Right to Gun Ownership
We support the right to own a gun, as described in the 2nd amendment. However, gun ownership must be a right for responsible owners only and not available to anyone and everyone at gun shows and other de-regulated avenues across the country. We must have better regulation, screening processes and responsibility. Tragedies such as the Tucson shooting, massacre at Virginia Tech and Columbine and countless others, plus the fact that our guns have supplied the drug cartels across and within our borders should shout out to us as a nation that reform is desperately needed. Here are some examples of practical solutions proposed by Democrats on the issue, which we fully support as a balance to protection and safety and 2nd amendment rights:
>Balance lawful gun ownership & keeping guns from criminals.
>Give local police access to federal gun tracking info.
>Let states & cities determine local gun laws.
>Against illegal guns, crack down on illegal gun dealers.
>Get assault weapons & guns off the street.
>Limit access to weapons; look for early warning signs.
>License and register all handgun sales.
>Don’t water down sensible gun control legislation.
Contrary to the odd pairing in some media regarding Christianity and guns, we must make one thing clear: in no way can a link between guns and Christian values, or Jesus, be made. Although we do support the constitutional right, Jesus and His ministry was never in support of physical weapons, as is seen in the scripture below.
Scriptures reflecting the values:
Matthew 26:51-52 With that, one of Jesus’ companions reached for his sword, drew it out and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his ear.“Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.