Big United States government always thinks it knows best. It thinks it has all the answers. Big government with its shag-along Siamese media will not reveal that gun control is best exercised by law abiding citizens who are responsible enough to seize the moment; not only to protect themselves, but those (others) in harm’s way, from evil people who are hell-bent to murder and maim.
>>>>>> ……. Here are a few facts about armed Americans:
-In 1982, the town of Kennesaw, Georgia, passed an ordinance which required all heads of household to have at least one gun in the house. The burglary rate immediately dropped an astounding 89 percent. Ten years after the law was passed, the burglary rate was still 72 percent less than it was in 1981.
-Armed citizens shoot and kill at least twice as many criminals as the police do every year in this country (1,527 to 606).
-A 1996 University of Chicago study concluded that states which passed concealed carry laws reduced their murder rates by 8.5 percent, rapes by 5 percent, aggravated assaults by 7 percent, and robbery by 3 percent.
-According to the National Safety Council, with guns being used 2.5 million times a year in self defense against criminals, firearms are actually used more than 80 times more often to protect lives, rather than to take lives.
-A 1979 Justice Department study entitled Rape Victimization in American Cities, concluded that of more than 32,000 attempted rapes, 32 percent were actually committed. But when a woman was armed with a gun or knife, only 3 percent of the attempted rapes were actually committed.
-Another Justice Department study found that 57 percent of felons agreed that “criminals are more worried about meeting an armed victim than they are about running the police.”
Read more on the subject of gun ownership:
12-year-old girl shoots intruder with mom’s gun
14-year-old boy shoots intruder while babysitting
Pizza Hut worker shoots, kills two armed robbers
Even Jesus opposed gun control
Obama wants to renew assault weapons ban
So-called ‘gun-free zones’ never protect the innocent <<<<<<< - examiner.com/
Also – For some perspective:
Christ was no fool. He knew that sin pathetically motivated a human soul:
Matthew 15:18-19 - “But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.”
Mark 7:21 - “For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within and defile a man.”
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Pastor emeritus Nathan M. Bickel