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Gun Violence

Charlottesville. Colorado Springs. Is murder really the price we have to pay for the right to own guns? What if it were our son or our daughter who were killed last Sunday night or last night? Would we really comfort ourselves by saying "the Second Amendment? My son/daughter's murder is cost of our Second Amendment rights?"


I don't have the answer. Other than what we continue to do over and over and over isn't working.


Our leaders are not leading.

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dsmithuva75
Nov 26, 2022

Understand your perspective. We can’t legislate what I think you would suggest is part of the solution. Since we can’t, no action required? This is where we differ. The only alternative is not legislation – the only lasting answer is to change the hearts and minds of the evil-doers. A return to an emphasis in a God that both Loves and Judges. Evil will never be extinguished, but it can be lessened. And the best way to do that is by a general recognition that there is a God (in whatever form you are comfortable) Who created all that is around us, gave it to us, and told us to take care of it and each other. The alternati…


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dsmithuva75
Nov 25, 2022

It is not the gun that is the problem. It is the secular society that is focused on self over moral good. The shooter was bisexual who had pronouns of "they/them". Are you surprised that someone so screwed up got a gun and decided to take it out on those who helped screw him up?


And, had someone in the crowd -- or even a bouncer or two -- had a gun as well, the clown could've been dropped by that person in seconds like the guy in the Carmel mall in Indiana.


The problem in America today is a growingly secular society where nothing is sacred, where there is less belief in a Higher Power Who will judge us…

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Lucian@going2paris.net
Lucian@going2paris.net
Nov 25, 2022
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Understand your perspective. We can’t legislate what I think you would suggest is part of the solution. Since we can’t, no action required? I don’t want to live in a country where everyone carries a weapon. Haven’t we evolved beyond that? I feel less safe when I see people with a side arm. Don’t I have rights not to feel intimidated? (Not in the Constitution -/ I understand.) You know the shooter had no religious affiliation? I heard some conservative commentator say that the people who were killed got what they deserved for being homosexual. That doesn’t sound like the forgiveness I was taught in the church.

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