My colleague Ned Cabot, sometime head of Common Cause, sent along the following reflections this afternoon:
I had to turn off my Christian radio station this afternoon. (Given my perverse tastes, it will not surprise you that I very much enjoy tuning into their musical entertainment: “God's Country.”)
The latest shooting tragedy triggered a discussion of... you probably guessed it, socialism, gun control and the perfectibility of man. Turns out that guns don't kill people, sin does. And we don't want to minimize the role of Satanism.
The question I'd ask is which is easier to restrict, guns or sin? I'd say, from a Christian standpoint, it would be guns. But maybe from the American standpoint, sin would be easier. What with all the guns we've got lying around.