Unfortunately, such statements from prominent members of the NRA’s National Board are not that unusual. “Meet the NRA,” a new addition to the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence website, profiles NRA board members and catalogues their statements, opening a Pandora’s box of racism, misogyny, homophobia, anti-immigrant animus, religious bigotry, anti-environmentalism, political corruption, and insurrectionism. If people of faith are concerned about our neighbors, we should take a long look at the values expressed by the members of the NRA Board of Directors who write our nation’s gun laws.—America and Its Guns: A Theological Expose, page 128
Words fail me. Murder is a social service? Lord, have mercy on us! Forgive us for our self-centeredness and heal us!