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Meditation 10/9/12 Armed

October 9th, 2012 § 0 comments

Here’s another installation in the “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” genre.  This comes from “The Christian Century” magazine, the Oct. 3, 2012 edition.  They took it from Nation Institute.  Alas I could not find it on either web site, but try this.

“Target Audience:  Despite the fact that President Obama has done virtually nothing to restrict firearms, the National Rifle Association and the firearms industry warn that Obama will take guns away from law-abiding citizens.  The message is good for business.  Last year the firearms industry had an overall economic impact of $31.8 billion.  Employment is up in the industry 31 percent since 2008.  Remington alone sold more than 1 million guns and 2 billion rounds of ammunition in 2011, its third most profitable year in the last two decades—outdone only by the two previous years.  The NRA had said that a second term for Obama would result in an all-out war on Second Amendment rights.  However, the Brady Center, which lobbies for gun control, has given Obama an F on efforts to control guns.”
I believe our American obsession with guns is one of our worst characteristics.  How we square that with our supposed identity as a Christian nation is a wonder to me.  But my politics and ideology are showing.  I know I’m preaching to the choir with most of my readers.  But if that is not you, what is your response?

May your faith continue to help you

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