“America has this great love affair with guns and anybody can get them,” Pastor John Paul Brow tells NBC. “Whether they’re mentally disturbed, whether they’re crazy, whether they’re part of a hate group. Just give them a gun, everybody has a gun and nobody wants to police it or rein it in.” I doubt the majority of the American public has this same knee-jerk response to mass shootings. Surely they know that millions of guns are out there, somewhere, available to criminals and crazed killers. However, I don’t think they’re aware of the fallacy of this statement . . .
And when you have things like this, it would be absurd to think that every church that has a service or a meeting would lock their doors and lock people out. You just can’t do that. And so when you look at this country and the direction it’s going in, it’s just a lot of violence everywhere. It’s almost nonstop.
Violent crime is down in America. And yet . . . does it matter? The possibility of random violent crime leads some people to purchase firearms for self-defense. Though still small as a percentage of the population, the concealed carry business is booming. Maybe “gun violence” is working for gun rights. Your take?