I’m a gun rights supporter. I’ve grown up with guns, I own guns, I’ve hunted and I have my carry permit. But I was ready to trade it all today for some reasonable expectation that children would be safe.
Then it became obvious that guns aren’t the problem. They are a distraction. They are a powerful distraction. I’m going to lose some people at this point, who are going to rant and rave that guns are the problem and that we need new laws to keep this from happening. What law would keep this from happening? What restrictions are necessary to keep our kids safe? The deeper you look, you realize that kids get stabbed, they overdose, they get in car wrecks, they fall off bridges, they beat each other to death. Removing guns will not keep out kids safe. It will only make us as a society feel better for a few short months until the next craze takes off.
If you want to ask a real question, one that REALLY needs to be answered, how about asking this: Is human life sacred or not? Because if not, then we can keep going the way we have been, and not feel guilty about the shootings, the stabbings, Jonestown, David Koresh, or the Holocaust. It would make it much easier to just go along to get along, if human beings were no longer sacred, important, or special.
If life is sacred, we would have to ask ourselves about the violent video games we turn loose on our kids. We would have to ask ourselves about the easy access to drugs and alcohol. We would have to look at what we as a society teach them. We would have to start treating each other, as if there was a special dignity, just with being born. Then we jump to the unborn, the “batch of cells,” that will someday become a unique, special human being, but needs parents, and love and care to get there. Will we as a society provide that love and care? Today we don’t. Today it’s more important for a woman to be able to have convenient options than to guarantee the rights of that small, special, vulnerable life.
If life is sacred, we need to look at our elderly. Are we ready to write them off and hope for them to die? Or will we spend more time with them, recording the stories, and anguishing as they suffer through cancer, alzheimers, ALS or a host of other ugly diseases. Or will we give them a way to “die with dignity?” The problem is that right to die soon becomes and a duty to die. Compassion does not end in death. Compassion does not end at all if it truly is compassion.
If life is sacred, should the shooter in Florida face the needle? Or should he be given life in prison and an opportunity to repent of his crimes and come to know his Lord and Savior. Do you know your Lord and Savior? If you do, you might consider making life sacred, from the unborn, to those waiting to catch the train to eternity. From those who are unseen or unwanted to the beauty queens and the royalty. From the Down ’s syndrome baby to Angelina Jolie’s latest adoption.
Is life sacred, or is it not?