Christians ‘serious about their faith’ should consider getting guns, Tennessee Lt. Gov. says

Like many Americans, Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey (R) took to social media to post his reaction to the mass shooting last week at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College. Ramsey’s Facebook post Friday focused on one aspect of the tragedy: that the gunman reportedly asked his victims whether they were Christian and then shot them if they answered yes.

Ramsey’s solution? “Fellow Christians who are serious about their faith” should “think about getting a handgun permit.” He included a link to a state government Web site instructing residents on how they can acquire such a permit.

  • canminuteman

    Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.

  • Gaylord Ponce

    Took that advice a year ago. Now have several (legal) firearms legally in my possession. Based on what the NDP and Libs are saying, you better get your asses in gear and take the Firearms Safety Course, get your PAL and stock up NOW!

    • A good idea.

    • Denis

      unfortunately if you have a PAL they know who has guns and where you live!

      • Alain

        I understand your point, but having a PAL post gun registry does not prove you have a gun or guns. However they would likely assume you do, which I gather is your point.

      • mauser 98

        gang bangers don’t need a PAL

  • tom_billesley

    Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition

  • Icebow

    It’s only reasonable.

  • Jabberwokk

    I remember being told by an atheist that the persecution of Christians was a myth…hahaha….good times. I guess I can look forward to the criticism that Christians arming themselves is hypocritical, inviting trouble on ourselves, and/or that I’ve bought in to a victim complex.

    • UCSPanther

      What’s one more victim complex in this upside world?

      The more, the merrier I say…

    • jayme

      There’s no pleasing those types of people. If we (Christians) are shot at, then it’s time to shoot back.

  • FactsWillOut

    The right to bear arms is a fundamental right.

    • mauser 98

      not in Canada

      • FactsWillOut

        It’s still our right, despite the fact that the government violates it.

        • mauser 98

          in Trudeau’s constitution?

  • Xavier

    I’d like to address something liberals spout from time to time, and a Conservative and Christian neighbor even brought up when we were speaking about having and using a gun for self defense:

    “Thou shalt not kill.”

    Now, I’m no theological scholar but it seems to me that any text that’s been translated from Aramaic to Greek and then from Greek to English over literally thousands of years might just lose some subtle nuance in the end product. Let’s try this as the original meaning:

    “Thou shalt not murder.”

    Makes more sense, doesn’t it? I don’t believe God wants you or I to be a victim. Plus, you don’t (or shouldn’t) use a firearm with the intent of killing someone. You only want them to stop threatening/harming you or your family/others. If they die, that’s tough, but it’s their fault.

    • Alain

      You are correct. The Hebrew is very clear that it is thou shall not murder. As we know that is a major difference from the incorrect translation of thou shall not kill.

      • FactsWillOut

        Indeed. I’m sure PETA has it’s own take on that poor translation.

        • Xavier

          Well, my translation is that “murder” applies only to humans.

          • FactsWillOut

            Whereas “kill” can be applied to bacteria.

      • Norman_In_New_York

        This and other mistranslations is why John Harvard required his divinity students to learn the Old Testament in the original Hebrew. He never trusted King James.

    • As the wife says – Jesus said love your enemies he didn’t say don’t have any.

  • CodexCoder

    I am a Christian. I teach the martial arts, in particular, American Kenpo, and Modern Arnis. King David put it this way in Psalm 144:1 and 2

    Praise be to the Lord my Rock,
    who trains my hands for war,
    my fingers for battle.
    2 He is my loving God and my fortress,
    my stronghold and my deliverer,
    my shield, in whom I take refuge,
    who subdues peoples[a] under me.

    Israel has always been a small kingdom and its enemies more numerous. You will notice that David reluctantly opposed Saul, even when God had removed his blessing from Saul and was trying, actively and repeatedly, to kill David. He relied on God for protection (verse 2).

    While I respect the Governor’s right to his opinion, and I would agree that we should actively oppose evil where it is found, I teach my students to talk, walk, and defend. Talk and avoid conflict if you can, walk if talking doesn’t work, and defend (keyword) if all other options fail. I will defend my family and others to the death. If it is only me, my life is not so important. I would take a life very reluctantly and only if there is no other choice. I would not have any hesitation with the Oregon shooter or his ilk on behalf of others. And like David, I would go to war for my country if we were attacked. But the focus is on others, not me.

    Feel free to disagree – that is your right.

    • FactsWillOut

      Fatalistic claptrap.
      God helps those who help themselves.

      • No need to be rude.

      • G

        Codex’s posting is not fatalistic. You need to read it again.
        It’s common sense.
        Avoid a scrap if it’s possible. If not, then fight.

        In fact it is good old fashioned conservative thought. Settle out your conflicts on your own without any chickenshit blubbering to the courts or cops.

        If the aggressor wants to go and won’t be deterred then fine, let’s go.

  • Alain

    I would add that anyone serious about his freedom and life should consider getting guns.

  • Exile1981

    I’d really like to see CCW in Canada.

    • mauser 98

      gang bangers way ahead of us

  • okie71

    Stock up on precious metals… brass, lead, and copper

    • Kushka53

      The charming moderator on The Gateway Pundit has blocked me from the site so I cannot respond to your comment there. So much for freedom of speech! TOTAL HYPOCRISY! So here is my response:
      you are twisting statistics. the lifers in our prisons are not muslim
      immigrants but home grown rapists, bombers and murderers. the vast
      majority of muslims already in america are law abiding and decent. the
      syrian refugees are a mix of christians, copts and moderate muslims, ALL
      of whom are fleeing the terrorists destroying their homeland. dunno
      where you got that deportation info because it is false.
      knows no religion. Islam is the latest platform for violent, destructive
      men who we WILL overcome. But don’t blame the poor refugees for their
      acts. The current hysterical climate of irrational thinking about this
      group is nuts. These are hard working, decent people who will be a
      credit to our country…
      You may disagree but if you come across a
      muslim or someone from the Middle East, be kind, extend a hand. Be
      courteous. Practice your own Christianity. All lives matter.

  • Alain

    Under the Liberals the long gun registry was created. Under the Liberals blow guns and crossbow pistols were made illegal. It should be clear that the Left does not want law-abiding citizens to have any means of defence, and there is no end of the arbitrary bans.