Connecticut

In light of the awful events in Connecticut, I can only offer my post of a year ago, Christmas Dissonance. The message (about Herod) seems more poignant than ever.

More politically: If the US will go to war to take weapons of mass destruction out of the hands of fanatics abroad, how come we are so complacent at home?

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4 Responses to “Connecticut”

  1. Bill Reichert Says:

    Actually, Tim, the US only wants to take weapons of mass destruction out of the hands of bad guys, not good guys. We don’t argue that we, or our European allies, or Israel, or South Korea, should be disarmed. The problem is not the weapons, but the persons who have access to them.

    Israel has weapons in nearly every home. Some are weapons of mass destruction (e.g., Uzis). No one worries about them. Israel domestically is a very safe place. I don’t worry about my neighbors having guns. I do worry about people who aren’t my neighbors, who have evil intentions, having guns.

  2. Bill Reichert Says:

    Because then the bad guys stab 20 kids with knives, as happened in China last week.

  3. David Graham Says:

    I’m afraid the issue is thornier than “the problem is not the weapons, but the persons who have access to them,” approach. What happened in China is a good case in point: over 20 people were stabbed…yet not one is dead. In Newtown, 28 are dead. Both cases involved young, mentally disturbed males who attacked over 20 school children. The big difference? The weapon used: knife vs. gun, none dead vs. 28 dead. If only the “good guys” had guns, then no, guns wouldn’t be a problem. But distinguishing the “good” guys who use guns from the “bad” guys who use them is just as (if not more) problematic than limiting gun sales.

    I don’t see this as an “either/or” problem. It’s a “both/and” problem: it is both a problem of the type of weapons used and who has access to them.

    My condolences to all the grieving parents in Connecticut. Philip Yancey will be trying to bring words of consolation and hope to them this next weekend….

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