What is the Root of the Gun Control Problem?

Stop Blaming GunsI think it’s disgusting that the far-left, liberal Democrats are using the recent tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT for their own political agendas by pushing for more gun control in the United States.

Research shows that GUN CONTROL NEVER WORKS but actually has the opposite effect.  Banning guns from the hands of law abiding citizens is not the solution.

For example, the city of Chicago, IL has banned hand guns in public, but has cited this statistic: “This year (2012), 1,136 shootings have taken place and more than 500 people have been murdered with 25 of those murders taking place during a single weekend.”

How’s that gun control working in Chicago?

In spite of New York State having the fourth toughest gun law in the country, in 2012, the New York Police Department confiscated nearly 4,000 guns  and they had more than 400 murders – and that’s just in New York City.  It also should be noted that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is spear-heading a nationwide gun ban campaign while his city (New York) has recently seen a huge spike in violent crimes.

How’s that gun control working in New York?

Gun control never works because criminals NEVER pay attention to gun laws or obey them.  Gun control only creates more victims of violent crimes by disarming law abiding citizens.

Do Guns Kill People?

The radical, liberal left always likes to say that guns kill people.  Well, if that’s the case then I’d like to send all of my guns back to the manufacturer for a full refund because they are obviously defective.  I own several guns and I’ve had a few of them for many years and not one of them has killed a single person yet.

They must be defective.

There are more than 200 million guns in the United States and if guns kill people then by the liberal left’s logic there should be a mass shooting every day.  That’s just ridiculous!  The point is that guns don’t kill people any more than spoons make people fat or pencils make people misspell words.  People kill people… they always have and they always will… whether there are guns or not.

The Root of the Problem

The reality is that freedom is messy and there’s really nothing much that we can do in a free society.  You are always going to have crazy people that do crazy, senseless things.  You can’t legislate insanity.

Former Governor Mike Huckabee said it best, “We don’t have a crime problem, or a gun problem or even a violence problem.  What we have is a sin problem and since we’ve ordered God out of our schools, our communities, the military and public conversations we really shouldn’t act so surprised when all Hell breaks loose.”

He also notes that no one wants to talk about the fact that we’ve lost more than 6,500 troops in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and not to mention the suicides afterward caused by Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome and other factors.  That doesn’t seem to generate a great deal of headlines these days.  We have one million innocent and unborn babies die in their mother’s womb, sacrificed on the alter of convenience every year.  That’s 3,700 babies, (our most innocent and vulnerable of citizens) murdered/aborted every day in the U.S. And yet we pay scant attention to that.

And yet we wonder why horrible things like mass shootings happen.  The problem is not the lack of more gun control but it is the human condition and man’s fallen and rebellious nature against God.  People always ask, “Why do bad things happen to good people?”  It’s because of OUR SIN (yours and mine) that even innocent people suffer, we are all guilty of sin and our sin affects everyone around us.

No amount of legislation can fix that.

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” ~ 2nd Chronicles 7:14

– Mike Wilson
The Patriot Watchmen



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