Death Control or People Control?
Incidents of social insanity have reached epidemic proportions to the point where it’s impossible to keep up with them. They are literally consuming and destroying our society. Some examples of our social insanity follow:
The entire country has experienced 2,174 military deaths in Afghanistan 2001 through 2012. During the same period there were at least 6,096 murders in Chicago, the President’s home town and a city with one of the most restrictive gun control laws in the entire country. That’s three times the total Afghanistan casualty count! So the spin and death spirals continue unabated in Chicago, while our leadership and media are obsessed with eliminating an “unacceptable” death toll we are experiencing in Afghanistan. Of course once we leave the enemy will be provided with an American built fortress from which to send forth terrorists to kill even more Americans here.
There is a huge political and media outcry for gun control. Just what are we talking about? There were 12,996 murders in the U.S. in 2010 (Presumably the 2013 figures are comparable):
- 6,009 with handguns
- 1,704 with knives etc.
- 745 with fists etc.
- 540 with blunt objects
- < 500 with rifles and assault rifles combined.
So our leaders and national media are fixated on imposing controls for the least used method of murder: Rifles and assault rifles!
Perhaps we should be controlling knives, fists, and blunt objects instead.
But the inescapable truth still remains: One can place any loaded gun on any public bench indefinitely and it will not murder someone until a person picks it up and uses it to commit the murder. Therefore the problem is not the weapon.
The problem is us – and the problem goes all the way back to the beginning of time when Adam and Eve’s son, Cain, killed his brother Abel. We cannot stop it; we will kill. So the real solution to the problem is not gun control, but heart control – and Jesus alone can provide that.
Jesus? Oh, no! We must keep Him locked up and out of our public lives lest we offend someone. It’s easier to pass laws…
Amazingly, even a teen-ager sees more clearly than our blind politicians. This fifteen year old young lady leaves Maryland anti-gun politicians speechless with her testimony.
As a point of reference, almost three times as many people died from auto accidents (32,885) in the U.S. in 2010 as from all murders combined.
But then there is no need to face reality when you’re in power, especially if you answer to no one and manipulate the media.
All is not as it looks!