Where our culture is today:
1.) Our Nation has become far less Christian, as evidenced in the deterioration of the family. What do all these mass shooters have in common? No father in the home.
2.) Islam, with its anti-Christian agenda, is on the rise. Most of the recent shootings have been either an attack on our military or Christians.
We reap what we sow. When parents model marriage-absence and our public schools teach that anti-Christian religions are good, what else should we expect? Common Core curriculum may sound like a great idea on paper, but it was designed by people who want to disrupt our traditional American way of life. It is accelerating the proliferation of another agenda.
Is this what we want in our public schools?
It’s hard to imagine what was going through the minds of those defenseless students in Umpqua Community College, but when we have been taught to just comply and everything will be fine, what else should we expect?
Here is what one of my friends said about the shooting:
“I’m tired of seeing these reports of people being lined up, told to lay down or even questioned before being shot. Why would you let somebody calmly raise a gun and shoot you. People, you have to determine right now that you are not going to be a victim. If someone walks into your classroom with a weapon the entire room needs to rise up and beat him down. Throw chairs, desks, books or anything you can get your hands on. At the same time everybody bum rushes him and beats him down. You have to get control of his weapon. Get that thing out of his hand or pointed at the ground…yes it will be terrifying but you will live!!! Someone will likely get shot, but it won’t be a massacre. It’s hard to aim when heavy objects are bouncing off of your face!
These weak minded sissies [murderers] do not expect you to put up a fight. When the people who do these kinds of acts are humiliated instead of being made famous for their evil acts, then perhaps these types of events won’t happen anymore. But you have to know ahead of time that you’re going to act. Game in your mind over and over. Decide ahead of time that you refuse to go down without a fight. It’s not pleasant, but that’s the world we all live in. Joining hands and singing John Lennon songs will never change it.”
The police can’t be everywhere, nor do we want them everywhere. Therefore, we must ask what we can do to make our own spheres more safe. The bad actors are betting on our compliance.
The opportunists are using this as another reason to push for more gun control laws. We will never have enough laws to make sure nobody ever gets hurt. The only appropriate response is to further emphasize the importance of learning how to protect ourselves. This is especially important for those who are Christians, since the Christians are becoming frequent targets, as described in this video “Pray for Roseburg.”
We don’t need a state law to make this happen. All it takes is a school board, a church board and parents who care about protecting all of our charges. The police can’t be everywhere, so it’s time for us to learn how to protect ourselves until the police can arrive.
It’s hard to hear some people frame this as a mental health problem. We can argue that anyone who would do this is mentally ill or demon-possessed, but this is disparaging to those who struggle with mental illness and is nothing more than another veiled attempt at gun control. All the government would have to do is to broaden the definition of mental illness to include everybody and then our entire society will be disarmed.
Those on the Left, especially the President, are trying to explain how we should use this to get the guns away from the law-abiding citizens. Notice they have no ideas for how to get the guns away from the bad guys. This tragedy should highlight why we need more personal protection devices, not fewer. I am not suggesting everyone have a gun, but there needs to be enough brave people sprinkled throughout our public spaces that we can help others in the event of an emergency.
It’s hard to say what any of us would do in such a situation, but if we at least have some training, we will be better off. Christians are becoming the target of many of these shootings. The Lieutenant Governor of Tennessee is urging Christians to consider getting guns.
If you have children or grandchildren in the public schools, you need to listen to our podcast and share it with others. It is not just about Common Core. It’s about how to protect your children.
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