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I’m a firm believer that guns are not responsible for the death of people.  Knives are not responsible for the death of people.  Cyanide is not responsible for the death of people.  Fertilizer is not responsible for the death of people.

What do we say to the parents who lost children in China?  What do we say to the Jews?  What do we say to Jeffrey Dahmer’s victims?  What do we say to the families who lost family in Oklahoma City?  What do we say to the victims of drunk drivers?  There are plenty of statistics floating around about the number of drunk driving deaths being higher than random gun violence.

We have to solve the problem, not the symptom or the result.  People are responsible for the death of people.  Hearts that are not right are responsible for the death of people.  Minds that need attention are responsible for the death of people.  When will this country decide to face the problem instead of the result?

To that end, I issue this simple prayer.

Lord, prepare me for battle.  Arm me with every piece of weaponry you armed your son, Jesus, with as he walked the earth.  Give me strength, wisdom, courage and desire to face evil in this world the way Jesus faced evil.  Amen.

Grace and peace.

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