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Guest Opinion: Gun Control - What Would Jesus Do? Comments

The Church has always held that it is legitimate to defend one's life and/or property against an unjust aggressor, and it is equally legitimate to defend someone else's life and/or property on the same grounds, even if that defense were to result in the loss of the aggressor's life.Contrary to the assertions of the anti-gun folks, "gun-free zone" legislation is actually counterproductive, and potentially lethal to those it is designed to protect. Continue Reading

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  1. JPW
    2 years ago

    I don't want to live in a fear-based society where guns are seen as the solution to every conflict. Perhaps the woman and two kids in a closet saved themselves by killing an intruder, but perhaps the intruder wouldn't have harmed them; we don't know. There are plenty anecdotes such as this for both sides of the gun control debate. A child dies from
    gunfire every other day in this country. This is a health issue that must be addressed.

  2. KarlVDH
    2 years ago

    I'm baffled that the same people who are so vocal about abortion and the "culture of death" are pro-gun.

  3. mgm.
    2 years ago

    SaraPalen.What does trying to see that all Americans get basic health care got to do with the Nazis ?Could a German Jew own guns ?well Hitler made Jews sell their business ,homes ,apartments and not practice professions yeah it's a safe bet he took away their guns too. P.S. Americans that are most likely not to have basic health-care are the kind of people the Nazi would agree should not have health-care too! I just don't see your connection between the two?

  4. T. Rainey
    2 years ago

    I'm amazed that the people who scream for gun control seem to be of the same cloth that allows the wholesale slaughter of unborn children to continue. 1.2 million people are murdered in our country every year in the name of choice and convenience, where is the outrage? Where are the public tears from our politicians for these babies who are killed? A person who will stand up and cry for the 20 children killed at Sandy Hook yet promotes abortion and funds those who abort them with millions of dollars a year is a hypocrite and a liar. A person who says we need to "stop the killing" yet sees no problem in forcing people of faith to have to pay for abortion, sterilization and birth control for their employees is also a hypocrite. Gun control is not about guns - it's about controlling the population more. You want to lecture us about the speck in our eye; get the plank out of yours first.

  5. KarlVDH
    2 years ago

    Vance, what's the pro life angle here? I don't see it.

  6. vance
    2 years ago

    In case anyone was paying attention, we have a morning news story of a woman with two children shot a Home Invader. She took her children and hid in a closet. When the "Invader" opened the closet door where they were hiding, she shot him with her pistol. This Home Invader was armed. If she had "no gun" to defend herself and children, the news story would have been very different. The woman and her two children would have been found dead.

  7. KarlVDH
    2 years ago

    Plus, all these wanna-be Dirty Harrys are unaware of the realities of a gunfight... the terror, the shaking hands, the judgement calls and variables involved... it ain't the movies. It's real, and until you've actually BEEN in such a situation, you don't actually have any CLUE how you're going to react. Rambo is a myth. You DO NOT KNOW what you'd do until you've been there. All ytou know is what you think you'd like to do. YOU DO NOT ACTUALLY KNOW. All this "good guys with guns" garbage is simply ridiculous fantasy.

  8. KarlVDH
    2 years ago

    Sara, PLEASE tell me you're not seriously trying to establish some correlation between Obama and Hiitler, or between the present and Nazi Germany.

  9. MPC
    2 years ago

    Many people have claimed that someone with a gun could have stopped the Sandy Hook shooting yet completely ignore the fact that there was an armed police officer at Columbine who shot at the gunmen outside the school. The officer ran into the school with the gunmen but could not fire his weapon because there were crowds of teenagers fleeing the school. Had he fired he surely would have hit innocent people. The gunmen also blended in with the other teenagers. Maybe that would not have been the case in an elementary school with shorter children, but everyone seems to be ignoring the fact that the presence of a "good guy with a gun" didn't help much at Columbine.

  10. DLL
    2 years ago

    KarlVDH : the weapon of Christ is the word of God,as Jesus himself is the incarnation of God,The Word made Flesh. God is Truth. Truth is the double edged sword. Deny truth and ones life is one of division. Live by the truth and sin and error are whittled away so that salvation can be obtained. A gun is a weapon of futility that accepts death not life,as the ultimate reality and a way to control all others through fear of death.

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