Zones of Violence
Jesus Christ once advised his disciples to buy
swords even if they had to sell something to do it. Jesus understood the need for self defense
from bad guys. Our society seems to have
forgotten on that lesson. Let’s consider
some facts. Crazy people do insane
things and that’s been true throughout human history. Last week, one crazy person murdered people
at a shopping mall. Later in the week,
another crazy person murdered children and teachers in Connecticut. Both shootings stopped when men with guns
showed up. At the Mall, a private
citizen named Nick Meli pulled out a pistol and the killer stopped shooting,
ran off and took his own life. In
Newtown, the killer slaughtered with impunity until he could hear sirens outside
and then ended his own miserable life.
All you have to ask is…what would have happened if the men and women
with guns were already inside the school or the mall when the killer showed up. It’s not a cure all. And by the way…the mall shooter stole his gun
and the school shooter had a gun that’s illegal to buy in that state. Those laws didn't work. Both places were “gun free zones”. When the insane decide to kill, their target
of choice is always a “gun free zone”.
If you want safety, zones and bans are not the answer.