Monday, January 18, 2016

One difference

Americans are not meaner or more violent than citizens of Europe, China, or Japan. They too are fascinated with violence. They watch the same violent movies, engage in violent sports, play the same video games, sell the same kinds of toys, read the same comics, etc. The only difference is most Americans can get a gun within a few hours or a few minutes. Some of us call such access to guns freedom. As a gun owner who has ministered to gun victims and their families, I call such easy access tragedies getting ready to happen.

The NRA calls any limitations on purchasing guns onerous and burdensome. But what do people of other nations think? In spite of not being able to quickly get their hands on guns, citizens in the other developed countries of the world persist in saying they are happy, fulfilled, and free people. Are they delusional? Is it a miracle their streets are safe? America should be so blessed.—America and Its Guns: A Theological Expose, page 69(emphasis original)

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