Again this past week a mass killing stunned a community. Two people legally obtained weapons which led to the deaths of many innocent people.
I consider the powerful and pervasive resistance to gun control in the United States to be demonic. That's not a term I use lightly but I believe it is accurate. In a country where politicians and pastors crow about faith and following Jesus, the lack of will to end the carnage wrought by the indiscriminate sale of weapons is sick, and antithetical to the gospel. The earnest calls for prayer from those who at the same time defend the "right to bear arms" is hideous as many have noted. The New York Daily News said it bluntly, God isn't fixing this. While many sanctimoniously criticized the cover, it is absolutely correct.
Also this week the New York Times ran a front page editorial on the gun epidemic, the first front page editorial in nearly a century.
Some Christian leaders are calling on their followers to arm themselves against Muslims, which again is outrageous. It is time for some leadership in the States to stop this madness.