My wife, I, and ALL of my friends are firm believers and supporters of the U.S. Constitution, especially the 1st and 2nd Amendments. I took an Oath in the Army to defend the U.S. Constitution. It is my studied opinion and belief that guns will never save us from God's rightful wrath for unrepentant sinners who will not accept Christ, of course, or when/ if the Gov't decides to put Christians in prison... and I believe that is a distinct possibility in the near future.... and this is not meant to be a 'scare tactic', just an educated guess, and study of God's own Word, the Bible. God will take care of us one way or another-- and He even makes death a way out, but not suicide, IMHO. That last part may be a 'gray area' and I would like more biblical input from my readers if possible, please.
But I know that we do have the Right to defend ourselves and our families. In fact, cowards are not looked upon as good people in the Bible [see Rev. 21:8]. I believe that there is a BALANCE some where in between. Having been a hunter, only for food, most of my life on the farm and latter, and then a Soldier in combat- Vietnam: 68-70, I know that fire arm safety is very important-- and life is sacred. In Genesis chapter 9, right after the Flood in Noah's time, God first granted humans the right to eat meat. Ducks, Geese and rabbits just don't undress and jump into the cooking pot or frying pan, so man hunted, raised animals and farmed. I laugh at 'city slickers' who don't know that simple, basic fact of life. In Vietnam, Thailand, Africa, etc, the people eat rats and the rats eat the grains that the farmers plant.
I wish so-called 'educated' people in the USA would wake up and grow up-- and read their history books to learn what happens when Governments mess up and pass stupid laws that take away the People's Rights and Freedoms.
FOR THE RECORD: Per the Bible's teaching, I DO NOT HATE any human being-- but I hate the sins and dislike pure stupidity and people who take 'pride' in their total ignorance on purpose. America used to be a GREAT nation that has been hijacked by wolves in sheeps' clothing-- those who really want to destroy our nation-- 'home of the brave-- land of the free. I continue to fight against such evil people and traitors to this country-- but my strong biblical beliefs tell me that ONLY GOD CAN SAVE HUMANITY, but He promises to Judge all men and women soon.
There is a jerk who tries to goad me into publishing his stupid comments and he is a big time coward as he will not give his email address or bogus 'web site' so I don't even give him the dignity of a posting. 99% of other people play by the rules and are very welcome to email and comment as much as they want.
HAVE A GREAT DAY!
The Australian experience and the other historical facts above prove it. You won't see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information. Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens. Take note my fellow Americans, before it's too late! The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this history lesson. With guns, we are 'citizens'. Without them, we're 'subjects'..