by The Johnson Family from Johnson Family Ministry.com – The Ten Most Common Gun Control Soundbites Refuted
Editor’s note: In like of the many, many shootings happening around our country it’s time to look at the reasons Quiverfull families think having guns is a good idea. Whoever wrote this didn’t so much refute anything as trot out some good old Christian martyrbating, fear-mongering and a soupcon of untrue tropes about weapons. However you feel about gun control it seems rather scary and dangerous to allow people like these that already feel threatened to possess weapons. Imagine a Steven Anderson doing open carry. How long do you think it would take before he shot someone that ‘looked Muslim’?
1. Guns kill.
Response: I hope so, in case someone ever brandishes a weapon shouting Allah Akbar in a crowded theater or office party and I get to set my sites on him. I’m not conceal-carrying all these years to hurt terrorist’s feelings.
2. Mentally ill people can get guns.
Response: Which is why only a mentally ill person wouldn’t want one.
3. Gun shows provide loopholes around federal law.
Response: Federal law inconveniences the law-abiding, and does not protect the public from guns in the hands of the lawless, who by definition are law-breaking. Moreover, when federal leaders violate the Constitution to which they take an oath, they become law-breakers and their mandates lawless and not binding.4. People can shoot themselves by accident.
Response: My cousin shot himself in the foot once. But he also shot the burglar that was breaking into his house, so it was worth it.
5. There are less gun crimes in nations with less guns.
Response: There’s less blacks in Scandinavia, but that’s not an argument against blacks. Murderers and rapists use weapons that are available, and so must citizens. In our country, however, almost all mass murders take place in gun-free zones, like public schools and government buildings, in cities like Baltimore and states like California. A gun-free zone or a city with strict gun control is the safest place to murder people. The more guns there are in a state or community, statistically, the less crime there is (More Guns Less Crime, by John Lott).
6. Our inner cities are places of violence and murder, thanks to guns.
Response: Thanks to gun control, which disarms the victims and emboldens criminals.
7. Assault weapons have no sporting value.
Response: Which is why we need to be proficient with assault weapons, to defend against assault weapons in the hands of unsportsmanlike criminals and terrorists.
8. Guns are for the police and military.
Response: And a well-armed police state is more needful where the victims are disarmed by strict gun control. People who sacrifice liberty for a little security deserve neither liberty nor security.
9. The 2nd Amendment says, “A well-armed militia, being necessary for the security of a free state, the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” That refers to the National Guard, not individuals.
Response: You misquoted it. “The right OF THE PEOPLE to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” The signers of the Constitution universally considered any able bodied man to be a part of the militia. A police state and soldiers in our streets don’t provide for the security of a free people – armed citizens do.
10. I thought Jesus said to turn the other cheek.
Response: When you’re slapped, be my guest. But Jesus also said to sell something to purchase a weapon (Luke 22:37-38). “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.”
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