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.
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