Apply Gun Control “Logic” and David vs Goliath Plays Out A Little Different

An Episcopal Bishop recently said that Jesus wouldn’t be in the NRA and that “there is no Biblical scripture to support gun ownership”, I began to think of stories from the Bible that encapsulates the right to keep and bear arms.

The story that came to mind was David and Goliath.

To summarize, Goliath stood nearly 9 feet tall, wore 125 pounds of body armor, wielded a spear whose iron head weighed 15 pounds along with a sword as a backup weapon.

David carried an assault sling shot with a high capacity magazine of 5 smooth stones that he picked up on the way to meet Goliath.

Now, at this point let’s start applying Gun Control “Logic.”

First of all David was a youth and shouldn’t even have access to a projectile weapon and Saul should have kept it locked in a combination safe.

Secondly, who needs more than one stone?  The four extra stones obviously meant that David meant knock off a liquor store on his way home.

Thirdly, without sling shot registration, who knows how many of those giant slayers are out there.  Think of all the child giants.

Fourthly, David could have just ran away…sure it would have meant the utter destruction and enslavement of Israel…but at least he wouldn’t have had to use a projectile weapon to kill someone.

Finally, the Israelites should arrest David because he committed a racist hate crime and the media will portray poor innocent Goliath as someone just taking a peaceful walk through the valley of Elah when he was shot down by a trigger happy shepherd.

So, when we apply gun control “logic” to the story of David and Goliath, what exactly does that logic suggest?

Basically, that a young shepherd boy go and try and fist fight a 9 foot tall giant to the death.  Or as in my fourth point, run away and be a disgrace to your people while they are enslaved.  As asinine as those options are, they are the PREFERRED choices of gun controllers that permeate today.

Fortunately for the nation of Israel, David had more common sense and used the tools available to him to defeat a physically superior opponent.

1 Samuel 17

49 And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth.

50 So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David.

51 Therefore David ran, and stood upon the Philistine, and took his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his head therewith. And when the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they fled.

Can’t argue with the results.

Well…I guess gun controllers, who believe it is morally superior to be raped and murdered rather than shoot your attacker, can argue…but rational people with common sense don’t.

Without the 2nd Amendment, the world would be filled with Goliath’s looking to use their size to diminish and take advantage of the small.

And to the wrong Bishop Wright, the Episcopal minister I referenced earlier, David didn’t pray Goliath to death, God didn’t smite him out directly.  He gave David the tools in which to slay a giant and He guided his hand.

How is that any different than when a gun owner is drawing down on a murderer or rapist?

It’s not.  And there’s your Biblical scripture to support gun ownership.

Lest Bishop Wright think it wrong for God to allow David his sling, at which point I question why he’s even a Bishop.

  • The Episcopal Bishop is worse than infidel:

    “But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house [including spiritual and physical protection], he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.” (1 Timothy 5:8)

    See online tract “Firearms: Scripturally Defended” at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/onlineBooks/firearm-right.html.

    • Fed up!

      Amen Bother!

  • Gregory Alan of Johnson

    I’d like to be a “fly-on-the-wall” when that “Bishop” stands before his Creator.
    I state it in that context due to my POV that the “Jesus” this “Bishop” touts is not the same Jesus I claim as my Savior/Lord.

    • Conrad Gabbard

      There have been over a dozen “authorized” versions of the Holy Bible printed since six books were culled from the original 72-book Vulgate. Comparing verse for verse with two or more authorized “translations” can give one a migrane as they do not say the same things. Makes sense, but I’m no longer a Christian. Each to his own; rational Panentheism works for me.

  • Watchman on the Wall

    Just proves that all forms of organized religion are, and always have been, demonic. That’s why this guy is an Episcopalian Bishop: cushy life, ability to exert great power over others and a platform to endlessly deceive the naive and gullible spiritual goats trapped inside his brand of a cult, on behalf of his real master, the devil.

    It hardly takes a rocket scientist to see that this so-called Bishop is advancing the agenda of the Antichrist, the Jewish Illuminati Freemason Zionist global elite conspiracy and the impostor Jewish people, to disarm Christians and patriots so that the thugs of the Jewish conspiracy can exterminate us just as they did to 142 million non-Jewish Russians, Chinese, Vietnamese and Cambodians in the 20th century under their Jewish-inpisred, Satanic Communist governments during the 20th century. To put this into proper context, this totals more deaths than in all the wars of recorded human history!!!!! Imagine the carnage these same vicious murderers and psychopaths have in mind for us without our ability to defend ourselves!!!!

    Anyone who cannot see that this is one of the tell-tale signs that we are now living in the days of the great tribulation is in serious trouble with God who has sent strong delusion upon him/her. No amount of evidence or logical reasoning will dislodge this insanity from their minds. Don’t waste your time trying. Move on to more fertile ground.

  • LibertysSon

    Almighty God Has Given All Life On Earth The Right To Self Defense! Lions Have Teeth, Antelope Have Horns and Humans Have Guns.

  • James M. Lemon

    Luke 22:36 “Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.”
    That Bishop better reread his Bible. You can’t fix DUMB.

    • Fed up!

      Terms Stupid dumb you got a chance. LOL

  • We may be born at night, but not last night! We say, “Two Shay, Hosah!” Tanx ferda schoolin!

    • antiliberalcryptonite

      Handguns didn’t kill anyone. People killed other people. Prosecute the people who killed people, not an inanimate object.

      Watch the beginning of 2001: A Space Odyssey. At the beginning of the movie, in the context of “evolution” (which Libs love and worship), apes continually fight with each other for superiority until finally an ape picks up a bone of a deceased animal (another ape?) and proceeds to use it as a weapon. This makes him the top ape. ANYTHING is or can be a weapon. A roll of harmless coins. A brick used to build a house. A tree branch. A car. Shall we outlaw all of those?

      • Oops! We shared the wrong side of our argument. Of course we meant to use the photo of a handgun with the stars n stripes but with the Bill of Rights! We strongly support the option of arming ourselves with all tools available & humbly acknowledge our error. Tanx fer yer post to highlight our mistake! [We got anutta peekture somewhere includin da Holy Bible!]

        • antiliberalcryptonite

          Ok. Watch it next time. 😉

    • Dan Moore

      My handguns have never killed anyone. They must be defective. You idiot, an inanimate object like a gun cannot do anything on their own. It takes an evil person to use an object to cause mayhem. There have even been murders using a guitar. Google it.

    • TexasJester

      And just how many of those countries listed have outlawed firearms??

      Not Switzerland: All are required to do 2 years in the active Army, then be in the Reserves until at least age 40. All homes have true assault rifles (not semi-auto sporting rifles dressed up in plastic and referenced by lefties as “assault weapons) and other military-grade hardware. I think they’ve had ONE gun crime in the last 10-15 years.

      During WWII, the Swiss had 250,000 people as a standing/reservist army. Someone asked the leader what they would do if attacked by a half-million Germans. The reply was succinct: “Everyone shoots twice and goes home.”

      Because of this standing force, Hitler dared not attacking neutral Switzerland.

      After WWII, Emperor Hirohito was asked why the Japanese never tried to attack the American mainland. His response – “Because we knew there would be a gun behind every blade of grass.”

      As an armed society, we have the largest army in the world – almost 100 MILLION strong. NO ONE dares to invade us, because they know we would band together and DESTROY them. In order to take us over, the government must disarm us.

      Back in the 1990s Eric Holder (remember him??) stated that we need to embark on a propaganda system to “brainwash” (his word) Americans into thinking gun ownership is as bad as smoking.

      “The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty. So let’s not have any native militia or native police.”
      – Adolf Hitler 1933

      “This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future.”
      – Adolph Hitler 1935

      “Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword because the whole body of people are armed and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States…” – Noah Webster

      Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence … From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, events, occurrences, and tendencies prove that to insure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable . . . the very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that is good.
      – George Washington

    • TwoCakes

      Lies, Dam Lies and then theirs hose dam Statistics. We have to stop peddling flawed info graphics everywhere. It would make more sense to display murders per capita in each country. This is meaningless.

    • LibertysSon

      Of course most of these deaths were caused by gangs. MS13, Bloods, Crips, Gangster Disciples, Outlaws….et al…Something none of these other countries have to deal with. With 8000 miles of unprotected borders we can’t keep out tons of drugs. If you ban handguns the only people without protection will be the good citizens. The bad guys will always have handguns.

  • JWood54

    He’s an episcopal bishop, not a real Bishop.

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  • Dan Moore

    But to ban guns because criminals use them is to tell the innocent and law-abiding that their rights and liberties depend not on their own conduct, but on the conduct of the guilty and the lawless, and that the law will permit them to have only such rights and liberties as the lawless will
    allow. … For society does not control crime, ever, by forcing the law-abiding to accommodate themselves to the expected behavior of criminals. Society controls crime by forcing the criminals to accommodate themselves to the expected behavior of the law-abiding.

    Jeff Snyder, Washington Times, August 25, 1994

  • Dan Moore

    To “turn the other cheek,” does not imply pacifism, nor does it mean we place ourselves or others in mortal danger. Like the principle of the eye for an eye and tooth for a tooth in Matthew 5:38, turning the other cheek refers to personal retaliation, not criminal offenses or acts of military aggression. Clearly, Jesus did not mean to negate all God’s laws and injunctions protecting us against violent crime.

    1 Timothy 5:8 “But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever”.

    We must also consider what Christ told his disciples in his last hours with them: “…But now, he who has a money bag, let him take it, and likewise a sack; and he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one” (Luke 22:36). Keep in mind that the sword was the finest offensive weapon available to an individual soldier – the equivalent then of a military rifle today.

  • Dan Moore

    Although difficult for modern man to fathom, it was once widely believed that life was a gift from God, that to not defend that life when offered violence was to hold God’s gift in contempt, to be a coward and to breach one’s duty to one’s community. A sermon given in Philadelphia in 1747 unequivocally equated the failure to defend oneself with suicide:

    He that suffers his life to be taken from him by one that hath no authority for that purpose, when he might preserve it by defense, incurs the Guilt of self murder since God hath enjoined him to seek the continuance of his life, and Nature itself teaches every creature to defend itself.

    1 Timothy 5:8 “But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever”.

    Self Defense is the absolute necessity to, by force of violence, protect oneself from great bodily harm or death at the hands of someone who will not abide by the rules of a civilized society. Generally self defense for a Christian will be exercised when assaulted or gravely threatened by a criminal who is intent on robbing, raping, or killing them. Not to be confused with “turning the other cheek”. That statement of Jesus referred to persecution for His name’s sake and referred to less than lethal force. Self defense is for a criminal not interested in a Christian’s object of faith, but only in harming them for personal gain. The Christian gun owner understands the human right to defend oneself, and their gun as a constitutionally granted tool for self defense.

  • Conrad Gabbard

    During Jesus’ lifetime, the assault weapon of the day was a sword.
    Luke 11:21 – “When a strong man, fully armed, guards his house, his possessions are safe.”
    Luke 22:36 – “And he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one.”
    Through recorded history, the badge of a free man has always been the weapon of his choice within easy reach. The slave, conversely, had access to a weapon only at his master’s bidding – if at all.
    Insurance to compensate for some feared, future harm makes sense, however, insurance that has the power to preclude bodily harm from some miscreant or miscreants seems even better advised.

  • Rabelrouser

    And the “gun control” argument again rises to defuse the vision of the true intent of such. The banter relies upon a hypothetical theory of “What if”, and the actuallity of purpose becomes obtuse.

    That said, given the continum of the subject, there must be one logical conclusion: the inability to defend ones self personally. Such has always led to death.

    Death of innocents, death of people groups and death of nations. A continuing aspect of history in factual evidence.

    Such is this story and its outcome in recent history, which, given the banter and the proposed actions, could re-occur again. I strongly suggest reading this:

    http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com/2014/09/where-to-draw-line.html?m=1

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