If God Can’t Protect You, Buy A Gun!

With the recent surge in gun sales, mainstream media coverage, social discussions on gun rights, and legislation soon to come to address the issue of gun control; I would like to write about something I have observed regarding this matter.

I find it ironic, to say the least, that the initiating contributor of a surge in gun sales, is an act of catastrophic gun violence. Many people offer claims like “guns don’t kill people, people with guns kill people”, while making their purchase of a gun.

I understand that it was not the shooting at Sandy Hook which inspired people to purchase guns in droves. The event at Sandy Hook Elementary was merely a catalyst toward a widespread fear of coming legislation which will cause greater difficulty in future gun purchases for ordinary citizens. Citizens who wish to arm themselves for their own protection. And who is the main group of people who seem to be in such fear of tyrannical government that they should seek the gun to be their defense? Christianity, at least in my observations.

From researching articles, meeting with people, church groups, and social media research, I have found that the driving force behind the pro-gun, NRA, seems to be largely based in Christianity, at least the professed form of the religion.

It seems incredibly odd to me how the evangelical Christian force in America, seems so starkly different than the one whom they claim to follow and believe – Jesus Christ. The Prince of Peace, whose USA followers are most often the most fervent supporters of war and military engagement, also cling to their guns citing causes of liberty. However, what about the many other causes of liberty, which seem to either be ignored or unknown?

To believe in Christ, God, and the Holy Spirit, is to believe that they are the sources of all Truth and power. But to believe that in order to protect yourself from the evils of this world; tyrannical government, intruders of your property, etc., you would have to believe that you yourself is the one with power to defend yourselves; thus impugning God of all power. We either believe that love has power over hate, peace has power over violence, and compassion has power over greed; or, we believe that we ourselves can take that power into our own hands, forsaking our belief in the power of God.

So, If God can’t protect you, buy a gun!

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4 thoughts on “If God Can’t Protect You, Buy A Gun!

    • Thank you! There is obviously much more I would write about this topic, or, at least somewhat hypocrisy within the teachings of Christ and the actions of those who say they believe. Perhaps I’ll get around to it at some point, bring out a bunch of scripture references and such, we’ll see. Why do you think so many of the Christian faith are running to the stores to buy guns?

  1. Jerry Williams

    Gun-control laws allow some people to vent their emotions, politicians to grandstand and self-righteous people to “make a statement” —
    but all at the cost of other people’s lives.

  2. Michelle Bruce

    I personally don’t own a gun, but what you said doesn’t make any sense. What would you suggest we do? That we all turn in our guns because the power of the Lord to save us is greater? Israel went out to battle armed to the teeth. Laying down their weapons because the Lord was going to deliver them would have been a mighty miracle indeed, but an unrealistic application.

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