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GUNS: Problem is not the weapon

Letter by Constance V. Walden, University Place on Dec. 5, 2012 at 12:14 pm with No Comments »
December 5, 2012 12:14 pm

A few days ago, a football player in a national league team shot and killed his girlfriend and then himself.

As usual, the liberals are using the tragedy to condemn gun ownership, and, as usual, they are blaming others for this man’s violence. They are even going as far as to blame others for gun violence in the entire black community, saying it is a conspiracy by the National Rifle Association.

The truth is, if the weapon were not a gun, it would have been a knife. If it weren’t a knife, it would have been a bat. If it weren’t a bat, it would have been a chair. If it weren’t a chair, he would have used his own bare hands.

The problem is not the weapon used to do harm to others and self, the problems is deeply spiritual. It’s an individual heart problem. It’s because of the lack of Christ, the lack of love, and the lack of self-control that such murders occur by individuals.

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