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Heart Control, Not Gun Control

We need gun control in the manner of illegal purchases, but the world needs heart control to stop the shootings. Have you known a gun to shoot someone without it being in the hands of mankind?

Perhaps this might be a sensitive topic for some, but it is a real problem in the world. There is much talk about gun control during times of mass shootings. Have you ever thought guns do not kill people? People kill people! Guns are objects that cannot move unless picked up, pointed and trigger pressed.

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that yet may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God. (Romans 12:1-2)

FINAL THOUGHT

We must use the most powerful weapon in the world, the Bible, to change hearts, in other words, change minds.

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5 thoughts on “Heart Control, Not Gun Control

  1. With respect, the argument that ‘guns don’t kill people’ ignores one compelling detail – guns make it considerably easier to kill people, for they are designed around that purpose, and this is borne out via statistics. Somewhere between two-thirds and three-quarters of all murders in the USA involve guns. The homicide rate in the US, with guns *alone*, is greater than the UK’s and Japan’s total *combined* murder rate. The US murder rate with guns only is greater than that of the UK, Japan *and* France combined. Guns don’t kill people, but they sure make it a lot easier for people to kill.

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    1. I understand. and agree guns make it considerably easier to kill people. This world’s motto is profits over people lives. If people control their emotions and more people turn their hearts towards God for spiritual cleansing there will be less shootings, killings, domestic abuse, predators, less hatred, racism, discrimination, and the lists goes on, and there will definitely be less people behind bars with regrets. A person does not have to be a Christian to make wise decisions but being a follower of Jesus living in this ungodly world, it should help in having God’s grace and mercy on the Judgment Day. More heart changing, less gun usages. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this message.

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      1. Whilst I agree that seeking a more loving, fairer society would undoubtedly help with a host of issues (whether or not that’s through God and Christianity is up to each person), better regulation of guns would be a very real, tangible effort to deal with a very real, on-going problem in the US.

        Here in the UK, we have considerably fewer guns, we do not have the gun ‘culture’ that exists in the US, and our overall crime rate – especially murder – is lower. Japan has very strict gun laws and very few murders. France and Germany, Canada and Australia, and many other countries have strong, well-enforced gun laws, and none have the issue of mass shootings like the US does, and none have the same problem with gun crime. Each of those countries is generally a lot safer, and the common denominator is that they all have forms of gun control. Granted, it’s quite as simple as that, but then, each of those countries doesn’t have the worship of guns that the US has.

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