Saying “Guns Don’t Kill People” Is Stupid

Saying “Guns Don’t Kill People” Is Stupid June 14, 2022

America is absolutely sick about guns. The USA, a nation of 330 million people, is the most gun-loving nation in the world. Individual Americans reportedly own about 400 million firearms, thus more than one gun per person.

The National Rifle Association has been a very strong force lobbying the U.S. Congress in opposition to gun law restrictions. One of the results is that mass shootings with handguns and rifles is in such epidemic proportions in the U.S. that its now happening more than daily. A mass shooting is defined as a shooter killing or injuring at least four people in one incident. In the first five months of this year, there have been over 250 mass shootings in the U.S.

It happens largely because of our Constitution’s Second Amendment. It declares, ” A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” But our forefathers who wrote the Constitution, including its amendments, could not have been expected to have foreseen how firearms would have been technologically improved in the distant future beyond muskets to include something like an AK-47 assault rifle shooting 600 bullets per minute that can easily be purchased by citizens. It think if they could have foreseen things like that, they would have admitted that the Constitution or its amendments needed to be subject to change due to technological advances that they would not have been able to foresee. Why do I think that? They were generally wise men and therefore not stupid! IMO, it is downright stupid and evil to allow the general public to purchase AK-47s. Even the sale of handguns and simple rifles should be stringently regulated.

Some Americans who oppose restrictive gun laws argue, “Guns don’t kill people; people kill people.” That is stupid! OF COURSE guns don’t kill people; but an individual owning a handgun or a rifle makes it a lot easier for that person to kill another human being. This is just common sense. In other words, it is much easier to kill someone with a firearm than it is with a knife, a spear, or a bow and arrow.

Even many American Christians oppose gun laws. That is really messed up. Black man Esau McCalley has written a good op-ed in The New York Time published last Friday entitled “What Supporters of Gun Right Mean When They Talk About ‘Evil.'” He says, “The reason that some Christians cannot bring themselves to support gun law reforms, then, is the same reason some Christians cannot effectively battle racism beyond condemning individual racists. They have a deficient doctrine of sin and evil, limiting it to the individual.” He shows from the Bible, especially the book of Isaiah, that sin and evil affect societies and therefore should be controlled by their law and order. AMEN!

The bottom line is that societies should have laws that help its people not to kill each other rather than helping them to kill each other, and that certainly goes for gun laws.

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