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Once again, this country has experienced two more mass shootings-and these latest ones occurred just one day apart. The shootings resulted in the deaths of over 30 innocent people, including the sister of one of the shooters. And there were other innocent people who were injured.
I am sure that I am not the only one who is asking, “Why?” And I am probably one of many who are struggling to accept the fact that we will never get an answer to our question.
And as for the question about how to stop these kinds of shootings, I have no answer. I only have more questions: will more gun control laws really make a positive difference? Is banning the private ownership of guns also the way to improve the problems associated with guns? Are the gun buyback programs working? I ask this because I doubt that there are any criminals who would participate with these buyback programs.
And what is shifting the blame to President Donald Trump going to solve? He is not to blame for these shootings or any of the other man-made tragedies that have taken place in this country since he became president. No matter how hateful his tweets and attitudes are they still cannot force a person to commit acts of violence and murder unless that person makes the choice to do so.
To be honest, I think that if someone is determined to harm others, he will find another way to do so if he does not have a gun. Timothy McVeigh used a Ryder truck and explosives to carry out the tragedy of the Oklahoma City bombings in 1995. And the September 11 terrorists used airplanes to carry out their massive attacks.
Only God has the answers to all this-and also to everything else about life. I like Psalm 124:8, in which we are assured that “Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.”
And it would be great if everyone turned to God instead of guns to deal with whatever life brings them. Then life here on earth would be like living in heaven.
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