The Son of God does not recommend two different diplomacies for the same situation. That would be like God telling you to not commit murder and then someone else trying to change what God meant. This works in politics but not in the Bible.
Aaron Alexis, the Navy Yard shooter, was a former Navy man that was mentally disturbed, had liberal leanings, and preferred this administration over the former administration according to his good friend, Michael Ritrovato. Never forget, Alexis died by the sword like Jesus prophesied. He had a passion for violent video games that some might consider an addiction to violence, which may have callused him to death but is never mentioned by the media.
Most criminals are cowards and will never choose a city, a home, or a business that allows guns for protection and conceal and carry or open carry, which the Second Amendment allowed for years until anti-gun advocates thought their ideas and their laws were better. In Aurora, Colorado, there were seven theatres within 20 minutes of that killer and he chose the only theatre that did not allow patrons to carry weapons and it was a gun-free zone. Why?
In Newton, Oregon, the killer marched through a mall killing innocents until he was confronted by armed resistance, a person with a weapon, and killed himself. Why? Gun-free zones are the common thread of all the shootings, and, coupled with mental instability of the criminals and we have the solutions: guns for the good guys and incarceration for the criminals.
The media thrives on sensationalism. What the media will not report is that a gun is seven times more likely to stop a crime than commit one. Most every gun rampage occurs in a “gun-free” zone. A survey of gun owners found that 4-6% reported using a gun in self-defense within the previous five years.
Brazil, Russia, and Mexico have stronger gun control laws than the U.S. and also have higher murder rates. Sounds like Chicago, Detroit and Washington D.C., doesn’t it?
A cowardly person with a knife will not normally attack a person with a gun. Where has our common sense gone regarding the Second Amendment and why decent, law-abiding citizens should be denied the right to own a gun? If a person chooses to not have one, that is their right and they are welcome to use scissors and 911 to defend their family against a criminal with a gun.
Conservatives and Christians will defend their families and others against the criminals and discourage them from attack by carrying their own protection. Christians love liberty and value independence and guns allow them to have both. I will not, like one of my relatives, hide in a closet with a baseball bat while awaiting a 911 response of sometimes 30 minutes due to a threat to my family.
Jesus said in Luke 22:36, “If you don’t have a sword sell your garment and buy one.” Do you really think He meant for them to use it to cut up their bread and meat at supper? Here, Jesus is talking to His friends, not criminals, so He wants them to protect themselves and others. Always interpret scripture with scripture.
Abraham was the father of our faith and he used weapons (swords) to get back his family, Lot, and his possessions when Lot was kidnapped. No, it was not a gun, but I can assure you if he had a gun to take to a sword fight he would have chosen it over a sword when he was merely trying to retrieve what was his.
How about David and Goliath? It is one of the greatest stories of a little guy against a bully in literature and such a great ending with the rock hitting the giant in the head and killing him. Do you think the giant thought a small projectile going more than 60 mph was going to kill him? Bullets from a .38 pistol are smaller projectiles than those early slinging stones and travel more than 800. Which weapon would you prefer to protect yourself from someone that was about to kill or attack your family?
Or, on an even more absurd note, you could follow the advice of Vice President Bidden who recommended shooting a shotgun out the door to scare an intruder away from his wife. Of course, he has 24/7 protection by Secret Service agents that are armed in his rental unit next door. What is good for the goose is not always good for the gander if you have a different menu on your plate.
Only someone with no knowledge or respect for God would change the argument of our Father when He encourages protection with a sword or sling shot for any individual (Jew or Gentile) and then assume God would think it not morally right to use a gun because the projectile (bullet) doesn’t come out of a sling shot. The tools have changed from swords to guns but not the words of God in the Bible. PS 89:34.