Got to love Americans, they can't live without God and guns. Some people may find this silly, that an object of love and an object of destruction being held in the same regard, but that is the general response coming from many Americans after this month's deadly shooting that claimed the lives of 20 innocent students and 6 adults. This tragedy has brought in the supporters of both guns in schools and bringing religion back to schools.
Many people have seen and heard the statements like, If Jesus was in school, bad people with guns wouldn't be. And these statements have come from prominent U.S. leaders.
Given the fact that last week a shooting happened at a church and many more murders have taken place in churches, there is no logic in any of these statements. But that doesn't stop people from blaming the government, the president, the laws and atheists for school shootings. As the NRA proved, blame everything but the gun; after all, guns don't kill people, people kill people, right?
Wrong! The same day that 20 children were killed in a small American town, 22 children were stabbed in China. In China, none of the children died! A nut with a gun will almost always kill more people than a nut with a knife or less deadly weapon. Why did God let those children live and not the children here in America? Surely it's known Jesus isn't in Chinese schools.
Then there is the argument that if teachers have guns, there wouldn't be as many dead children because good people with guns beat bad people with guns.
Great idea! Let America add more guns around children and see what happens. When a student grabs a teacher's gun and kills the teacher along with other students, who will be blamed; the teacher, the student, or the gun?
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Â© Christine M. Dantz 2012