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In support of gun ownership

April 30, 2014

I found the letter to the editor in the April 17-23 issue interesting, and I agree that guns don’t kill people, people kill people. No fallen, sinful person should have a gun. However that includes the police and the military. They, too, are sinful and in a fallen state. It says in Isaiah 2:4 and Micah 4:3 (speaking of the days when the Messiah, Jesus Christ comes back), “They shall beat their swords into plowshares.” This means the sinful violence related to war and murder will be stopped only when Jesus comes back. However in Joel 3:10, it states, “You will beat your plowshares into swords,” speaking of the evil days we live in, thus the need to defend the poor, widowed and the fatherless, even ourselves and our property and rights. Unfortunately, I would rather see armed security and armed citizens rather than only the government, the criminals, the terrorists and the insane with the guns. Lastly following Mr. Splendora’s logic, then all kitchen knives must be banned also.

God bless America, one nation under God. In God we trust.

John “JP” Pasquale
Livingston Manor, NY