Guns are not the problem. And banning certain kinds of guns won’t stop the killing. The worst school massacre in U.S. history--the Bath, Mich., school attack in 1927--was carried out with dynamite.
There was no handgun or “assault weapon” in sight when Andrew Kehoe brought down the building. And Lefties who have never touched a gun in their life apparently aren’t aware that it’s only a little harder to kill a lot of people using a revolver with several speed loaders, or by using three loaded pump action shotguns instead of one. Someone who wants to commit a mass killing will find a way.
Our real problem is that we are a gravely sick society that has turned its back on God and worships violence as entertainment. Many Americans have been taught from an early age that they are only highly evolved animals, without honor; not special or unique; only material and energy belched from a cold, silent cosmos; that there is no universal moral code, and what man decides is right or wrong is subject only to opinion polls or whim.
It’s far easier for our leaders to ban a weapon, a piece of metal, than to tackle the real problem. Not only because the real problem is so vast and deep and cannot be legislated away, but also because looking honestly at the real problem exposes the total failure of the false secularism pushed by the elites. It also lays bare the rampant spiritual emptiness in America and our desperate need for God.
Any critique of the worship of violence in America must begin in the Church, which has turned a blind eye to blood lust as sin. Many evangelicals who would never curse or drink alcohol have no problem watching the worst scenes of violence on film, or letting their children view them. I was in a Christian home where the parents had a “cuss filter” installed on their TV to bleep out curse words, but let their children view scenes from a film showing horrible violence, including a decapitation.
The first century church would have roundly condemned American Christians’ near total blind spot when it comes to violence as entertainment. They were victims of the blood lust that pervaded pagan Rome. They saw humans, created by God, cut open, fed to wild animals, or set on fire for entertainment purposes, just like a lot of Hollywood movies. They knew that watching humans suffer and die for amusement was a pagan practice and sinful.
But Roman Christians would eventually become desensitized themselves and, ironically, would not ban the carnage of the Coliseum when Rome was finally “Christianized.” American culture, too, has become almost totally de-sensitized to the worst depictions of violence as entertainment.
Feed a mentally ill person like Adam Lanza or James Holmes a lifetime supply of hardcore violence from films and video games, after having taken away the bedrock concept that humans are created in God’s image and therefore special, and we should expect more mass killings. It’s why good men and women should arm themselves now. More will die.
Meanwhile, banning guns should be viewed for what it is: a political fraud perpetrated by a morally darkened elite who either don’t know what’s really wrong with America or don’t care, and a dangerous power grab by those who want to use chaos to impose incremental tyranny.