Is a Moment of Silence all we have to offer?

How does a nation react when 49 of their citizens are murdered? Do we start implementing new gun control laws or do we simply call for a moment of silent prayer? Over the past few days I have seen people offer prayers for the victims and their families. I believe in the power of prayer but I also believe in the part of the Bible that says faith without works is dead. We can’t keep mumbling prayers or having moments of silence. We have got to do something. What citizen needs a machine gun? Why are we allowed to purchase guns that are only suitable for war? At this point we are beyond shocked we should be enraged. We can no longer simply offer silent prayer we have to do something or we will be right back here again.

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  • Spanish Inquisitor  On June 14, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Stop.Voting.For.People.Who.Don’t.Care.

    It’s that simple. Get compassionate people who promise to vote for sensible gun regulation. If they say they would vote to repeal the 2nd Amendment and/or replace it with a less ambiguous Amendment, all the better. Find out who your representatives are and whether they are in the pocket of the NRA. If they are, vote them out!

    Go here to see about your district.

    http://lifehacker.com/find-out-the-number-of-gun-deaths-near-you-and-where-yo-1748330507

    As citizens, we don’t have a lot we can do on a national scale, except this.

  • Orange  On June 14, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    I would argue that offering prayers for the victims in this case is completely inappropriate and, quite frankly, offensive when one considers that a great many of these messages come from politicians and public figures who have long used religion to marginalize and harm the LGBTQ community.

    • Spanish Inquisitor  On June 16, 2016 at 1:44 pm

      Exactly

  • elogam  On June 16, 2016 at 5:53 am

    I don’t know why you ask about who needs a machine gun. There wasn’t a machine gun in sight until the police arrived. THEY have weapons with automatic fire capability. And as far as a weapon that is “only suitable for war”, I can see that you haven’t been to the gun range lately. The modern sporting rifle is a platform that is very popular because it is lightweight, accurate, affordable, and reliable. It just LOOKS like the military-grade M-16 or A-4 that is used by the military. Should we ban street-legal cars that have racing stripes panted on them because they look like the cars used on the NASCAR circuit?

    Banning weapons because of how they look solves nothing. The problem is with nutcases who get access to weapons they have no business using. If the Left is REALLY serious about enacting change, find a way to keep loonies from getting access to firearms that doesn’t infringe upon the rights of the vast majority of law-abiding citizens.

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