The gun debate has raged on for a long time, but just as with any other aspect of politics, what we see come to the forefront is typically smoke and mirrors, a distraction from what’s really going on.
For example, when everyone was up in arms (pun intended) over the red-flag law in Virginia, that same state, as well as the Federal government, quietly pushed through other legislation. It happens every time. When the government and media create an uproar in one quarter, they’re performing a massive slight of hand to distract us from another issue.
They know guns are a sensitive topic on both sides of the political paradigm. They know whenever any gun legislation comes up, all hell will break loose. Therefore, they’d be fools not to utilize it to the utmost.
And they do.
But it goes deeper than that. As soon as a Democratic governor or president assumes office, gun and ammo sales skyrocket. It happens like clockwork. It especially happens when that candidate has made promises to take action on gun proliferation.
One prominent example is Obama. The second it looked like he was going to win, people ran out and ordered weapons until the manufacturers were backlogged for months and even years. This happened a number of times during the Obama presidency.
But here’s the kicker. Did you know Obama and many other “anti-gun” politicians own shares in major firearm and ammunition manufacturing companies? So while conned-servatives thought they were defying those goshdarn Democrats, they were in reality helping those same goshdarn Democrats make bank. I honestly would not be surprised at all if Northam and/or other Democrat (and even Republican) politicians in Virginia are busy admiring their shareholdings at the very moment of this writing.
In other words, while conned-servatives kicked up a ruckus about their “Second Amendment rights”, not only did they fail to stop the red-flag bill from passing, but they also helped line the pockets of the very people they thought they were fighting.
But don’t these politicians realize that all these gun purchases are going straight into the hands of the people? Doesn’t it worry them that the populace are arming themselves?
Hardly. And for multiple reasons.
1: As I pointed out two posts earlier, the people have shown a greater affinity for running when the chips are down, than for standing up and fighting to the last man no matter what the cost. Men have lost heart in today’s cushy, effeminate society. Courage is forgotten. With widespread consumption of soy on top of continual propaganda portraying the government strongmen as being unbeatable, the average American male has been cowed. He hasn’t had to physically fight for anything, let alone freedom, in a very long time. That ship has sailed. For now. This is in keeping with Deuteronomy 28:25 and 32:30. We go one way against our enemies and flee seven ways before them because our Lord has given us up. All the weapons in the world don’t make a lick of difference in that situation.
2: When Trump banned bump stocks, conned-servatives largely accepted and defended this infringement on their “Second Amendment rights”. If Obama or some other Democrat had done it, they would have been outraged, but because their golden boy had issued the executive order, it was downright heresy to suggest that it was anything other than a good idea. Bottom line, Americans are stupid. And politicians know it. When we reject the wisdom of God’s Law, we’ll fall for the most ludicrous things. And stupid, easily manipulated people don’t pose any more of a threat when they have guns. Just feed them the right lines and they’ll lie right down as the doormats they are. Plus, what are the “back the badge” crowd going to do when the cops are used to confiscate their guns? Their brains will short out just trying to figure out whether to fight for their 2A “rights” or lick LEO boots.
3: The enemies of our people understand how our God works. In many cases they understand Scripture better than we do. As Balaam taught Balak to make Israel sin so they could fall prey to Midian, so have our enemies caused us to sin through their entertainment and schools, thus allowing us to fall prey to their devices. Once we fall away from our God, we are exposed and vulnerable. Weapons become futile trinkets.
So while we allow the politicians to lead us one way and then another with their games, and we respond defensively only to fill their coffers, our enemies laugh. They don’t care how many weapons we stockpile. Without our God, we might as well be armed with spitballs.
The only way to truly strike fear into the hearts of our enemies is to take a stand for the Gospel and the kingdom of Christ, as the apostles did. The apostles were truly feared by the ruling powers of their day, far more than they fear the loudmouthed 2Aers spewing Jefferson quotes and waving AR-15s around.
One thing that has historically proven far more effective than weapons is ideas. Ideas capture the mind and change the heart. Ideas are infectious, and completely change the course of history. Further, ideas founded in truth are unstoppable. Any regime can use the force of arms, but ideas are more effective than the most equipped army.
Christ has given us the Sword of the Spirit. With that and faith, we can subdue kingdoms and put armies to flight (Hebrews 11:33-34). Stripped of it, however, we can do little more than serve the very people who want to destroy us. Unbeknownst to conned-servatives, they are feeding and serving the same people they claim to be resisting. They’re being played. Without the Shepherd, they’re lost sheep. If any of the folks in Richmond on January 20th had had the benefit of the Shepherd, they would have seen the idolaters and sodomites in the crowd and immediately left, knowing the entire event did not have the covering of God. They would have recognized the futility, foolishness, and yes, even wickedness of the entire situation.
Meanwhile, the bureaucrats continued doing the godless things bureaucrats do, knowing that the people gathered outside were powerless to stop them, and were in fact dancing to the Piper’s tune. They knew people had gone out and purchased weapons by the thousands, but it didn’t bother them at all. They had known it would happen. They had banked on it.
So while conned-servatives celebrate their imaginary “victory”, the bureaucrats laugh at them.
And those with a heart for truth and righteousness, who see what’s really going on, weep.