Carry Thy Gun, Love Thy Neighbor

gun_controlA gun in the hands of an evildoer troubles me. My hope is that in times of trouble there may be just, responsible, God-fearing men who may rise up to slay, if absolutely necessary, those who seek to destroy.

I do believe that every individual has the right to carry a gun for protection and defense (as guaranteed by God and secured by the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution). But, please, let’s pray we never have to use it. And may we love our neighbor before and above our guns. If we need to use our weapons, let’s understand what it means to take a life and not do so recklessly without caution or just cause — that an accidental, unintended, unwarranted death not be the final outcome.

Disarming A Nation

Ted Cruz 2016

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On the heels of the most recent (and conveniently-timed) gun-related tragedy, a liberal proudly declares,

“I’m not against people owning a gun… just crazy people owning guns.” 

There is a real practical, even dangerous, problem with this otherwise reasonable sentiment, however. The problem lies directly in the radical ideology of big government progressives, as even the most justified acts of self-defense have come under great scrutiny.

We must see the underlying agenda and realize that if the act of self-defense is vilified, that’s one more excuse (albeit a highly flawed and downright sinister justification) for the government to attempt to take away our guns. Tragically, even our brave and faithful vets are on notice. In our day of confusion and uncertainty, may we humbly and responsibly maintain our right to self-defense.

A nation without God needs special restrictions and policing. The godless need to be monitored and it is the godless who want to do the monitoring.

The solution is simple. More God equals more freedom and accountability. When the conscience grows dark, both the slaves and the masters pose a great threat to humanity. Let the God-hating libertines be enslaved to their earthly handlers and providers as the faithful remain free to enjoy the bounties and blessings of God’s glorious creation.

Evil doers, heathens and heretics may roam but may they never reign.


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A.J. Castellitto is a freelance writer who resides in NJ with his wife and five children. He holds a B.S. in Counseling and Human Services from the University of Scranton and his writings have been published at The Center for Western Journalism, The Christian Post, Intellectual Conservative and Reformed Perspective Magazine.
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