Nine students shot on an Oregon campus by a man who had 14 legally purchased firearms. (http://cnn.it/1MazmJN)
An 11-year old boy shot and killed his 8-year old neighbor with a 12-gauge shotgun because she wouldn’t let him see her new puppy. (http://wapo.st/1jaMcRw)
When will Christ followers stand up and say, “Enough!” When will we stop bowing down to the NRA idol and take a stand for the peace of Jesus?
We cannot serve both.
Our citizens and children have become soldiers in an invisible war – one we are unintentionally fighting in our own streets, our own school yards, our own back yards.
We need to stand up and say, “I want the right to live in a culture of safety. I want the right to live in a society unafraid.
I want to take back the “unalienable rights” proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness – That to secure these rights… it is the Right of the people to alter or to abolish, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
We are the only industrialized country that continues to make firearms available to its citizens. Other countries scoff at our rising murder rate and equivalent rising household gun rate. Our insistence on arming ourselves does not provide safety, yet we continue to turn a blind eye to the truth. How long will it take for us to figure this out? When will we have eyes to see and ears to hear? When will we ever learn?