As you know, every time there is an act of mass violence in America, politicians go right to the same response: We need tighter gun control.
But what does “tighter gun control” even mean? No guns? Limited guns for select people? Tighter background checks? And are guns really the problem?
Phil Robertson, patriarch of Duck Dynasty, says they aren’t, in his book ‘unPHILtered.' He writes, “America doesn’t have a gun problem—it has a sin and self-control problem. The people killing their neighbors and themselves with guns are under the control of the Evil One, along with the terrorists…Trust me, the murder rate in this country would drop dramatically if we started to love God and love one another.”
Phil says that not only are guns not the problem, taking them away from us denies our second amendment rights: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
In addition, Phil points to the glaring statistics that negate the liberal gun control rhetoric. “The arguments for stricter gun laws in this country simply don’t add up. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s annual uniform crime reports, the nation’s total violent crime rate hit an all-time high in 1991. But then it declined in 18 of the next 20 years, 49 percent overall, to a 41 year low in 2011…At the same time, gun ownership and the number of privately owned guns rose to all-time highs.”
Phil knows that guns aren't the problem, and gun regulation, therefore, isn’t the solution. “We need a spiritual fix. If you pick any problem plaguing America today, loving God and loving your neighbor are the solutions.”
Do you agree with Phil? What kind of gun regulation would you like to see in America? Let us know your thoughts in the Comments!