Do you own a gun?  Do you want to own a gun?  Why do you want to own a gun?

There are so many arguments from both sides of the issue.  I grew up in Sacramento where the only people who actually owned a gun were old people, paranoid people, and gangsters.  Not exactly the kind of people I see fit owning weapon but hey it was legal, (except for the gangsters.)

Our country has always had the right to carry firearms and they seem like the best line of defense if ever a threatening situation ever arose.  Of coarse the only thing I have to compare to is the movies and they are most always exaggerated.  I can imagine that just owning a gun would not be enough.  Proper training would be required in operating it such as target practice, safety training, and upkeep.  Just like everything it is probably a little more complex than I think it is.

What do you think about all of this?

 

Be Blessed

 

Sean Trank

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My name is Sean Trank. I aspire to help those who want to succeed. I am a promoter of many things and I love making good ideas known. I also have a unique sense of humor that has been honed and shaped from having a Jewish Christian background...or maybe it is because my childhood house had lead-based paint. Ok so please explore this website .

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  1. Matthew 26:52 – “Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back into its place; for all those who take up the sword shall perish by the sword.”

    I believe this goes for any weapon. I once had a gun and threw it away because of conviction when this word came to me.

    • Sean Trank says:

      Luke 22:36 He said to them, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.

      • Thanks for the reply, I actually wondered about this last week (although I did not know where it was and did not bother to look it up). Now I see it in it’s context which I hope you will too; read the verse right after: “For I tell you that this which is written must be fulfilled in Me, ‘AND HE WAS NUMBERED WITH TRANSGRESSORS’; for that which refers to Me has its fulfillment.”

        The capitalized part (how it is in my NASB) is from Isaiah 53:12 and from what I understand, this was fulfilled by them carrying swords (two in fact if you keep reading) and one of them using his.

  2. Greg Shearer says:

    Hey Sean… I think this and freedom of religion are the two most important components of the Bill of Rights. The former codifies ‘conversion by conscience’ en lieu of coercion, while the latter provides the citizen the strength to resist coercion… just in case.

    BTW, I think your analysis of Sacramento gun-ownership may result from disclosure bias… the assumption disclosure of gun ownership is the equivalent of actual gun ownership. In fact, most people rarely disclose such such details. (I bet you would be surprised how many members of the church of your youth were gun owners).

    • Sean Trank says:

      I should have made a distinction between owning a gun and packing heat 24/7. My father owned plenty of guns but never carried one on his person. Although if he did he would have a hard time concealing his black powdered rifles.

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