Any attempt to ban guns is against the “Will of God” – Besides it’s unconstitutional, too.
There are many reasons for guns, but guns — for lack of a better term — are good! Guns give the powerless, power; the vulnerable, security; the crazies, confidence; the hunters, prey; the obscure, notoriety; the disillusioned, recourse and the offended, revenge; but most of all, guns allow the goodness of God to triumph over the evil of the Devil. For that reason, any dispassionate discussion about guns and their possible regulation or abolition must start with that premise: “Guns are good,” because if they weren’t, then God surely would not have allowed them to be invented. And in the same scriptural reasoning, if guns are misused, it is caused only by the Devil’s evil scheming.
How Do I Know? The Bible Tells Me So . . .
Anyone who diligently studies the Bible (as I have) will learn that God allowed for the invention of guns in order to enlist His legions of believers to use them to smite and smote the evildoers and infidels in this world. Prior to the invention of guns it was difficult and cumbersome to smite and smote evildoers – especially in large groups. So when it comes to killing (specifically those who deserve it), the invention of the gun was advance of, well, Biblical proportions. The gun clearly separates good from evil. In fact the head of the National Rifle Association eloquently documented this philosophical difference when he stated, “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” This makes it clear that the only way to stop any evil caused by guns is not to get rid of guns, but to get more guns.
And when it comes to guns, God doesn’t like to choose sides. Still, while it may seem like a coincidence that those who have the biggest and most guns almost always win; it is, in fact, Divine Providence. Accordingly, when the good guys win, they uniformly declare they did so because “God was on their side.” They give thanks and credit to God for their success at killing the godless heathens.
Biblical scholars also support this contention with scripture. They point out that the invention of guns was another way – besides fire, floods, earthquakes, pestilence, and a dollop of brimstone – for His display of the “Wrath of God.” Sure, the Bible tells us that God is loving and merciful, but even God’s patience can be tested and an expression of the wrath of God is, occasionally, important. Not surprisingly, the same Bible that speaks of God’s mercy and love offers abundantly more references to God’s wrath. For example: “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life; but he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him” (John 3:36). “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men” (Rom. 1:18). “Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.”
Moreover, it is right for God to rain wrath on evildoers and non-believers; for if God did not punish wrongdoers and sinners He would, in effect, be condoning evil and sin. If God were to compromise with wickedness He would, in a sense, be condoning it; and we all know God does not want to do that. In the contemporary sense, if we humans claim to be true believers who are against evil and yet are unwilling to use guns to join with God to administer His wrath, then we are nothing more than moral lepers. It is written: “God is angry with the wicked every day” (Psalm 7:11), and we should be, too. Guns play an important role in administering the wrath of God, because they allow the true-believers to partner with God to smote and smite evil; and in exchange receive the promise of glory and salvation (and sometimes 72 virgins) in the presence of God for eternity. Hey, those 72 virgins is reason enough to have and use guns!, but there are many more reasons why, beyond following the “Will of God”, guns should be more glorified than condemned.
For example, guns are a natural tool for population control. Think of how crowded the world would be today, the ecological problems, the strain on food supplies and water; not to mention the acceleration of global warming we would be facing if, over time, guns had not been used to kill millions and millions of people. China, despite being the country that invented gun powder, has tight control over guns and gun ownership; and as a result, they have like over a billion people that they have to feed and take care of. If you think America is crowded now, just think how claustrophobic the country would be if the constitution had banned – rather than promoted – guns for everyone.
So it Shall be Written; So Shall it be Done
And speaking of the constitution. The Second Amendment guarantees every American’s right to own guns. This amendment has generally been interpreted by the Courts to mean that citizens have a “right to bear arms, ”and this is as it should be. Keep in mind, however, that some revisionist historians (who are opposed to guns) claim to have discovered long-lost minutes of the Constitutional Convention that seem to indicate that the original intent of the phrase “right to bare arms” was actually proposed to guarantee the right of Southern redneck males to wear wife-beater T-shirts. Let’s hope that this interpretation does not hold up.
Proudly Made in America
We should also be proud that guns are one of the few things we can buy now that are actually made in America. In fact, more guns of all types are made in America and exported to other countries like Mexico – than any other country in the world. (It should be a source of pride that American manufactured guns are the guns of choice for all but one of the Mexican drug cartels.) America leads in other gun categories as well: In no other nation is the number of guns per capita as high as it is in America; with almost 90 guns for every 100 individuals. That is almost double the per capita rate for the second and third place countries; Serbia and Yemen. Russia is way behind with only 8 guns per 100 of population. The number of guns in American enables us to be the most efficient country in the world when it comes to homicides; almost 80 percent of all homicides in America are caused by guns. Only a few countries in Latin America can come close to matching this efficiency. Do we really want to give all this up, just to keep guns out of the hands of a few crazies? I think not!
Like everything else in America, when we do something, we want to do it better and more efficiently. It’s the same when it comes to homicides by gun. The easy availability of assault weapons and magazine clips that can hold 100 or more armor-piercing bullets assures our supremacy in efficient homicides will be maintained. That is unless some Socialist leading, bleeding-heart (yes, intended pun) tries to outlaw them. The manufacture, ownership and use of guns is another example of “American Exceptionalism” that we should be willing to defend; and defend with guns if need be.
One of the more primordial reasons to resist any effort to control gun ownership is that it enables the American male can continue to be the “great white hunter.” (Have you noticed that there are more minority ice hockey players than there are minority hunters?) Hunting and killing something is the last link the American male has to a society of male dominance and a reliance on the male for protection and subsistence. Hunting lets a “man be a man” and harkens back to a time when a man, his gun and his dog were all that mattered. (It is of note that when Sarah Palin wanted to show she was “as good as the guys,” she released pictures of herself moose hunting.)
In the past, using guns to hunt for food was a necessity (although native American Indians did quite well bringing down buffalo without guns), but today hunting for survival is unnecessary and has instead become more important as a therapeutic and cathartic bonding experience for the male. Emasculated by society and harnessed to a desk most of the time, hunting allows the male to escape back to the ways of nature that God intended. There is no feeling quite like the feeling of killing something, especially if it is defenseless. This is important to the ego and mental health of many males; take away their guns and they would be psychologically naked. Today, hunting and killing prey is not for food, but for a “trophy.” It is a trophy that signifies male dominance and masculinity; and would not be possible without guns. This is just another example that guns are good. (Sure, some of those who oppose guns have suggested that the issuance of paint-ball guns to hunters would allow for the male bonding and the thrill of the kill, without actually killing something, but those are also the type of people who approve gay marriage.)
In so many ways guns are about America – our past, present and hopefully, our future. Had it not been for guns, America would be a very different country than it is today. Guns – and our ability to keep and use them – are a clear manifestation of our very freedom. If we cannot be free to own guns, how can we truly be free? To protect our freedom we need to be free to have any type of gun we want. The bigger the gun and the more bullets it can rapidly fire, the better it is. Anyone who is in favor of abolishing or severely regulating guns is going against the will of God and – even more important – is un-American.
And the Moral of the Story …
Guns are good. If we want to do more good – for God and country – we need more guns. Guns do exactly what they are intended to do – kill things. So long as there is evil in this world – especially if they are armed – guns are needed to smite and smote them. And, assault rifles with a 100 bullet magazine allow us to smote them good. And when guns of the future include the capability of laser beam dismemberment, surely God will love us even more. In the end, the defense of gun ownership is our best defense against the loss of freedom and in helping God shower His wrath on evildoers. God bless guns!