Your View: Who is to blame for the gun violence?

Mar. 10, 2013 @ 01:42 AM

There has been much said about gun control. No amount of gun control will stop the violence; it’s the people who need control. God said, “For as he [man] thinketh in his heart, so is he.” A person can be transformed from an evil person into a law-abiding citizen by the renewing of his mind. Even those with mental problems can be taught righteousness by the Word of God.
What is the root of the problem? And who is at fault for gun violence?
In the 1950s, John Dewey campaigned for secular education to be taught in public schools. Barry Lynn, head of the American United for Separation of Church and State, declared religion is not appropriate to be promoted within public schools. The ACLU and other atheistic groups are responsible for taking God the Creator out of public education and replacing Him with atheistic evolution, teaching that man is no more than an animal with no purpose and meaning in life. The end result of this path has been replacing the Bible with metal detectors and armed guards.
In the 1830s, Dr. Benjamin Rush stated that if the Bible should ever be removed as a textbook, crimes in school would increase and we would have to waste lots of money to try and prevent them.
After the shootings in Kentucky in 1978, the Ten Commandments were placed in schools throughout the state; however, the ACLU sued to have them removed. Justice William Brennan wrote, “Posting the Ten Commandments would induce the school children to read, meditate upon, and perhaps obey the commandments.” (“Renewing the mind by the Word of God.”)
Psalm 119:9 states, “Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to thy word.”
Who indeed is to blame for the gun violence?
CLAYTON L. PROCTOR SR.
Trinity

Should be a crime not to help dying person
I am sure you have heard about the employee of the Glendale Gardens independent living facility refusing to perform CPR on an 87-year-old lady. The lady, Lorraine Bayless, died while the employee watched. This is truly disgusting. No one should stand by and refuse to help someone who is dying. If you see someone dying, call 911 and then try to help in any way you can. Doing nothing while someone dies at your feet is a terrible thing. Should it be against the law to refuse to help a dying person?
CHUCK MANN
Greensboro

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