Why Are Politicians Only Offering Prayers after the CA Shootings?

I do not usually deal with shooting events, but this article in the Huffington Post was of special interest to me: Want To Know Why Politicians Only Offer ‘Prayers’ On Gun Violence? Follow The Money.
“Lawmakers who accept gun lobby money are quick with condolences after the San Bernardino mass shooting.”

2 thoughts on “Why Are Politicians Only Offering Prayers after the CA Shootings?

  1. I agree that thoughts and prayers have their place. But I think that some regulations and restrictions are needed. Too many sick or misguided people have access to great quantities of guns and ammunition. I do not think civilians should been able to own assault weapons or buy vast quantities of ammunition.
    The U.S. has the worst record of gun violence in the industrial world. I like the Australian model for reduction in arms.

  2. Ridicule is man’s most powerful weapon – Alinsky’s Rule #5.

    I find the sentiments and inferences of the aforementioned article offensive but exactly what one expects from today’s left-leaning media. If only there were no guns manufactured and no legitimate licensed gun carriers, we would have such a peaceful loving world. Does anyone really believe that? Wake up, America! Let’s not all become Saul Alinsky proselytes.

    Every time someone uses a gun to create chaos, the drumbeat starts to do away with guns. The Second Amendment exists for a reason and the framers of the Constitution knew very well what they were doing. Guns do not kill people; people kill people. If someone goes on a killing spree using a knife, do we try to do away with all knives? No, and pick your weapon – knife, rock, brick, sword, golf club, pillow, etc. – if we didn’t have guns, would murder and mayhem come to a screeching halt? Hardly.

    Some politicians offer condolences and prayers when they have accepted money from gun lobbies – so? As a rule, these elected representatives are supporting the mindset of the people who elected them along the lines of “Government of the people, by the people, for the people …” by Abraham Lincoln. The majority in this country does not want to give up their guns and does not have a problem with the gun lobbies. What about accepting money from Wall Street, Climate Change activists, or other lobbies that have something at stake in the bloated laws, rules and regulations churned out by federal agencies and the Congress? Follow the money there as well.

    History points out that evil and mistreatment is most often found in the hands of those in leadership or power; i.e., the government. The record shows that the greatest tragedies and largest loss of human life can be laid at the feet of governments. Governments target citizens and so-called enemies within their own borders – but only after they have disarmed them so they can’t fight back. Native Americans know that story very well. Wounded Knee is a perfect example. Armenia still feels the heartbreak of millions of their people dying at the hands of the Turks. Why was it so easy? They were disarmed. What did Hitler do first to ensure the success of the Holocaust? He confiscated the Jews’ firearms. You don’t think this could happen in America? Wake up! We are losing our freedoms left and right.

    This topic gets to me and I could go on and on. As a conservative Christian, I am especially sensitive to the mockery of prayer. (Reminder: Alinsky Rule #5.) However, an article by Katrina Trinko in the Daily Signal today, “What the New York Daily News Got Wrong About God, Reality”, makes excellent points. Quoting:

    “New York Daily News Skewers Politicians Refusing To Act On Gun Violence,” crows the Huffington Post in a headline, while Business Insider announces that “Hard-hitting Daily News cover blasts Republicans for only offering ‘prayers’ after latest shooting.”

    So let’s imagine an alternative cover: “New Laws Can’t Fix This.”

    Because they can’t.

    Some gun control advocates might think it’s incredibly naïve of religious people to think that prayer—even if not 100 percent effective, at least insofar as what constitutes effective in this world—could sometimes transform an evil person into a good man or woman, averting another tragedy.

    But it’s also incredibly naïve to think that there’s a way to outlaw evil. People, including, yes, evil people, are creative: If they can’t get a hold of a gun legally, they may well try to do so illegally or simply use another kind of weapon. As a headline for a piece by The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway observes, “The Left Prays After San Bernardino Shooting, To Its God Of Government.”

    (NOTE: There is a lengthy section about how many shootings have taken place in gun-free zones: Oregon, Lafayette movie theater, and Chattanooga shooting; plus how impotent tough gun laws in Chicago have not stopped the violence there.)

    Yes, there might be initiatives that could help curb, perhaps significantly, these mass shootings. Gun control is obviously the idea bandied about the most, in no small part because of President Barack Obama’s emphasis on it. But there’s also room for discussion about mental health treatment, police and security, and even perhaps whether making gun access less restrictive could allow a faster response to such horrific attacks.

    But there is also room for prayer.

    No, God isn’t Santa Claus, delivering requests on demand. (Although that does happen sometimes.) And the New York Daily News’ childish assumption that that is how religion works only proves the Daily News’ total lack of knowledge and familiarity with religion, not that the religious response to San Bernardino is problematic. (Read full article:
    http://dailysignal.com/2015/12/03/what-the-new-york-daily-news-got-wrong-about-god-reality/?utm_source=heritagefoundation&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=morningbell&mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRovuqzNZKXonjHpfsX54%2B4vWK%2BxlMI%2F0ER3fOvrPUfGjI4AT8pjPK%2BTFAwTG5toziV8R7jHKM1t0sEQWBHm )

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