There are several points to ponder brought about by senseless and tragic mass
shootings, particularly school shootings. They are all similar in many ways but since
the AR-15 and other “assault-style” rifles are currently being attacked so fervently,
let’s step back a few years and look at one that happened in Connecticut that
involved one of those rifles.
The first and most obvious point to be considered in this particular shooting was the
loss of 26 lives, particularly the 20 innocent, helpless children that depended on
responsible adults every day to keep them safe. My family and I prayed for them
and their families for days afterwards. How terribly heartbreaking it must have been
to go into the holiday season having lost loved ones so recently.
The second point is emotion, anger and fear. Everyone talks about how evil and
terrible the kid is that did the shooting but I haven't heard any talk of prayer for
him. Sane, normal people do not shoot innocent school children. The young man
obviously had something terribly wrong going on in his head to perpetrate such a
vile deed. None of us can possibly know what he must have been feeling to make
him do the things that he did. He had his whole life ahead of him too, just like the
school kids. There were those that grieved for him and missed him that Christmas
Would I have killed him had I been there? Absolutely. Without a moment's
hesitation. That doesn't mean that I have to hate him to do it. It simply means that
I cannot allow the killing of innocents. The moment that this young man's mind
snapped, the moment that Satan took control of his actions, he became the Beast.
He became the evil that some pretend doesn't exist and should have been stopped
by someone that knows it does. Unfortunately, there was no one present that had
the willingness to confront the Beast and he murdered until he felt the need to kill
himself and bring the event to a close.
Which brings us to the third point....
People need to try to come to grips with the fact that we live in an increasingly
violent world. Not by our choice but by God's. I believe that it is simply a part of the
Violence thrives on fear and weakness. Violence MUST be met with violence if we
are to survive! As distasteful as this may seem to some, it is a cold, hard fact of the
society that we live in today. Therefore, we MUST be armed, prepared and willing at
all times to confront the Beast when he knocks on our door. By this, I mean that all
good and decent people MUST be armed at all times! ALL TIMES! We do not have
the luxury of being able to choose the time when an attack will befall us or our
loved ones. It is imperative that we not only train and carry a weapon with us
every waking moment of our adult lives, we must also work on developing the
mindset that will allow us to perform an act that goes against everything what all
good and decent people have been taught from childhood -- we must face the
reality of being forced to injure or kill another human being. We need to understand
that it is justifiable, both by man's law and by God's law, to perform this act in
defense of ourselves or others.
Sadly, the Beast will not die when his vehicle expires. No, the Beast will find another
carrier to continue his evil work. That is why we MUST be armed and prepared to
meet the Beast at all times. The other choice is to submit to him. These are our two
choices. We will consciously make one or unconsciously make the other. We
absolutely must, MUST be prepared to meet the Beast while we are eating dinner,
at the movies, at work, even while we sleep! The Beast will not rest and so must we
not rest in our vigilance against it
When we accept these principles of survival, we can more comfortably and
confidently go about our daily lives. It is the world that we live in, like it or not.
Making the sheep understand this ancient and everlasting principle of life is another
This principle became carved in stone the day that Cain murdered Abel and it holds
Lastly, the bleeding heart libs are going use tragedies like this to push a ton of hell
down on us in the form of the most draconian gun legislation this country has ever
seen. This will be another battle, a battle for freedom and liberty. A battle for
survival that we must be prepared to fight with every fiber of our moral being. Our
rights WILL be taken away from those that are willing to give them up if we do not
put everything we have into the upcoming battle! What about those children's rights
you ask? Yeah, what about them? What if just one sheepdog could have been there
to confront the wolf? Oh, I forgot. Generally speaking, it is illegal for responsible
adults to bring the necessary tools to protect our children to schools in most states.
Too bad criminals don't follow the rules.