vegas, the usual characters stepped out in front. The National Rifle Association is evil, we need more background checks, and it’s the Republicans’ fault.
The rancor lasted a few weeks, but as in every case, we return to reality: guns are here to stay. Guns are part of American culture. And no new gun control laws are going to get passed. Period. Why? There’s no need. In fact, none of the proposals the anti-Gun Left pushes would stop any future mass shootings. None.
Background checks? Stephen Paddock, who committed the brutal shooting in Las Vegas passed all of his background checks, had zero run-ins with the law, and no history of mental illness. Devin Kelley, an Air Force veteran who served a year in jail for domestic violence, should have been barred from owning guns after his conviction. He was court-martialed in 2012 for beating his wife and stepson, the latter of which suffered a fractured skull. In 2014, he was given a bad-conduct discharge. How did he get weapons? The Air Force did not forward his criminal record to the FBI to be added into the NICS system. This shooting could have been prevented.
Also, it was an NRA member who stopped the carnage from being even more widespread. Stephen Willeford lived near the church where Kelley opened fire and was made aware of the attack by his daughter. He ran barefoot across the street and engaged Kelley with his AR-15 rifle.
Listen, you can’t curb acts of evil by banning the tools used by wicked men to carry out their heinous deeds. It doesn’t work like that.
Those who are bent on the destruction of human life will simply find more creative ways to accomplish their mission. When you ban guns you’re punishing law abiding citizens by stripping them of their right to own weapons that will enable them to protect themselves, their families, and their property.
Why should they who obey the law be punished along with the criminals? That hardly seems fair, and aren’t liberals supposedly all about fairness?
The only way to reduce mass shootings is to stop being so hostile to the gospel and allow Christians to have a greater influence in the public square, producing changed hearts and minds by the power of God.
Jesus is truly the answer.