Thursday, January 14, 2016

About that concealed weapons permit...

The Gun Empire spreads the myth that those with CCWP [Concealed-carry weapons permit] are society’s most trustworthy citizens and its best defense against dangerous individuals. Between 1996 and 2000, the Violence Policy Center examined those assertions and came to other conclusions. They conducted major studies of permit holders in Texas and Florida. In Texas they discovered CCWP holders were arrested for weapon-related offenses at a rate 81 percent higher than that of the general population aged 21 and older.—America and Its Guns: A Theological Expose, page 66

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Once again, when violence is perceived as an option, it soon becomes the option of choice. It's like a god that brooks no rivals, but in its wake are broken lives. It promises shalom but delivers heartbreak.
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