Hmmm… A Hot Topic; The Real Problem and Solution

Gun control… there it is, I said it, well typed it rather. A very hot topic in recent weeks with much firing from both sides of the line; a volley of opinions echoing throughout our nation, each thinking their arsenal of facts and opinions are the correct ones. I will say, I do not understand the purpose for military style hardware in the hands of the public, but that is not my thought process here.

Will laws controlling or restricting gun ownership prevent mass shootings such as those in the not so distant past? If that trail of logic is correct then it should apply to any object used as a weapon. However, we do not ban…

  • All vehicles after fatal crashes or,
  •  All knives and other cutting instruments after fatal stabbings and lacerations or,
  •  All blunt objects (hammers, baseball bats, bookends, lamps) after fatal blows or,
  •  Our own hands and feet after fatal punches and kicks or,
  • All household chemicals (ammonia, bleach, drain cleaners) after fatal poisoning or,
  • All swimming pools and bathtubs after drowning or,
  • Alcohol after… Wait, we tried that once? I think we call it Prohibition.

Hmmm…

Is the real problem the object used to kill or the operator behind it? (Jeremiah 17:9, Matthew 15:19, Luke 6:45)

Is banning the object the solution or changing the thinking and behavior of the one handling the object? (Ezekiel 36:26, Psalm 51:5-15, John 3:16-17, Romans 12:2)

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5 thoughts on “Hmmm… A Hot Topic; The Real Problem and Solution

  1. Excellent treatise on this, my friend. Sin comes from the heart – that is what defiles us. Even something that is meant for a “good” use, can be used for evil, as you pointed out. One time when our daughter was little and she made a mess, when we saw it and confronted her, she said, “my pillow made a mess!” So funny. We always want to blame an object rather than our sinful heart. Thanks for articulating this so well.

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  2. Hi Karin, good to catch up with you again, I hope your Christmas and New Year were both uplifting for you, Ron and mine were very Special and also our Birthdays.

    Yes you are so right Karin, we can change our cloths and cover up the dirt but God tells us to get rid of it by putting our flesh to death, so many reject God’s Truth because of their itching ears, so good Sis that you do not scratch them.

    Colossians 3:4-6 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory. Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.

    Galatians 24 -26 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. if we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

    Christian Love from both of us – Anne.

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    • Yes Anne, we did have a wonderful Christmas and God continues to give opportunities to learn more and share about Him without satisfying those itchy ears.
      Keep the Faith!

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  3. Did you see the recent video over the Sandy Hill incident where it was just a Gov exercise. The video is Interesting and disheartening if you get a chance to see it — Not sure if it’s still out there though.
    I think it’s the welder of weapon who causes unnecessary harm and not the weapon itself. We need a lot more God and a lot less liberalism in America. Great post!
    God Bless you!

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