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Gun Violents in America: The Christian Perspective

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RE-BROADCAST...In the wake of Friday’s rampage in Newtown, Conn., during which 20 children and six staff members were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Americans are searching for answers. It was the second-deadliest such shooting case in U.S. history
I think the most shocking thing is to compare ourselves to the other developed countries. People think we have a violence problem in the United States, but we really don’t. We’re an average country in terms of all the violence measures you can think of, in terms of cr...ime. But where we’re very different is guns. We have lots more guns than anybody else, particularly handguns. A lot of countries have hunting rifles, but we have these handguns, and then we have these assault weapons. Secondly, we have by far the most permissive gun control laws, the weakest gun policies of any country. It’s not even close. Not surprisingly, we have more gun crime and more gun homicide.