Sorry about my lack of writing for some time. Summer gets business as we all know. But this one I did need to comment on. We still do not have all the facts but here is my take on the situation so far and what I have seen.
We recently experience a shooting in a SC church where 9 souls were taken from us and sent to our heavenly father before their time. They were at a Bible study where they invited their killer unbeknownst to them at the time into their midst. The let him in, befriended him and I am sure they would have given him so much more if he would have given them the chance. These were godly people and how do I know that? Because afterwards their was WE FORGIVE YOU comments from their family members, church members, and members of the community. They prayed for him and his family.
What you did not see them do was burn down their town, destroy anything. They did what we all wish we could do in this type of situation. They built up. They sang, that came together, they prayed for and with one another. They were Christ-Like.
Many of our politician can take lessons form these people of the SC community. But instead they are back on the gun control agenda. This young man has issues. He was angry, he was taking some type of medications. He needed help long before this day. But even the POTUS jumped on the gun control agenda. The gun is a tool and nothing more. He chose a gun but could have easily chose other weapons. The gun again is a tool, a device, a method. So what is the real issue? How about mental health. How about drugs both prescription or illegal. How about moral decay of sociaity and our countries values. Guns are used daily across the country for things from hunting to police protection to military use to even personal protection of the individual. Law abiding gun owners carry every day and stop the bad guys more often than you know, because many are never even reported. A gun is a tool just like a hammer, a knife, a vehicle. We have deaths from car wrecks daily. Way more than guns but we never say lets have more car control laws to stop the wrecks. People fall and are killed more often than with guns nationwide.
My take is this: We have a moral decay in the country. IMO here is our problem:
We have a parenting problem, a lack of morals problem, a lack of discipline problem, a lack of God problem, a lack of 10 Commandments problem. The only GUN PROBLEM we have is the fact that we have GUN FREE ZONES. And law abiding gun owners honor those zones. The bad guys will not honor those zones, morals, discipline, God, Commandments or all the “Laws” we can publish.
So in the end we lost 9 souls due to evil. And yes there is evil in the world. We let it in. We welcomed it in and we have allowed it to flourish because we have taken God out. And until we turn back from our wicked ways, all I can say is get used to these events. And quit blaming the guns.