It's a bad time for America to be thinking about more gun control.
There are only two ways to reduce crime, terrorism and attacks on liberty:
- To build a society that is moral, well-informed, well-armed and, thus, capable of self-governance; or
- To rely on armed police to protect us from crime, terrorism and attacks on liberty.
We saw how the police did in Orlando.
We saw how they did at Columbine.
We saw how the national police forces of the Department of Homeland Security did preventing San Bernardino, Orlando and Boston.
By disarming the American public, we can only rely on the cops.
Most cops don't even want to see that. They understand they can't be everywhere. Too often, they can only take reports after the fact.
When the government has a monopoly on armed force, who is going to protect us from the government?
So, clearly, it's a bad time to be debating more gun control. In fact, it's always a bad time.
The tragedy of Orlando, still fresh in our minds, should not be a catalyst to such debates. It should be the spark that awakens us to the reality of how bad things can get when only criminals, terrorists and cops are armed.
That is what Orlando was.
A crowded "gay" nightclub full of unarmed, unsuspecting partiers with padlocked back doors is invaded by one "gay," armed Democrat terrorist. He has three hours to shoot more than 100 people, half of them dead, before police enter the building by force to stop even more carnage.
How can this be a catalyst for more gun control?
You mean we should have more public gatherings of completely defenseless people, with no security and no protection against one or more criminals or terrorists? Or do we need cops in every location?
Those are the choices in a "gun-free culture."
Do we want to live in a police state? Or do we want liberty and safety?
That's why I don't think we should be worried about easy access to firearms for law-abiding citizens.
We don't need gun control. We need sin control.
What do I mean?
I mean we need a culture that knows the difference between right and wrong, as we did for so long in America.
We need to know what sin is and fight it.
We should stop rewriting the laws Moses handed down to us from Mount Sinai and focus on those few.
Exhaling carbon dioxide is not a sin.
Believing the Bible is not a sin.
Smoking tobacco may be unhealthy, but it's not a sin.
Eating meat is not a sin.
Owning a gun is not a sin. (Remember, Jesus commanded His disciples to carry swords, the guns of His day, though not to live by them, because we are to live by His Word.)
But adultery is a sin.
Coveting your neighbor's property, or stealing it, is.
Taking an innocent life is.
Rejecting God is.
Imagine if we kept God's commandments. Would the world be a better place? Would we live in a more pleasant and free society if we could simply control ourselves and avoid sin?
Of course, committing sin is a willful act, just as not committing sin is a willful act.
But what do we do culturally today? Do we encourage sin or discourage it?
Are we rewriting the Torah (where sin is defined), adding to it, which is another sin, or ignoring it altogether?
Think about that.
We talk about guns every day in America, but where's the dialogue and debate about sin?
Imagine if you tried to have a debate about sin on the cable TV news networks.
Imagine if you tried to talk about it in presidential debates.
People would think you're nuts.
They don't even talk about sin in most churches or synagogues anymore.
And that's really the problem, isn't it?
We've lost our ability to exercise self-control. We've lost our ability to govern ourselves. And, unless we are able to recapture those abilities, with the help of God, we just might find ourselves living in a war zone, a police state or hell. Take your pick.
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