Three Opinions on Gun Confiscation

The Atlantic published an article entitled “Do Republicans Have Any Real Reason to Worry about Gun Confiscation?” It’s written from the perspectives of an American gun advocate, an Australian living in the U.S., and an anti-gun nut.   I think we all know where I come down on the subject, as everyone should if they […]

Is It Ever Justified to Kill in Self-Defense?

By Doug Enick In light of several high-profile shootings, we might benefit from considering what the Scriptures teach concerning the ethics of killing in self-defense. The subject is broached in Exodus 22:1-4. The passage as a whole is concerned with the crime of theft, and in what manner a thief is to make restitution for his […]

Jesus, Guns, and Self-Defense: What Does the Bible Say?

Good Christian? Bad Christian? It all depends on who’s doing the evaluating. The reaction to Jerry Falwell Jr.’s comments on encouraging students at Liberty University to be armed in case there is an ISIS attack at the school has led to a great deal of theological and political angst. Brian D. McLaren, described as “one […]

The Bible, Guns, and Self-Defense

Gun control is in the news again. every time there’s a shooting, guns are blamed, and yet 100 million gun owners did not kill anyone the day these news reporters were murdered. Liberals are calling for more laws to restrict gun ownership. How many more laws are needed to stop someone like the racist Virginia […]

SCOTUS Opens Door for Home Invasions, Burglaries, Rape and Murder

In 2008, the US Supreme Court ruled in the case of District of Columbia v. Heller. A summary of that case is: “Handgun possession is banned under District of Columbia (D) law. The law prohibits the registration of handguns and makes it a crime to carry an unregistered firearm. Furthermore all lawfully owned firearms must […]

Romans 13, Christian Resistance, and the Coming Tyranny

In a previous article I discussed the biblical principle of Christian resistance as it relates to the upcoming Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage. As was pointed out in that article, there are examples in the Bible of God’s people resisting direct commands by civil officials based on a very specific set of higher law […]

Are There Limits to Loving My Enemies?

I saw the following post on Facebook that came from the article “What’s So Complicated About ‘Love Your Enemies’?” written by Benjamin L. Corey: “I’ve been trying to figure out why this is the case for quite some time. I must admit, out of all of the controversial topics I’ve tackled on the blog, I […]

Need A Handgun Detection App On Your Smartphone? Use Your Eyes!

I have recently joined the ranks of smartphone owners. I like it. But after reading about the recent San Francisco shooter, I have resolved to be careful about when I use it, especially in public places. The San Francisco Chronicle reports: “A man standing on a crowded Muni train pulls out a .45-caliber pistol. He […]

Gang Rape In Mumbai: Indian Women Need Personal Firearms

What happens in large gun free zones like, say, India? Lots of rape, among other things. According to Wikipedia: “The Arms Act of 1959 and the Arms Rules 1962 of India prohibits the sale, manufacture, possession, acquisition, import, export and transport of firearms and ammunition unless under a license and is a stringent process. The […]

Obama Administration Advice On School Shootings: Run And Hide

And fight only as a last resort after you’ve tried the running and the hiding. And use things like fire extinguishers and chairs. You might be surprised how much damage a chair can do to a mentally deranged psycho armed with a semi-automatic rifle and a 100-round magazine. Here’s what a report prepared by the […]

Mayors Against Illegal Guns: Don’t Bring A Gun To An Axe Fight; Just Use Your Fists

The saying goes, “Don’t bring a knife to a gunfight.” But if you’re a member of Michael Bloomberg’s gun control group Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), it would be, “Don’t bring a gun to a knife fight,” because that would be unfair. Besides, it’s a moot point, because there shouldn’t even be any guns in […]

7-Eleven Employee Fired For Defending Himself From Attacker

Edward Vaught is studying to become a math teacher, and he works at a 7-Eleven to put himself through college. He was working the overnight shift one night with a co-worker when a man came in and tried to steal gift cards. Vaught confronted the man, and a bit of a scuffle ensued. Vaught called […]