My heart has been so heavy since the shooting. I can't get my mind off of
all the innocent people losing their lives, being wounded...all because of a
human being that lost control of his senses. What is it we are to learn from
this tragedy? I ponder, worry and cry over what this has done to our United
States of America...we must pray for strength for others and also for ourselves
that we will be strong, compassionate and continue to love our Father in Heaven
and be a Christ-like example to the world.
Jvkswm posted:=Unfortunately, as long as Americans continue in their
idolisation of guns such=behaviour will repeat quite frequently. Countries
such as Japan and Australia,=who have banned gun ownership, are now
enjoying peaceful societies. As the=bible says, those who live by the
sword will die by it.I'm not sure I'm in favor of outright
banning gun ownership, but the so-called common sense gun restrictions like
banning assault weapons and keeping domestic abusers from owning guns, make a
lot of sense to me.I recently read an article that said
gerrymandering is largely responsible for keeping politicians in office that
oppose gun control (possibly due to the powerful NRA lobbyists). Gerrymandering
is also an issue that the Supreme Court is about to take up. Here's hoping
that the Supreme Court will put rules into place that reduce gerrymandering
enough that the gun control opponents will go out of power. I'm willing to
try the experiment of gun control, to see if it has some effect on lessening the
atrocities we see happening over and over again in different parts of the United
Unfortunately, as long as Americans continue in their idolisation of guns such
behaviour will repeat quite frequently. Countries such as Japan and Australia,
who have banned gun ownership, are now enjoying peaceful societies. As the bible
says, those who live by the sword will die by it.
These events seem to be a sign of the times, even the last days before
Christ's return:“For when they shall say, Peace and
safety, then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with
child; and they shall not escape" (1 Thessalonians 5:3); for mass killings
will increase in frequency and intensity, as a pregnant woman in travail, until
mortals either ‘get it’ or the world continues its downward spiral
into human emotional chaos.
The statement, almost a poetic prayer.
A very thoughtful statement to address this heartbreaking event...Prayers for
the victims and their family members and friends; for those who responded to
others needing help; for the leaders of our great country...for all of us.