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Gun Control

Two-thirds of U.S. adults support stricter gun laws, a recent poll found, dropping only 2 percent from the previous year but still higher than 2013 when 55 percent wanted stricter laws enacted. […] Read More

Just as a person has the right to carry a gun, a person has the right not to and still be safe. What is it about guns in the U.S. that has turned faithful followers of Jesus Christ into those wishing for violent death? […] Read More

What Gun Would Jesus Pack?

The U.S. has more civilian-owned firearms than people: 326 million people vs. 393 million civilian-owned firearms. Here’s the stark reality: A segment of our society is obsessed with guns to the detriment of the common good. […] Read More

Everyone who knows me or has read my writings knows I am a gun owner. According to my latest count, I own 27 guns. I gave my son, Lance, a 7mm-08 when he graduated college and my son, Chad, a .243 the afternoon before his first game as a head football coach. My family celebrates […] Read More

Valentine’s Day was in full swing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Lunch had just ended with lovesick students saying goodbye to their Valentines as they left for afternoon classes. Little did they know, their lives were about to change. At 2:19 p.m. EST, Nikolas Cruz stepped out of his Uber car […] Read More

When a tragedy of human violence occurs, what is our general reaction? Revenge? Retaliation? Hatred? Do we seek to follow the teachings of the one we call Lord, or do we follow our own convictions in the name of self-protection and the old eye-for-an-eye narrative? Last Wednesday, we witnessed another heinous act of mass violence, […] Read More

I tried to keep from weeping the last time I went through an airport security check. I had to take my shoes off at the metal detector because one terrorist, a few years back, tried to light a fire on an airplane. As I walked through the airport that day, it had been four years […] Read More

I will never forget the image of two mothers, one with ashes on her forward, weeping with one another. The photo was taken by Joel Auerbach of the Associated Press on Feb. 14, Ash Wednesday, after a mass shooting event at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. It captures the pain of two […] Read More

I heard the devastating news of the shooting at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, when I returned home from church. The horror of that incident is almost too much to comprehend. How can a single individual harbor that much hate? I have no idea. I am the product of a small town and […] Read More

U.S. support for stricter regulations on firearm sales now stands at 60 percent (a 5-point increase from 2016), according to Gallup survey data released on Oct. 16. This matches the support level from 2004 and continues a rising trend that began in 2014. Those affirming the need for stricter laws on firearm sales saw an […] Read More