Tuesday letters: The whole world is a violent place

May 7, 2013 

America does not need gun control. America needs people control. All the background checks and all the gun confiscations in the world would not have prevented the Boston bombings, would not have prevented Timothy McVeigh from killing 168 men, women and children, or the Newtown shootings. It would not have prevented the deaths of 76 men, women and children at Waco, Texas, whose crime was that they were religious nuts.

The whole world is a violent place, with America leading the pack, with violent movies, TV shows and video games.

In the beginning there were only four people on earth, and one killed his brother, and people have been killing each other since.

Psalm 9:17 says “The wicked shall be turned into hell and all the nations that forget God.” Are you listening, America? Want to get off the highway to hell? There is a detour at the cross, if you want it.

M.H. Strickland

Chapin

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