Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Gun culture in US is a problem

President Trump has called the killing in Las Vegas "pure evil" and yet the actions he calls "pure evil" are nothing but the fruition of a gun culture which he has promoted when he accepted the endorsement of the National Rifle Association and bragged about it.

St. Paul writes in his letter to the Galatians 6:7, "Do not be deceived. God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows." And Americans are reaping what they have sown, aided, and abetted. Nevada has the most lax gun laws in the nation, and gun shows occur every week in Las Vegas where guns can be purchased without back ground checks. Guns, the purveyors of injury and death, are glorified and promoted.

To see this kind of gun violence is to be expected in a culture of perverted values and incentives. To demonize an individual behaving in a culture which not only condones but encourages a glorification of guns is not pure evil but a huge societal mistake.

The gun culture in the US is in violation of many of UUs principles. It glorifies violence and attack rather than compassion and peace. UUs stand on the side of love not destruction.


  1. Check out Jimmy Kimmel Live click here Time for UUs to come out strong, Standing On The Side of Love, not gun culture.

  2. We have a tendency to blame individuals rather than the cultural environment that spawned and contributed to their behavior. How is it that we allow people in the U.S. to possess automatic rifles whose only person is the killing of large groups of living things? This policy is insane. We can blame the NRA and congress people who sanction such things.

  3. There is tremendous hypocrisy in the U.S. Mitch McConnel the Republican leader of the Senate and Dean Heller the Republican Senator of Nevada both voted against the requirements for background checks a year ago in 2016. They enabled what happened in Las Vegas and their prayers for the victims, as you point out, mocks God.

  4. In response to the tragedy in Las Vegas, Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, ordered the flags over the U.S. Capitol to be flown at half-mast, and Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader, said, “This is a time for national mourning and for prayer.” Neither responded immediately to a call from Nancy Pelosi, the House Minority Leader, for the establishment of a bipartisan Select Committee on Gun Violence, which would “study and report back common-sense legislation to help end the crisis.” The New Yorker 10/02/17


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