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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)

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  1. Smylinggirl

    Posted by Smylinggirl on March 2, 2018 at 12:27

    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.