Good guys with guns are not the answer to America’s half-century of rampant gun violence

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By Tom Siebert

During the past 50 years, millions of Americans have been shot by their fellow citizens. The pro-gun people say “good guys with guns” will stop gun violence. They are dead wrong. On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan was surrounded by good guys with guns but that did not prevent a deranged man with a cheap handgun from shooting him and three others. And the 14 police officers shot in Dallas recently were all good guys with guns but that did not stop a madman with a weapon of war from killing five of them and wounding nine. Private ownership of firearms was ruled constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court only as recently as 2007, in a 5-4 decision. God permitting, President Hillary Clinton will fill the vacancy on the court with a sane judge who will cast the vote to overturn that ungodly ruling.

This half-century epidemic of gun violence will continue to spatter blood all across the nation until we surviving Americans demand the only antidote: strict, national gun-control laws. These include trigger locks on all guns; universal background checks on all gun purchases; limits on gun and ammunition purchases; a ban on all semi-automatic weapons of mass destruction; long, mandatory prison sentences for gun crimes; and gun detectors in all workplaces, stores, restaurants, theaters and churches as well as on all public transportation.

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About Tom Siebert

Tom Siebert received a journalism degree from the University of Illinois and worked as a staff writer for newspapers in California, Florida, and Illinois. He reported general news, interviewed entertainment figures, and covered elected office holders––including four presidents and a pope. More significantly, Tom profiled human suffering in the form of a homeless man dying of AIDS, a college cheerleader battling Hodgkin's disease, and a senior couple living the long goodbye of Alzheimer's. He also worked as a copyeditor and proofreader for Tyndale House, a Christian publisher based in the Chicago suburbs. Tom is presently self-employed as an editor of Christian books. In addition, he serves as community relations director for Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Kendall County, Illinois. And Tom is on the leadership team for the Celebrate Recovery ministry at his church, Harvest New Beginnings, in Oswego, a suburb west of Chicago. He may be contacted at tmsiebert@gmail.com or (816) 344-7815.
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One Response to Good guys with guns are not the answer to America’s half-century of rampant gun violence

  1. Joe O says:

    Wait, I thought no one wanted to ban guns…

    Like

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