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    The Issue of Gun Control Is Rooted Deeper Than the Guns

    It saddens me to see so many school shootings in America. I do believe in gun control—more rigorous background checks, a ban on assault weapons and a lot more focus on mental heath. However, the problem of epidemic school shootings is much deeper than the guns. We are living in a country that no longer holds God’s commandments or morals in high regard. Christian families are often mocked and broken families are becoming the norm. Secular movies, songs and video games portray graphic violence as being cool and something to enjoy.

    With a lost culture that is searching more and more for meaning outside of God, evil becomes more rampant, with disarray and confusion. Now more than ever, families need to instill in their children God’s love, the very real problem of evil, and how to navigate and be the opposite of evil for good in this world. We can do our part by choosing to marry a spouse who is godly, who has a good heart and a willing approach to teach a child God’s commandments. We can do our part by encouraging our generation that their value doesn’t come from what they achieve, but that they have inherent worth found in Jesus. We can do our part by becoming the solution against evil—as God’s ambassadors in the world.

    Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. (Romans 12:9)
    Nicole
    Nicole
    Nicole Weider is a Salem, Oregon native who moved to Los Angeles and quickly found success as a fashion model at the age of 17. Today, Nicole is an active wife, mom, producer, actress and author and has made it her mission to share her personal story, the bright moments and the challenges, with young women around the world.

    2 COMMENTS

    1. Thank you, Nicole, for bringing this up! It’s way beyond guns. Guns don’t kill people; people kill people. It’s like saying cars kill people, when it’s drunk drivers who kill people.

      Our society is lost and hurting and they have nothing to turn to, so their hurt and anger festers until, sometimes, it loses control in a shooting. Mental health is also huge and no one is talking about it until just now. You never hear the possibility that there could be a mental problem or that medication could be a factor.

      Denying the factors means you focus on the symptoms, not the problem. If all we do is work to fix the symptoms and results (banning guns, etc), nothing is going to change. Until we take a hard look at the root cause and start to make changes there, I don’t see anything else we do making a difference.

      • With all due respect, Sarah, I don’t know where to start. You’re not wrong. People do kill people, but this is why the #neveragain movement wants background checks on PEOPLE, not guns. They want extensive mental health care FOR PEOPLE, not guns. they want magazines for the guns to only hold a certain amount of bullets so that PEOPLE don’t end up killing as many innocent lives. Do you really think this isn’t a gun issue? Do you really think that the Sandy Hook Shooter, the MSD shooter, Virginia Tech shooter, and all other school shooters could have claimed as many victims with a KNIFE? If so you need some serious help. Also you created a false equivalency with your cars analogy, because they do actually kill people (cars have been recalled when breaks are faulty, when the engines burn, etc. On the flip side of that, there have been guns that have malfunctioned but have NOT been recalled.) I suggest you educate yourself some more, sweetie. You really need it.

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