No guns for slaves

I have a gun control plan. It’s one that I am confident would drastically, and I mean like by 99%, reduce gun violence of all kinds, not just the mass shootings like Las Vegas experienced this week. And here it is:

Restrict gun ownership to only freed persons. No slave can own one.

Well, that’s ridiculous, you might be saying. There are no slaves in these United States anymore. But I beg to differ. The Las Vegas shooter was most certainly a slave, as were the murderers of the 49 at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, the 27 at Sandy Hook Elementary, and the 14 in San Bernardino. Bound, chained, powerless-to-free-themselves slaves…each and every one of them.

What is obvious to many of us and what the rest of us need to see if we hope to ever end the violence in this country and around the world is that the problem is not guns, it’s people. And specifically, unredeemed people still enslaved to sin. Slaves should not have access to a gun.

Those of you who are not Christians are probably still not with me, and some of you (them) have already clicked out. Nobody likes to think of himself as a slave, but the reality is we are slaves to sin unless and until someone redeems us…sets us free. And there is only One who can do that.

Many are asking, how many more mass shootings need to happen before we change our gun control policy? But others, like me, are asking instead, how many more before we change our soul control policy? Before we realize that our souls are sick and shackled by sin and we NEED a Savior? Those without Jesus are under the control of sin and only he can free them.

Yes, Jesus is the answer. He is the answer. He is the answer. Please, God, make yourself known.

Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” – John 8:34-36